Sin R1 road-legal version

Στο φετινό Goodwood Festival of Speed η Sin Cars είχε παρουσιάσει το R1, ένα ακόμη supercar που φορά τον V8 LS3 6,2-λίτρων κινητήρα της Corvette. Αποδίδει 525 άλογα και στέλνει τη κίνηση στους πίσω τροχούς μέσω ενός 6-τάχυτου μηχανικού κιβωτίου της Graziano.


Τώρα η εταιρία ανακοίνωσε πως στο Autosport International τον Γενάρη θα παρουσιάσει εκεί τόσο την έκδοση δρόμου όσο και την track-spec έκδοση του. Η έκδοση δρόμου ζυγίζει επιπλέον 240 κιλά και φορά ζάντες 19″.

Το σασί του είναι σωληνωτό, με τον κλωβό ασφαλείας των επιβατών να είναι κατασκευασμένος από carbon. Έχει αναλογία βάρους 60:40, επιτρέποντας στο αυτοκίνητο να κάνει τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα σε 2,5 δευτερόλεπτα, προτού φτάσει τα 322 χλμ/ώρα, όπου ανέρχεται η τελική του ταχύτητα.

Θα βγει σε εξαιρετικά περιορισμένη παραγωγή με κόστος £60.000 (€71.700).

[Πηγή: Sin Cars]

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A concept born in a meeting at Autosport International 2012 and launched at January’s 2013 show, the Sin R1 sports car project will return to Birmingham’s NEC for next year’s show, with fully-fledged race and road versions.

The vehicle is a joint venture between British company Pro Formance Metals and the newly-formed Sin Car GmbH in Germany, and made its public debut earlier this year on the Daventry firm’s Autosport International stand, 12 months after the parties first met.

In the nine months since breaking cover, development of the vehicle has continued and it has now contested three rounds of the GT Cup since making its first appearance at Silverstone in August.

“A lot’s happened since we started discussing the project at Autosport International 2012: if you told us where we’d be 18 months later, starting from a blank piece of paper, I wouldn’t have believed you,” explained Pro Formance Metals director, Phil Matts.

“We had the prototype Sin R1 at the show in 2013, and we’ll be back in January for the 2014 event with full road-going and race versions, ready for the open market.

“There’s been lots of hard work and no sleep, but every time the car’s been on track in the GT Cup, we’ve made progress. In the final round, at Donington, we were running second in class at one stage.

“We’ve already seen a lot of interest in the Sin R1. Several teams are looking at testing it over the winter, and chances are there’ll be three or four teams running it in the GT Cup next year.”

The Sin R1 features an FIA homologated space frame chassis from Pro Formance Metals, weighs 1,000kg in race specification and is powered by a Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine producing approximately 500 bhp.

Fellow Autosport International exhibitors, AP Racing and M.E.RIN Safety Fuel tanks are involved, supplying brakes and full cell solutions.

For more information about Pro Formance Metals, visit www.proformancemetals.co.uk or Stand 6405, Hall 6 at Autosport International 2014.