The Bugatti Veyron will probably saying good-bye to its legendary status of being the fastest street-legal production car in the world, as Weber has announced that they will launching their 2013 super car: the Faster One or F1 for short.
Swiss manufacturer Weber was founded by engineers from BMW and Sauber Petronas Formula 1 team, so the moniker F1 may be more than just a casual nod to the past history of its founders, and the technical features are those of a purebred hyper car.
In 2008 when Weber revealed their first version it was literally shot down by specialized car journalists that called it, let’s say, unappealing was one of the kinder adjectives to describe its styling, that the manufacturer said was an “uncompromising innovative styling geared toward maximum aerodynamic efficiency,” while the 2013 version is at least now a good looking sports car that doesn’t make styling sacrifices to aerodynamic efficiency.
Under its carbon fiber hood, the F1 packs a twin-turbo V10 engine with dual superchargers that produces a massive 1,200 horsepower and 1,250 Nm of torque, which gives it a sprint of 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds, from 0 to 300 km/h in just 16.2 seconds and it reaches a top speedof more than 400 km/h which is hooked up to a semi-automated, sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle shift at the steering wheel and the wheels are connected to an in-house developed wheel-drive system, and the company also produced its own 12-piston fixed calipers for the ceramic disc brakes that measure 380 x 28 millimeters on front and rear axle brakes.
The F1 features a full carbon-fiber monocoque chassis that weighs just 65 kilograms and the entire two seater weighs in at 1,250 kilograms.
Just like LaFerrari, the Faster One may also see a future use of the hybrid variant of the F1 KERS technology that could bring the powertrain up to 1,600 horsepower.
The F1 will be available next month and prices are strictly on request.
Will the Faster One actually be able to take on the likes of the already established LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno and the Bugatti Veyron, only time will tell.