Race car maker Reynard has launched its first road car: the Inverter.
The Reynard Inverter passed its IVA-approval test for cars produced as one-offs or in very low volume first time, meaning it can now be fitted with number plates and registered for use on the road.
The Indy 500-winning constructor will build the car in both right- and left-hand drive; prices start at £35,000 and it can be supplied in either kit car or turn-key form.
Powering the lightweight 440kg track car is a 180bhp Fireblade engine. The Inverter’s slippery shape was developed in an F1-spec wind tunnel and it’s capable of producing 1200kg of downforce, thanks to its large fixed rear wing. Drivers can sustain more than 3.00g while cornering.
Reynard wants the Inverter to put an end to one-make race series, which it describes as “overpriced monopolies, devoid of engineering innovation, diversity, and creativity”.
Instead it plans the Inverter to be an open source design; it will allow the car and its components' design to be viewed online, so anyone can manufacturer and design their own parts at a lower cost.