The series will be a 1622-strong hypercar with downforce four tonsJuly 18, 2019
Rodin Cars from New Zealand intends to build an extreme hypercar with the dynamics of a Formula 1 car and monstrous downforce. It will be called FZero and will be equipped with a custom-made V10 engine.
The WhichCar edition writes that Rodin FZero so far exists only in the form of renders. They can see a single-seat hypercar similar to the sport prototype with a hydraulically driven cockpit dome and aerodynamic study at the Aston Martin Valkyrie level. For FZero, the claimed weight is 605 kilograms and an incredible downforce at 300 kilometers per hour – four tons. The same “Valkyrie”, according to calculations, is capable of generating only 1,800 kilograms.
The 4.0-liter V10 engine for Rodin Cars will be assembled by the British firm Neil Brown Engineering. The unit with the angle of the collapse of the cylinder block 72 degrees designed by former mechanic Cosworth Graham Dale-Jones. In Rodin Cars they say that the atmospheric version of the engine allegedly gives out 700 forces, and the version with two turbochargers – 1013 forces with the prospect of increasing the output to 1622 horsepower. Box – six-speed sequencer Ricardo.
FZero will not have active aerodynamics or adaptive suspension: electronic systems will help the driver to control the car, but they can also be turned off.
The estimated price of the hypercar will be about one million euros (70.7 million rubles at the current exchange rate). It will only be possible to drive a car along the track, although the company promises to make a road version.
Rodin Cars is owned by Australian businessman David Dicker, the founder of the country’s largest software company Dicker Data. Rodin Cars builds track supercars and even has its own test site. In 2017, Rodin Cars introduced the FZed car – a modified version of the Lotus T125 track.
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