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Dennis Palatov, over the course of 4.5 years, has designed and built his own sports racer.

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Starting with rough sketches of his concept, Dennis evolved his ideas into a working prototype. The prototype features:

  • All wheel drive
  • Engine next to the driver
  • Under car ground effect tunnels
  • Inboard rocker arm suspension
  • Provisions for a V8 engine


Length: 113"
Width: 70"
Wheelbase: 80.5"
Height: 39" (top of rollbar)
Ground Clearance: 2.5"

Drivetrain: Proprietary AWD system
Polychain GT2 belt drive
Quaife limited slip differentials

Bodywork: carbon, quick-change

Wheels: 13x8
Tires: 225/45-13 Hoosier R6 or 20x8-13 race slicks

Engine: Custom 2800cc V8,
375hp @10,000 RPM,
220 lb-ft @6500 RPM

Gearbox: 5-speed sequential with reverse

Weight: 850lb.
Power/weight: 970 hp/metric ton
(2.25 lb/hp)


Projected price as of March 2006: $125,000


In car video of first track test.

External video of first track test.

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Revised: September 29, 2006.

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