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    The Felino CB7 Is The Biggest, Baddest, Most Insane Canadian Supercar You’ve Never Heard About (VIDEO)

    Canadian Felino CB7The Canadian built (Yes, they build cars!) Felino cB7 recently stole the show at the 2014 Montreal Auto Show. Sculptured from carbon fibre this looks like an sinister step-child of the Batmobile.

    Watch the video of the cB7 lapping the circuit Gilles Villeneuve

    ca.autoblog.com have more on performance:

    The cB7 has been in development for the past three years and is the culmination of a ton of R&D by its creator Antoine Bessette. Bessette is the CEO of Felino and a native Quebecois racecar driver. As much as we’d like to flood you with more information on what is shaping up to be Canada’s best homegrown supercar to date, we can’t. We can only speculate and can’t really fact-icate much of it for now.

    Canadian Felino CB7

    What we do know from its previous spy video of it rocking donuts on the streets of Montreal is that the Felino is rear wheel drive and sounds like it’s rocking a turbo 4 cylinder of some sort under its shapely hood. With its estimated weight coming in at under 1,000 kilograms (or 2,200 lbs), we’re sure that Bessette picked the right powerplant to match.

    Canadian Felino CB7

    There are rumours that the cB7 will be rocking a 500+ hp V8 in final form, but the spy video shot footage of it in action sure doesn’t sound much like a V8. We’re okay with that – hello, Lotus power-to-weight ratio. Bessette says that that the Felino will ship with a 6-speed manual transmission and will sport a near 50/50 weight distribution.
    via ca.autoblog.com

    Canadian Felino CB7

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    Canadians Wreck Car, Set It On Fire To Keep From Freezing, Go To Jail

    Men get arrested for burning their car to survive.

    Canadians Wreck Car, Set It On Fire To Keep From Freezing, Go To Jail

    If this happened in America, it’s the sort of thing that could lead to mandatory DO NOT SET CAR ABLAZE stickers on everyone’s dash. But it’s from Canada, so no need to worry. Basically, two guys wrecked their Honda in a ditch, and then set it on fire so they wouldn’t freeze. It turns out this isn’t such a great idea.

    The two men were driving on December 28, about 150 miles or so south of Calgary on a rural road, which must have looked like a sea of snow and grey skies, when they lost control of their Honda and plowed into a ditch.

    That’s bad news, absolutely. But the actions they took next are what make this so puzzling. Instead of calling for help on the cell phones they both carried, or walking to find help, they decided to set their car on fire. Well, at first, just the seats from the car and, according to the article, “all of their personal belongings.” They were afraid of freezing to death, which, at about 5° F (-15°C), was certainly a concern.

    After the seats-fire went out, they just decided to torch the whole car, which, of course, got out of hand pretty quickly, which gave the men the novel status of being later treated for both burns and frostbite.

    In the morning, they found they were in easy walking distance of a house, which solved their crisis. Unsurprisingly, someone later called 911 about the smoldering wreckage, which led to one of the men being arrested for outstanding warrants.

    So maybe that’s why they didn’t call for help and burned their car instead? Or maybe it was just Canadian politeness, where they couldn’t bear the thought of having to bother anybody to come out in such miserable weather?

    Either way, the lesson is pretty clear: try not to set your car on fire!

    Via: Jalopnik

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