Friday, June 5, 2009

The Bailey Blade

A new American super car, the Bailey Blade will go into production

This low slung Mad Max looking roadster combines the styling of a few American automotive icons and with its accentuated curves and bodylines adds an almost animated attitude to the vehicle. The front end looks like a mix between an old Mustang and Camaro with GT-40 style scoops on the hood, the side exit exhaust looks too much like an old Corvette Stingray or Shelby Cobra and the pronounced rear arches simply scream muscle car.

The Bailey Blade started as a simple project back in 2007, but now it will be going into full on production. The vehicle’s designer, Neal Bailey, started with a replica Cobra chassis, added a adjustable independent suspension, nothing like the transverse leaf springs of old. Under the hood, Bailey will use a range of Roush tuned Ford V8 making anywhere from 400 HP to 500+ HP.

This modern day Carroll Shelby has recreated the Cobra of the 1960’s. By combining a lightweight chassis with the most powerful Ford engine he can find Bailey has created a true American super car. Neal is currently working on the first three prototypes; they will each have 550 HP on tap, which means that they will go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds. He expects the first batch be ready by October.

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