Rodin Cars has announced the FZERO, with the New Zealand-based performance-car manufacturer saying the track-only hypercar is “built for those looking for the fastest experience available on the track, without the limitations of road or racing regulations”. 

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Limited to only 27 examples, the FZERO was built and designed from the ground up to the company’s specifications. Billed as Rodin Cars’ most ambitious project yet, the FZERO is equipped with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V10 incorporating a 130 kW electric motor. 

“It’s the physical representation of the ultimate heights in vehicle performance”

On its own, the internal combustion unit produces 735 kW and 910 Nm of torque. However, thanks to the addition of the electric motor, power and torque have been lifted to a whopping 865 kW and 1 026 Nm. Rodin Cars says this allows the FZERO, which weighs a mere (claimed) 698 kg (wet), to reach a top speed of over 360 km/h. 

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Stopping power is provided by 380 mm front and rear ‘Carbon-Carbon’ brakes with six-piston titanium callipers up front and four-piston items at the back. 

The FZERO measures 5 500 mm bow to stern, 2 200 mm in width and only 1 130 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 3 000 mm, while the fore and aft tracks measure 1 852 mm and 1 790 mm, respectively. The firm says the “massive” wings and the floor of the FZERO can produce “up to” 4 000 kg of downforce. 

“The Rodin FZERO is the physical representation of the ultimate heights in vehicle performance. Without the restrictions of building to a set of rules, we can make the car lighter, more powerful, and produce significantly more downforce,” said David Dicker, founder of the brand. 

“The only real restrictions we face are the laws of physics, and we have even pushed those to the absolute limit. We look forward to bringing the most intense driving experience conceivable to tracks around the world.”