Ascari Ecosse was the first car from Ascari. First introduced
in 1995 as a work-in-progress, the Ecosse was launched as a
production model in 1998. The first car was powered by a mid
mounted 6.0 litre Chevrolet V8 but this was later swapped in
favor of a 4.7 litre V8 engine from BMW.
chassis of the Ascari Ecosse was covered by a lightweight fibre
glass body. The Ascari Ecosse was designed by Lee Noble who
was previously involved with the Mclaren
F1 and Lotus Elise design
projects, later he went on to produce his own line of sports
cars, Noble sports cars.
The Ascari Ecosse was built in Banbury, UK by a team of dedicated
professionals. Each car took around 450 hours to complete which
meant only around 25 - 30 cars were produced each year. The
Ascari Ecosse was replaced by the Ascari
KZ1 in 2003.
Similar and related vehicles:
- Ascari KZ1
- Ascari A10