The Austrailian made Joss SuperCar is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive,
two-seat sports car powered by a naturally-aspirated, 6.8 litre,
aluminium block, V8 engine which develops 500bhp @ 5750 rpm,
and 480lb-ft of torque @ 2800 rpm.
The Joss SuperCar was designed and developed by Matt Thomas
and his team in Australia. The cars design drew on knowledge
and experiences gained while working on the aerodynamic development
of F1 and F3 race cars. The aim was to create a body for the
Joss SuperCar which uses the airflow both above and below the
car to create downforce.
UPDATED - 02nd August 2010.
Joss have just announced that the final design for the JP1 supercar
is almost complete.
The 1:1-scale clay model that will determine the 186 mph
(300 km/h) supercar's exact final design s currently undergoing
final detailing at the company's Advanced Automotive Design
Studio in Melbourne.
The company's technical director explains that the vehicle's
final shape will be decided as much by science as it is
by style: "This final shape is as much about mathematics
as it is about aesthetics. A variety of reasons have determined
this overall package of visual features but everything
you will see has met all of our primary design goals.
The car's all-important aerodynamic and mechanical packaging
needs have still allowed us to produce this final design,
one which we are certain will impress when it is revealed."