Just when you thought it was safe to go outside we drop THIS on you! Yes, you are looking at a twin turbo Ferrari powered deuce with one of the more awkward and strange stances we have ever seen. The car sits on four racing slicks which look bad ass but it sits on them like a monster truck sits on those dinky tires that they transport them on.
The car is a masterpiece in many ways, an unfinished one that someone is looking to get $250,000 for but a masterpiece nonetheless. The headers, the frame, the way that the engine is laid out, etc. That is all interesting and unique but the way the car sits is just rough. Remember a few years ago someone came up with that concept that looked like an F1 car with a ’32 Ford body on it? Perhaps this was a shot at that but it just didn’t get there. The key to the concept of the formula style car was the fact that the body was basically sitting level with the tires. This one sits so high over them it looks awkward.
The engine needs finishing. Things like the turbo plumbing and other stuff need to get done. There’s no transmission visible yet, either. The interior is not shown so we’re not sure if that is done or also needs to be finished. Basically you are buying a body, chassis, and cool engine for a quarter million dollars. That’s pretty steep.
Regarding the engine, we’re not smart enough to know if you can just boost the daylights out of a 1989 3.0L Ferrari V8. We’re not experts but we could only find two Ferrari V8s made during the late 1980s. One was the 450hp version that was in the F40 and the other was the 200hp naturally aspirated version in a Mondial. We then found this exact engine in a car called the Lancia Thema. The motor is a 32-valve Tipo 105L which was actually built by Ducati and made about 245hp stock.
We also found a story where the builder claimed that the T4 style turbos were worth 800hp each. Or not.
The best we can tell is that this car was built as a SEMA project and has never really advanced past the mock up stage. Know anything else?