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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The most weirdest custom-made car ever

Weird ONES Indeed, today's technological advances feel very massive and take place quickly. This can be witnessed by the development of military technology in the world of aviation, especially the development of stealth technology on long-range attack aircraft. For example, American aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin has developed the F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft since 1980s.
The Stealth Tech 1 Concept is designed by Jim Router and Jerry Booen, and inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk stealth bomber. (Picture from: SecretProject)
As quoted of Wikipedia, this United States Air Force ground attack aircraft became very famous after getting a lot of publicity while carrying out its combat duties in the Gulf War. But now the role of stealth aircraft has officially been replaced by the more sophisticated F-22 Raptor since 2008.

In its heyday, this stealth fighter turned out to also provide inspiration for a British car builder named Jim Router, who had worked on the Lotus Elan and McLaren F1. As quoted from AutoCar, he along with his fellow engineer Jerry Booen developed unique car was inspired by the stealth fighter's jagged shape in Norfolk, England.
The Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk stealth bomber's jagged shape was inspired the Stealth Tech 1 Concept Car. (Picture from: AutoCar)
It is known that this unique concept car named the Stealth Tech 1 was built in 1993 with bodywork using fiberglass and plywood attached on tubular chassis, then got finishing touch of matt black paint. Furthermore the car is powered by an Isuzu's 165bhp 1.6-litre turbo four, coupled with a Renault 25 transaxle, like on the Elan, and the suspension was all-independent. The car's performance is pretty decent, with acceleration from rest to 100 kph in 6 seconds and a top speed of 225 kph.
The Stealth Tech 1 Concept does not have a door, so to enter the cabin must open whole of its gas-strutted canopy. (Picture from: SecretProject)
Actually the jagged shape applied to stealth aircraft was intended for radar evasion. Uniquely then this shape was also applied by the car maker to this concept, it is not known what exactly the goal of such a shape of car is, besides certainly makes it appear as an odd-looking ones. Maybe some of you are joking if the jagged shape is intended to keep the car untracking from the police radar while speeding on the highway.😃

This one-off concept car does not have a door, so to enter the cabin must open whole of its gas-strutted canopy. Well, inside its cabin you will find a remarkably well finished and ergonomic cockpit with a passenger seat behind. Even more surprisingly, Router assured us the “driver’s vision is much better than the regs require”. As a whole it weighed just 650kg, so it had the go to match the show.
After being completed this car was first registered as a roadworthy vehicle in February 1994. Currently the car is still in the possession of Jim Router under the status of 'Statutory Off Road Notification' (SORN). This means that the car is kept under private storage, but its condition is unknown. If anyone here has seen the car traveling or shown off somewhere, please share it with us here via the comments column below. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR | WIKIPEDIA | IMCDB.ORG | SECRETPROJECT | CARAKOOM ]
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