Canada’s Anibal Previews 920HP, Porsche 911-Based Supercar

Europe, being the home of the supercar, routinely sees unknown companies announce their intentions to release hugely powerful supercars. This time, however, a new firm promising a potent supercar doesn’t hail from Europe and is instead based in Montreal, Canada.

Dubbed Anibal Automotive, the company has just previewed its very first model, dubbed the Icon. Like many before it, it’s making big claims.

Unlike many supercar startups which look to build their cars from the ground up, the Anibal Icon is based around the Porsche 911 Turbo S and therefore uses the same chassis and twin-turbo six-cylinder engine as the German sports car. But, whereas the Turbo S has 552 hp, Anibal claims the icon will deliver a phenomenal 920 hp.

Visually, the Icon bares absolutely no resemblance to the 911, except for its use of similar taillights. The front includes large wheel arches that protrude out of the bodywork, a hood that narrows as it joins to the bumper and a pair of large air intakes to inevitably cool the front brakes and help with airflow.

Anibal hopes to build 50 examples of the Icon but has yet to disclose pricing.

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  • I’mCallingYouOut
  • kachuks

    It’s impressive, in a strange sort of way. Definitely ballsy to build it.

  • Kash

    “renders” would be a better word than “previews” imo.

  • Status

    We’re never going to have a domestic automaker in this country.

  • ODD THAT THEY COME UP WITH A UNIQUE DESIGN ONLY TO USE 911 TAIL LIGHTS.

    • Haneif Katebi

      And Cadillac CTS headlights and DRLs

  • Should be a winner considering its based on a legend

  • fabri99

    At least it’s something we haven’t seen already. I’ll give them that.

  • SteersUright

    This could be nothing more than a 12 year old having fun with some animation software. I love the idea, but let me know when theres a real car to look at.

    • Thomas C. Dion

      Hi SteersUright, we have released multiple cars in the past. The majority were complete redesigns of Porsche models. Check out the Anibal Attack and Rush. You can visit http://www.anibalautomotive.com for details.

  • Galaxium

    This actually looks really good. I’m impressed.

  • Blade t

    Pretty crazy specs if it actually works….

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Of course it will work…Porsche already did all the R&D for them.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Ooh burn.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I love how the spec video shows off all Porsche’s hard work.

    • Thomas C. Dion

      Hi Auf. Our passion for Porsche is indeed a key element in the design of the Anibal Icon. 😉

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        That’s great! Then give props where due.

      • Astonman

        Smart of you guys. A small company just doesn’t have the R&D. Looks promising. Hope to see more details.

  • Shane

    Well at least the tail lights look good.

  • Six_Tymes

    I guess Canada needed their own Venom GT, a hyper car based on another, with Cadillac headlights.

  • Bo Hanan

    It looks like an insect.

  • ANIBAL!!!!!!

  • Krisnadi Imam

    Front end looks really smart, but why is the rear end seems bulbous in comparison? does it have to be that way? Looking forward to see it on the roads 😀

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Looks like Asphalt 8 has a new update car.

  • Big Black Duck

    Whoa!!! this looks amazing…drool worthy

  • nastinupe

    Hopefully they keep the 911’s interior. If so then this will be a winner!

  • DR.FUNK

    I like it.
    Not sorry.

  • nastinupe

    I wish that the pictures weren’t so close up. It’s difficult for me to make out the shape and design of the vehicle. It looks great close up, but they need to step back like 20 feet and take more pictures.

  • nastinupe

    I wonder how much this vehicle will cost. It’s based off of a $180,000 vehicle so it’s probably going to be over $400,000.

  • KSegg

    I weirdly don’t hate this. Even though I mostly hate hack jobs.