Subaru-powered SDR V-Storm revealed at Autosport International
15 January 2010

British car firm SDR Sports Cars has revealed its three-seat V-Storm sports car at the Autosport International show.

The Ariel Atom-rivalling SDR V-Storm has a McLaren F1-style central driving position, which SDR claims gives the V-Storm the feel of a single-seat race car.

Pics of the SDR V-Storm

Power for the rear-drive, mid-engined V-Storm comes from a Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine tuned to produce more than 300bhp. The car weighs around 700kg and SDR claims it can get from 0-6mph in less than four seconds.

It features a modular chassis design which allows customers to change the car’s bodywork and engine as more designs and power options become available.

SDR managing director Simon Dickens said: “I wanted to develop something new and exciting that gets the pulse racing and offers the thrills of a Seven, but with dramatic modern styling and the capability of carrying three people.”

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15 January 2010

Reminds me of another car. Can't quite put my finger on it...

15 January 2010

I presume Ariel are indeed supplying the chassis for this car.

15 January 2010

The whole car looks like an ugly atom, with the only advantage being the extra seat. The gearbox looks a bit precarious too, hanging out the back unprotected.

15 January 2010

[quote Uncle Mellow]

I presume Ariel are indeed supplying the chassis for this car.

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either that or suing for intellectual and copyright infringement - this seems rather a lot like the kit car equivalent of the Chinese knock off cars and bikes, just different enough to keep the courts happy (in most cases)

15 January 2010

In the development meeting, did they have a box called "Cars we like" and another "Favourite features". One bit of paper drawn from each and they drew "Ariel Atom" and "McLaren F1's seating position".

Next will be "Bugatti Veyron" and "wheel trims my mate got from Halfords"

15 January 2010

Personally despite it resembling the Atom I like this cottage indusrty type car making and wish them every success. Lets face it we were crap at car production on a large scale!

15 January 2010

With all that power, I wonder why it is so slow. According to the article it gets from 0-6mph in less than 4 seconds!

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