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Thread: Melling Hellcat supercar

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    here are a few stats on it...very impressive sounding beast if you ask me!

    Its weight will be some 1,200Kg and, as a result, performance is likely to be stunning, with 60mph coming up in an F1-rivalling 2.8 seconds, and a Vmax of 200mph-plus

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    More news on the car from Pistonheads today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pistonheads.com
    Engine guru Al Melling's new car, the Hellcat, has surfaced -- and it could be a Veyron-beater.

    The two-seater was unveiled this week, powered by Melling's stunningly powerful; four-turbo, 6-litre V10 producing 1,200bhp at 7,200rpm and a mind-bending 880lb-ft of torque. All that power is shifted through the rear wheels via a transaxle setup. The engine itself is milled from solid aluminium billets, and was originally slated to produce only 700bhp -- but that's not an unusual amount of power in today's power-crazy automotive world so Melling upped the ante.

    Underneath is a steel spaceframe, independent suspension clothed in a carbon-fibre and aluminium body. With no creature comforts to speak of, the whole could weigh less than 1,200Kg according to the story in Autocar, and Melling reckons it'll rocket to 225mph -- or probably more. Whether your fillings would travel with you is another story, as the car is said to reach 60mph from rest in 2.6 seconds...

    Expect it to cost under 200,000 and the first of the 20 cars Melling will build to be united with their new owners later this year.
    1200bhp?!?! Talk about overkill, that thing will be completely undriveable.
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    Anybody remember how much hassle Bugatti had getting the Veyron drivable? With only the rear wheels powered and a fraction of the budget and cost per unit, I can't see it working, no matter how much I'd love it to.

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    I think there's a catch. There definitely has to be one. Anyway the original car was more than enough.
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

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    more details of offiical engine spec: (sorry f its already been posted)
    1200hp @7200rpm
    880lb.ft @5400rpm
    5990cc 75 deg V10
    bore/stroke 93mm/88.15mm
    4 turbos, 2 intercoolers
    dry sump
    autozine.org

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    Unfortunately people don't really like high-end cars unless they look good. Including myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Nog
    Unfortunately people don't really like high-end cars unless they look good. Including myself.
    A prestigious is often more important the looks if you want to sell it, in my opinion.
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    A prestigious is often more important the looks if you want to sell it, in my opinion.
    Ex: Buggati Veyron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    Ex: Buggati Veyron?
    In short, yes.
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

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