This is the current Guinness World Record holder for fastest limousine. It was built by Dan Cawley and former McLaren carbon fiber expert Chris Wright back in 2007. It stil has the stock 3.6 liter V8 engine, which launches the car from 0 to 60mph in less than six seconds and gives it a top speed of around 166mph – just 17mph less than the standard 183mph car.
The total cost of the project is thought to be around $350,000 dollars.
A black 360 Modena with an F1 ‘paddle’ gear box was bought second-hand for under $100,000 dollars. That means there is about $250k worth of work put into this car. It’s not like the Mayback 62 S though, this isn’t a high dollar/high luxury driver. They tried to keep the car as true to the racing heritige as possible. Passengers 9ft long gull-wing doors and sit in carbon fiber racing seats equipped with full five-point harnesses. I still think I’d rather the Maybach 62 S, though.
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Between each pair of seats is a 10-inch flat screen monitor which lets you see the action from cameras in the front of the car. It would have been impossible to stretch the Modena the traditional way, with steel bars, since it would have made it too heavy, so Cawley got together with some engineers and drew up a carbon fiber design that would have the stiffness they needed while being light enough for the speed he was looking for.
Apparently though, Ferrari is a bit pissed at the use of the Ferrari name on the limo, since it’s been so extensively modified. The company has threatened legal action for copyright infringement if Cawley doesn’t strip the Ferrari name and emblem off the limo, and is also forbidden from ever modifying a Ferrari again. Seems a little harsh though. You’d think they would be happy about the extra publicity. Bitches.