New Zealand’s Rodin FZero Could Be Faster Than An F1 Car

A small company from New Zealand dubbed Rodin Cars is working on an extreme road-legal hypercar which could be as fast as a Formula 1 car.

Dubbed the Rodin FZero, it is promising figures which would leave even the insane Aston Martin Valkyrie in the dust.

Moreover, unlike many other aspiring manufacturers, Rodin actually has a lot of money behind it, as Australian owner David Dicker has built up a multi-billion dollar software in recent decades and wants to turn his automotive dream into a reality. And what a dream it is…

Also Watch: New Zealand Police Officer Loves Country’s First RWB Porsche 911

The FZero will be built in two different forms. The entry-level model will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter V10 with approximately 700 HP, while a twin-turbocharged variant will pump out no less than 1,000 HP and could be upgraded to 1600 hp. Those are extraordinary numbers, but they fade into insignificance when you consider the car’s weight and huge amounts of downforce it will produce.

According to Which Car, the FZero will tip the scales at a scarcely believable 605 kg (1,333 lbs), including the driver, and produce an extraordinary 4,000 kg (8,818 lbs) of downforce! To put that into perspective, the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro is tipped to generate about 1,800 kg (3,968 lbs) of downforce. If such a remarkable figure is achieved, the FZero will be capable of immense cornering forces.

Rodin has recruited a number of experts in the field to make the FZero a reality: for instance, the eight-speed mechanical sequential transmission is being developed by Ricardo and the engine will be built by Neil Brown Engineering in the UK in a project overseen by former Cosworth and Ford motorsport veteran Graham Dale-Jones.

Velocity reports that the renderings of the FZero are an accurate representation of the finished product. While the vehicle depicted will be limited to track use, a road-legal version is said to be in the works.

  • Mike anonymous

    Where’s (Batma… Bru… I mean Bash, Where’s) Bash?

    • Some ol’ bloke


      • Bash

        Well, if you don’t know, now you knoww…

    • Bash

      Sorry for the un purposed delay, clearing up Gotham city took more time than what was expected. Anyway, seeing this FZero makes me very upset at Alfred, I told him gazillion times not to keep the batcave door open!!

  • AnklaX

    Just have big cylinder heads poking out behind the driver and you’ll have a prefect mix between F1 and CanAm

  • Matteo Tommasi

    We have some things missing (brake ducts, a proper front wing) but seems legit.

  • Jay_Sam

    4000 seems unbelieveable. Compare it with AMR Pro and you see no better air management system in the body. And weighs significantly less. Just unbelieveable. Sound more like a promise from a arabian “DEVEL SIXTEEN” to me. Finished and fully functional thing never sees the light of the day.

  • Julien Lachemoi

    Is that a reference to FZero X on N64 ?

  • maz09

    Apparently it’s the normal Valkyrie that will make 1800kg of downforce, not the AMR Pro

  • salamOOn

    cheesy looking caricature with “musk number” downforce

  • Porkopolis

    If they’re gonna name it FZero, it needs to hover above the track and have 3x the planned top speed. I don’t know how hovering will affect application of down force, but it’s gonna get tricky…

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a 1970’s, speedtracer era sports car. Awesome and cartoonish all at once. Definitely not beautiful but, very interesting and very cool. Hope they make it.

Ford Is Launching Its Very First Esports Team Dubbed ‘Fordzilla’

The global esports market will attract a global audience of 453.8 million this year, for an estimated revenue of $1.1 billion.

Chinese-Spec Buick Enclave Shows Up As A Shorter Five-Seater

Rumors suggest it could come to America with a different name and slot between the Envision and US-spec Enclave .

Cammer Brakes To Avoid Red-Light Runner, Promptly Gets Rear-Ended

Even so, the one who’ll foot the bill for the repair will probably be the driver of the car behind the cammer.

Even Valentino Balboni Was Impressed By The Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR

The Jota SVR started out life as a regular 1968 Miura S and its owners went to great lengths to get his wish fulfilled .

Wald Wants To Turn Your Mercedes C-Class Into An AMG C63 Lookalike

The bundle of upgrades is suitable to the W205 generation of the C-Class, from 2014 to 2018.

New Toyota Supra Races Porsche Cayman GTS, Audi TT RS And Alpine A110

Toyota has high aspirations about the all-new Supra – so how does it fare against some of its rivals?.

So You Think You Can Afford America’s Cheapest Mercedes E63 AMG?

A piece of advice: you shouldn’t do donuts in your W211 E63 if you don’t want your power steering to fail.

Two New Electric Crossovers Could Doom The Lincoln Continental In America

US production of the Continental will reportedly end in 2021.

The Average Dodge Challenger Buyer Is 51 Years Old, Still Younger Than Mustang And Camaro Customers

The Dodge Challenger has also comfortably outsold the Chevrolet Camaro in the first half of 2019.

Talk About Getting Dumped: Florida Man Pours Dirt On Cadillac CTS Driven By Girlfriend

The girlfriend didn’t own the Cadillac, so its owner was likely in for a big surprise.