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Old 7th September 2007, 11:11   #91
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Fastest limousine in the world hits the road - at 170mph

  • The world's fastest limousine can go from 0 to 60mph in less than six seconds
  • It is made from a Ferrari 360 Modena chopped in half and stretched by 9.5ft with a section of hand-built carbon fibre
  • It has a top speed of around 166mph - just 17mph less than the standard 183mph Modena
  • The 20ft long car - which only seats eight people - is set to claim two Guinness World Records as the fastest limousine and the longest Ferrari
The car is set to claim two Guinness World Records as the fastest limousine and the longest Ferrari.

The world's fastest limousine is now available to rent - a stretch Ferrari with a top speed of nearly 170mph
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The 400bhp beast is made from a Ferrari 360 Modena which was chopped in half and stretched by 9.5ft with a section of hand-built carbon fibre.
It is now 20ft long and seats eight people - but has lost little of its performance because it weighs just 160kg more than the original 1390kg car.

The 3.6 litre V8 engine launches the car from 0 to 60mph in less than six seconds and has a top speed of around 166mph - just 17mph less than the standard 183mph car.

Passengers climb in through hydraulically powered 9ft long gull-wing doors and sit in carbon fibre racing seats equipped with full five-point harnesses.
The car is set to claim two Guinness World Records as the fastest limousine and the longest Ferrari.

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Old 7th September 2007, 11:44   #92
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Wow! Great bring-up bullfrog!

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It was created by limo boss Dan Cawley and former McLaren carbon fibre expert Chris Wright - who will now rent it out for £700 an hour.
£700 an hour!! That's about nearly 58k INR an hour!

Sheer Wonderful engineering! The pictures of the car looks awesome too!
EDIT: Pictures posted below by benbsb29! Thanks.

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Posting some of the pics here from the link provided above.



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wow it looks awsome. now we can say the 360 just got bigger and badder . 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds. very impressive for a car this size.
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That is one amazing car.
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Old 7th September 2007, 14:18   #96
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I think i have seen a red stretched modena posted here sometime back.
Wonder how it will feel like driving a sports car which is sooooo longgg...
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Thats right KP. I guess it also included a CGT apart from other exotics. Cant recollect very well though.

This sure is one whacky mod although it's still a looker. But i would love to see how he can manage to take corners if and when on a track and more so drift in that.

If this car is on a drag strip I'd love to ride in it.
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Posting some of the pics here from the link provided above.


If I saw this else where I would have said its a good PH job. Id like to see a vid of this on track.. I am sure it would be something to watch with jaw open.
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Phew !
Dunno why - reminds me of an anaconda.
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Old 7th September 2007, 16:40   #100
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Nice but why to stretch a Ferrai, instead at that price you get a Maybach.

The fastest Limosine is the Brabus Maybach no doubt.
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"It will make its debut at the Limousine & Chauffeur Show 2007 at the Birmingham NEC from the 16th to 18th of September."

These guys have shows for everything, dont they?
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Is this a wrong car to cut up and stretch. In anycase the handling of such a thing around corners will be nothing to write home about. Maybe a Brabus tuned S-class be better suited to challenge this.
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WEST RICHLAND, WA (SEPT 13, 2007) - Shelby Supercars (SSC), manufacturer of the ultra high-performance Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo, set the new "World's Fastest Production Car" record earlier today with an average top speed of 255.83 mph. Confident of the 1183 hp vehicle's abilities, SSC set out to validate their top speed claim in accordance with the strict guidelines set by Guinness World Records. Among other requirements, in order to meet Guinness' approval, a vehicle testing for the top speed record must race down the course, turn around, and make a second pass in the opposite direction within one hour.
The vehicle's "top speed" is calculated by averaging the top speeds of each pass in order to negate any favorable road or weather conditions. Today, on a temporarily-closed 2 lane stretch of public highway in Washington State, the Ultimate Aero posted a top speed of 257.11 mph (413.83 kph) on its first pass and 254.55 mph (409.71 kph) on its return pass to set the new top speed record at a staggering 255.83 mph (411.76 kph). The data, collected by Dewetron's world-renowned GPS tracking system, and other checks will be verified by Guinness before the Ultimate Aero is officially crowned the "World's Fastest Production Car." This breaks the current official record held by the Koenigsegg CCR at 242 mph by 11.83 mph and the Bugatti Veyron's unofficial speed of 253 mph by 3.11 mph.
According to Mr. Khan, they'll be submitting the full monty of test results and whatnot to Guinness on Monday. And some video to us around the same time. Pa-zam!!
Breaking News: First Chunk Of SSC's World Record Press Release - Jalopnik

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WEST RICHLAND, WA (08/01/2007) Shelby SuperCars (SSC), manufacturer of the world’s most powerful production car, the Ultimate Aero, announced today that speed testing for the title "World's Fastest Production Car" will be finalized by the end of August. Speed testing is being conducted in the company's home state of Washington and is being validated by Guinness World Records.
There is a standard procedure outlined by Guinness World Records to validate a land speed record. The vehicle must drive the predetermined course, turn around, and drive back the opposite way within one hour. This is to negate any discrepancy there may be in the course or conditions. Top speeds from each run are then averaged to obtain the official speed. This method has been used for decades as the benchmark for land speed record attempts.
Dewetron, a company known for performance testing of missile, train, aerospace, and automotive capabilities will accurately monitor and measure the speed of the Ultimate Aero for the record run. Dewetron’s equipment is so precise that Guinness World Records approved their systems as a replacement for the standard 1,000m laser traps. Dewetron utilizes 4-12 satellites and numerous onboard sensors to track a vehicle's speed.
The lack of access to a US-based proving ground able to accommodate the Ultimate Aero’s top speed presented SSC with a massive challenge. After scouring the country for months, SSC found the solution in their home state of Washington when they were granted the opportunity to close public highways for testing. Finding appropriate roads eligible for closure proved to be a tedious process as SSC’s teams scouted the sites first hand. After a potential site was identified, the company would need to apply for a road closure permit. Hiring police, a crew to man the closed section, and securing insurance for the high-speed test sessions were just a few of the undertakings necessary to be granted the rare closure of public roads.
Since the first test session, SSC has successfully concluded several rounds of high-speed safety and durability testing for each assembly of the Ultimate Aero. During these sessions, SSC was able to verify all the engineering specifications as well as aerodynamic data posted at NASA's Langley wind tunnel. Throughout the test sessions, the measured top speed of the Ultimate Aero continued to rise, achieving a speed of 241.4 mph at a throttle position of only 71% during the latest transmission durability test. After reviewing all test data, Jerod Shelby and the SSC engineering team feel comfortable in maximizing the capabilities of the 1183 hp Ultimate Aero.
Shelby Supercars - Home of the Most Powerful Production Car Ever Made - The Ultimate Aero TT.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ti-veyron.html (America's answer to the Bugatti Veyron)
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Looking at the stats, Cd=0.357. Isn't it a little higher for something having a "Aero" in its name ?
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Atlast, they've managed to outrun the Veyron. We've to wait and see when this car will actually make it to the showroom and start selling in some numbers.

@Pawan. You passionately follow this car, right?
If I had the money, it should've been a Veyron for me.
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