X Works Automotive X1 Concept sports car went on display at
the 2007 Autosports International Show in Birmingham, England.
The X1 is the first offering from the company and has been in
development for 30 months. It was designed by Andrew Borrowman
and Sean Prendergast, who, between the two, have experience
at Rover, Panther Cars and Grand Prix Engineering Services.
They have also run their own composites company designing and
manufacturing for the likes of Prodrive (see Prodrive
P2), Alvis and JCB.
The X Works Automotive X1 Concept sports car uses a unique carbon
composite technology for the manufacture of the cars passenger
cell. Attached to this are lightweight aluminium and carbon
subframes carrying the drivetrain components.
The X1's composite technology provides an incredibly stiff platform
and also helps keep the cars weight down to a lightweight 1180kg
(2601 lbs) . Combined with the race honed chassis and potent
2 litre 4 cylinder turbo charged 350 bhp engine, this provides
truly electrifying performance. Tuning options of up to 500
bhp are available, and Recaro CS seats are fitted as standard.
There is also a 1000 kg X1 competition version designed for
track days or outright competition use.
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