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Supercars That Were not Lucky – Part 1

These cars were produced in single copy – for various reasons they have not gone to the series. One of the producers was scared because of lack of demand too high a price, someone switched to another project, and someone from the very beginning just wanted to demonstrate their capabilities. And yet, at the time these machines were standard speed, style, luxury, and, of course, innovative technical solutions.

Jaguar C-X75. 2010 – How, for example, in the case of the Jaguar C-X75, which has remained in the status of “prototype”, even though the company was originally planned to release 250 cars. However, due to the unstable economic situation in the world in the “Jaguar” doubted that they would be able to realize the two hundred and supercars costing 1.15 million dollars each.

But the memory of the C-X75 will be a long time – developed for the concept car technology “Jaguar” plans are widely used on other models, including those who will have to obtain similar to the C-X75 stylistic traits.

The machine had a carbon fiber chassis, developed in conjunction with Formula 1 team Williams, ultra-light wheels (40 percent lighter than conventional), 17 radiators and aerodynamic elements in the style of the F-1 cars and blown diffuser. first prototype was equipped with four electric motors (one per wheel ) with total capacity of 780 horsepower. They were powered by lithium-ion batteries, which are recharged by the gas micro-turbines with total capacity of 188 horsepower. Subsequently, the manufacturer reported that the C-X75 will equip the 1.6-liter engine with direct fuel injection, turbo and supercharged power of about 500 horsepower, which was to be paired with two electric plants. According to the manufacturer, C-X75 could recruit “hundreds” of 3.4 seconds, and acceleration from 80 to 145 kilometers per hour took 2.3 seconds. Maximum speed – 330 kilometers per hour.

Zagato Raptor (Lamborghini Raptor). 1996 – This car was designed by Zagato design company for the company Lamborghini. On the creation of a supercar that got the platform and 650-horsepower V12 models from Diablo VT, it took less than four months, that even in these times is extremely short-lived. The fact that the manufacturer used revolutionary at that time, the system of computer-aided design (Computer Aided Design), through which did not have to mess around with the creation of a heap of large-scale layouts.

Double-wheel-drive Raptor had a carbon fiber body with a cockpit, the upper part of which could be easily removed, turning the coupe roadster. In addition, it was possible to throw a special cover on the passenger seat, which is made ​​of a single supercar car. The car, which turned out to 300 pounds lighter, “Diablo”, could be dispersed more than 330 kilometers per hour (“maksimalka» Diablo – 325 kilometers per hour) through the use of composite materials in the construction. But the ABS and traction control were absent. manufacturer was planning to release a 50 “Raptor”, but later in the Lamborghini decided to just update the Diablo, before to bring to market a new generation of super car – Murcielago. Raptor has remained in a single copy, which was sold in 2000 at auction for a record low for the amount of such a unique car. A private collector from the United States paid for the prototype of a total of about 220,000 dollars – the price comparable to the cost of the usual “Diablo” in those days.

Ford GT90. 1995 – The concept shown at the 1995 Detroit Auto Show, was positioned by the manufacturer as “the most powerful supercar in the world.” Indeed, the 12-cylinder unit with four turbines car gave out 720 horsepower, while the GT90 claimed speed was about 407 kilometers per hour. By the way, almost the same speed indicator had a “supercar of supercars» Bugatti Veyron, which appeared 10 years after the concept of “Ford”.

The design of the car body is an aluminum monocoque, to which were attached carbon panel. To GT90 does not melt when the engine is running at maximum speed, the design of the exhaust system, use the special heat-resistant ceramic elements – the same technology used in the U.S. space shuttle Space Shuttle. prototype became the first representative of the new Ford design philosophy called «New Edge». Later in this style were made ​​one of the most popular models of the U.S. global concern, such as the Focus, and Ka. And here is the GT90 in the series did not go – say, for Americans it was too complicated and “other.” So later Ford put it on the conveyor more understandable Yankees GT supercar in the retro style, reminiscent of the legendary le-Boltzmann car GT40.

Maybach Exelero. 2005 – Perhaps, Maybach Exelero is one of the most luxurious and expensive supercars in the world. Built in 2005 on the basis of a limousine Maybach 57 sports coupe was made in conjunction with the German tire manufacturer Fulda for the demonstration of a new generation of high-speed tires that have been designed for speeds of over 370 kilometers per hour.

Tire Manufacturers generally credited with the development of exterior shoukara “Maybach”, which the company performed in the style of sports retromobiley 1930. However, Fulda claimed that among the materials used in the cabin Exelero, certainly present a polished carbon fiber, leather, aluminum and neoprene (a type of synthetic rubber). Nearly six-meter car weighing 2,660 kilograms equipped six-liter 700-horsepower V12, which is paired with an eight-gun . Bulky and heavy for a sports car Exelero gained “hundreds” of 4.4 seconds and its top speed of 351 kilometers per hour. In 2011 the car was purchased for $ 8 million American rapper Brian Williams, acting under the name Birdman. A year later, Daimler announced that it would dismantle the trademark “Maybach”, which for the last few years has brought concern only losses.

Source - crazys.info

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