[size=150]2010 Dimension Boson GT[/size]
Dimension’s restructuring in 2008 post financial crisis gave it new management. Instead of worshiping the words of the bean counters as if they were they company’s oracle, he set out to rebuild Dimension’s name in way of making ultra high performance cars, and stresses the importance on having multiple halo cars. In all honesty, he probably should have listened to the accountants, because I don’t think the public will be too happy with a company building two supercars instead of high volume economy cars that are cheap to buy and mass produced. But for us engineers we’re thankful we don’t have to design another cheapo rental grade shitbox and instead make stuff we want. So we shut up for the time being.
The Boson GT is a modern resurrection of the legendary Boson supercar of the 70s (will be introduced in next post), which shares none of the uniqueness or quirks or world beating performance that the old one had, but to be fair the old one was only such a legendary car because its competition were quite unremarkable. It does however retain the old car’s infamous savagery and difficulty to drive and of course it is still and extremely quick car.
The Boson GT was built on all aluminum chassis with carbon fiber panels to save weight, and everyone knows that carbon makes your go faster. Not to mention more expensive. Which is why it had carbon panels only. This allows it superior chassis rigidity along with low weight, which is more crucial on this car than other supercars, due to its old school mentality. The body was to be an exhibit of Dimension’s new styling language, and released alongside the Paradox SSP to show the contrast and increasing modernization of our company. The back end, true to Dimension tradition had the familiar two circular tail-lamp units. A small active wing is mounted on the rear to give the car downforce in high speeds. Due to “ingenious” engineering (we added two spoilers instead of one), such a small ducktail can provide immense amounts of downforce, up to 270 kilograms at 250 km/h.
Straying away from the traditional Dimension flat plane V8, this car runs a HA40DITT 4 liter V6 Twin Turbo engine, which is an extremely modified HA30 V6 found in our upmarket production cars. It has been bored up, twin turbo charged, and most importantly, Dimension’s first use of direct injection in an engine, alongside the SSP Paradox. The engine produces a hefty 800hp and 800nm of torque with a maximum redline of 8000RPM. The turbocharger units are tuned mainly for response, and as the result is the relatively even boost build up in the engine. DI allows the car signifcantly better fuel economy and power, however knowing what sort of car this is, the former is likely not to be a main concern. And it shows, the engine despite our best efforts, gets 15 mpg at the very best.
The engine is mated to a bespoke 6 speed manual gearbox, delivering power to the rear wheels. The car is available in manual transmission only, as we at Dimension believe a dual clutch does not offer much increase in performance(we’re spending too much and can’t afford some fancy schmancy gearbox), and it helps weed out those unworthy of driving this machine. The interior is outfitted with a sports based interior, and for once interior quality is not worse than their rental models. It has only the bear essentials for driving aids, such as power steering and ABS, and that’s about it. Those in need of more electronic nannies are unworthy of driving this beast. Fat 345 sport compounds on the rear helps put all 800 horses down, while the weight distribution properties of the car necessitates a massive stagger, with only 245s in front. The suspension has standard springs, fitted with a active dampers and semi active sway bars. Handling of this car can be described as odd, as the car grips very well through most corners, however due to the its extremely rear heavy weight distribution, a slide will send it spinning uncontrollably.
The car has proven itself to be no slouch, and these lap times show. 1:17:78 on the airfield track and 7:35 on Green Hell proves that this can run with the best of them, save for those TA crazies. With the optional semi slicks, the ring time gets cut down to 7:30. 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 344 km/h. This car can either prove Dimension’s capability in taking on the best of the world, or end up a glorious failure because the current fragile world economy isn’t exactly the best time to release a supercar, much less from a not so reputable name.
Soo what do you guys think about it?