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The Joss Supercar designer plans to take on Ferrari, Porsche and Lamorghini

The first mid-engined Australian sports car, the Joss Supercar, is nearly ready for production and its designer claims it is capable of competing alongside Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini.

The Joss Supercar has been designed by Matt Thomas and it was first shown off to the public more than five years ago. Now almost production ready, Joss claims the car is capable of 0-62mph in 2.98 seconds and reach speeds of 211mph.

Thomas said: “We have been refining the mechanics of the business model and the car and are now satisfied that we have the right product and systems in place to move forward.

“This is now not just about producing an Australian first and world-class supercar, but ensuring the business is resourced adequately to meet pent-up production demand.”

The Joss Supercar is powered by a V8 engine, which produces more than 500bhp. It has made its name appearing on the Xbox racing game Project Gotham Racing.

Thomas expects the initial production run of 25 models to be snapped up quickly. He also plans to enter the car in GT race events and eventually Le Mans.

It will cost around 600,000 Australian dollars (£300,000) and production is expected to take place in the Australian state of Victoria.

Mark Tisshaw

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