Video: French-Canadian Supercar with LS Power – Too Ugly to Live?

Back in February, we introduced you to the Felino cB7, a Canadian supercar with LS power under the hood. Now, we finally have more details about this project that has been in the making since 2010, and a video of the car in motion at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Canadian Grand Prix.

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We also got our first glimpse of the car from the back at around the 23 second mark, and it’s one of the few times we’ve actually gasped out loud at a YouTube car video that didn’t involve some sort of crash. Styling is a matter of personal taste, but we doubt the rear aspect of the cB7 will find many fans – while the front of the car is reminiscent of an Audi R8, from the back, there’s a horrifying mix of split window Corvette, Cobra Daytona Coupe, and Droopy the cartoon dog.

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The specs are all on target – 525 horsepower, 1,135 kilo curb weight, front-mid engine location, and a tube chassis should make for a fun car to drive. But that back end! Besides the harm done to the sensibilities of those on the outside, we suspect that the very large C-pillars in the fastback will make for equally large blind spots on the inside.

We’re always happy to see an LS engine find a home in something different. But have they gone too deep in the weeds with the bodywork on the cB7? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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