Teasers of “hot rod-hypercar” with W16 engine appeared on the network

Teasers of “hot rod-hypercar” with W16 engine appeared on the network

September 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Paul Halstead, an Australian businessman, is preparing a “hot rod-hypercar” project called the Hyperod.

The novelty will receive a W16 engine, which was created from two V8 LS7 from Chevrolet. Sketches of the car revealed by Caradvice. Note that Halstead’s new project is the Giocalotto Hyperod with a carbon fiber chassis, a 2.7-meter wheelbase and a W16 in the middle. The 16-cylinder unit will produce 1400 hp. and work together with a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The estimated weight of the car is 1250 kg. There is no information about the dynamic performance yet.

The total height of the body, which has no windows or doors, is one meter. For the manufacture of the body, carbon and Kevlar were used. There are 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the back.

When designing the car, Halstead is inspired by the McLaren F1, hence the car has a 3-seater cabin layout with a driver in the middle. Working with Halstead on the car is Barry Locke, who is the engineer behind the McLaren F1 supercar.

The production of new items will initially be established in the UK, but Halstead is planning to open another plant in the United States. The model will debut at the Pebble Beach Elegance Pageant in July 2022. Prices and circulation are currently unknown.

In addition, it was recently noted that a very rare hypercar Rimac Concept One was put up for sale. It should be emphasized that this model of the Croatian company is painted in the shade of Riviera Blue and has an interior trimmed with leather in Cognac Gold.