The Felino CB7 was unveiled several weeks ago at the 2014 Montreal International Auto Show as a Canadian track toy that you can legally use on public roads.
Felino was established by Canadian racing driver Antoine Bessette and the first product is the CB7 which has been developed over the course of four years. At its heart is a GM-sourced V8 6.2-liter engine delivering 525 bhp (391 kW) and 489 lb-ft (662 Nm) to the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or sequential transmission. The vehicle is 4.2 meters long, 1.9 meters wide and 1.1 meters tall and tips the scales at just 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) with a 50:50 weight distribution.
Performance figures have not been published but the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is estimated to take around 3.5 seconds. We do know the Felino CB7 rides on an independent suspension with double wishbones on both axles while stopping power is provided by six-piston front / four-piston rear brake calipers with standard 355mm steel discs or optional carbon ceramic discs.
Featuring gullwing doors, the CB7 sits on 18-inch alloy wheels and utilizes a carbon fiber body which doesn't seem to be half bad from the front and sides but the weird rear looks kind of sad and fat.
Expect a starting price below the 100,000 USD mark.