The Felino cB7 is a "potentially" street legal, exotic high-performance
two-seater sports car with on-track capacity, made in Canada.
The company behind this project has been involved in motorsports for about ten years and primarily organizes corporate events, featuring advance driving classes for car manufacturers and race driver coaching for top-level racers. However, over the last four years, Felino has concentrated its efforts on building a true "Made in Quebec" sports car.
The Felino cB7 is primarily designed for the international market; however, a limited series will be available in Canada. Future customers will also be able to customize their car according to their aesthetic or mechanical preferences.
After three years of research and exhaustive development, the first Felino cB7 prototype became a reality in 2012 and was tested on race facilities and notably on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, Felino built a second-generation prototype, featuring a chassis evolution, along with a mechanical and design upgrade. It will be tested in the Spring of 2014.
In 2014, the company will reach the final phase of development and the level of pre-production. Two more units will be assembled and tested before Production 1 starts. A limited production series is forecasted for 2015.
Race-Worthy Sports Car: Felino cB7
The Felino cB7 features a tubular frame, wrapped with composite and carbon-fiber elements. It weighs approximately 2,502 lb (1,135 kg), according to the selected drive train. The customers can choose between a 4, 6 or 8-cylinder engine.
The early prototype, equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo engine, was tested in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, a 6.2-liter V8 was installed under the bonnet of a second-generation prototype and will be tested thoroughly in the Spring of 2014.
The entry-level model of the Felino cB7 will be available at a price under $100,000. Final sales prices will be announced later. According to Felino, the company is considering to make an electric vehicle in a few years.
Felino Driving Experience Program
Felino will utilize its special events experience in order to stage a Driving Experience for its customers. For example, Felino will offer a series of events each year at a well-known race facility. At each event, Felino instructors, all professional and well-known race drivers, will offer advance driving classes and personal coaching.