The Rodin Cars FZERO hypercar recently made its track debut on the picturesque South Island of New Zealand, entering a crucial test and development phase. Following its global reveal last year, the New Zealand-designed-and-manufactured hypercar is now showcasing its expertised and innovative technology on the track. A key milestone for Rodin Cars, the FZERO’s rollout onto the brand’s test track signifies the ambitious nature of this project. Following the success of the FZED single-seat track car, the FZERO represents a more ambitious effort for Rodin Cars. Designed and developed from their state-of-the-art facility near Mount Lyford, the facility showcases three test circuits and a high-tech production site.
The brainchild of technology billionaire and avid racer David Dicker, the FZERO features a bespoke twin-turbocharged V10 engine, the RC.TEN. Dicker himself took the FZERO for its inaugural run, expressing pride and satisfaction with its performance and durability. “The test went very well, and we’re thrilled as the FZERO project advances into its next phase. It’s truly a unique car,” said Dicker. The FZERO, with its closed-cockpit design, promises to rival the performance of track-only hypercars from Aston Martin, Gordon Murray Automotive, and Mercedes-AMG. It aims to deliver an exceptional driving experience, characterized by raw speed and dynamic performance.
At its heart is the twin-turbocharged 4.0L V10 RC.TEN engine, producing 1,013 brake-horsepower at 9500rpm with just 11psi of boost. This powerhouse propels the FZERO to a top speed of 224mph. Initially developed in the UK, the RC.TEN’s development has since been brought in-house at Rodin Cars, with plans to offer it as a crate motor for motorsport applications. In partnership with LINK Engine Management, the RC.TEN will be featured at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis in December 2023.
Source: Rodin Cars