Today is a good day for fans of American supercars. California-based Bulleta Motors unveiled its latest supercar creation: the RF22. Although it’s based upon the Lotus Evora, it doesn’t look much like the little British Porsche fighter that underpins it.
Samir Sadikhov, the man responsible for the Aston Martin DBC and the Cadillac C-Ville, penned the sleek yet menacing body. Underneath the bodywork, Bulleta has managed to squeeze a 3.5-liter V6 with a Bulleta-designed supercharger, which is good for 505 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds. Not exactly F-22 power, but pretty quick just the same.
Mounted mid-car, the engine sends power to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic with sport paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
Stopping power comes from carbon ceramic disks which are surrounded by standard 19-inch carbon fiber wheels or optional 20-inch forged aluminums.
Intriguingly, Bulleta Motors will allow customers to spec the car with a composite body or with a carbon fiber body. Then, on the interior, buyers can choose either a two or a 2+2 seating arrangement, which makes it ideal for any supercar or super GT enthusiast with or without kids.
If that weren’t enough kit for you, World Car Fans reports that each RF22 buyer will also receive a “custom made, individually numbered, Swiss mechanical chronograph time piece, matching the serial number of its companion car.” I guess that’s so when your RF22 is in the shop, as it inevitably will be as a limited production supercar from a relatively unknown carmaker, you can still feel connected to your very expensive American-built lump of carbon fiber.