Monday, November 14, 2011

“Auto” Patriotism

Olympyk’s Top 10

“VROOM VROOM, Start it up!”

America’s “SUPER POWER” status has long been revered & respected (largely due to advancement in aerospace technology with implementations of the super weapon technology), but why is there little known about the super cars that are produced and manufactured in the United States every year? In the world of automotives, SUPERCARS are the “Strawberries Arnaud” of luxury whips, prices range from $180,000-$1.4MILLI. WHOOP! Most notably the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 super sport with a top speed of 256mph & a price tag of $2.5Million, making it not only the most expensive super car on the planet, but the fastest road- legal car in the WORLD!!

So let just say your budget for your next automobile is nowhere near the cost of a mini strip mall, the Americans offer a full-fledged lineup of super cars that match up lbs for lbs against top European super car manufacturers in virtually every category, EXCEPT sex appeal; European design school is second to none. As the Yankees find their niche in luxury automotive design it may come as a surprise to some, but there are at least 10 super cars that America can field against Bugatti, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, YEP, Ummhmm TEN! So here they are folks! A blast from the past, the future and the present of American super car innovation, “I’m a patriot through & through so when I have my first $300,000 in excess I’m for sure investing in at least one of these American super sports to park in front of my rural suburban home, and if you touched my shit, I’d cut your fucking arm off and use your limb to wash the fingerprints off of it; using your hand to scratch my head as I ponder on where to dispose of the evidence when I’m finished.”

The Now

Mach7 Falcon

Can you say “Sex on the first Night!?” I mean if you pulled up to the White House in the hunk of a machine; Mrs. Obama will be sucking the skin off of your male (female) genitalia faster than you could accelerate from 0-60, on your way up Pennsylvania Ave in search of Monica Lewinsky for a presidential triad. Ummhmm, the only way a true American would have it. Michigan-based company Mach7 Motorsports, also known as Viper tuner, released its latest installation to the homegrown supercar line-up. The Falcon was introduced at the 2011 Detroit auto show in a concept form, and is expected to enter production in the near future in a limited run of just 15 cars per year. The car is built on a Hydro-formed chassis with a Corvette-based LS3 V-8 engine making 500 hp slipped behind the passenger cabin. The Falcon is going to be priced at $200,000, Depending on the angle, you can see a little Dodge Viper, Ferrari 430, and maybe a touch of the Pontiac GTO in its lines, so who knows, maybe the Mach7 Falcon will become the next Dodge Viper… At least, that’s probably the dream that motivates Motorsports Mach7 founders, Jeff and Carl Lemke.

Mosler MT900

Many have never heard of Mosler. Personally I wouldn’t fucks with this particular model because it looks like the designers injected the MT900’s backside with too much silicon, making the ass of the car resemble fellow American auto maker Chevrolets’ (Corvette), but that’s just me... Mosler has tacitly been building featherweight super cars crafted from carbon fiber and Kevlar for years, while mainstream manufactures such a Lamborghini have only recently started thinking about lightweight construction methods. WHOOP! Molser currently produces the MT900R racer and the street-legal MT900S, as well as several unique project vehicles. The latest supercar produced by the Florida manufacturer is the 550-hp MT900S Photon, which takes power out of a Corvette Z06-derived 7.0-liter V8. As of January, 201l, only a single Photon had been built and was sold for use in the United Kingdom. Why is it that such a cool American supercar isn’t available in the states? For a cool $395,000, you can patronize your patriotism.

Mosler’s next super car, the Raptor, will boast 650HP and will weight 2,500 lbs, which is 500 lbs less than the recently introduced Pagani Huayra. NICEEE!!!

HTT Plethroe LC-750

The HTT Pletore LC-750 is developed by the Montreal-based HTT Technologies. Boasting a power range of impressive 750-1,300 hp coming from a 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Plethore is also an awesome looker. At the moment, orders for the production version of the car are being taken with the price tag set at $795,000 CAD. Although non American, we accept it as it were courtesy of our dear friends up in the attic.

Rossion Q1

Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, Rossion Automotive are the creators of another niche American supercar, the Rossion Q1, which is essentially a Noble M400 that has been given a refurbished interior and mildly restyled body. Leather/Alcantara on all interior surfaces with bespoke machined finishes on metal brightwork, electric windows and side mirrors, carbon fiber seats, steering tilt telescopic, electric HVAC controls, full Rossion designed instruments with additional gauges to monitor engine vitals. Optional: Satellite navigation with bluetooth.The Rossion Q1 is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 making solid 450 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Alleged top speed is 189 mph. Rossion caters to worldwide sales with a base price tag of $100,595. Pick It UP!!!

Beyond the Now

Saleen S5S Raptor

This next one is my personal, “personal” favorite. In 2008 Saleen Inc introduced its S5S Raptor at the New York Auto Show everybody saluted the S7’s successor, which bares striking resemblance to the Ferrari F-430. Sadly, development of the super car has halted as a result of the 2008 recession and the future of the project is still uncertain. The price tag was planned to be set around $185,000 – roughly $400,000 less than the Raptor’s predecessor Saleen S7. I could just see myself now, driving south (speeding) on I-95 accompanied by a sexy model broad, unraveling a backwood; rolling up that pressure in the passenger seat next to me. Those are the moments we live for as Americans! The Raptor was originally intended to be equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged Saleen engine capable to yield 650-hp. Lets pray that Saleen Inc finds funding to resume this project; it would be such a waste to see this project washed up by the way side.

2,000-hp ‘Lamborghini’ SF22

Alleluia! The perfect car to Transport them “THANGS” in! Said to be one of the most powerful super cars on Earth will be built right here in America by a Pennsylvania-based company called 215 Racing and its sub-company Mostro Di Potenza. The folks at 215 Racing got the exclusive rights to build the Lamborghini Indomable Concept. When produced, the model will be renamed the SF22, which stands for Street Fighter and the design influence provided by a F22 fighter jet. Only 50 units of SF22 will be made and each will be powered by a 9.4L twin-turbo V8 making 2,000-hp and 2,000 lb-ft of torque. That’s right, no typo here! Mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission, the SF22 will go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 265 mph. The only way you’d get caught by the cops is if you were on the expressway stuck in the middle of rush hour traffic, in Los Angeles at that, and even then you’d have the potential to get busy!

The SF22 will be produced in the Philadelphia, PA area, at a rate of 2 per month. 215 is currently accepting orders for delivery in mid-2012. Prices start at $950,000.

Shelby SSC Tuatara

The SSC Tuatara, which is named after the unique New Zealand lizard that has the fastest evolving DNA on the planet. “Nawl Nawl Nawl, this that whip that I’d want to be running that dope in, it look just like a spaceship and all.” “On some NastySaibot StarFOXMichealJ shit!” Instead of giving the SSC Ultimate Aero more power to outrun Bugatti again, Shelby Super cars led by Jerod Shelby decided to make an all-new super car to reclaim the title of the world’s fastest car. Details on the Tuatara are still top secret but what is known is that the car will be powered by a 7.0-liter DOHC V8 twin-turbo cranking out around 1,350-hp. The car is expected to have a top speed of 442 km/h (275 mph). DiaBlo!

The Legends

Ford GT

Ford GT, Say no more. A valiant piece of American automotive history hands down!

  • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
  • Production 2003–2008 (4,038 produced)
  • Engine 5.4 L Supercharged Modular V8
  • Transmission 6-speed manual
  • Wheelbase 106.7 in
  • Curb weight 3,485 lb
  • Original price $149,995

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Every American “gAngster” should have one of these parked in front of his Scarface Miami Mansion, or doing donuts in a very “get your roll on” fashion. Whatever the occasion is the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is a staple in the pages of American Super automotives and is only worthy of being driven by a true patriot! Chi Chi get the Yayo!

  • Manufacturer Saleen, Inc.
  • Production 2005–2009
  • Engine Ford 427, 7.0 L twin-turbochargedV8
  • Transmission 6-speed manual
  • Wheelbase 106.3 in
  • Curb weight 2,950 lb
  • Original price $585,296

SSC Ultimate Aero

The SSC Ultimate Aero by Shelby Super cars is the first and the only American super car to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records record for being the fastest production car in the world. The Bugatti Veyron set this standard back in 2005 by producing a top speed of 253 mph. Then the Ultimate Aero teared that crown off the Veyron by running 257 mph, but then Bugatti reached 267 mph and beat Aero again. Nevertheless, combining american muscle and European styling cues, the SSC Ultimate Aero by far among America’s most iconic cars ever produced.

  • Manufacturer Shelby SuperCars
  • Production 2006–present
  • Engine 6.34 litre 387.2 cu in V8
  • Curb weight 2,848 lb
  • Price $650,000


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