The ‘Lamborghini’ Indomable Concept was designed by Daniel Chinchilla Ochoa and Alberto Fernandez Albilares as part of a design program sponsored by Lamborghini. But now it appears this car will transcends the conceptual phase and will become reality.
An American company named 215 Racing Inc. is planning to enter the supercar market and has acquired the exclusive rights to build the Indomable Concept. The carbon fiber/kevlar blend composite bodied car will be renamed the SF22 as a reference to the design influence of the F22 fighter jet. SF stands for Street Fighter.
This mid-engined car will be built by the sub-company Mostro Di-Potenza, which is Italian for ‘Monster Power’. And the power will be monstrous thanks to a twin-turbo 9.4 liter 572 GM V8 engine with an output of 2,000 horsepower and a torque of 2,000lb-ft or 2,700Nm! This power will be transferred to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed transmission. The total weight is planned to be just 3,000lbs or 1,360kg.
This massive amount of power should enable the car to accelerate from standstill to 96km/h in 2.5 seconds, the quarter mile will be completed in 9.5 sec while the top speed is projected to be 265mph (426,4km/h). For braking huge 14 inch discs and six-piston Brake calipers will be used. The wheels measure 235/35R20 at the front and 305/30R20 at the rear. The rear tail lights double as an airfoil that help disrupt airflow to assist in reducing drag.
Daniel Chinchilla, the designer modified the design to get away from the Lamborghini feel of the car but wanted to maintain the Italian styling. “We didn’t want the public to ask ‘Is that the new Lamborghini?'” said Anthony Crudup, CEO of 215 Racing/Mostro Di-Potenza. He is even more ambitious:
We think it’s time for the Bugatti Veyron to pass the top speed production car crown to us. They have held it for 10 years! But that is not our primary focus, we want to give the owner something that can only come from Mostro and I think we nailed it with this design. Also 70% of all our vendors are American Companies and we pride ourselves on keeping our fingers on the pulse of the newest and most innovative automotive technology the industry has to offer.
The company is planning to produce fifty examples of the SF22 in total at a production rate of two per month. For those interested, they are taking orders for mid-2012 deliveries. The initial deposit will only cost you $ 1,000, but the fully built vehicle is estimated to cost $ 950,000.
This is not the first time we have a new company aiming to build a Veyron killer, and mostly those cars never made it beyond the drawing board. So, shall 215 Racing Inc. succeed where others have failed? Should we be skeptic or not? Feel free to share your thoughts.