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SMA Tarantula: Eight Wheels and Eighteen Cylinders

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So this be what happens when you work around auto parts every night...
I digitally inverted the colors for this one because I felt the the white on black background stood out better while being a little easier on the eyes.

Constructive feedback is always welcome!

The idea initially started with the engine: Boxer engines are very good, inline six's are very good, and v12's are also very good... SO WHY NOT SMASH THEM TOGETHER?!

The result, what I call the T18 engine configuration: essentially a boxer twelve with an inline six on top of it.

At first I couldn't decide what kind of vehicle would use such an engine, then I figured... well the engine is too big, complex, and over the top for practical use, so why not an eight wheeled supercar?!

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SMA Tarantula

In short: Over-complicated Overkill Indulgence 

Engine:  A 10 liter T18 rated to 6000 hp and  5700 lb*ft (7728 N*m) with 6 hydraulic anti lag turbos.
Transmission:  A 12 speed sequential gearbox connected to all eight wheels through seven limited slip differentials. 

Curb Weight: 6200 lbs (2812 kgs)
Top speed: 375 mph (604 kph)
0-60 mph/0-100 kph: 2.2 seconds

Other notable features:
 Three piece active aerodynamics-  The front splitter and rear spoiler are divided into three sections that can move independently of each other.  The side sections primarily help keep the car level during cornering while the center sections determine the overall downforce.
Hydraulic anti lag turbos-  The engine can divert some of its oil into a high pressure storage tank. When needed, the pressurized oil will then be forced through a seperate turbine near the center of each turbo to keep the compressor wheels spinning for more consistent boost.  
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preistoricblueHobbyist General Artist

Vaya demaciadas ruedas

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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
¡Sí, y demasiados cilindros también! :XD:
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Traditional Artist
Cool design
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya bud!  It was a pretty fun experiment to see what it might look like.
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Traditional Artist
You're welcome, my friend!
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adrian154Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally amazing car design!
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much amigo!  Even trying to sketch out the engine alone was fun experiment.
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blcksheepHobbyist General Artist
Pretty impressive car design. :)
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya very much bud!  Actually it was pretty fun trying to sketch out the engine too, I gotta try more at some point.
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MercenaryBladeHobbyist Writer
Sweet ride!
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!  The maintenance bills might be a too high though :D
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FistronHobbyist General Artist
Unique and awesome.;)
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya very much!  Odd, I couldn't find very many eighteen cylinder or eight wheeled to reference :D
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FistronHobbyist General Artist
You're awesome. You can create original vehicles.:)
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you again!
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FistronHobbyist General Artist
;)
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CupercrusaderHobbyist Artist
Nice!
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya bud!  Always fun to let your mind wonder on the paper.
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CupercrusaderHobbyist Artist
You're welcome.
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