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Spartan-V track car

Spartan-V track car

Spartan-V track car

Year (of specifications) 2010
Engine 1.2 litre L-twin
Transmission 6-speed sequential RWD
Max speed 174 mph
0-60 mph 3.0 seconds
Horsepower 170 horsepower
weight 300 kgs / 660 lbs

The Spartan-V is an ultra-light track car which originates from Australia.

The Spartan-V project is one which has it's roots back in the early 1980s, when two brothers built their first motorcycle-engine powered buggy. Fast forward nearly 30 years and the Spartan-V is where you get to. A featherweight sports car with supercar humbling acceleration, a simple yet gorgeous body, and a drivetrain lifted from one of today's most advanced superbikes.

The Spartan-V is based around a tubular steel spaceframe chassis which is both light and strong. Into that the engine and transmission from a Ducati 1198S is slotted. That means 170 horsepower is on tap from a 1.2 litre engine, and all the power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed sequential transmission. Thanks to the Spartan-V's incredibly low weight of just 300kgs (660 lbs) the car can rocket to 62 mph (100km/h) in just 3 seconds. Top speed is 174 mph.

The Spartan-V track car features numerous other high-spec components; like a digital dash, Wilwood ventilated and scalloped brake discs, Wilwood 4-piston billet calipers, Tilton racing pedals with brake bias, Woodward Racing quick ratio steering rack, fully adjustable suspension, Drexler Motorsport limited slip differential, and FIA approved Sparco race seats with 5 or 6 point harnesses.

At the moment the Spartan-V is in the final stages of development. The shape of the bodywork has been finalised, and the company are just waiting to get the production moulds back so they can start work on the series production cars. They only plan on making 300 examples - in honor of the Greek warriors after which the car is named.

Price for the Spartan-V is $90,000 Australian dollars. That works out to about $84,000 USD or £54,000 GBP.

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