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Everyone knows the Swiss make some dope ass shit. Need the world’s finest wind up chronographs? Go Swiss (Breitling, Baume & Mercier, Montblanc, etc). Want to dunk small pieces of bread into some melted cheese with tiny forks? Ask Switzerland. Broke your vintage Cuckoo clock and need a replacement? Head to the Alps, my good man. Looking for a $1.6 mill supercar that can outrun the former fastest car in the world? Yup, you guessed it —  yodeling country.

Weber Sportscars announce their cleverly titled Faster One, claiming to be the world’s fastest street legal sportscar (overtaking the SSC Ultimate Aero which overtook the Bugatti Veyron this year). The Faster One can reportedly go from 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds, 0-124 mph in just 6.6 secs (!!!), and 0-186 in 16.2 seconds, with a top speed reaching a reported 260 mphs. Now that’s just crazy talk.

Although not breaking the quadruple-digit horsepower threshold of its 2 closest competitors, the FO manages to eek out a faster top speed due to its absurd lightness of only 1,984 lbs (900 kg), compared to the heavier 2750 lbs (1247 kg) for the Aero and the straight up turgid Bugatti 4162.33 lbs (1888 kg). This light weight is accomplished by being constructed entirely from ultra-light yet super-strong carbon fiber. The entire frame weighs only 65 kilos.

As far as I can tell, they have yet to prove their claims so right now the car is not the Fastest Car In the World, but it sure is wacky. Here are some quick facts:


  • Doors that for aerodynamic reasons have no external door handles — They open with the push of a button.
  • Its high-tech rear airfoil not only creates downforce, but also serves as an air brake (creating up to 4,000 newtons of additional braking force). I have no idea what these numbers mean.
  • The Faster One lives up to its name by virtue of its superior aerodynamics. Unfortunately, it’s the same reason why the car looks like the Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man stumbled on top of it.
  • It is propelled by a 900-horsepower/774 lb-ft twin-supercharged V8 based on a General Motors LS7 (like the Corvette), which Weber completely tears apart and rebuilds to its own specifications.
  • Helping rein in the insanity is a set of 12-piston, 15-inch ceramic brake.
  • State-of-the-art aerodynamics computer software and wind-tunnel testing were employed to trim the carbon-fiber shell for maximum directional stability at the highest speeds. The aerodynamic downforce it creates is surpassed only by purebred racecars that do not have to comply with any legal requirements, (e.g. ground clearance, et al.)

Can’t wait till someone puts these 3 in a head-to-head-to-head competition…

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