14 June 2007
Something Wicked This Way Comes
This is the 2006 Weineck 780 CID Limited Edition A/C Cobra.
Thats right, Seven Hundred Eighty Cubic Inches.Or,12.9 Litres. Only 15 were to be built and you could get any color interior you wanted.Here is some of the article from which I got this picture along with a link;
The first turn of the key activates a gigantic high-pressure fuel pump. To tromp and release the accelerator pedal means more than half a litre of finest nutrition (fuel) have arrived inside the ultra high-performance carburetor system to feed the devil, that is Weineck's custom milled V8 engine. The next turn activates the gigantic starter motor to spin the crankshaft resulting in an latent idle of 1,000rpm.
Even up to 4,000 rpm, the Weineck Cobra 780 cui Limited Edition accelerates faster than any other supercar when fully driven. The accelerator pedal always has to be operated very gently and with respect. The world's most powerful, strongest & best accelerating road-legal car and its absent of aids from the digital era like ASR, ESP, ABS etc.
Above 5,000rpm the engine delivers its world record torque of 1300 ft.lbs (1,760 Nm) at 5,600rpm. It's more like Sol 5 on Starship Enterprise! The rev. limiter is set to cut in at 8,000 rpm and the engine reaches its maximum power of 1,100 hp at 7,000 rpm. In fact, the engine revs faster than the classic Smith instrumentation can follow!
From 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in just 10 seconds! That is, of course, not only possible by using the strongest, naturally aspirated engine ever built for a road car.
Take a look here for more.
I have as many Nads as the next guy but this thing sounds very scary.
Which of course, means I want one!
Posted by Phil at 10:51:00 AM