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#1 Hum

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:16

Here's the idea from Canadian racer Antoine Bessett to change that perception: the Felino cB7, a V-8 powered, carbon-fiber sports car with an unusal amount of aggression for a native of the north.

While Bessett hasn't released exact performance specs, the Felino should produce ample speed from its GM-sourced 6.2-liter V-8, tuned to 525 hp and 489 lb.-ft. of torque, linked to a six-speed gearbox. Aside from its unusal neo-hatchback shape and styling, the Felino appears designed more for track time than street duty, with unusual options like built-in race suit cooling systems.

Bessett says pre-production versions will start rolling this year, with a limited but unspecified number set for production. The company says the goal for pricing will be a starting sticker of under $100,000 — a high but not atmospheric level for buyers who want something so unique. There's a healthy pack of startup sports-car builders using the same recipe as the Felino, and even the same small-block V-8, but there's no reason the contender from Canada can't sweep a medal or two.

 

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#2 adrynalyne

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:55

Fugly rear end.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:39

Donkervoort D8 called and asked his fugly back.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:49

Looks a little like a Morgan EvaGT.

 

Nope. Don't like the sharp angles of it. 



#5 Brian Miller

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:59

no.



#6 Xerxes

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:02

Looks a little like a Morgan EvaGT.

 

Nope. Don't like the sharp angles of it. 

I was just about to say that! first thing that popped in my mind was, boy that does look like a Morgan. It does looks alright, very sleek but just something about it that seems wrong but cannot put a finger on it :/



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 17:30

I saw this a few days ago, and I like it. The car looks like it sits very low, and the side profile is absolutely gorgeous. The back is very droopy, but very unique.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 17:34

Way too overstyled for my taste.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 17:40

Way too overstyled for my taste.

That's the word I was looking for. There's way too much going on.

#10 arachnoid

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:03

I think they watched too many Batman movies



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 21:17

Canada can build cars ? :huh:



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:21

Canada can build cars ? :huh:

Over 2 million of them http://www.caranddri...america-feature

 

But just not this one...  :x



#13 arachnoid

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:44

Canada can build cars ? :huh:

I did hear they make better Beer than the US too :laugh: :D



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 18:54

Looks like all the supercars already out have been chucked into a blender and thats whats been spat out. Not a fan.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 19:16

It looks like someone did a poo.