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Subject: Road legal F1 car turns heads

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 10:32 am

An Essex engineer has stunned other motorists after creating a completely road legal F1 car.

Russ Bost's custom-built mean machine is capable of 0 to 60mph in three seconds and can reach 170mph.

But unlike a real Formula One car, his version can be snapped up for a mere £10,000 and does 30 miles to the gallon.

Mr Bost calls the finished vehicle, which can legally be driven on British roads, Furore F1.

He said: "I get so many funny looks when I am out and about in it and I often get people asking me if it is a real Formula One car.

"I have had the occasional boy racer revving at the lights. I let them drive off then I pass them a second or so later anyway. I don't want to encourage bad driving."

The Furore F1 was made entirely from spare parts, with an engine from a 1,400cc Kawasaki motorbike engine.

Meanwhile, the gears and brakes come from an old Toyota MR2 that Mr Bost, from Benfleet, picked up for £300.

As well as building one for himself, he has also built a number of the two-seater cars for enthusiasts from as far afield as the US and Canada.

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