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by Adam Lynton
Ferrari 575 transformed into Land Speed racer by JBR Motorsport was on show at SEMA 2012 after competing at Bonneville Salt Flats.
Ferraris are all about speed, but this one is - in the strictest sense of the term, anyway - faster than just about any other. We're talking about the ACAT Ferrari 575M modified by JBR Motorsports, which we last reported on back in August. Then it was about to undertake a record attempt at the Land Speed Record Finals at the Bonnevile Salt Flats in Utah. The modified 575 went on to post a top speed of 216.133 mph, slightly lower than the expected top end of 232 mph, but still plenty fast. Now it's being displayed at the company's booth at the SEMA show.
Featuring a custom body, double parachutes and bespoke wheels and tires, ACAT says the project served as a rolling test bed (and promotional campaign) for ACAT's metallic catalytic converter, which it claims is "the world's lightest, smallest, most cost-effective, and greenest catalytic converter on the market today."