Bugatti Veyron can say “good-bye” to its supremacy in the hypercar world, as Weber announced the launch of its new supercar: the F1. Weber was founded by engineers coming from the former BMW and Sauber Petronas Formula 1 team, so they definitely know a thing or two about building fast cars.
A V-10 engine that delivers more than 1,200 horsepower and, thanks to a super-low weight of just 2,755 pounds, it delivers exceptional performance figures. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes less than 2.5 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.6 seconds, from 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 16.2 seconds and up to a top speed of in excess of 400 km/h (248 mph). In the future, Weber plans to unveil a 1,600-horsepower hybrid variant of the F1 that uses KERS technology.
The engine mates to a six-speed, semi-automated sequential gearbox with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and sends its power to all four wheels thanks to an in-house all-wheel-drive system.
The F1 features a full carbon-fiber chassis and monocoque. It sits on 20-inch lightweight alloys wrapped in Pirelli high-performance tires, measuring 285/25ZR20 on the front and 325/25ZR20 on the rear.
The F1 will be officially launched in April 2013; prices are available on request.
The Weber F1 is the world’s fastest and lightest street legal four wheel drive supersports car ever built by engineers coming from the former BMW and Sauber Petronas Formula 1 team. Its V10 engine produces over 1200HP whereas its empty weight is just over 1250kg. Thanks to its exceptional power-to-weight ratio of 0.96 hp per kilogram, intelligent all-wheel drive and sophisticated aerodynamic properties the mid-engine racer sprints to 300 km/h in just 16.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of more than 400 km/h. It reaches the sprint from 0-100 km/h in less the 2.5 seconds. It features a full carbon fiber chassis and a monocoque body.
The first prototype of the F1 was launched in 2007.
After intensive testing and developing over the last few years we would like to present to you the new F1. The first production car will be launched in April 2013.
The latest F1 has now a full carbon fibre moncoque chassis as well as new twin turbo engine producing over 1200 HP. Also the drive shaft (with now shorter gear ratios) – an inhouse development by Weber - has been improved for increased durability as well as drivability of the car.
Finally Richard Amiel from New York completly redesigned the car which gives it a more agile and aggressive look.
Weber has also produced several components for the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) which is used in Formula One (e.g. by BMW). This technology will also be used on the Weber F1 to launch the most powerfull Hybrid car ever built (in excess of 1600 HP). This will revolutionise the super sports car industry. For this phase Weber is still looking for investors.