When we’re thinking about supercars the first thing that pops in our minds is the exterior design, that unique shape which kept you bedroom door closed when you were a child, but Bugatti managed to take the supercar concept to a whole new level with its Veyron Super Sport.
But after setting the land speed record for a production car, Veyron’s days are close to ending, with the American SSC coming in closely and with a creation from Rotary Supercars which has big plans. Well “big” isn’t the word we are looking for, more like “impossible”. But what’s physics if you are a German engineer working in the automotive industry.
Initially started back in 2009, the RSC Predator GT prototype is close to hitting the production line, being powered by a rotary twin-turbo engine, delivering 1.200 horsepower from its 2.6 liters. According to the manufacturer the prototype can hit 100 km/h from standstill in less than 3 seconds and to go to 400 km/h it needs 25 seconds.
But this isn’t all and Rotary Supercars has announced a 5.2 liter quad-turbo engine with eight rotors which is developing 2.800 horsepower and the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 0.9 seconds, from 0 to 400 km/h takes 4.8 seconds and to reach 600 km/h from standstill the car needs less than seven seconds.
Remember when we said earlier that physics doesn’t matter when you are a German engineer working in the automotive industry? Well you do the math and come up with some tires that can sustain that much torque and that acceleration time and make it. Slicks aren’t street legal so they are out of the question. And once you figure it out with the tires than sell the car to 60 year old billionaires for 10 million euros and watch them crash it at speeds over 400 km/h. Beat that, Veyron!