Laraki Epitome Concept 2013

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Laraki Epitome Concept '13
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Yacht and automobile designer Abdeslam Laraki produced two concept cars in his native Morocco before his company ceased operation in 2008. He has now re-established Laraki in California and launched the $2-million Epitome at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The striking Epitome is based on a sixth generation Corvette platform and features a twin-turbocharged V8. Displacing just over 7-litre, it is reportedly capable of 1,200 bhp and as much as 1,750 bhp on 110 octane gas. The striking, futuristic exterior is completely crafted in carbon-fibre composites, which helps keep the weight down to just 2,800 lbs.

Laraki Designs California intends to build nine examples of the Epitome, while in the meantime also developing additional models.


SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEW

• Manufacturer: Laraki
• Country: Morocco
• Year: 2013
• Type: Street
• Division: N1000

ENGINE
• Engine: GM / Laraki 90º V8
• Power: 1200 HP / --- rpm
• Torque: --- Nm / --- rpm
• Engine location: Front
• Displacement: 7011 cc
• Construction: Aluminium block and head
• Valvetrain: 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
• Fuel feed: Fuel Injection
• Aspiration: Twin Turbo

PERFORMANCE
• 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Time: Unknown
• Top Speed: Unknown
• Power-to-weight ratio: 0.94 hp/kg

DRIVETRAIN
• Drive:
• Body:
• Chassis:
• Gearbox:
• Steering:
• Suspension:
• Front suspension:
• Rear suspension:
• Brakes:
• Front brakes:
• Rear brakes:

BATTERY
• Battery:
• Power:

RANGE
• Range:

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
• Lenght: mm
• Width: mm
• Height: mm
• Weight: 1270 kg


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Powering the Laraki Epitome is a heavily revised version of Chevrolet’s 7.0 litre V8. All the engine internals have been upgraded, and a couple of turbochargers bolted on for good measure. Lakari say that the engine is good for 1,200 horsepower on regular gasoline. But that’s not the end of the story. It has two gas tanks. One for normal pump gas, the other for 110 octane fuel. At the flick of a switch the Epitome will start to consume a combination of the two fuels, while at the same time the ECU map changes to make the most of the more potent blend. When using the higher octane fuel the Epitome’s engine produces a massive 1,750 horsepower.

Laraki say they only plan on building nine examples of the Epitome, each costing $2 million. But as this is the third time the company has tried to get a supercar into production, don’t start writing those checks just yet.

Power: 1200 HP - 1750 HP




Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/18/laraki-motors-epitome-concept-monterey-2013/

 
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Dublin
Paul2007
The Aston Martin One-77 meets Transformers. I feel bad for mentioning Aston here in relation to this horrendous machine.

Why is the steering wheel melting? Nice figures but it is seriously and horribly over-designed.
 
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youngun_great
wasn't this on Top Gear a few years back and they laughed at the "we will not stop until this is produced" bit at the end of the spec sheet?
 
6,919
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South Africa
Holy mother*******ing insane bats*** of a car!! 1700+ hp?? Are you kidding me? Who's gonna actually try to drive this monster?