The SHA-DO is an evolution of the SportStar with an upgraded composite chassis and body, an LS-7 Corvette 427 CI 555 HP motor with a Ricardo Ford GT 6 speed transaxle. The SHA-DO was hand built, and like the BZ 2001 and SportStar is the only one in the world.
The suspension is full race with pushrods and rocker arms and 2024 billet aluminum suspension components such as A-arms and uprights. The front and rear bulkheads are Aluminum skinned honeycomb aluminum components that weigh about 9 pounds each. The front bulkheads are multi-functional and serve as upper and lower A-arms mounts , a bracket for the anti-roll bar, steering rack, crash protection, shock rocker pivot system and brake fluid reservoirs. Instant roll center is about the size of a dime.
The aerodynamics includes a dual wing splitter located at the front of the located 4 ½” above the ground. The lower intake duct provides ram cool air for a pair of radiators on either side of the chassis.
The intake is designed similar to a venturi where the incoming air is first expanded, then cooled on the driver side, then transferred with aerospace tubing across to the passenger side and further cooled and sent back to the motor. The heated air is pulled out through the back side of the venturi. The operating temperature remains constant, even in stop and go city traffic in hot weather.
The engine bay includes a pair of hand made aluminum fuel tanks, Corvette LS-7 Motor, Ricardo six-speed transaxle , custom twin- stainless- steel- ceramic -coated exhaust system with twin splitter stainless steel megaphone exhausts. Upper and lower A-arms are billet 2024 aluminum with chrome-moly steel pushrods connected to billet aluminum rockers which operate horizontal Bilstein Shocks wrapped around Eibach springs.
The cock pit features a carbon fibre dash panel with custom made Classic Instruments featuring Sundoulos stainless steel laser cut gauge faces. Seats are fiberglass buckets that remove from their holsters. Upholstery is high quality reddish brown leather with black trim. Steering wheel is by Momo with electronic paddle shifters by Master Shift. Test pilot is Buddy Budster, famous homeless animal rescue dog.
CAD rendering of LED tail lights shows individual CNC machined polished aluminum bezels with custom lenses and LED lights.
The SHA-DO trim is primarily Black-Chrome; wheels, roll bar, windshield frame, headlight bezels, grill and rear wing supports. Exhaust megaphones tilt up at about 10 degrees. Overall length is about 13 feet with a width of 84” to yield immense cornering power. Windshield frame is from a 1953 Corvette with significant rake.