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The design before you is the work of Pininfarina, the Italian carrozzeria that has plenty of experience styling supercars. The engineering work was carried out by HWA, an offshoot of sorts from AMG that runs Mercedes' DTM operations (among others).

Their combined talents have yielded a deliberately shark-like supercar with the bite to back up its bark. The entire thing is crafted out of carbon fiber, from the racing-style monocoque chassis to the dramatic bodywork punctuated by more wings and vents than an air force base. The construction was chosen not only for its lightness but also for its crashworthiness, with the vehicle designed not just to meet FIA motorsport safety standards.

At its heart sits a 4.8-liter V8 engine that, contrary to the latest trends, is entirely naturally aspirated – no turbochargers, no hybrid assist, just a stratospheric 9,000-rpm redline. The powerplant, designed specifically for the purpose by HWA, produces 600 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, channeled to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox (integrated into the structure) and two-way mechanical limited slip differential.

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