Upstart Spanish automotive manufacturer Aspid – previously responsible for the controversially-styled IFR Automotive Aspid (Later renamed the Aspid Super Sport) – have just unveiled their latest creation. The Aspid GT-21 Invictus is an impressive and purposeful looking piece of machinery powered by a 4.4 litre BMW-sourced V8 engine producing 450 horsepower. It’s radically different from the company’s first offering, being significantly larger, better looking and more powerful.
Development of the Aspid GT-21 Invictus is a multi-million Euro project which will create up to 200 hi-tech jobs in Spain. The car’s chief designer and company founder Ignacio Fernández Rodriquez said of the car. “It has been a challenging styling exercise, but fortunately we have a really talented design team in the company. They have done an excellent job evoking the values of the company in the car.”
“The Aspid GT-21 Invictus represents a new generation of Gran Turismo fit for the 21st century” says Fernández. “With a weight that is less than 990kg when dry, the car features the latest generation BMW V8 engine capable of delivering 450 horsepower. It also incorporates a new generation of sports car hybridization, which increases the dynamic performance of the vehicle while being respectful of the environment. A lot of the technology we’ve developed will transfer to other road vehicles”
The Aspid GT-21 Invictus can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 3 seconds, and continue on to a 187 mph top speed. Aspid Cars say the GT-21 Invictus benefits from efficient aerodynamics which benefit high speed stability and performance. The dimensions are: 4.447mm long, 1,883mm wide and a height of 1,226mm. The Invictus is aimed squarely at the premium sports car market and production will be limited to 250 a year to retain its exclusivity.
Says Fernández: “Each car will be custom made and hand built in its own production bay. There is no production line as such. Each client can choose more than 100 different options, and most customers will want to visit the factory during the build of their personalised car.”
The configuration of each car will be tailored to suit the precise requirements of each customer, giving them the option, for example, to adapt the geometry and the electronics to their individual needs and personal taste. The customer may at any time request the Aspid engineering department to change the car’s geometry and electronic settings for different needs.
Fernández says the Invictus represents the first GT “semi open wheeler” with a 2+2 passenger configuration and rear-wheel drive: “It has a strong visual element to help identify the Aspid open-wheel design language, where you can see all the beauty and technological excellence used in the wheel in conjunction with the suspension arms and their oval shape, dual brake callipers and their unique double discs, complemented by the front wings which also make a smart and aggressive statement of our intentions.”
Souce: Aspid Cars