I would figure that any dust or sand on the road would become interesting. Also, I don't know how the spring rates would work. You would need stiff springs for when the fan is on, but they would be overly stiff if the fan were off. There's also the issue of sound. Running the fan at full rpm would probably sound like a small plane and would be quite loud.Are their any restrictions for a fan car for street legal uses?
I agree with the Lotus Elise or Exige chassis type, additionally it would be nice to have roll up windows!!!!RCR's next car should be based on the current Lotus chassis and include mounting points for an LS-7 and Ricardo gearbox and the needed bodywork to cover it.
Hennesy has done this but they are not going to make it fly like Fran could.
However, I still think it'd be cool to see the two cars, the SL-C and the S7, side by side for a comparison.
Fran is the perfect example of how to run a car company and provide service for those cars. Steve Saleen...not so much.Very cool!
A few years ago a local fellow that owns an S7 was in the middle of some sort of dispute with Saleen over a minor warranty issue when one of the large seasonal car shows was scheduled, and his Saleen was contracted to be in the show, along with the same fellows Ford GT [ the new GT ] It was so petty, he DID bring the Saleen for exhibit as he had agreed to do, but to diminish the presence, he took blue masking tape and covreed over all the branding and logos in real sloppy manner. Of course this became the source of a LOT of questions that were answered with all the details of the fellows dispute with the Saleen company, and how by comparison, FORD was so good with customer service and giving him all the hand holding he wanted...Kinda sad that a small issue had to have been aired in such a public manner...I don't know how the issue was ever resolved, but I kind of remember it was over some trivial interior trim that just needed to be re-glued or something else small that any owner should just do DIY and get over...
So let me get this straight...he pays $450,000 for a car and an issue that's under warranty is trivial? Excuse me? I don't care if it was just trim or "whatever" it's on a very expensive exotic car that has a WARRANTY. It should have been resolved in a heartbeat! Had Saleen done the right thing, there would have been no need to get "petty" and stage a label protest using his car that was giving Saleen good press. It's called brand promotion and any company providing goods of this caliber had better maintain high standards if they want to continue selling mega-bucks cars.
In Saleen's defence, it is very difficult to justify sending a man out to repair a triviality with no 'nearby dealer' to perform the simple fix. The real irony of the silly issue with the Saleen was that only a short time later Ford ordered all the GTs off the street and to be "not driven at all" until a major structural element could be 'recalled and redone'....He was making such a fuss over almost nothing and his GT next to it had a hidden major structural flaw yet to be disclosed [ and to Ford's credit, fixed in a very timely manner]
First of all, Saleen wouldn't need defending if their company had done a proper job of satisfying the warranty work. Again, ANY component on a $450,000 car with a warranty is something that needs to be addressed ASAP...otherwise they don't deserve to continue selling cars with outrageous pricetags. It's a PRIVILEGE to sell high-caliber cars to wealthy enthusiasts and collectors, not a RIGHT. Those buyers do have a RIGHT to have a properly functioning and assembled vehicle.
And only GT's before a certain chassis number had the potentially faulty squeeze-cast suspension arms. Those that did received billet replacements, rather than mothballing them for months before they could be driven again. THAT is customer service! And that's on a car that's "only" $150,000. Damn straight that's how you handle a halo-car...if Saleen had any clue how to do this properly he wouldn't have had to sell off the company that he built, only to come back with a new company providing the same services.
Most of us here on this forum are capable people that handle tools and can actually build and repair things,....and I would imagine most of you are the type, that like me, would rather just get a tube of glue or some loc-tite or whatever supplies, and simply go about fixin whatever minor thing pops up without the kind of silly public display that this local guy put on at the car show ...I sure felt sorry for Steve having to deal with a client like that.
Poor Steve...boohoo, he couldn't manage to get the details sorted on an outrageously expensive halo-car that was getting him ungarnered attention and sales. Too bad he bungled it by not taking issues like these seriously. Ask Fran about the S7 that he has in his shop for "upgrades".
If given a choice to take home either one, I would choose the SLC, but if the S7 just appeared in my driveway with a clear title, I would certainly enjoy it too....by to be honest, by real interest lies in the late 60s and early 70s cars...and thank goodness Fran has us well covered in that arena!