RCR's Next car should be.....

Understandably, the car displayed at SEMA was the mock-up. I imagine having the one (if there is even one) and only functional version out in the open all night outside would be a risk no one wanted to take.
 
Haven't posted here in a while. Just saw this today and Fran has GOT to come up with a proper chassis to take this motor!

Something roadster-only with minimal bodywork to both show off the engine and drastically reduce the build time.

Fran probably knows all the principals involved, as they are in Michigan and worked for Katech and GM/Cadillac on the Cadillac Sixteen.

Build Your Own Cadillac Sixteen with this 14-liter LS

And here's a decent walkaround video:

All the Techincal Details on XVI Power's new V16 Marine Engine - YouTube

The sound alone would be worth the price of admission!

JR
This one perhaps?
 

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Ok. I brought this up 8 or so months ago (one page before), but I really think Fran could build an amazing front engine rear drive open top car with the SLC design language. If there’s anyone halfway decent with photoshop, I think it would be neat to see what a front engine SLC would look like. It would be like a modern day Lister or Cobra, but with Fran’s engineering (proven laptime record holder).

This is the Sterling Moss SLR. I think a “Fran’s SLC design” would look much better than this.
 
... I really think Fran could build an amazing front engine rear drive open top car ...
And I think at that point I chimed in and agreed. Something with the sole of a Cobra/Viper (i.e. An AMERICAN car).

On the plus side, it could be more straight forward (front engine, so something like a trashed Camaro could be a relatively cheap donor for the complete drive train). That would make the all-in cost lower for those looking for that.

Leave enough space for a Viper V10.

You could even delete the doors to make it lower cost/easier to build!
 
And I think at that point I chimed in and agreed. Something with the sole (sic) of a Cobra/Viper (i.e. An AMERICAN car).
That smells a bit fishy .. the AC Cobra was a British car with an American engine.

It's been a while since I said it, so either (I know Fran doesn't like either :( ):
- Porsche 904
- McLaren F1 layout car (not a replica)
 

Joel K

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Just a thought, how about a Gen V styled Viper now that it is out of production but rework the chassis so it would accommodate Supercharged Hemi Engines.
 
Another idea would be the C3 Corvette. I like the styling of the earlier ones, but they're absolute death-traps. A good chassis, with modern suspension and drivetrain, and roll cage, would be great. Now that values are climbing, it'd not be uncompetitive with the original route.
 
Another idea would be the C3 Corvette. I like the styling of the earlier ones, but they're absolute death-traps. A good chassis, with modern suspension and drivetrain, and roll cage, would be great. Now that values are climbing, it'd not be uncompetitive with the original route.
Corvette? There’s only one that I’d love to see. And I know there’s potential....

 
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