zondag 17 november 2013
It's well known that Peter Wheeler's chief inspiration for his '90s models came from the charismatic sports racers from the 1950s and '60s - so why not take the concept one step further and make an open sports racer out of the Chimaera? After all, if Jaguar could do it with their XK8 boulevard cruiser to create the stunning XK180 concept... ;)
The concept would be; no roof (so the interior should be 'ruggedified' by deleting carpets in favour of body colour inside floors etc), reduce to the very essence, a lightweight bruiser for track days and special occasions. A Tuscan Convertible-style twin hoop roll bar would be mandatory I think, as would be some proper carbon fibre buckets from the likes of Reverie.
Of course, this would be built from a damaged/neglected car rather than to cannibalize a perfectly decent Chim... :o)