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      01-22-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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I don't get how this a a stock production car... Beside the fact that it started out as a lotus.. To me it seems more like a kit car.

What are some of your thoughts?
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It is not a kit car. It is a production car at the same level as a Alpina, RUF or Brabus. Plus, I think Hennessey don't even take the Lotus Chassis. Or they take it and change it completely. (Not sure about this).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Production_vehicle So it is a production car.

Also, it is funny how they didn't go for the 0-300-0 like Koenigsegg, knowing they couldn't beat them.
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Its a lotus frame/unibody.... The only other thing that is lotus on it it the windshield and doors. When they actually insure it it has a lotus VIN # from what I read online.. So basically I could take a rx7 uni body and stick a big chevy motor in it and redo the body and call it my car that I produce??? That's why I don't get this car... They basically take a 40k car stick a LS9 in it and stick a custom carbon fiber body in it and call it their car.. Its a quick way to get around them actually building a chassis and getting by all the testing that is required by the fed government regulations..

I don't know, it just doesn't seem right. That and they sell these things for 1 million dollars... To each their own though. If they can make a buck on it without another car company suing them then go for it.

On a side note, that thing seems amazing (in a straight line anyways). I'd like to see how this thing compares to the super cars it's compared to in the turns..
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Even the dash is a fairly stock lotus dash from what I read..
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Its a lotus frame/unibody.... The only other thing that is lotus on it it the windshield and doors. When they actually insure it it has a lotus VIN # from what I read online.. So basically I could take a rx7 uni body and stick a big chevy motor in it and redo the body and call it my car that I produce??? That's why I don't get this car... They basically take a 40k car stick a LS9 in it and stick a custom carbon fiber body in it and call it their car.. Its a quick way to get around them actually building a chassis and getting by all the testing that is required by the fed government regulations..

I don't know, it just doesn't seem right. That and they sell these things for 1 million dollars... To each their own though. If they can make a buck on it without another car company suing them then go for it.

On a side note, that thing seems amazing (in a straight line anyways). I'd like to see how this thing compares to the super cars it's compared to in the turns..
Jeez... I didn't know all that! I would take 2 Aventador over this lol
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It seems like a crazy car... But when taking the VIN/title to the insurance it's just a million dollar lotus.... Just think if you wreak it... You totaled your car, here is 40k! But I paid 1 million for it.. lol

I'm sure there is something special that can be done to insure it to its full amount.
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If I care about going so fast in straight line, I'd signed up to learn how to fly already.
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Average acceleration is between 6-7 m/s^2 so technically your almost there haha. I wonder how much longer its going to take before a car can accelerate at the same rate as gravity.

Regardless, this is not an LS9, it's an LS7 (Chevy 7.0L) twin turbo. Whether it be a lotus or not, its a sick car with a ton of engineering. In order to break the record it must be a production car therefore it has to be treated as it's own entity I guess.
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They are thanking each other as if they had gotten a nobel prize or something. Great speed, great achievement but just an insanely tuned car off an existing platform. Hence the section where it is featured i guess. They should maybe chill a bit about it and wait with the claps until they have developed an own car from scratch like Koenigsegg and the likes.

Couldnt agree more to this Youtube comment
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There is a new model that will have the $5,000,000 option to add wings and a joystick.

It is insane though to accelerate like it does. Just think if it could pick up speed like the planes on aircraft carriers, even though that I think is not that far off.
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That thing is seriously a jet.
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I don't get how this a a stock production car... Beside the fact that it started out as a lotus.. To me it seems more like a kit car.

What are some of your thoughts?
I agree with you it's a custom built kit car. It's fast and awesome but expensive and I'm sure not very reliable.
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I don't get how this a a stock production car... Beside the fact that it started out as a lotus.. To me it seems more like a kit car.

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I agree with you it's a custom built kit car. It's fast and awesome but expensive and I'm sure not very reliable.
I agree with this and would like to add that I would rather build my own SuperLite SLC kit car, same power plant options that Hennessy uses; probably not as light but still crazy fast for around 1/10 the cost of a Hennessy venom gt.
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Agreed. It's not truly a production car. And it's highly overpriced.
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Yeah my father and I are actually gathering pieces to build this GTM Supercar.

https://www.factoryfive.com/galleries/gtm-supercar/

We already found a rear end totaled Z06 to use as a donor car for the motor and wiring harness and brakes. Just waiting till I get back to the states to start the project.
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Yeah my father and I are actually gathering pieces to build this GTM Supercar.

https://www.factoryfive.com/galleries/gtm-supercar/

We already found a rear end totaled Z06 to use as a donor car for the motor and wiring harness and brakes. Just waiting till I get back to the states to start the project.
There is a Col here in Stuttgart that has a Factory Five of a Shelby Cobra. At first I thought it was the real Cobra until I saw the Factory Five emblem up front.
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Isn't the AMS ALpha 12 faster? And there are more of them out there as well.
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