Sixteen-Cylinder Aussie Supercar Uses Twin Corvette Engines


  • Halstead Supercar Picture

    Halstead Supercar Picture

    Australian entrepreneur Paul Halstead is building a one-off 16-cylinder midengine supercar. | July 15, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • Australian entrepreneur Paul Halstead is building a one-off 16-cylinder midengine supercar.
  • Halstead's as-yet-unnamed supercar uses conjoined LS7 engines from the Corvette Z06.
  • Halstead hopes to formally unveil his car at the 2016 Detroit Autorama Show.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian entrepreneur Paul Halstead is building a one-off 16-cylinder midengine supercar that uses conjoined LS7 engines from the Corvette Z06.

The three-seater, which has no name, is being developed by Halstead's company HAL and is intended to develop around 1,200 horsepower and reach speeds of up to 200 mph.

Halstead told Australian Web site Motoring.com.au that he is bolting the two 7.0-liter V8 engines together side by side on 45-degree angles. They will be connected to a specially designed transfer case and will send power to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential.

The lightweight body will be made of carbon fiber and kevlar, and will feature a sliding, jet fighter-style glass canopy, but no doors, according to the Web site.

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