Some of you may be asking, what exactly is “Weber Sportscars?” Well for starters, it’s small Switzerland-based supercar manufacturer and today they have unveiled potentially the world’s lightest and fastest street legal four-wheel drive sports car in the world. Dubbed the Faster One or “F1″ for short, the car was developed by former BMW and Sauber F1 engineers, which makes this car the real deal. The F1 was originally showcased back in 2007 as a prototype and now it is back with more modifications and upgrades.
The F1 features a twin-turbocharged 5.6-liter V10 engine that pumps out more than 1,200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 922 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The V10 is strapped to a 6-speed, semi-automated sequential gearbox with paddle shifters and active launch control, sending the power to an intelligent all-wheel drive system. The engineers also managed to keep the weight down to 2,756 lbs (1,250 kg), giving the car a power-to-weight ratio of 0.96 per kilogram. They accomplished this by giving the Weber F1 a new carbon fiber chassis, an aerodynamic profile and strapped on a set of their very own light-weight alloy 20-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli high performance tires.
Hiding behind the 4 tires are 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers with vented ceramic discs measuring 380 x 34 mm. The two-seater mid-engine sportscar also comes with a stainless steel high performance exhaust system, complete with custom manifolds and high performance converters. Customers will also like the electronically controlled throttle system that comes included in the package.
As soon as we think that the F1 couldn’t any get better, the folks at Weber are working on a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), most notably seen in the P1 and LaFerrari, which could potentially give the car a boost of 400 horsepower for a total of 1600 horsepower. However this phase needs more investors to complete.
With a solid 1200 horsepower to work with, the Weber F1 will hit 0-62 in just 2.5 seconds, 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in 6.6 seconds, 0-186 mph (300 km/h) in 16.2 seconds and a top speed of 248.5 mph (400 km/h). A fast car demands a high price and the Weber F1 is no exception, with a price north of $1.5 million (€998,000 or £783.400). Production will commence next month.