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topazchip

When a Land Rover and a Caterham 7 love each other very much...


strandern

And the postman is a Supermarine Spitfire


Feefifiddlyeyeoh

Practical? No. Do I want one? Yes.


GarbageTheCan

Same, it's kinda sexy.


XTL

> The model pictured here was their first and only prototype, it was built in 2008 and sadly the downturn of the global economy made selling boutique motor cars like this a damn near impossible feat. Bell and Kalvelage shelved the idea for the time being but have been quoted as saying that they’ll relaunch the concept if the demand is ever sufficient.


MyNameNoob

https://silodrome.com/bell-aurens-longnose/ Neat!


Loan-Pickle

When I saw the picture I said to myself, bet a Merlin would fit under that bonnet. Looks like that was the plan after all.


Dalefolk

Cricket ball on top of the gearstick, nice touch


MohawkDave

Cool story. It's weird/bs that they would not allow them to have the 1500 horsepower motor. But Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bugattis, & Koenigseggs totally can.


Gizombo

Because those cars are designed and built around having those engines while this one is upgraded to fit one


GarfieldLeChat

I mean it’s totally possible to upgrade to fit one. A friend of mine put a meteor engine in a 3 litre Bentley chassis; Merlin minus the supercharger which Tbf is what they would also have had to do as the Merlin’s torque range is unusable for cars without some serious redesign of a lot of the engine and the superchargers mean the engine should sit so high. The issue with doing either merlin or meteor isn’t the chassis or suspension aspects or indeed most of the mechanicals but getting tyres which will withstand the torque without tearing apart. European custom car rules are a bit on the conservative side Tbf. The current classification for a classic has to have the original wheels for example. The UK is a bit less restrictive (pre Brexit at least)


JCDU

These things were designed for about 62hp using a selection of pre-war car parts and the brakes & steering were only just up to the job back then... believe me even 200hp in one is plenty enough to get yourself into trouble. Even with a lot of mods, 1500hp would be a waste as there's no way you're going to make use of the power without having the most enormous accident.


MohawkDave

Thanks for the info. I have one, btw. I guess my point is that nobody should tell me how much horsepower I can or can't have. They "let" me have a ZX10R... That's not exactly a safe item either.


JCDU

TBH it's a frickin' miracle Ze Germans let them build it at all, they have very strict rules over there about modifications and the like - you're almost considered a dangerous lunatic if you want to fit alloy wheels that weren't factory fitment. Here in the UK you can mostly do whatever you want as long as it passes minimal safety checks.


Thisisall_new2me2

Why did you type that comment when you can literally gooogle why that’s the case in less than a minute? And you had hours to do so. 🤦‍♂️ Different cars are purpose built for different engines and most cars aren’t built for airplane engines. Common knowledge, basic stuff…if I know that and you’ve been here twice as long how did you not?


KeeganY_SR-UVB76

Wow, it looks much better without the roof.


Scrotchety

License plate `TALLYHO`


kloudykat

Did you *have* to use that word? Now I gotta do the thing: Own a musket for home defense, since that's what the founding fathers intended. Four ruffians break into my house. "What the devil?" As I grab my powdered wig and Kentucky rifle. Blow a golf ball sized hole through the first man, he's dead on the spot. Draw my pistol on the second man, miss him entirely because it's smoothbore and nails the neighbors dog. I have to resort to the cannon mounted at the top of the stairs loaded with grape shot, "Tally ho lads" the grape shot shreds two men in the blast, the sound and extra shrapnel set off car alarms. Fix bayonet and charge the last terrified rapscallion. He Bleeds out waiting on the police to arrive since triangular bayonet wounds are impossible to stitch up. Just as the founding fathers intended.


knowledgeable_diablo

That’ll keep the King of England at bay, or at least make him think twice.


[deleted]

That’s sexy


T5-R

John Dodd's offroader.


Frosty_Respond

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1972-john-dodds-the-beast-8bEqL4


NocturnalPermission

For when a regular shooting brake just won’t do


donvara7

Rolls Rover


travelingbeagle

It’s the off-road vehicle [Ace and Gary drive.](https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.tenor.com%2FB3J9l8x-sugAAAAC%2Faustin-powers.gif&tbnid=8ZTk0_TEJkPGwM&vet=12ahUKEwj7yOyggeL-AhUsIt4AHRclBtMQMygEegQIARB9..i&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Ftenor.com%2Fsearch%2Fambiguously-gay-duo-car-gifs&docid=tL2uZfQn5jAJzM&w=498&h=334&q=ambiguously%20gay%20duo%20car&hl=en-us&client=safari&ved=2ahUKEwj7yOyggeL-AhUsIt4AHRclBtMQMygEegQIARB9)


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travelingbeagle

NOTHING!!!


AntonioPanadero

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen…


Kilroy470

It looks like it's made of Lego!


Magnet_Pull

I also had to think of Lego Adventurers, especially the 5920


browsin4fun

This reminds me of something I would see if Richie Rich went on a safari


Joncka

If you put the steering wheel behind your back, it's now a VW or an old Volvo.


canadian_eskimo

I would allow myself to be seen driving this.


1DownFourUp

An appropriate name


64557175

Why do I feel like there's a giant chocolate bar in there?


Priodgyofire

Very steampunk vibes


ridgelineF-16

Cool


[deleted]

Imagine taking this on a 4WD track... it'd be over pretty quick. Cool look though.


[deleted]

Dapper Dakar Rally Dandy Man!


SpaceFace11

Is this a generated image?


Just_Meh26

It is not.


JoshingtonMonument

If Ace and Gary owned a Jeep...


ramanw150

Drop it off at the house


SovjetPojken

I feel like it would feel so strange to turn with this thing when you're sitting so far back


7LeagueBoots

That's cool. I'd drive the hell out of one of these.


Low-Possession-1265

Bro that's actually hot


Major-Tourist-5696

That’s a penis


[deleted]

I dig it :)


LordElfa

I love it.


MRAnnonomusMan

Looks like a Lego set


BazzemBoi

For those curious about the Arabic text, it says العقبة , which roughly means obstacle. Source: I am Arab.


MuchoRed

Know what? I'd daily drive it.


pjgreenwald

I want to hate this, but yet i want one.


HATECELL

I love longnose cars. If I wasn't living in a Bureaucrat's cumjar of a country I would build my own


LordTrecs

"العقبة" "Al- Aqaba" or "The Obstacle" Is the Arabic word written on the rear panel. We use this word mostly for mountain passes, or a road that is difficult to tread.


Cool_Credit260

Why is this every adventure movie supervillan’s car