The Car Ferrari Doesn't Want You To Know About

The Rossion QI.


Faster than an Ferrari F430 and... $150,000 less? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Not that I have a 100k sitting in another suit to spend but it's a suite ride, and it is built (so to speak) in Florida. Rossion used to be a company called Noble, built in the UK by racer and engineer Lee Noble. Since that time the company was sold and given the rights to sell in the United States.

What makes the car unique really is the price tag. The car, I've read, has amazing handleing and rocket like speed do to the 450hp, twin-turbo, V6 power plants, sitting on a manual six-speed and a dry weight of under 2,500 pounds. For speed geeks the world wide I just gave you wood the likes of the morning cannot produce. Current specs put the 0-60mph at a neck-snapping 3.2 seconds and the 0-100mph in 7.2 seconds. What this means is you just handed the ass to [most] super cars in the world without coming close to their pricetags.

Here's how it happens. Shipping a car like this overseas to the states requires it going through a battery of emissions, and often de-tuning (yes you heard me – making it slower) exercises. But fear not children of the porn there's a loophole. If you take a car that is in pieces, say the engine and transmission, it can "reassembled" as a "kit car" without the needless de-tuning and expensive processes. So when the Rossion Q1 is sent to the states you will come to the factory and 'oversee' the manufacturing of your kit car and let the experts at Rossion assemble it for you. Oh did I mention – with a factory warrant? You get a brand new car, with warrant, at a fraction of the price that will dominate the streets. Yummy.

Yes, yes, antagonist, it's proably louder than the shuttle and has no trunk space. But it does have AC, two leather trimmed bolstered seats and comes in array of color combinations.

Other amazing cars such as the Nissan Skyline GTR can be purcharsed in the same way. So you put it together yourself, or with the assistance of others you get blessed "Loop Hole"!

- "The production, sale and importation of automotive bodies alone (i.e., no chassis, engine or transmission) are not regulated by EPA since such units are not considered "motor vehicles" under the Clean Air Act. EPA form 3520-1 is not required for imported automotive bodies. A motor vehicle from which the engine has been removed is still a motor vehicle and is not considered a body."  Wah-lah!

Posted on July 26, 2009 and filed under Anarchy, The Automobile.