What is FELINO cB7?

Some recently post a picture of this fascinating car on my Google Plus account and I had to look it up.

cB7 Prototype

cB7 Prototype – Look a little like a C7? That’s what I thought.

 

So what is cB7?

The FELINO cB7 is a tubular frame vehicle wrapped with composite and carbon fibre elements; it weighs approximately 1 000 kg, according to the selected drive train.

Therefore, the cB7 can be mounted with a 4, 6 or 8-cylinder engine, optional for the buyer.

The early prototype, equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo engine, was tested and received high marks in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, a 6,2 litres V-8 was installed under the bonnet of a second-generation prototype and will be tested thoroughly in the Spring of 2014.

The specifications featured in the press documents are those of the V8 version. These specifications may change. Final model specs will be available in the Summer of 2014.

The entry-level model of the FELINO cB7 will be available at a price under $100,000. Final sales prices will be announced later. The FELINO corporation is already considering the possibility of an electric vehicle in a few years.

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PRODUCTION STATUS OF THE FELINO cB7

After three years of research and development, the first FELINO cB7 prototype became a reality in 2012 and was tested on race tracks and notably on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in 2012 and 2013.

In 2013, FELINO built a second-generation prototype, featuring a chassis evolution, along with a mechanical and design upgrade. It will be tested in the Spring of 2014.

In 2014, the company will reach the final phase of development and the level of pre-production. Two more units will be assembled and tested before Production 1 starts. A limited production series is forecasted for 2015.

via F E L I N O | Informations.

Here are the specs they vary of course depending on the drive train.  I’m liking it to a kit car – like a Cobra.

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Would you buy one?

Thanks for reading

Tim

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1000HP MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SUPERSNAKE – AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR

1000HP MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SUPERSNAKE – AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR

You will see and enjoy the voices of few very powerful American muscle cars –  Mustang Shelby GT500 ,  Mustang Shelby GT500 Super SnakeShelby GT & Mustang Shelby KR. Super hot rides, which sound 10 times louder if you hear them live and will make you shake. Anyways check out the video to see this beasts. watch, Enjoy & Share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tim

 

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2015 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake Imagined

While it seems like quite a while since the early December reveal of the 2015 Ford Mustang, the car is very much still in its infancy. Consequently, the most powerful variant currently available is the 5.0-liter V8 powered Mustang GT. However, in the

Mopar ’14 Challenger is Sold Out – Cars & Parts

Gone in a Flash – Cars & Parts.

Andy Bolig – April 03, 2014 10:43 AM

If you blinked, you missed it. The limited-edition Mopar ’14 Challenger, the latest Chrysler Group LLC vehicle to come straight from the factory already upgraded with Mopar products, has sold out in just the first day after being made available to dealers.

 

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The Mopar ’14 Challenger is the most recent limited-edition vehicle offered by the brand, continuing the success of the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300 and Mopar ’13 Dart in demonstrating how owners can personalize their rides with Mopar products — even before driving away from the dealership. With only 100 built, the Mopar ’14 Challenger is the rarest limited-production Dodge Challenger offered to date.

 

Did you get a 2014 Challenger?  Let me know.

 

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Tim

 

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@Dodge 2014 Challenger Shaker!!!!

Amelia Island 2014 Preview | Mind over Motor

Amelia Island 2014 Preview | Mind over Motor.

 

A great car show with some excellent photo ops for cool cars!!

 

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Amelia Island

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Tim

 

 

BMW displays Calder art car, racers and classics at Amelia Island

The first BMW art car — a 1975 3.0 CSL wearing a paint job designed by Alexander Calder — headlined a class of significant cars from the German automaker at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It was joined by a BMW M-powered McLaren F1 

 

Details of McLaren 650S supercar emerge ahead of Geneva

Details of McLaren 650S supercar emerge ahead of Geneva.

“The 650S receives a tweaked twin-turbocharged V8 similar to the 12C, but develops 641 hp versus the latter’s 616 hp.”

Oh only 616 HP in the 12C…..darn it!!!!!  :)

This is the 650.  Nice looking car.  I've never been a fan of Lambo Doors.

This is the 650. Nice looking car. I’ve never been a fan of Lambo Doors.

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Tim

 

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McLaren 650S Spider desvelado en render – Motor y Racing http://t.co/j6yBx6SIo6 vía @motoryracing

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Factory Fast: Dave Bridgewater’s 2012 COPO Camaro – LSXTV

Though Dave Bridgewater already had three big block 1969 Camaros and an LS1 Swapped 1969 Firebird that he and his team maintain and race regularly at drag racing events around the country, he still wanted something more to add to his already awesome collection. That something more would most certainly be a Camaro of some sort, being that Bridgewater seems to have an undying love for the pony cars.

When the factory drag race COPO Camaro was first announced, “I signed up for it right away,” Bridgewater recalls. “But I got a call later on letting me know that they were all sold out.” After seeing videos on the internet of Dave Connelly testing the Cagnazzi COPO Camaro, he knew he needed to have one in his stable. With all of them being spoken for already, Bridgewater wasn’t going to let that get in the way of him owning a 2012 COPO Camaro.

See more:

Factory Fast: Dave Bridgewater’s 2012 COPO Camaro – LSXTV.

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COPO Camaro

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This is what makes the COPO GO!!!

 

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Tim

 

First 2014 Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro Bring Over $1.3 Million At Auction

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Veterans Charity Raises $700000 from 2014 COPO Camaro at Barrett-Jackson

To refresh you on the origins and hardware on the COPO Camaro, the original COPO Camaro originated with the Pennsylvania dealer Yekno Chevrolet, founded and owned by Don Yenko. In order to have a unique product not available at other dealers, 

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Maserati – Chrysler TC Club

So not unlike many restoration projects I’ve worked on, something often pops up that makes you have to set some part of the work aside and tackle some unexpected.  That’s about the same with writing as frequently as I do, multiple articles all nicely lined up and a couple fillers nearly ready to go.  Then BAM!!!   Up pops a car show or a I read something I want to react too.  As it is with this piece.

I wish I could just write all day, every day, but I have a “paying” IT job which is a 7 days a week job and manage to squeeze out all the normal life stuff including ‘honey do’ list as long as I am tall.

So while tackling one of those tasks this past weekend, I happened upon a small cluster of cars at end of the a very large parking lot that normally adjacent to a COSTCO.  At first glance it looked like a group of a flock of Chrysler Lebarons.   But I was wrong, well sort of.

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These cars are the offspring of a collaboration between Chrysler and Maserati.  I wrote a piece a while back on the Maserati/Chrysler TC (http://wp.me/p2YxYx-14x).  Check that out.

Mindful that I have frozen seafood and burgers sitting in back of my wife’s Lexus (it has a bit more cargo room than my C6), I planned on just saying hi a grabbing a couple of shots, but you know how car people are!!!

I asked if I could take a few shots with my Android phone and a couple of the guys said sure.  Then a guy approached me and I said “Hi.”  I told him I had thought it was a local LeBaron club when I first saw the cars.  Well the gentleman was  Mr. Hemi Anderson,  TC America Tech expert in all things TC.  Hemi let me know that although they were similar in appearance the underpinnings  were different –   different wheel base and all.  He assured me that the TC was the original design and that Chrysler came up with the Lebaron as cheap alternative.   His TC had about 11K miles and he drives it only on long drives – like this one (he hales from just outside of Vegas) or his annual Florida drive.   He was a wealth of knowledge and I wished I didn’t have a car full of groceries to get home or I could have spend a few hours going over every car with him.

Here’s a few shots:

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Those Wheels are similar to the ‘plastic hub caps” that are on my son’s Lebaron.

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There were a total of 8 cars and waiting for more to show up.

 

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I do like the wheels…I think they’d look good on my son’s Lebaron.

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Removable Hardtop with ‘Opera’ window.

You can find this car club at http://www.chryslertcbymaseraticlub.com/.

 

Thanks for reading

Tim

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In my opinion the real watering down of the brand occurred in the 80′s under the ownership of de Tomaso, with the launch of Biturbo (and all the models based off of it) and the Chrysler TC by Maserati. TrollHater 5pts. Its possible. Look at how watered

C7 Tussles with a Tesla

Instant torque…yeah….but still wouldn’t cause me to run out and trade in my Vette for Tesla.

 

 

 

 

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Tim

 

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Parking Lot Spot Light – L88

Even if you aren’t a Corvette lover (WHAT?!??) you know or have heard of the L88.   This was the designation of a racing engine used by GM in the Corvettes from 1967 – 1969 (0nly 3 years!!).  (Now there was a LT1 – 88 hybrid dubbed the ZLZ – lower compression – same out put.)

The engine sported a racing-spec cam with high-flow aluminum heads.  Toss in a couple of upgrades and you are looking at a compression ratio of 12.5:1 and rocking it at 430 hp!!!

And doesn’t it look great wrapped in that two-tone paint job.

This beauty was at my local hardware store.   Yeah…I’d drive it there.

 

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Yes that intake is the real deal!!!

 

Big Block L88

Big Block L88

 

 

 

 

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Auto Factoids for the Week of Jan 12, 2014 – Ford, Dodge, Caddy

Here is your Auto Factoids for this week.

Jan 13 – Ford figured how to build car bodies with plastic and patented the process in 1942.

Jan 14  – Ford kills the Edsel division by merging it with Lincoln Mercury in 1958.  Although the Edsel division didn’t produce cars until 1958  Ford actually started R&D in 1955, code name ‘E-car’.   They produced full-size models Citation, Corsair, Pacer, Ranger, as well as stations wagons the Bermuda, the Villager, and the Roundup.  Only 118,287 Edsels were built (only 2,846 in 1960) and 7,440 produced in Ontario, Canada. It was voted one of the 50 worse cars.  I  still want one, prefer a two door or a wagon.  Got one you want to get rid of?  Drop me a note.

Nice 2 Door Wagon

Nice 4 Door Wagon

OH!!  Tell me you don't like an Edsel in the 'vert configuration???!!!

OH!! Tell me you don’t like an Edsel in the ‘vert configuration???!!!

2 Door Ranger!!!!

2 Door Ranger!!!!

 

Jan 16 – A.J. Foyt was born in 1935.

Jan 16 – Chrysler debuted the Omni (Dodge) and Horizon (Plymouth) in 1977.  The Omni would later have the distinctions of being treated to a Carol Shelby maker over 9 years later (1986).

1987 Shelby GLHS - nice looking car!!!

1987 Shelby GLHS – nice looking car!!!

 

Jan 17  – Caddy shows the worlds it’s first car – where else?  Madison Square Garden – 1903.

1903 Cadillac

1903 Cadillac

Jan 17 – 1956 Ford Motor Company allows the public to buy stock.

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim