Monday, July 03, 2017

uh oh. Local Motors seems to have motivated competition

"All Supercars look fantastic, feature luxurious racing-inspired interiors and are exclusive high performance machines, but their common denominator is that they are suited to racetracks and certainly not designed for speed bumps. Zarooq Motors makes supercars that are unique since you can take them on a week-end track day or for a luxurious commute in the city but also on any off-road terrain, even the toughest dunes of the Arabian Desert where they were born," says Mohammed Al Qadi, Zarooq Motors' executive.

 The SandRacer 500 GT is the first production model of Zarooq Motors: a 2-seater, rear-wheel drive, mid-engine supercar with a body penned by a hypercar designer, featuring a luxury hand-stitched leather interior made by Mansory in Germany while the body is made in Belgium, using only carbon fibre.

The architecture of the car (space frame racing chassis) has been improved and tested (through a series of virtual crash testing and through significant testing on circuits and Off-Road by professional drivers). The drivetrain is now a longitudinal racing-grade 5-speed sequential gearbox from Weddle industries, to withstand the most demanding conditions. The maximum suspension travel has been extended to 45cm thanks to Dakar-grade Intrax dampers.

Hand-made racing tubular chassis – 1300 kg curb weight
Intrax Racing Suspension – 450 mm travel
LT1 6.2l V8 tuned to 525 hp/ 660 Nm
5-speed racing sequential gearbox by Weddle
130l fuel tank
220 km/h top speed
6 piston caliper ventilated brakes
Infotainment and A/C

1 comment:

  1. Wow! this remind me a car made here in the French alps more than 20 years ago...

    The Mega Track. Same concept: a supercar with off-road ability.

    Mega is still today a leader in manufacturing microcar in France (you don't need a driver licence for that less than 6 horsepower joke...even to drive it down the street).

    So, years ago Mega decide to make a supercar.
    i have seen 2 for real... 5 were made in 1995.

    ... and as you should know: your blog often make my day.