Meet Canada’s latest supercar

January 24, 2014 | By | In News

Canada has thrown its hat into the supercar ring with this, the Felino CB7.

Looking like a futuristic cross between a Morgan and a TVR, the Felino doesn’t follow the conventional supercar shapes, ushering in a bold, opinion-splitting new design.

Underneath the skin, however, there is plenty that sports car fans will recognise. The CB7 is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine that sends its 525bhp straight to the rear wheels.

Full performance figures have yet to be confirmed as the car is still in testing, but with a tiny kerb weight of around 1100kg, expect a 0-62mph sprint in under four seconds and a top speed in excess of 200mph.

Like many of its contemporaries, the CB7 is constructed largely from carbon-fibre, which keeps the weight down, maximising performance without compromising on structural rigidity.

Being a brand new company, Felino has no heritage in performance cars or motorsport. Howevever, as the car is the brainchild of Canadian racing driver Antoine Bessette, potential customers can be assured that an engaging driving experience was a very high priority.

While not renowned as a performance car engineering hotbed, the Canadians do have previous form in the supercar sector, having previously released the HTT Plethore two-door coupe and the Magnum Mk5 open-top track car.

Prices have yet to be confirmed, but a projected cost of around $100,000 (£60,000), would see it undercut almost all of its performance rivals.

Do you think the Felino CB7 has what it takes to rival the established European supercar brands? Have your say below.

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