The second car from Spanish car maker, Aspid will weigh less than 1000kg and produce 450bhp
16 July 2012

These are the first pictures of the Aspid GT-21 Invictus; the second car from the Spanish car maker. Aspid is targetting a sub-3.0sec 0-62mph time and a top speed in excess of 187mph.

The GT-21 Invictus will use a 450bhp BMW V8 to propel the lightweight GT. Aspid claims the car will weigh 990kg dry and says it will set new benchmarks for cornering ability. The same chassis design as used in the Aspid Super Sport will be employed. That platform weights 80kg.

Aspid’s second creation features similarly extreme styling to the Aspid Super Sport, and is the first GT to be designed with a semi-open wheel layout. It is positioned as a less compromised car than the Super Sport, with a 2+2 seating configuration and a more spacious cabin.

The car makes extensive use of aerospace-grade aluminium and composites and will be enginneered to allow customers to tailor the car to suit their driving style. No more than 250 models will be built a year, and sold through 20 dealers across Europe.

Like the Super Sport, the GT-21 Invictus will have most of the primary displays integrated into the steering wheel. The twin disc braking system will also be borrowed, which is said to offer performance comparable with carbon-ceramic brakes without the problem of them having to warm up.

Aspid hopes the project will create 200 jobs at a manufacturing site still to be chosen.

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16 July 2012

"These are the first pictures of the Aspid GT-21 Invictus; the second car from the Spanish car maker."

As in the second car literally?  Did somebody really buy the first one or did it get crash tested (which would have been an awful waste of a deformable barrier IMHO).

16 July 2012

"a top speed of over 187mph", so 188 then?

16 July 2012

owenmahamilton wrote:

"a top speed of over 187mph", so 188 then?

Are you serious? It's obviously 288mph - I believe that fits the criterion of being 'over 187mph'. Fastest production car in the world.

 

On a slightly more serious note, this car look great from all angles except the front (in my opinion). I must give it the "thumbs up" for being such a daring effort and also the relatively low mass. It's a contemporary interpretation of the world of Weissman and Morgan, and that's a good thing.

16 July 2012

owenmahamilton wrote:

"a top speed of over 187mph", so 188 then?

Ha. Simply hilarious. And no, the top speed is 189mph.

Aspid says the GT-21 Invictus can lay waste to 60 mph from a standstill in under three seconds on its way to a top speed of 189 mph. Even better, the creation's suspension can serve up 1.6 g on the skidpad.

Source:Autoblog.

16 July 2012

I hate to see the GT badge rubberstamped on anything with a big engine. I would simply refuse to go on a tour in a car like this.

 

 

16 July 2012

Sad

A Prowler Hot Rod with a roof and a multi-bug catcher. No thanks.

17 July 2012

Aspid have found new ways of getting traction to achieve the 0-60 time, and in a previously unrealised effect of aerodynamics has been expoited to get this exceptionally fugly car to incredible top speeds whilst safely not getting airborne. Now look carefully children; unless you have one eye in the middle of your forehead, and you fancy something really exclusive, you could buy this, or a Wiesmann MF4 GT, which at nearly twice the weight would be twice as sensible, and beautiful.

17 July 2012

This or a naff retro pastiche with a Jaguar S-Type grille? I'd far rather have this than the Wiesmann. Lets actually wait until the road test before deciding how well it performs but the power to weight looks good, and I like the aggressive styling.

18 July 2012

But I would hate to 1) clean it ... though I guess if I could afford one, that task would fall to some poor lacky, and 2) drive it on British (read, Third World) roads ...

13 August 2012

The design is so 'sick'. I wonder what the price is? Not that I can afort it but to know how much money I should dream. : )

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