Who knew a Le Mans legend could be had for less than seven figures? You just have to be okay with the vehicle having never actually competed in (or even been eligible for) the race.
Oil Stain Lab’s has just listed its make-believe Half11 Prototype endurance race car for $600,000 on The Arsenale, according to The Drive. The vehicle isn’t based on any pre-existing vehicle, but it has a head-turning open-top design and hardware channel that of several noteworthy speed machines from the 1960s.
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The Half11 is the Frankenstein creation of Oil Stain Lab’s co-founders and brothers Iliya and Nikita Bridan. It features a hand-fabricated aluminum body set atop a custom tubular steel frame designed by Joe Scarbo of Scarbo Performance. The windshield-less car’s head-turning design isn’t based on any one specific vehicle, but eagle-eyed car buffs will see traces of the classic Porsche 911 in its nose, headlights, and fenders (which, The Drive points out, may help explain its name). Regardless, there’s no denying that that the racer is one attractive vehicle.
Oil Stain Lab’s street-legal racer is powered by a mid-mounted Chevy LS V-8 connected to the six-speed manual transmission from a 996-generation 911 GT2 that sends all its might to the rear axle. The brawny mill is capable of producing 650 hp and 650 ft lbs of torque, according to the sales listing. Thanks to all that oomph, the car has a 0-to-60-mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. Those numbers are only claimed, but neither seems out of the question considering the Half11 tips the scales at just 1,850 pounds. It also comes with a set of racing slicks, which the ride shouldn’t feel all that dissimilar from other cars that would have lined up at Le Mans during the era, like the Ferrari 330 P4 and Ford GT40.
The Arsenale is asking $600,000 for the Half11 Prototype. The marketplace isn’t just selling one example, either. Oil Stain Lab plans to actually put the vehicle into production, according to the Drive. The Bridan brothers are reportedly planning to build just 25 examples, which would have been the number required by FIA’s old homologation rules. Turns out its retro-inspired in more ways than one.
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