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Shaali Motorsports N360 sports car is by Dubai, for Dubai

UAE startup debuts no-nonsense high-powered sports car at the Dubai Motor Show.

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The Shaali Motorsports N360 is a hardcore, no-frills sports car designed in Dubai for driving purists.

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You're looking at a fiberglass body cloaking a custom chrome-moly chassis.

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Shaali Motorsports' founders admit being particularly fond of the new Ford GT, and you can see that car's influence in the rear end of the N360.

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The N360 looks somewhat larger than hardcore track cars like the Caterham 7 and Ariel Atom.

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A very basic cockpit includes a race-ready detachable steering wheel with built in configurable gauges.

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A pair of shell seats and Sparco harnesses help keep weight down to around 1,400 pounds. Both seats and pedals move to fit drivers of various sizes.

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A custom-designed 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine utilizes the cylinder head from a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle. 

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360 peak horsepower are claimed at a stratospheric 10,000 rpm.

The custom-made engine weighs around 150 pounds. It's designed by the same madman behind the V8 in the Ariel Atom 500.

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The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox.

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If a customer wants to save some money off the N360's $120,000 asking price, they can opt for a 2.3-liter Ford EcoBoost engine, like the one found in the Mustang. 

The less-expensive engine weighs twice as much.

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These wheels shroud an Ohlins-sourced suspension.

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Despite the Shaali branding, these are Brembo-sourced brakes.

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Cameras weigh less than conventional mirrors and produce much less drag.

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Center high-mount twin exhausts mirror the look of the units on the Ford GT supercar.

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Speaking of which, you may have seen these Ford GT-aping tail-lamps on a customized Ford Mustang.

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Keep clicking or scrolling through for more photos of the Shaali N360's debut at the Dubai Motor Show.

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A six-speed sequential gearshift only requires use of the clutch in first gear.

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Keep clicking or scrolling through for more images of the Shaali Motorsports N360 roadster.

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