In case you haven’t yet been introduced to the Felino cB7, let us get you up to speed. A motorsports enthusiast from Montreal, Quebec – Antoine Bessette – is backing his own Felino brand, which plans to build the cB7 supercar with a sticker price of under $100,000. The car has a tubeframe chassis, six-speed transmission, front-mid engine layout, and a 525 horsepower 6.2-liter LS motor, all in a car weighing in at around 2500 lbs.
The Felino company began work on the car way back in 2010, using Bessette’s numerous business contacts acquired throughout his racing career. Four years later, here it is, in pre-production, with a to-be-announced production run soon to start for a global market.
It certainly sounds like a winner from the specifications, and the side profile and view from the front both look the part. But a video recently released by the company gave us our first look at the car’s derrier, and oh dear, it’s hideous.
The car’s overall curvature and shape recalls that of a modern TVR, notably the Sagaris, which is by no means a small compliment. But looking at the view from behind, the proportions all just seem… off somehow. That angle gives you a good look at just how mammoth the greenhouse is, which meets the comparatively undersized rear fender arches at an awkward, sharp angle, and slopes way too far out to the sides. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we anticipate that most beholders will react with the same grimace.
This is what happens when function beats form with an ugly stick.