Elemental unveils the RP1 road-legal track car

Article by Christian A., on June 24, 2014

Elemental unveiled the RP1 road-legal track car and announced that this new model will go on sale in summer 2015. According to the company, the mid-engined sports car was designed, engineered and built by a team with plenty of experience in the Formula 1 world.

Elemental RP1 is powered by a 2.0-liter Ford Ecoboost engine that generates 280 bhp, but for those who want the vehicle to be even lighter, there is a three-cylinder 1.0-liter Ford Ecoboost engine.

In addition, there is a 999cc Honda Fireblade motorcycle engine. All the engines are offered with a six-speed Hewland paddle-shift sequential transmission. Behind the 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/45R tyres there are four-pot Caparo calipers and 280 mm discs on the front and rear.

Elemental built the RP1 around a carbon and aluminum centre hub. The vehicle features an aluminum composite sandwich material for the floor front and rear bulkheads. Meanwhile, the fixed side walls, central spine and dashboard are made from carbon fiber.

Moreover, the front subframe, steering and front suspension are mounted on the aluminum bulkhead. The suspension features a double wishbone setup with Eibach springs and Nitron dampers.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

It has been nearly eight years since Toyota entered a new era of sports cars when it officially unveiled the production version of the Toyota 86 – also known as...
by - February 27, 2019
The new Audi TT RS – yes, the top version of the German carmaker’s facelifted TT model series – is now officially here. If you could remember, the range-topping TT...
by - February 18, 2019
Nearly half a year ago when McLaren Automotive unveiled the McLaren 600LT Coupe, the British carmaker is now introducing a version that lets its passengers enjoy the thrill of an...
by - January 25, 2019
German carmaker Volkswagen is now making the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI -- the new Golf GTI TCR. First unveiled as a concept at the annual GTI...
by - January 24, 2019
It has been three and a half years since BMW unveiled the sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series. Thus, it is really about to give the 7 Series a...
by - January 17, 2019