Thursday, 6 February 2014

The Felino CB7 supercar

The Felino CB7 is a uniquely designed car, unveiled several weeks ago at the 2014 Montreal International Auto Show, as a Canadian track toy that you can legally use on public roads. Looking as it does, the Felino is bound to turn some heads and maybe cause some serious accidents.


Felino was established by Canadian racing driver Antoine Bessette and this is his first baby. The CB7 has been developed over the course of four years, but I think you can easily see it was worth the effort. It’s powered by a GM-sourced V8 6.2-liter engine delivering 525 bhp (391 kW) and 489 lb-ft (662 Nm) to the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or sequential transmission – anyone of which is a good option for a serious super-car.
The vehicle is 4.2 meters long, 1.9 meters wide and 1.1 meters tall, weighing in at just 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) – just like an Opel Corsa – with a 50:50 weight distribution. Perfect!
No performance figures have been published so far, but the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is estimated to take around 3.5 seconds. Since the Felino CB7 rides on an independent suspension with double wishbones on both axles and stopping power is provided by six-piston front / four-piston rear brake calipers with standard 355mm steel discs or optional carbon ceramic discs, driving this bad boy should prove to be one hell of an experience.
The CB7 feature gullwing doors, to impress the ladies, obviously, while the 18-inch alloy wheels and carbon fiber body are meant to make us, boys, feel awfully confident and cool about ourselves. Waiting on the price-tag, though.

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