Rodin’s Insane 1,200-HP Hypercar Is Faster Than An F1 Race Rig
— Updated on 11 January 2023

Rodin’s Insane 1,200-HP Hypercar Is Faster Than An F1 Race Rig

— Updated on 11 January 2023

In a world full of ballistic supercars, you’d be excused for questioning the road-going practicality of such colossal performance. Sure, many are engineered with track days in mind, but there’s always going to be a compromise between public road pragmatism and race-day romance. The solution, naturally, is buying yourself a track car. A Rodin track car.

But when you’re used to Supercar levels of performance in your road car, what could possibly excite you enough to pull out your wallet for a track-only toy? Well, the Rodin FZERO is stating a pretty substantial case.

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The Hypercar is only the second release from the New Zealand outfit (remember the FZED?), and if the numbers are anything to go off, they shouldn’t have any trouble moving the 27 units planned for sale. Based on a carbon fibre tub, the FZERO was designed with one thing in mind: “To be the fastest car around the track — without exception.”

Founder of Rodin Cars, David Dicker said: “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 are able to make the car lighter, more powerful, and produce significantly more downforce.”

“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.”

The car will have a wet weight of just 698 kilos with a 1,176-horsepower, 4.0-litre V10 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain tucked inside. Let that sink in.

With such a ludicrous power-to-weight ratio (1.662 PS/kg), Rodin had to ensure the aerodynamics and braking were up to the challenge. The stoppers are 380mm PFC Carbon-Carbon with Titanium callipers (6-piston front and 4-piston rear), and the body will be capable of producing up to 4,000 kilos of downforce; that’s comfortably more than a Formula 1 car.

So if you’ve always had a craving for punching out laps faster than a Formula 1 car, we suggest you shoot Rodin an email and lock in your 2023 pre-order for what might be the most usably ludicrous track car we’ve ever seen.

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Justin Jackie is an experienced freelance writer, with more than half a decade of expertise in the world of automotive reporting and reviewing. With a breadth of Australian-based and international experience, his by-line has appeared in the likes of the New York Times, T Magazine, Mr Jones, Prestige Online and more. 


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