Concept Climax Ltd was formed in 2005 by three Automotive
design students from Coventry University (UK). They believed
that environmentally friendly power should not be confined
to use in small, boring city cars and set about designing
a 'green' sports car.
The Concept Climax was inspired by the Cooper Climax F1
car from the 1950's and is a "modern take on a British
sports car, designed with the motoring enthusiast in mind".
However there is a practical side to the Climax and it
has been equipped with enough storage space for a weekend
One interesting feature of the Concept Climax is a programmable
ECU which the driver can calibrate for use on the road
or track via their lap top computer - or as the company
likes to call it "Climax Control".
Performance for the ethanol fueled lightweight roadster
is rapid. A projected 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds and a 160
mph top speed are claimed from the 270 horsepower, 256
lb/ft 4 cylinder coupled to a 5 speed manual.
The Concept Climax features:
- A composite body
- Adjustable aero screen
- Front and side impact structures
- Adjustable aerodynamics
- Rear diffuser
- Retractable roll bar
- Custom paint
- Flip up mirrors
- Composite race seat
- Heated interior components
- Four point race harness
- Adjustable passenger foot brace