If people want sheer performance and don't care about looks, they get a GTR. If the just want looks and don't care about performance they get an Alfa Romeo. But a boutique sports car manufacturer has to produce something that is both easy on the eyes and a monster under the hood. I'm not entirely sure Felino has managed that.
This car certainly sounds great on paper, with a 6.2L General Motors V8 producing 525 hp and nearly 490 ft-lbs of torque. It also claims to weigh only about 2,500 lbs and sprint to 60 in 3.4 seconds. But is it pretty enough to be successful?
Front View: it's not bad, Audi-esque LED's, race car inspire hood cutouts, and fender flares to rival those of the Ferrari F12. And as the name suggests, it does look a little bit like a predatory cat.
Side View: It just goes downhill from here folks. It has some rather Weissman looking lines all the way from the hood to the rear bumper, which isn't a bad thing, but it looks like something stomped on it right behind the front axle.
Rear View: No, not the Ferrari, the pants. It looks like Justin Beiber's pants. Add some taillights and those pants would be the spitting image of the Felino's rear bumper. You think I'm kidding, don't you?
Who thought that was a good idea? Are saggy butts some sort of Canadian thing?
Their advertising department falls a little short too... Don't get me wrong, its a well shot video, and I'm sure they spent a reasonable percentage of their high interest loans on making it, but they covered up the whole thing up with a shitty music track. Maybe the engine isn't ready yet and they're running something else in it to get it around the track, or maybe it makes some awful sound that they haven't figured out yet. Or maybe they just hired a shit producer, who knows, but something is wrong.
Overall, I get the feeling that this is another one of those start ups that is never going to reach the light of production. It's design cues seem cobbled together, it's too busy to look at, and comes off cheaply produced, plus I can't shake the feeling that that video's music is covering some glaring problem up. I'm glad I'm done writing this, I never want to look at it again. No one is going to spend 100 thousand dollars on this thing, total crack pipe.