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New competitor arrives in 2013

December 24, 2012

We talk about the  super cars competition, and a new member is about to arrive. It is Shayton Equilibrium. Shayton means “falcon” in the language of the Sioux tribe.  According to this you would probably decide it comes from North America, but the origin of Equilibrium is Europe. And it sounds close to the Turkish/Arabic word for devil, “sheytan”. As seen from the images, the name responds directly to the aggressive and predatory style of the car. The chasis is made of carbon fibers and titanium. Carbon fibers are used in the interior too, along with other luxurious stuff and materials like alcantara, leather, brushed aluminum, Bosch electronics and Recaro seats.

There is not enough info about Equilibrium as the displacement of the engine is not mentioned. However, we know that the engine is V-shaped with 12 cylinders and produces 1084 hp at 5000 rpm. The maximum torque is 930 Nm at the same amount of rpm. This gives acceleration of 2.9 sec from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)  and a top speed of nearly 400 km/h (250 mph). The body weighs 1200 kg, which makes 1.42 power-to-weight ratio.

The price is quite beautiful, as much as the car is – 1 with nine zeroes behind it in euro, or 1.4 mln $. It is expected to be produced 20 cars.

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