2008 IFR Aspid Roadster review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 28 June 2008 , 11:06:49 byVeronica

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IFR Aspid Roadster

IFR Automotive announced a new sports car boasting luxury fitments and high performance. The Aspid is a track car with everyday levels of usability and reliability. The model is powered by a 2.0-liter engine naturally aspirated that is capable of delivering 270 BHP or supercharged, 400 BHP. The power is being delivered to the rear wheels through a manual 6-speed gearbox and limited-slip differential. The engine enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and to 100 mph in 5.9 seconds. The base price for the model will start at EUR75.000 and will be displayed at the British International Motor Show in London on August 3rd, 2008.

IFR Automotive reveals track car

A new sports car boasting luxury fitments and high performance has been announced by engineering consultancy IFR Automotive.

Known as the Aspid, IFR has sought to create a track car with everyday levels of usability and, importantly for cars like this " reliability.

It`s also a technology showcase for demonstrating the company`s design and engineering capabilities.

Aspid prototypes feature a 2-litre engine; either naturally aspirated to deliver 270bhp or supercharged to 400bhp.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a manual 6-speed gearbox and limited-slip differential.

Use of aluminium and carbon fibre has resulted in weight of just 700kg and the resulting 570bhp-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio enables 62mph (100km/h) in 2.8 seconds and 100mph (160km/h) in 5.9 seconds.

"The Aspid has been engineered to deliver a high level of driving pleasure," says company founder, managing director and automotive engineer Ignacio Fern?ez Rodriquez, whose initials give IFR Automotive its name.

Formerly with Prodrive, Rodriquez subsequently joined the Mitsubishi World Rally Championship team as race engineer for Alister McRae and Fran?s Delecour.

Rodriquez founded IFR Automotive in 2003 and began work immediately on the new sports car project, while handling confidential car and commercial vehicle assignments from industry clients.

With a long list of options, and each one tailored to the precise needs of each individual customer the anticipated base price is £75,000 and upwards per Aspid.

The car will be displayed at the British International Motor Show in London docklands from Wednesday 23 July to Sunday 3 August 2008.