The rear wheels, meanwhile, would be powered by a mid-mounted 2.8 liter turbocharged V6. This would replace what the Cien concept had, a powerful V12 engine. Reuss thinks he can wring 440 horsepower and 450 ft-lbs of torque from the whole setup.
For brakes, Reuss’s ultimate car would get the carbon ceramic pads from the Corvette ZR1, and tires from the Camaro ZL1. The suspension and rear end would also be borrowed from the Corvette, and noise cancellation technology could keep the Cien’s cabin whisper-quiet in EV mode. The target weight? Just 3,800 pounds including goodies like Recaro seats and night vision windscreen technology.
Perhaps one day, Mr. Reuss will get a chance to build his ultimate car. If you had access to GM’s parts bin, what would you build?