German company Fahlke has revealed the Larea GT1 S12 vehicle during the Essen Motor Show
German company Fahlke has revealed the Larea GT1 S12 vehicle during the Essen Motor Show.
The S12 version is the most powerful of the Larea GT1 family, already available for order. It includes the S7 with 542 HP (399 kW), the S9 EVO with 710 HP (522 kW) and the S10 with 990 HP (728 kW).
The road-legal machine is powered by a supercharged 7.2-liter V8 engine with 1242 HP (913 kW) and 1600 Nm (1180 lb-ft) of torque. Despite its massive engine, it weighs only 900 kg (1985 lbs), which translates into a power-to-weight ratio of 1.38:1 (HP:kg). Just for comparison, the mighty Koenigsegg One:1 has a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1 (HP:kg). The V8 unit is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission which channels the power to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.
Fahlke claims the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint takes only two seconds, while the 200 km/h (125 mph) mark can be reached in five seconds. The top speed is claimed to be in excess of 400 km/h (249 mph).
The GT1 S12 is built around a carbon fiber monocoque with a carbon fiber body panels and 18-inch forged aluminum wheels. The machine has also been equipped with Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston at the back.