9ff GT9 will hit the track later this year
Veyron be fear! The 9ff GT9 is nearing completion. The 9ff will unveil the record beating 9ff some time after the Frankfurt Motor Show and the supercar will hit the the track at Nardo later this year.
The main gold of the 9ff Gt9 is to break the world speed record currently held by Bugatti Veyron. The 987 hp Porsche 911 Turbo weights no more than 1300 kilogram.
9ff works with H&R in creating the GT9, and thanks to H&R’s experience with touring race cars as well as the super sports car CLK DTM AMG powered by an engine with 582 hp, the chassis could be significantly improved. The rear axle now features a special push rod suspension as used in motorsports. At the front axle, the weight of the shock absorbers was once again reduced by applying high-tech materials such as, aluminium and high-strength steel. The inner friction was minimised by a special linear bearing, also used in Formula 1, resulting in a significantly reduced breakaway torque and consequently in better response behaviour. Thus, the driving stability is enhanced and a misalignment at high speeds can almost be ruled out.
In addition to this, the car now also features a mid-mounted engine for better balance. The engine power was again increased from 837 hp to an incredible 987 hp.