Supercar Frankenstein: Piecing Together the Ultimate Supercar

Every car nut has daydreamed about building a car. Hell, we do on a daily basis, and building one in real life would cost more money than we could ever imagine having in our checking accounts. Let’s suspend reality for a tick here and imagine that someone handed you a blank check and asked for you to build the ultimate supercar.

Well, we are going to go over all of the supercars and lay out what pieces from which cars would come together to create the ultimate supercar Frankenstein. Now, there are some rules here. We have to make sure things are feasible. Things like slapping a W-16 Veyron engine into a Lotus Elise will not work, therefore it flat out can’t be done.

We’ll review our favorites in each of the three major categories — body and chassis, engine, and transmission — and end it all up by giving you our estimated specifications for our new vehicle.

Click past the jump to experience our build.

Body and Chassis

Ferrari 599 GTO

Okay, since we are limited mostly by space restraints, we need to pick a good body and chassis to base our ultimate supercar on. When building a supercar, there are a few things you need on the outside. First and foremost, you need an aggressive looking body that simply spews “Come get you some.” You also have to have a sense of class to it, as you still want to look good driving it. Things like the Lamborghini Aventador and SSC Tuatara are slightly too extreme for us. We need something a little more balanced.

Our body and chassis of choice is the Ferrari 599 GTO . This chassis is not only relatively lightweight, at 3,289 lbs, including the engine and transmission. Pop out that engine and transmission, because we have other plans for that engine compartment, and its weight drops to around 2,500 lbs. With its lightweight body, fantastic suspension, and extremely wide rims and tires, the 599 GTO is something that winding country roads yearn for.

Love it or hate it, that’s our pick.

Engine

Hennessey Venom GT

We’ll just jump straight into likely the most controversial and argued part of this entire build. One gearhead will say to go balls out on the power, screw the technology, weight, and reliability. The other says go more technical and try saving a little weight in the process. Basically, a high-revving plant is what this type of motor head wants. Well, we decided to fall right smack in the middle of the two.

We’d like to drop the 8.0-liter W-12 from the Bugatti in there, but there’s no way that beast will fit in the engine compartment without some major fabrication work. For this part, we’re going to give our friends at Hennessey a call and have them hook us up with the same 7.0-liter plant used when they built the Venom GT . With its 1,200 horsepower and 1,155 pound-feet of torque, we are bound to smolder a little concrete.

Transmission

Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S

The transmission is where you’re going to lose power, so we had to choose carefully. With the advances in automated transmissions, it’s hard to choose now between a manual and automatic. We decided to go with both... We picked the PDK 7-speed transmission from the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S . When it comes to automated manual transmissions (AKA dual clutch) Porsche is always the way to go... hands down.

Specifications (Estimates)

Curb Weight3,300 lbs.
Dimensions (L x W x H)187.7 in. x 77.2 in. x 52.6 in.
Engine7.0-liter Turbocharged V-8
TransmissionPDK 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Power Output1,244 horsepower and 1,155 pound-feet of torque
0 – 60 mph2.6 sec
0 – 100 mph6.3 sec
0 – 200 mph18 sec}}
Top Speed250 mph

Conclusion

Our goal here was not to build the fastest supercar on the planet, but we think we are pretty damn close with this one. Rather, we were looking to create a car that was both dominant in the supercar realm and flat out sexy. This is our opinion of one sexy, yet intense automobile.

Let us know what you would change up in the comments or build your own, if you like. We’ll even give you the opportunity to name our new creation.


9 comments:

A gear head would say to go toward balls on the power, screw its technology, weight, and its reliability.

I would like to see further information regarding the materials and equipments used in this Ultimate Supercar.

Pieces and bits of every leading produced vehicle are fitted to be as one and this Ultimate Supercar uses the exterior chassis of the Ferrari 599.

It’s a good choice that they have considered the 599 GTO since we knew that it is lighter. Well, I’d like to see more from their creativity on building further than ultimate super car.

If ever this car have wings, I’m sure it will fly the hell out of it because of 1,200 horsepower. Great super car.

Their goal here is to build the fastest super car on the planet, but I think they are pretty damn close with this one. Rather, we were looking forward to creating a car that was both dominant in the super car realm and flat out sexy. This is our opinion of one sexy, yet an intense automobile.

Despite the stitches that it has on the exterior paint, it still looks gorgeous and really aggressive with the set of the engines used on this so-called ultimate Super car.

With the legendary horrific character, this Ferrari special model has been the ultimate when it comes on the applied engine, aesthetics and other details.

It’s definitely an ultimate super car having combined all great pieces from luxurious super cars that result in an outrageous model built with extreme power and quality.

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