ER W70 Flaunts Its Wares At Exotic Rides Florida: Video
American-made supercars haven’t gained the kind of traction that its counterparts from Europe have. Perhaps it’s apprehension among U.S. automakers to regularly make cars of this caliber, leaving the hard work up to small-time shops that don’t have the same amount of resources to piece together a sustainable exotic.
Then there’s Exotic Rides, an Orlando-based customization shop that has been in business of building and customizing cars for the better part of 20 years. It’s not a mom-and-pop shop by any means, but compared to the Fords and General Motors of the U.S. auto scene, it might as well be. But that hasn’t stopped the company from pushing forward with its plan to build its first supercar, which it has dubbed the ER W70.
We’ve seen and heard of the ER W70 before. In fact, it was first brought to our attention back in November 2014 as an ambitious project that Exotic Rides planned to build with the help of Australian designer David Williams. It’s been a little over 16 months since the W70 made the news, but after months of tireless work, Exotic Rides finally unveiled the W70 back in February 2016.
Check out the video of the supercar’s first walk-through. And to Exotic Rides’ credit, it was able to take Williams’ incredible design and make it come to life. Hopefully, we see and hear more from the 626-horsepower supercar in the future. It’s already come this far, so why not shoot for the stars, right?
2016 Exotic Rides W70
An Orlando-based auto company that goes by the name Exotic Rides has completed the development of a 626-horsepower supercar called the W70. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we still don’t know if the car is actually headed for production. That’s normally a recipe that would lead us to be a little cynical about the status of the W70, but we’re going to give it the benefit of the doubt because we actually want to see Exotic Rides make a name for itself in the industry.
Here’s what we know about the W70. Its design was penned by an Australian automotive designer named David Williams. The renderings of the supercar makes us think that Williams used the Ferrari Enzo as the inspiration behind his creation. It’s a little more subdued than the Enzo, but a lot of the elements, including the shape of the headlights and the scissor doors are present in the final version of the supercar.
With the build of the car now complete, the next step for Exotic Rides is to actually build a business plan for it. There’s no timetable for that yet, but given the enormous business challenges that the company still faces, I think it would be premature to assume that the W70 will be terrorizing the roads of America in the near future.
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