This Hayabusa powered crawler machine looks like a good time three wheeler
If your goal is to build a car that is light and aimless, while avoiding speeding and enthusiastic driving on a racetrack, then it makes a lot of sense to cut out as many superfluous instants as possible right off the bat. This is what the Corso Concepts team has apparently been doing for the past two and a half years. They took the idea of ââa track car and reduced it to the bare minimum. Starting with a blank sheet, they found everything they didn’t need and just left it on the cutting room floor. Wings, passenger seats, roofs, fourth wheels, all of this has been abandoned in the name of lightness and speed.
In the end, you have a 1,000 pound car powered by a Hayabusa engine that spins at 11,000 rpm. You don’t really need to know more to figure out that the car is going to be a real riot to drive, do you? These two statistics are very good indicators to let you know more or less what this experience will be. The car may be designed to work with all three Hayabusa generations, but let’s go with the 1340cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four, which means you have 197 horsepower and a of torque of 102.3 lb-ft. with. It’s a power-to-weight ratio that even a Lotus Exige couldn’t match.
The chassis – unbelievably at this weight – is constructed of tubular steel with a composite carbon body seated on top. The front suspension is a motorsport-inspired pushrod setup with factory dual-tuned shocks. You get billet uprights, Wilwood brakes, adjustable pedals, the job! At the rear, you get a custom single-sided swingarm and a giant, meaty rear tire. The company hasn’t released the exact specs for the wheels and tires, but based on the video above, they appear to be very grippy. Delivering over 1.4g in a turn is very impressive. And it still manages to find a sideslip angle with a corner exit on the accelerator. This is my kind of ride!
As a regular driver, I don’t really trust myself with a Hayabusa on the street or on a race track, but give it another wheel and a few hundred extra pounds and I’m on board immediately. It sounds like fun exactly the opposite of a high performance motorcycle.
Corso Concepts, the new startup maker behind this wild car, is based in Flint, Michigan. It might not be as exotic as Maranello or Stuttgart, say, but it’s a solid and reliable city, and that’s exactly what this machine looks like to me. It’s not cheap, however, at a list price of $ 69,995 before options. It is, however, much more exclusive than any other sports car in the world for ten times that price, as Corso will only build between three and five of these cars per year.
However, you can get a nice discount if you choose to build the car yourself. For just $ 49,995, the company will provide you with all the items you need to build your own Corso California RT, minus the engine, transmission, wiring harness, and gauges, which must come from your Hayabusa wreck. choice. Of which he does not seem to be missing.
If you are thinking of buying a used Porsche GT3 Cup or Ferrari Challenge, I suggest your money would be much better served with this thing instead. You will get a car with a much higher revs engine with much more readily available spare parts, and you will experience the wind in your face and the ability to tell your wealthy friends that you have something more exclusive. than their Bugatti or other.
Fifty thousand is a small price to pay for something so wild. And allegedly, there are ways to make this bonkers machine street so legal! Considering something like a BAC Mono would set you back six figures, this seems like a hell of a bargain.