Paul Halstead, an Australian entrepreneur, has recently announced its plans to introduce a locally developed supercar with a massive engine in 2016.
According to Paul Halstead, the new supercar will not be developed as a business venture, but mostly for fun, and the final production version is expected to be officially unveiled in 2016, at the Detroit Autorama hot rod event, where he is hoping to win the Ridler Award. A limited production series of the model might make it to the production line if several potential investors will be interested in it, but for now, this will be a one-off supercar.
The new Australian supercar will use two 7.0 liter V8 LS7 engines, mounted at 45 degrees, and the model will have a “trick transfer case” which will enable the two crankshafts of the units to function with a single six-speed sequential transmission. The 14.0 liter W16 engine should produce a total output of 1,200 HP (895 kW), which will be sent to the rear-wheel drive through a limited slip differential. The tub will be made from carbon fiber and the body from carbon fiber and Kevlar. Additional details on the model are limited for the moment.
Source: Motor Authority