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How about a 14-liter W16 engine and 1,200 horsepower in one car?

NEWS_PUBLISH_DATE 16 July 2013
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Australia is known for a lot - the Sydney Opera House, the Kangaroo, Kylie Minogue and many others - but now it is about to become famous with its new supercar. Local entrepreneur Paul Halsted has revealed that he plans to create a supercar powered by a huge 14-liter W16 engine. How is such a thing achieved, you ask? With two stable 7-liter V8 LS7 engines located at an angle of 45 degrees.

Thanks to its great potential, the representative of the Green Continent will have a power of 1,200 hp, which will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential. The engine will be located in a carbon "bed", and the body will be made of Kevlar and carbon fiber.

Paul Holsted admits that he does not create the car as a business venture, but rather for pleasure. The finished product will be unveiled during the Detroit Autorama hot rod event in 2016. If potential investors are still found, limited production for the model will follow.

In general, Halsted is no stranger to the automotive industry, modifying the Alfa Romeo Sprint coupe in the 1980s and fitting it with a mid-mounted V8 engine. The car in question, known by the nickname Giocattolo, has Brembo brakes, Kevlar panels, and a suspension created by one of the McLaren F1 engineers.

Source: Actualno.com