The Javan R1 is a British sports car which picked up where another
left off. The Strathcarron SC5-A was also a British built sports
car. But in 2001, due to a change in vehicle approval laws the
company went under. Five years on and after 1:8 scale model
car constructor Javan Smith bought the tooling and molds for
the SC5-A he reintroduced the car as the Javan R1.
Built as a drivers car the Javan R1 features an aerospace designed
and manufactured epoxy bonded aluminium honeycomb monocoque
for extreme lightness and strength. Fitted with computer designed
race car inspired suspension.
The Javan R1 is powered by a mid mounted 2 litre 4 cylinder
i-VTEC DOHC engine developing 220bhp and revving to 8600rpm
coupled to a six speed gearbox.
Options for the Javan R1 include launch control and supercharging.
Currently Javan plan to produce only 12 cars a year, with a
waiting time of around two months.