Rodin FZero: the fastest car in the world?  – Le Mag Sport Auto

Rodin FZero: the fastest car in the world? – Le Mag Sport Auto


After announcing it in 2019, Rodin Cars finally presented its latest design: a car called Rodin FZero.

Although the car is still in the development phase, the announced features look promising.

Rodin FZero, F1-like

Rodin Cars specializes in the manufacture of high performance vehicles, whether road or circuit. With passion and creativity, the manufacturer wants to create a hybrid supercar faster than F1 through FZero.

The Rodin FZero is mounted on a composite carbon fiber chassis, with a Batmobile look. Its prominent fenders, separated from the cabin, and its extremely low ground clearance highlight its aerodynamics. We’ll get a big wing back for more support. The hybrid supercar is fitted with OZ Racing 18-inch forged magnesium wheels and Avon tires.

Rodin Fzero would be 5.5 m long and 2.2 m wide and 1.13 m high, while its wheelbase would be 3 m. The car would weigh just 698 kg, 50 kg less than an F1 car.

performance and price

According to Rodin Cars, this car would be powered by a 4-liter V10 turbo engine, developing 1,176 horsepower with 1,026 NM of torque. This would benefit from electrical support. This engine group can push the speed up to 10,000 rpm.

The New Zealand manufacturer called on Ricardo UK to create an eight-speed gearbox, which will fit into a 3D-printed titanium case. Cut to the track, the Rodin FZero could reach a top speed of 360 km/h. This figure would put it in the first row of the fastest cars on the track.

Although production is ongoing, the group already plans to sell 27 copies of the FZero, which will be built with 3D printed parts. An example can be estimated at 1.8 million pounds, or 2.1 million euros.

Conclusion

With numbers like that, the Rodin FZero would almost be a rocket on wheels. Its weight / power ratio will be 0.59, much lower than the famous Koenigsegg One. If the Rodin Cars plan goes well, we will have the right to a prototype by the end of the year.