Almost a year ago we told you about the effort he is making η startup Rodin Cars to construct the fastest track only hypercar in the world, surpassing the performance of Formula 1 cars.
Now the company from New Zealand she is very close to achieving her goal after the previous days The FZero hit the track and began testing. Behind the wheel of the car, which is quite reminiscent of the Batmobile, sat the company’s founder, billionaire David Dicker;
«There is still a long way to go with testing but FZero’s first lap on the track it fills me with pride at what everyone at Rodin Cars has done to bring the project to life. The test went very well. We are excited as FZero enters a new phase. Is a car unlike any other”, were Dicker’s words after the first ride with his creation on the company’s own track located in Mount Lyford, S. Zealand.
But what does it do? the single seater FZero separate; We start with the obvious, the terrifying power derived from one hybrid powertrain. This consists of a 4.0 L twin-turbo V10 engine. designed by himself Dicker and manufactured in Lincolnshire, England, by the company Neil Brown Engineering.
The power amounts to 986 PS at 9000 rpm, while it has 908 Nm of torque at 7250 rpm while next to him there is one electric motor that offers an additional 174 PS and thus the total power reaches 1,160 PS. Top speed is 360 km/h, a performance that gives it an advantage over it its big competitor, the Aston Martin Valkyrie with 354 km/h.
Information coming out of New Zealand indicates that it is in the works a naturally aspirated version of the V10 RC.TEN and when completed it will be available for purchase as a crate engine for those who want to use it in matches. The FZero it weighs only 698 kg thanks to plenty of carbon which the manufacturer has used and is partly based on in the Lotus T125 car.
«The Rodin FZero we want it to be perfectly identified with high performance. We’re building a no-holds-barred car to hit the road, and that’s how we can do it stronger, lighter and with more downforce. The only obstacle is the laws of physics and we have managed to push them to the limit. We look forward to bringing the most intense driving experience that can be experienced on the tracks of the whole world”, were Dicker’s words about his creation, the honor of which expected to exceed 3 million euros per unit.
Watch the Rodin FZero’s first ride on the track…