I don’t know how I could possibly forget about this striking machine I first saw at the 2011 Toronto Auto Show I attended with my son Daniel. I always meant to follow up on it and somehow never did until today, when cleaning up some of the older pictures on my work computer.
Well, it turns out that the company that builds the car has had quite a history over the last couple of years, but miraculously survived! The crazy entrepreneurs and car nuts that usually build machines like this don’t survive for very long, but these guys did!
The prototype of the car debuted at the 2007 Montreal Auto Show with a supercharged 6.2L 750 hp V8 shown next to it. A high performance 1,100 hp version would also be offered. The chassis is exceptionally rigid and light weight, since car’s body is made entirely out of carbon fiber with no metal subframe.
|Daniel and the LC-750|
The car’s construction, outrageous styling and driver’s centre seating position definitely set it apart from other “regular” exotics. Light, sub-2,500 lbs weight, almost perfect weight distribution and a powerful motor combine for a 2.8 s 0 – 60 mph time and a shocking 247 mph (395 km/h) top speed.
Congratulations Sébastien and Carl for a job well done. I know where you got the inspiration for the LC-750’s sexy styling. I’ve been to