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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Felino – Quebec’s Latest Race Car?

Felino cB7
Photo courtesy Felino Cars
Quebec must be a province of car enthusiasts because they keep coming up with new and interesting Quebec-made vehicles. There’s the Allard J2X MKII (a remake of a classic British roadster), the HTT Pléthore LC750 supercar, and the Campagna V13R roadster trike.

Felino cB7
Photo courtesy Felino Cars
We might soon be able to add one more to that list, the Felino cB7. A prototype was revealed at the Montreal auto show last January, and word was that they would be doing final testing earlier this year with a view to a limited pre-production run late this year. It’s meant to be a track car, though they may eventually make a street legal version. Current specifications call for a 6.2 litre V8 putting out 525 hp at 6300 rpm, with a curb weight of only 1,135 kilograms. Yes, there’s carbon fibre involved.

Check out the photos. And here’s a video, presumably taken about a year ago, showing the car tooling around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.



But like so many dream cars, things seem to be running behind schedule. The press pack I got off the website was the one issued for the auto show and there seems to be no more current information. The specifications page says it will be updated in summer 2014. I checked the French version as well and it says the same thing. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. On the other hand, if you want to get in on the ground floor of a chance at a limited production car, they’re taking pre-orders now.



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Interview with Roger Allard of Allard Motor Works: Part One

Interview with Roger Allard: Part Two



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