1987 Moteur Devoir Papillon Vitesse:
Who knew fast can be so affordable?
A brochure recently scanned which promotes the 1987 Moteur Devoir Papillon Vitesse.
The Papillon Vitesse was designed with being a powerful budget sportscar, taking into account the fact that for about $40000, you can buy two of these things with the budget in mind. This meant that it was rather famous for being able to go break-neck without breaking the bank. It has a D88-series V6 which outputs a fair bit of power for what it is, being able to go about 171mph as its top speed. It makes 312HP and weighs about 1207kg, making it a fair bit comparable to sports cars of its time.
This was Moteur Devoir’s first foray into making a true bang for buck sports car in a similar vein to one of their earlier projects. However, this project has been thoroughly tweaked to offer at least some fun and drivability for itself.
It has all of the premium features you’d expect, with light sporty seats that are also fairly comfortable. It also contains a premium-quality cassette deck which is guaranteed to be reliable like the rest of the car. Despite it being relatively cheap for a sports car in its class, it also has the necessary edges to make it feel nimble and light on its feet around the corners with a sports-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers to overcome whatever obstacle is in its way. It was also specially designed with lightness in mind, offering vortex generators for the rear wheels to keep the brakes as cool as they need to be. It’s as race-bred as a sports car can get for the budget that you’re going to get it for.
The Helvete Ocelot. We trust that you can read the spec sheet without help.
Th espeed is a lot m8 im gettin a proper right aneurysm
Well, the post still doesn’t work how it should, so I’ll just try and put the rest the way it should be here:
Gelera Faun Details
Every little detail of the Gelera Faun is designed for optimal performance. The body has been built with an unusually high attention to detail. One of the most important things our engineers did was reduce aerodynamic drag. The next aspects are just a few we wanted to highlight. By using these features we managed to build a car with a total drag coëfficient of just 0.368.
The Faun is built like a race car. A design based on the most modern competition cars with a steel space frame chassis, fibre glass body, all around independant double wishbone suspension, air suspension and adaptive dampers. The air suspension makes it possible for the Faun to lower itself on higher speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and to raise itself to safely and quickly get of speedbumps. The Faun is fitted with a manual 5 speed gearbox that reaches 100km/h in the first gear. This means every Faun V6 Biturbo owner can brag about a 0-100 time of just 4.5 seconds. And V8 Biturbo owners can even brag about a 0-100 time of under 4 seconds!
Front Body Line
The front license plate is covered with a glass panel following the body lines. This way the license plate doesn’t influence the aerodynamic line of the low front profile:
Mirrors and Side Indicators
The mirrors follow the body line as much as possible, to reduce drag. And even the side indicators have a drop-shaped form for an optimal aerodynamic profile:
Rear Spoiler Profile
The rear spoiler is fitted on the body height, this way the car does achieve the downforce without having extreme amounts of drag because of a spoiler sticking out above the car. Apart from that we fitted the third brake light on the spoiler, so it’s always clear when you are braking. Again without disturbing the aerodynamic lines of the car:
The windscreen wiper rests in the middle of the windscreen, this way we could fit the front windscreen directly to the body without having the wiper reduce too much drag:
The magnesium alloy wheels of the Faun are designed as a fan to blow hot air away from the brakes. Air comes in through vents in front of the wheels. This is then guided around the brakes and blown out immediately. Combined with a low drag hubcap we used one of any car’s worst aerodynamics aspects for better performance:
Seems like I’m not the only one who submitted an entry using the Caspita mod body, then. By the way, my entry is visually reminiscent of the Jaguar XJR-15; yours, on the other hand, reminds me more of the Corvette Indy and CERV III concepts.
Lovely cars! I looked at the Caspita for my car and didn’t really look at other cars for this. Just did what felt right. And the mirror idea was based on the Zagato Stelvio, only a bit less extreme XD.
Hello, there is
24 (ish) Hours Remaining
I have received submissions from:
@MagikarpDrowned and @AMuteCrypt
@yurimacs and @Elizipeazie
lol I never knew the supercar market could have been so flooded back in 1988. Lots of great submissions so far!
welcome to Automation, where the supercar market is always flooded, even when it didn’t exist
To be fair, I feel like I’m constantly learning about supercars I haven’t heard of outside the usual brands, and sometimes they even made more than four of them!
In the first binning round, we’re going to find out who’s getting listed on “20 most obscure super cars (that failed to sell)” in the future.
1986 Noel Tallahassee Stuwkracht
The year is 1986, and Noel have now been producing the Tallahassee for 11 years. It was a sales success, nevertheless, but it was about time for a replacement. An ultra high performance version was revealed called the Stuwkracht as a swan song for the supercar until its end of production in 1988. A limited run of 459 Stuwkrachts were produced and sold for the equivalent of $73,100 USD. Journalists everywhere praised it for its amazing acceleration and smooth handling, although it does tend to oversteer sometimes.
- Chassis: Corrision Res Steel Monocoque w/ Aluminum Panels
- Drivetrain: Mid Transverse RWD, 5 Speed Manual
- Suspension: Independent Front and Rear Wishbones
- Weight: 2608 lb/1179 kg (39 F/61 R)
- Engine: S433 SKT, Tuned all aluminum DOHC 4.2 L V8
- Output: 425 HP@7400 RPM, 310 lb-ft@6900 RPM
- Compression: 10.1:1
- Fuel System: N/A Multi Point EFI
- 0-60 MPH: 4.3 Seconds
- Top Speed: 193 MPH/ 310 KMH
- Quarter Mile Time: 12.43 Seconds
The 1988 Mons Valkyre. The brutalist, no nonsense, zero aesthetics, all functionality styling shows that it means business. Serious business.
I’ve never seen a 4-way collaboration until now, but with the Sendo GT you have delivered a real stunner - it couldn’t look and feel any more mid-to-late-80s if it tried - and it looks best silhouetted against a setting sun on Miami’s Ocean Drive.