Rodin confirms production of FZero track car

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New Zealand-based manufacturer Rodin Cars has announced that its new track car, the Rodin FZero, is entering production three years after it was first revealed.

According to company founder David Dicker, “The Rodin FZero is the physical representation of the ultimate heights in vehicle performance. Without the restrictions of building to a set of rules, we are able to make the car lighter, more powerful, and produce significantly more downforce. The only real restrictions we face are the laws of physics, and we have even pushed those to the absolute limit. We look forward to bringing the most intense driving experience conceivable to tracks around the world.”

The car is to be powered by Rodin’s 4.0-liter V10 engine, developed by Neil Brown Engineering. Weighing 132kg, the compact engine produces 1,176bhp and revs to 10,000rpm, with power delivered through an eight-speed, sequential transmission, which stands out thanks to its additive-manufactured titanium casing. Thanks to the car’s low weight (under 700kg) and an aerodynamic package claimed to produce 4,000kg of downforce, performance should be impressive.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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