Live out your Formula One dreams in the Rodin FZED

Anyone yearning for the feel of a Formula One car now has the chance to make their dreams a reality thanks to a new company based in New Zealand.

The company is called Rodin, and for $650,000 it will sell you the F1-inspired, Cosworth V-8-powered FZED track car delivering 675 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque and weighing just 1,342 pounds. Performance estimates include a 0-100 mph time of just 5.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 186 mph.

Rodin’s FZED is born out of Lotus’ stillborn Exos Type 125 track car, which retailed for $1 million back in 2012, making the Rodin a bit of a bargain. It features carbon fibre composite materials for its monocoque and aerodynamic elements sourced from Italy’s HP Composites, a supplier to many major race teams, and instead of the flat floors normally found in grand prix cars, the FZED features IndyCar-style venturi tunnels.