Birmingham, AL – August 13, 2009 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – For motor historians, collectors and serious aficionados the world over comes a rare opportunity to acquire something truly unique: The very first factory model of Confederate Motor’s newest motorcycle, the Fighter Combat, which is to be raced for a world speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
The Fighter Combat is the newest edition to the stunning line-up of Confederate’s hand-built motorcycles and should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the American company that leads the world in cutting-edge motorcycle design.
The Fighter Combat is scheduled to be unveiled for the first time to the press and public this very weekend at the Quail Motorsports Gathering (on Friday, August 14th) during the 2009 Pebble Beach Car Week, and then be offered for auction at the MidAmerica sale the following day.
As with previous Confederate models, the Hellcat and Wraith, the new Fighter is sure to cause a sensation. Incorporating a massive 120ci motor (1966cc) into a lightweight aluminum frame, producing an astounding 145 ft/lbs of torque and 160 rear wheel horsepower, the agile and powerful machine also takes Confederate’s hallmark design to new heights, resulting in a creation that can only be described as breathtaking.
The model being unveiled, “Arabic 01”, is the only pre-production P120 Combat edition Fighter in existence and will be campaigned as a factory machine for a world speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats between August 30th and September 6th in the 2009 BUB Speed Trials. (Confederate currently holds a 2008 AMA world speed record with its B120 Wraith, so the likelihood of success for the Fighter is highly probable.)
Only 25 (“Arabic 01-25”) P120 Combat edition Fighters will be built and delivered to their respective owners beginning November 30th at the pace of two per month, at which point the book will be closed forever. So this motorcycle represents a singular opportunity to own the very first Fighter Combat created as well as a potential record holder.
For nearly a century hundreds of records have been set and broken in a variety of automotive classes at Bonneville. To set a record here is to own history and establish a level of indisputable superiority. So how much is the first in a limited series and potential world record holder worth? Well, the estimated retail cost of a Fighter Combat (#02-25) will be $75,000 – and that’s without the pedigree.
The actual motorcycle will be on display – after its unveiling Friday, August 14th – at the MidAmerica auction tent at Pebble Beach on Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th.
To register to bid and for more information about MidAmerica’s auction in Carmel, California, this weekend, visit www.midamericaauctions.com
For more information about Confederate, go to www.confederate.com.