Powered by a 520-hp version of the Corvette's V-8, the new Felino cB7 looks inherently eeeeevil. (*cue villain laugh). Like Shredder, of supercars. Canadian race car driver Antoine Bessette, Felino Car's CEO, designed and constructed the cB7 to be street-legal, but specifically built for the track. The retail price of the car boasts over 100K, but automobile's unique features, masculine form and unrivaled craftsmanship may inspire you to splurge.
Haling from Quebec, Felino Cars have spent four years meticulously crafting the Felino cB7. The tubular frame vehicle is wrapped with composite and carbon fiber elements; it weighs approximately 1,000 kg, according to the selected drive train. Therefore, the cB7 can be mounted with a 4, 6 or 8-cylinder engine, optional for the buyer.
Built with a GM-sourced V8 6.2-liter engine, this curvy hunk of carbon fiber delivers 525 bhp and 489 lb-ft with rear-wheel drive and either a 6-speed manual or sequential transmission. Additional specs include gullwing doors, 18-inch allow wheels, steel or optional ceramic brake discs, and an independent suspension.
The early prototype, equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo engine, was tested and received high marks in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, a 6,2 litres V-8 was installed under the bonnet of a second-generation prototype and will be tested thoroughly in the Spring of 2014.
The Felino cB7 puts the SUPER, in the term supercar, looking beyond tough, insanely speedy and absolutely indestructible.
Photography Courtesy of Felino Cars