Weber F1 production version revealed with 400+ km/h top speed

Weber is ready to introduce the F1 (FasterOne) production version, following a concept showed back in 2008.

It was developed by former BMW and Sauber F1 engineers who installed a twin-turbo 5.6-liter V10 engine delivering more than 1,200 HP (883 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft) of torque at 4,200 rpm. The car has a dry weight of just over 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs) which means it can provide a power-to-weight ratio of 0.96 HP / kg. The supercar is 4500 mm long, 2040 mm wide and 1150 mm tall.

Power is sent to an in-house all-wheel drive system through a proprietary 6-speed, semi-automated sequential gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Automatic launch control and active all-wheel drive systems are part of the package. It boasts independent front and rear suspension and has a 2900mm wheelbase with a track width of 1625mm front and 1606mm rear.

The Weber F1 rides on 20-inch lightweight alloys wrapped around in Pirelli high-performance tires measuring 285/25 ZR 20 front and 325/25 ZR 20 rear. Stopping the supercar are 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers with vented ceramic discs measuring 380 x 34 mm on all four corners.

The carbon fiber chassis of the vehicle weighs just 65 kg (143 lbs) while the entire outer body is also manufactured from carbon. Air brake is available through a rear wing deploying into fully vertical position in just 50 milliseconds.

And now for the performance numbers. The Weber F1 hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 6.6 seconds and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) in 16.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of more than 400 km/h (248.55 mph).

Production starts next month with pricing available upon request.

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