Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Why?

Some guy in what looks like Japan decided to take an NSX and turn it into a Ferrari.

The result comes out looking damn good, seems to be a nice combo of F50 and F40 themes. I have to wonder how much weight all that fibreglass added to the NSX and dulled its performance.

4 comments:

Tom said...

would that have been cheaper than buying the real thing?

of course he could always go to town on the engine to get some extra grunt.

certainly looks better than an NSX.

Craig said...

It probably would be cheaper than the real thing as there are a fair few NSXs out there with >150K on the clock. Finding a Ferrari with those sort of kms is damn near impossible.

You don't like the look of an NSX?

And the NSX is going to be replaced by mid-2006. The new car has been confirmed as having a V10, most likely leveraging the work in the F1 realm to maximise marketing potential. But with the change to 2.4L V8s in F1, it leaves them a little out of step...

See here...

Tom said...

can't believe that 2.4L V8s are F1 cars :)

they'll be pushing 800hp before long anyway.

I like the NSX, just that this looks even cooler.

Craig said...

Well, way back when during the F1 turbo era, the McLaren MP4/4 that Senna won one of his world championships in, the engine was a 1.5L V6 Turbo that produced 800 hp in race trim.

The BMW Brabham in 1983 was powered by an turbo 1.5L in-line 4 cylinder that produced over 1000hp in qualifying trim. It was nicknamed the 'hand grenade' at the time. When it stayed together it was a great engine.

Imagine how much horsepower modern F1 engines would produce if turbos were still in use...