Sector: CNG

Godsil Manhattan - the new Manhattan Project

Have you ever heard about the US car manufacturer called Godsil? No? Neither have we. But that won’t prevent us from writing about an ambitious venture of this company, namely a plan to construct a luxury GT type car with a V16 CNG-powered engine.
Godsil Manhattan V16 CNG teaser image© Godsil MotorcarsA true rival to Bugatti or a large, but empty balloon that will pop sooner or later? We’ll have to wait until all is revealed

Yes, that’s right – not 16V, but V16. Not 16 valves, but sixteen cylinders working in a V engine. If the company succeeds (which may or may not happen…), it will be – to the best of our knowledge – the only engine of this type in the whole world. Ok, so the famous Bugatti Veyron also has 16 cylinders but in a W type engine (double V with a common crankshaft), and besides – with all due respect to Veyron – its engine consumes petrol and this one is supposed to run on compressed natural gas. Luxury, exclusivity and ecology in one, and some savings. But in this case, money won’t even play the second fiddle. More like the fourth, at best.

We don’t know much yet, but the initial engine parameters announced by the manufacturer, and the car’s expected overall performance are as follows: 8 l displacement, 900 hp, 900 Nm torque, from 0 to 100 km/h in around 3 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h. We can clearly see that Godsil especially looks up to one reputable rival, the one that has the EB emblem on the radiator grille, even if the blurred photo doesn’t reveal much in terms of the vehicle’s looks. Body proportions suggest a classic drive system (front-engine, rear-wheel drive), and the design is to include some retro elements. The whole car, according to its manufacturers, “will bring glory back to the automobile”. Sounds promising. Let’s wait and see if they’re able to keep that promise. The vehicle’s premiere is set to an unspecified time in 2014.


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Robert Markowski
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