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