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Melling Hellcat

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Manufacturer  Melling Sportscars
Body style  2-door FMR-RWD coupe
Class  Sports car
Engine  6.0 L V10
Production  2007–present 20-30 cars per year planned
Transmission  6-speed dual clutch sequential manual

The Melling Hellcat is a concept sports car designed by Al Melling to be the fastest street legal car in the world. It was introduced in February 2007 and was scheduled to come out in 2012. The car is powered by a 6.0 litre quad-turbo V10 Engine giving it 1,217 hp (908 kW), higher than that of the current fastest street-legal car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

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The prototype of this car was produced in 2006. As of October 2014, the car is still not in production.

Specifications

Engine: 6.0 litre v10
Induction: 4 turbos
Intake Cooling: 2 intercoolers
Power: 1,217 bhp (908 kW)
Torque: 880 ft·lbf (1,190 N·m) Claimed Top Speed: 475 km/h

In the media

BBC television's Top Gear ran a short segment on the Hellcat, in their Season 9 Episode 4 show. Presenter James May commented that he doubted if the car's drag coefficient would be low enough ("slippery enough") to reach the claimed top speed. In addition, the prototype's weight is also prohibitive of it reaching the claimed top speed.

The prototype was also digitised and featured as the centre-piece of the racing video game Juiced 2.

References

Melling Hellcat Wikipedia


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