The Felino cB7 puts performance first, and styling, uh, last

The Canadian automotive press is currently having an excruciatingly difficult time trying to figure out ways to say "the Felino cB7 is ugly" without saying "the Felino cB7 is ugly."

We're just going to come right out and say it: the Felino cB7 is goddamn ugly. But from what we understand, it'll also be goddamn fast.

As the Quebec company is willing to admit, the cB7's engineers didn't put 'styling' first on their list of priorities when they came up with the car—number one was, actually, the driver's seating position, followed by making the thing one of the fastest street-legal track cars ever.

The Felino cB7 puts performance first, and styling, uh, last

Motivation, at least of the prototype version, comes from a 525-horse 6.2-litre V8 (though a six and turbo four will be made available). Dry weight is about 2,425 lbs – or 1,100 kg here in Canuckistan – distributed front-to-back in a perfect 50-50 ratio.

In short, yeah, it looks awful, but it should go like stink. Performance testing of the just-unveiled second-gen prototype commences this summer, and we'll let you know the numbers when we see 'em.

In the meantime, check out the full story of the car's development and specs over at Autofocus. There's plenty more cornea-torture over there, too, if that's what you're into.

The Felino cB7 puts performance first, and styling, uh, last