• Jan 18, 2009
Click above to view the GP Limo in high resolution...if you must

With a handful of the teams filling the F1 grid for the upcoming season – including Ferrari and Toyota – having already unveiled their 2009-spec challengers, some have bemoaned the effect the new regulations have had on the cars' appearances. But after looking at this monster, we have no doubt those qualms will quickly disappear in its shadow. And quite a shadow it casts: you're looking at what its creators call the GP Limo.

The concept is fairly straightforward: build a grand prix-style race car, only instead of a single-seater, why not give it room for seven: driver plus six ride-alongs. There have been efforts in the past to create tandem or 1+2 versions of F1 chassis, but this is taking it to the next level, approaching the look of a theme park attraction. Stretching the wheelbase to such an extent is bound to wreak havoc on its handling, but its creators are targeting the Bugatti Veyron's 250-mph top speed. So it may be hideous (and street legal), but between the requisite helmet and the bonkers top speed, nobody will see you riding in it anyway. The project is the brainchild of inventor Mike Pettipas, hailing from – where else – Canada, where they're apparently desperate to fill the void left by the departure of the Canadian Grand Prix. Hate to break it to my fellow Canucks, but this ain't it.


[Source: GPLimos via Autofiends]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      LMAO Dear Lord what is this?
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's the new 2010 Ferrari F1 special! The blue one is the Renault!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Personally, I think the Renault Espace F1 was a better solution to this problem. Not to mention a better looking one.

      http://www.carstyling.ru/cars.1994_Renault_Espace%20F1.html
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh, nice roll cage, an that will probably be the first thing needed if this thing is to go any speed. Looks like something from a theme park that goes a maximum of 4 MPH.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bernie Ecclestone's new rules require the pit crew to travel with the car...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Weee!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can definitely see this car taking fans on a spin before/after a race for $25 each.
      • 6 Years Ago
      omg I want to ride in it.
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      the driver is going to cold as heck, because he!! doesn't exactly fit...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll bet that 45mph will have people begging to get let OUT OF THAT THING.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone know what kind of engine it has? I looked through there website and it doesnt say
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's Street Legal?? I thought you had to have a rear-view mirror...somewhere.

      It even looks snow plow-ready!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "The project is the brainchild of inventor Mike Pettipas, hailing from – where else – Canada" - Is this supposed to be a cheap shot to Canadians, like to say where else would you expect a garbage idea than in Canada? That's pretty low to post some random guy's garage creation then present it as if it's a representation of Canada's automotive ingenuity. I'm sure one could dig up some hillbilly creation from one of the lower states that's just as bad. Yes, we have people with bad ideas but so does the US. This guy isn't my hero and neither is his car so as a Canadian I don't expect to be generalized as being proud of it and it being a representation of my country. No hard feelings, I just wanted to shed some light on the topic!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Faskev. as a follow Canadian myself I would agree with your comment if I just read this one article. However after reading autoblog for quite some time now, it seems 90% of these crazy builds covered here are from Canada. So with that in perspective I really don't mind after seeing where they are coming from.
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