The Foose HEMIsfear hot rod, also known as the Foose Coupe, is a one-of-a-kind custom design by renowned car designer Chip Foose. Metalcrafters built the car, one of only five completed in 2006, with this particular car being number four. It is set to cross the auction block at the 2023 Mecum Indy event.
The HEMIsfear is powered by a rare and powerful 392 HEMI® V8 Direct Connection engine, hand assembled and rated 485 horsepower. The engine is mid-mounted and mated to a custom-modified ZF transaxle with a Hotchkis Performance-designed custom suspension executed by Curtis Speed in 7075 billet aluminum and subsequently polished.
The body of the HEMIsfear is a complete autoclave carbon fiber construction, built on a hand-built steel perimeter chassis with an inner structure built in DOM steel tubing. The body is surfaced and painted in Demon Red by Metalcrafters, with exclusive graphics laid out and airbrushed by Chip Foose, taking 14 hours to complete in multiple colors and realistic flame detailing. The carbon front grille shell and polished chrome fasteners were done by Artistic Silver Plating.
The interior of the HEMIsfear is reupholstered in Sunkist Orange leather stitched with red accents, with two front bucket seats and a transparent separation shield that allows the engine’s polished intake to be seen behind them. The dash is fitted with custom-face Foose gauging, and there is a formed carbon center housing for the pistol grip-like shifter. The door panels are also custom stitched and fitted.
To complete the look, the HEMIsfear features Foose-drawn custom one-off center mount wheels, cut out by Mike Curtis, allowing the powder-coated Demon Red brake calipers to be seen behind them. With its unique design, powerful engine, and custom features, this HEMIsfearhot rod will turn heads and impress car enthusiasts. The estimated auction price for this car is between $300,000 and $350,000. For more information, check out the Mecum.com listing.
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