500bhp, McLaren F1-rivalling British supercar to cost around £300,000
20 May 2005

Prospective sports car manufacturer MB Roadcars has taken two crucial steps towards building its 500bhp EOS supercar, after it announced an engine supplier and revealed a full-size model at last week’s Top Marques supercar exhibition in Monaco.

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The Northamptonshire-based company first showed a scale model at the Autosport International Show at the NEC in January, and has now announced a custom engine supply deal with Geneva-based engine builder Mader Racing. The EOS will use an all-alloy 500bhp 4.0-litre V8 based on the unit Mader builds for the new GP2 race series that is a feeder into Formula One.

MB Roadcars founder Michael Blaize said the company intends to produce the first cars before the end of next year, with prices expected to be around £300,000.

The EOS uses a McLaren F1-style three-seat layout, with the driver in the centre and passengers on either side. The styling is claimed to provide around 40 per cent more downforce and 20 per cent less weight than established supercars at around 1000kg.

MB Roadcars hopes to achieve that featherweight figure by use of composite aerospace materials.

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