FortuneSport will launch its first car, the Rt.S, a sports coupe able to produce 350 horsepower with its mid-mounted V8 engine. This amount of power enables the car to speed from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of 175 mph. Its target price is $85.000 and will be launched before the end of 2010. Another model will also be developed the Rr.R and it will be launched this fall. This car features an engine capable of producing 510 BHP and its price starts at $200.000.
The first vehicle to be launched under the FortuneSport banner will be the Rt.S, a sub-2,000 pound, 350 horsepower sports coupe.
Inspired by Group C prototypes, the chassis of this road and track car will feature an aluminum semi- monocoque with a mid-mounted V8 and a pushrod suspension. Key weight-saving features are full composite bodywork, seats integrated into the chassis, and rolling gear supplied by BBS. The power to weight ratio of 5.1 lbs per bhp translates into a road car capable of a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4 seconds and a top speed of 175mph. The target price is $85,000.
Teritius Fortune said, “FortuneSport believes that the pleasure of driving is not in the electronics and sixteen speaker stereo systems, but in the driving itself. Especially given the green movement, the best way to engage the driver was to reduce vehicle mass.”
Penned by Turkish newcomer Emre Husmen, the Rt.S is a vision of sports cars in the year 2035. Characterized by short overhangs and a long wheelbase, the overall length of the car is 164 inches. Clever packaging means the height of the vehicle is 42 inches, while retaining enough head room to comfortably fit a 6-foot 4-inch passenger.
The Rt.S is scheduled for a launch in Late 2010 as a 2011 model. Development of a track version, the Rt.R will be launched late this fall. Visually similar to the Rt.S, the Rt.R will feature a 510bhp engine and a curb weight of 1,650 pounds. To be assembled by the Panoz Group, the Rt.R will be capable of running in a number of amateur track events, as well as FortuneSport-branded events held in conjunction with the Skip Barber Racing Schools. The Rt.R requires a security deposit of $200,000.
FortuneSport Vehicle Engineering Systems, LLC was founded in 1995 as a sole-proprietorship, tasked with the research and development of high performance vehicles. FortuneSport designs, engineers, tests, and develops its own vehicles. Teritius Fortune, the founder, is a lifelong automotive enthusiast.
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