New Sin R1 sports car on sale
This is the Sin R1, a new lightweight sports car that has just gone on sale, priced from £72,000.
Revealed this week in pre-production form, the Sin aims to be a more hardcore, focused alternative to the Porsche Cayman and 911, and the Jaguar F-Type Coupe. To be assembled in the UK, the R1 is a collaboration between German company Sin Cars and parts supplier ProFormance Metals, Autocar reports.
Unlike the majority of its similarly priced competitors, the R1 is mid-engined, with a 6.2-litre Chevrolet-sourced V8 nestled behind the passenger cabin. Developing 444bhp, the naturally aspirated motor is enough to get the R1 from 0-62mph in a claimed 3.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of around 170mph.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, though a paddleshift automatic option will be offered in due course.
The R1 is closely related to Sin's GT racing car, and as such features an FIA homologated tubular spaceframe chassis, adjustable double-wishbone suspension and sports seats with full racing harnesses in place of regular inertia-reel seatbelts.
Speaking to Autocar, Sin boss, Rosen Daskalow, said: "Our idea is not to produce something like a hypercar, we want a car that is well balanced and that will feel good on the corners and at high speeds. This can only be done using race car technology.
"We didn't want a car which has a lot of luxury inside, and comes with a lot of leather and toys. This car is unique, it is very close to the race experience. If you want to take it on a track day you don't need to spend lots of money."
The first customer examples of the Sin R1 are expected for delivery early in the new year, with the company currently able to build around 120 per annum.