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Re: What car is this?

I saw that when standing around waiting, I'm sure it said Maserati across the back but not one I've seen before...
 

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The AE04 car is the Farboud GT as already stated.

Arash Farboud (company founder) wanted to build a Porsche GT1 replica, so he built the car you see here. He was going to put it into production but Porsche bought in the lawyers and stopped him.

That made Arash decide to make his own supercar, the Farboud GTS, which is shown on his website:

http://www.farboudsportscars.com/farboud.htm
 

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ricorico said:
The AE04 car is the Farboud GT as already stated.

Arash Farboud (company founder) wanted to build a Porsche GT1 replica, so he built the car you see here. He was going to put it into production but Porsche bought in the lawyers and stopped him.

That made Arash decide to make his own supercar, the Farboud GTS, which is shown on his website:

http://www.farboudsportscars.com/farboud.htm
Actually:

Arash wanted to *buy* a Porsche GT1 road car for his burgeoning collection. (BTW: the original dream was for a 959) but Porsche AG wouldn't sell him or his dad one. So he decided to build one.

The designs/drawings were his own, and he's quite a reasonable artist (IMHO), and he hand cut the model from foam (I helped for about 2.07 secs) before molding and remolding into the Farboud GT pictured above.

Meanwhile a very large funding option became available to Arash, and over pizzas in Cambridge one evening, he told me he was going to start up a supercar company! I put my coughing down to a piece of pepperoni and he forgave me....

The original engine option for the now-completed shell above was a 993 turbo unit, but I think he switched to considering some American lump fairly quickly, and then on to other options.

I went off to learn surgery and he moved through racing 924's and buying 996's whilst working on Farboud Cars and The Farboud GTS. The rest of the story is detailed in Evo Magazine (can't remember which edition profiled him) and the website www.farboud.com

I've had lots of fun keeping up with Arash and his collection of cars, which would make a very entertaining picture posting here all of there own; and I hope this info helps. It seems there are loads of people asking "what the f*ck is this?" when seeing the white monster.

Will.

And if you're reading Arash: please, please can I buy the banana-mobile now?
 

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fj0 said:
What the...

Those look very much like Ferrari 360 Rear lights. hmm.
There's always a certain amount of parts "sharing" in low volume cars, usually in a single car group (e.g. GM or Ford) but sometimes outside of the group :hihi:

Choose: spend time designing and then building each light cluster, indicator stalk, mirror assembly etc etc OR use one you find lying around the workshop.

Arash bought a Silver 360 Modena F1, having told me for a decade that Ferrari's were for lottery winners and Californian lawyers (no offense intended), but he wanted the car to drive to death, and then analyse the F1 paddle gear shift mechanism for his own purposes.

85k second hand ferrari versus Much more money in R&D of your own shifter......
 
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