Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lamborghini Indomable Concept to Be Built as a 2,000HP Hypercar by U.S. Company

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Remember the Lamborghini Indomable concept? It was a supercar project designed by Daniel Chinchilla Ochoa and Alberto Fernandez Albilares under a Masters Program sponsored by Lamborghini. Well, guess what? The study will be built, albeit not by Lamborghini.

A US company called 215 Racing has bought the exclusive rights for the design and will have the car built by its subsidiary Mostro Di-Potenza (Italian for “Monster of Power”). The sleek coupe will be renamed to SF22, as a tribute to the influence that the F22 fighter jet had on the car's design. In addition, SF stands for Street Fighter.

The company plans to build only 50 units of this supercar, and they want to attract customers with a mind-blowing package. "We knew that entering a market as a new supercar company has become a rarely successful trend. We hope to make our niche by offering the customers something they could never imagine," said Anthony Crudup, CEO of 215 Racing.

Now hold on to your seats: they want to equip the car with a…2,000HP 9.4-liter twin-turbo V8 572 GM engine! The monstrous powerhouse is said to develop an equally-colossal 2,000 lb-ft (2,710 Nm) of torque. Linked to a six-speed sequential transmission, the V8 would allow for wild performance: 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 265 mph (426 km/h). In addition, 215 Racing claims the car could do the quarter mile in 9.5 seconds.

The company added that the SF22 will have a carbon-fiber and Kevlar blend composite body, Airspeed adjustable intercoolers and wing / speed brakes. The American firm plans to build 2 cars per month and is already accepting orders, with first deliveries scheduled for mid-2012. The price? An eyebrow raising $950,000 (€668,000)...

By Dan Mihalascu


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