Paul Halstead preparing a supercar with a W16 14.0-liter engine and 1,200 hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 15, 2013

If you thought that the Bugatti Veyron is the ultimate supercar you better think again as Australian entrepreneur Paul Halstead announced its plan to develop a new supercar powered by a W16 14.0-liter engine. That’s right folks, 14.0-liter! Apparently, the car uses two LS7 V8 7.0-liter engines mounted together at 45 degrees.

If the Bugatti Veyron features a single crankshaft, Halstead’s supercar will have a trick transfer case, which will enable the two crankshafts of the V8 engines to use a single-speed sequential gearbox. The V8 engines will deliver a total output of 1,200 hp and all the power will be sent to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential.

The final version of the vehicle will be presented at the Detroit Autorama hot rod event in 2016 And Paul Halstead hopes to get the Ridler Award. There are no plans for a limited-run production but if the right investors are found, we could see this beauty on the streets! For those who don’t know, Paul Halstead is known for modifying Alfa Romeo Sprint coupes back in 1980s.

Dubbed Giocattolo, the vehicle modified by Halstead featured a mid-mounted V8 engine, Brembo brakes and Kevlar body panels. Still, the car was not quite a best seller, as Halstead closed its shop after he built only 15 cars.

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