Canadian supercar manufacturer Felino has just announced a new sports car that goes by the name CB7R – a road-going version of the CB7 race car that was forgotten about just as fast as it was announced. The car is offered with a pair of engines. The standard engine is a 6.2-liter V-8 that delivers 525 horsepower and 486 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which becomes fully available at 5,200 rpm. This engine revs as high as 6,600 rpm and is able to keep the CB7R at a power-to-weight ratio of 2kg per horsepower. This model can reach 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and tops out at 201.94 mph.
The other engine in question is a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V-8 that is good for 700 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 580 pound-feet at 5,600 rpm. This engine maxes out at 7,250 rpm and contributes to a tidy power-to-weight ratio of 1.6kg per horsepower. Oddly enough, when equipped with this engine, the CB7R makes the same 2.9-second sprint to 62 mph, however top speed on this model is limited to 214.37 mph.
With a front-mid engine configuration, the CB7R is able to remain nimble with a 50-50 weight distribution. It’s a good thing, considering Felino says that the CB7R is “targeting an experienced clientele of sports driving enthusiasts” and has a goal of competing with “major international manufacturers in the high-end supercars segment.”
We’re not sure about you, but those certainly sound like fighting words. Will the CB7R actually become a mainstay on the market, or will it disappear as quickly as the CB7 that it’s based on? Only time will tell. For now, you can check out our gallery of the CB7R in the slider above or a little further down the page.
The Felino CB7 is a Quebec-born vehicle that Antoine Bessette, the man behind the project, describes as a vehicle that was "purpose built for the track" that could also be street legal. The company took four years to develop and build the concept car using only the finest materials around. The CB7 was unveiled at the 2014 Montreal International Auto Show, and from the looks of things, Felino built and developed a track racer that has the potential to be talked about by a lot of people for a long time.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Feilno CB7