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.