Sin Cars, the Bulgarian automaker, may not be a familiar name yet but we’re willing to bet that it would be on everyone’s lips the moment that it launches the S1 supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show this March. This week, we learned that the car manufacturer decided that it would expand the current lineup by adding the unusual S1 to it. It will stand as an entry level model, and what makes it so special is that its body can be mixed and matched depending on how you want your car to look. Apart from that, you can also choose from a number of powerplants depending on your preference.
The first teaser the company has published online shows the S1 as a topless roadster with no roof or doors. But as mentioned earlier, there are many other ways your S1 could look - from a roadster to a coupe and whatever else you can think of. Having said that, one can opt for an S1 with a closed cockpit variant or a fully exposed fenderless variant with open wheels. Sin adds that customers can keep changing the design of their car for the lifetime of the vehicle.
So far, the automaker has not mentioned anything more about the powertrain apart from the fact that customers have a handful of choices. It also said that the S1 can come as a hybrid, be fully electric, or have a conventional gasoline engine with as much as 450 horsepower. Furthermore, customers could order their paddle shift transmission, traction control and anti-lock brakes.
For those who are interested in the new automaker’s entry level vehicle, you might want to head to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March next year where it will make its debut. Also, expect the first batch of S1s to be delivered to their respective owners in early 2019. Right now, the automaker has not shared pricing details just yet but they did say that the S1 will be affordable.
For the meantime, Sin will start selling their cars within Europe, but they are looking into expanding to the United States, which is why they are applying as a low volume manufacturer with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Once approved, they will be able to sell 325 units of the road-going vehicles in the US. If not, they will be stuck to selling track-only S1s.
Sin is quite new in the industry, which is why not everyone knows of the brand. The very first model they came out with made its debut at Frankfurt in 2015. It was a pre-production R1, and it was promptly followed by a road-going version. Under its hood was a 6.2 liter V8 from General Motors that carries out 518 horsepower (386 kilowatts). In only 2.5 seconds, it could hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers) from a standstill.