Weber FasterOne is a Fresh Face in the Supercar Realm
You may not be entirely familiar with Weber Sportscars, but Weber Sportscars has been getting very familiar with the ways of the supercar. As a venture by former members of the BMW and Sauber Formula One team, the Weber FasterOne, or F1, is one of the wildest supercar attempts that we've seen in recent memory. Just look at the rap sheet... Let's start with the powerplant, which is a 5.6-liter V10. It makes an astounding 1,200 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent through a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox. Power is sent to an intelligent all-wheel drive system with launch control. But wait, there's more! Weber Sportscars is seeking investors to take things a step further and employ a Kinectic Energy Recovery System (KERS), upping the output to 1,600-hp! That would make one potent hybrid, but lets take a step back from the future and see how far they have come. The previous attempt at a supercar was one of the ugliest things on the planet. Thankfully the appearance has caught up with the performance.
Buyers may not want the hybrid system, as the current setup results in a curb weight of 2,756 pounds (1,250 kg). When placed in the context of the insane 1,200-hp output, you are looking at a power-to-weight ratio of 0.96 hp to kg. That's bonkers, and with the car set to go on sale next month, we can't wait to learn more about the Weber FasterOne!
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