Lucra LC470, a sports classic taste
When we talk about many classic sports cars of the 50s and 60s, many of us will come to mind an immortal design that will never go out of fashion a large displacement engine, power is often well above its frame and few concessions to comfort and everything that is not fun and enjoyment steering wheel. However, why you must give up all this? Can not you could get the support of all these aspects in a single vehicle?
With that philosophy flag, Lucra LC470 combines the best of a classic sports car with the performance of a current supercar, but yes, with a lot more style and glamor. If we fixed solely on your body you might think that is a replica or a nostalgic sports inspired legends as the Ferrari 330 TRI / LM Testa Rossa. But when we realize that under that carbon fiber bodywork a tubular chassis, fully adjustable suspensions made of aluminum, an aerodynamic studied by computer or reduced weight hides just 895 Kilograms, our first impression changed completely.
The distribution of these 895 Kg It is 47% on the front axle and 53% on the rear axle, which together with the propulsion of the car should provide adequate traction. Besides the reduced weight, the chassis and the low center of gravity would allow cornering most interesting. As shown, a simple fact: is able to withstand 1.4 g forces in curve with homologated for street tires.
With a naturally aspirated engine 5.7-liter V8 (General Motors LS6) 400 hp power and all the above credentials we should not miss his performance figures: 0-100 km / h in just over 3 seconds and a quarter mile in just 9 seconds. There is also a "base" version with 375 hp getting a 0-100 in 3.4 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds, still impressive figures, also announced a top speed in excess of 290 Km / h.
The classical also extends into (tandem, of course), with seats with aluminum and four-point harnesses and leather trimmed with embroidery lozenge. A barqueta competition? Rather a sports car with classic look and modern technology valid for use on the road, provided you have the $ 74,500 its starting price.
With cars so it is clear that the future is to increase power and weight, but rather to design efficient engines and get a / weight ratio derated, thus being able to match the performance (while consuming less) of those more powerful but also heavier cars. In addition, the inertia curve will also be much lower. Colin Chapman's philosophy is more alive than ever ...
Lucra LC470 2010
Via: Serious Wheels
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