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Old 11-29-2006, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Al Melling's "Hellcat" ~ 700bhp V10 ~ 0-60mph in 2.8s

Al Melling's "Hellcat" ~ 700bhp V10 ~ 0-60mph in 2.8s


250mph 700+bhp supercar due in six months

Engine guru Al Melling promised us in May that he'd be delivering a new supercar, the 250mph Hellcat, in November.

With the penultimate month almost completed, there's no sign of the car yet but, as everything takes longer than you think according to a recent academic study, that's perhaps not surprising. However, Autocar reports that the engine is being tooled now and the car should reach its first customers by mid-2007.

The 100,000 supercar seems likely to deliver at least 700bhp, but possibly more from its Melling-designed six-litre V10 whose block and heads are milled from solid billets of aluminium rather than cast.

It'll be front-engined, rear-wheel-drive using a carbon fibre monocoque body and chassis, independent wishbone suspension and a six speed trans-axle said to be inspired by the Chevy Corvette. Its weight will be some 1,200Kg and, as a result, performance is likely to be stunning, with 60mph coming up in an F1-rivalling 2.8 seconds.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
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Looks like a screwy 350z.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:08 PM   #3
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Looks like it took some styling cues from the Nissan GTR...
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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Looks like its made of cardboard
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:14 PM   #5
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looks like something from blade runner or logans run maybe?
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:16 PM   #6
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Looks like it should be in my driveway.
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:34 PM   #7
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Melling's HELLCAT? Sounds like a gay glam rock 80's band.
Just call it Melling's MULLET....
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:54 PM   #8
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Whenever i hear "Hellcat" i always think of this:
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:12 AM   #9
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I'll make an early prediction and say that it won't hit 250mph....not with 700HP anyway.

The Koenigsegg has more power and and looks like it might weigh less, and cant hit 250 either.... And I am betting has a much lower frontal area than this sucker.
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