There are no plans for the Supasse V mini-supercar to come to the UK, according to Suzusho, the Japanese tuning company who will be making 100 of them over the next four years.
British buyers will be missing out on some serious performance from the 850kg two-seater, which is powered by a retuned version of the 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from the Mazda 3 MPS.
Retuned for use in the Supasse, it produces 263bhp at 5500rpm, up 7bhp over the MPS, driving the rear wheels through the MPS’s 6-speed gearbox. It sits on an aluminium chassis, with double wishbone suspension all-round.
The styling is the work of Japanese F1 engineer and race car designer Kenji Mimura. The bad news, however, is the price. It’s set to cost the equivalent of just under £200,000.