MAR­I­ANI STREAM­LINER, BUILT BY RAD RIDES BY TROY

NZ Performance Car - - Event Sema -

Oc­ca­sion­ally some­one will build a race car to show qual­ity, but not usu­ally any­thing like this. It’s built by Troy Trepanier, so it’s no sur­prise that the de­tail and crafts­man­ship dis­played is on par with some­thing that should be win­ning the Ri­dler Award, but to see it on a stream­liner des­tined for 640kph runs at Bon­neville is hard to take in. Dis­played on the AM Hotrod Glass stand, the clearcoated 9.7 me­ter long chro­moly-tube space-frame ve­hi­cle sports metic­u­lously per­fect TIG welds at ev­ery junc­tion. The beau­ti­fully hand­crafted alu­minium body cov­ers a nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated 7.0-litre Panella V8, good for 820kW de­liv­ered via a seven-speed air-shifted Lib­erty trans­mis­sion to the Don Ferg­er­son quick change dif­fer­en­tial and spe­cial salt flat tyres . With a land speed ve­hi­cle the cus­tom fab­ri­cated parts list is prob­a­bly longer than the car it­self, but to men­tion a few some ma­jor items in­clude the cus­tom head­ers, fluid tanks, and an in­cred­i­bly badass bil­let ra­di­a­tor.

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