Dutch automaker Vencer has built a supercar called the Sarthe. It will debut at the 2013 Salon Privé (West London’s Syon Park, UK) Concours d’Elégance from Wednesday September 4th to Friday, September 6th. Other than being Dutch, there is very little information about the Vencer Sarthe.
“The Sarthe is a low volume exclusively handmade mid-engine sports car which utilises a hybrid space frame chassis, made of high grade tubular steel, with chrome-molybdenum safety structure and rear sub-frame with the floor made up of an aluminium honeycomb structure. This combination of materials and techniques results in a lightweight, super strong and rigid chassis.
The 8-cylinder engine is placed behind the driver, in a mid-engine configuration. The engine is directly bolted onto the 6-speed MT gearbox. Due to this configuration the car has a very balanced weight distribution of 45% front and 55% at the rear.
The Vencer “double wishbone” ensures a pure and direct vehicle control without additional electronic interference. Only ABS and EBD are present to properly support the driver in difficult and unsafe situations.” – – Salon Privé Media
As you can see, the information is limited at best. I hear that the Vencer Sarthe’s V8 will make around 500 hp and be extremely lightweight – but, that’s just rumor. I may have to go to Amsterdam and find out.
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