French Firm Trying to Crowdfund Hypercar


Fredric Genty wants your money to build the car of his dreams.

The Frenchman has been developing a car for most of the last decade that he thinks will challenge the Bugatti Veyron. But he needs… more money. Like any would-be captain of industry, Genty is taking to the Internet, literally hoping to get his hands on some Internet money.

Genty’s company has announced an Indiegogo campaign to gather cash he hopes to spend building a “scale 1” model and an “international tour” that will stop in the U.S., China, Russia and the Emirates. There’s also another campaign being run through Wiseed, a French crowdfunding site.

The car is supposed to use a bespoke 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 1,000 peak hp. It uses an electronic limited slip differential and is supposed to hit 186 mph in 14 seconds.

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