If you have ever dreamed of owning a nimble hypercar, it might be time to look to Australia in your search. Based in Gisborne, Victoria, Quantum Performance Vehicles has formally announced their new GP700.
A blog post on their website May 28 shares many of the most important and attractive details of this new vehicle, listing performance figures that liken it to some of the world’s most powerful vehicles with a design reminiscent of the Ariel Atom. Each example is specially developed for its owner, taking both driving style and experience into consideration, which means the GP700 really will deliver a drive unlike any other.
A 2.7-liter four cylinder of their own design sits in what looks like a scaled down F1 car. Two superchargers are used to create 700 hp at 7,800 rpm. Torque is rated at 654 newton-meters, or 482.3 lb-ft. That translates to a 0-62 mph time of only 2.6 seconds. At 174 mph, their website claims it generates enough downforce to drive upside down. We’re not sure where this could be proved, but it sounds like fun.
We don’t mind the metric conversions, but the most impressive performance figures on their website are the G-force ratings of the GP. Assuming you don’t spin the tires, a peak acceleration of 1.2G would make anyone smile. If you can hang on to the steering wheel during 2.5G corners, this is your next car. Curb weight is a svelte 700 kg, or approximately 1,543 lbs, which makes for a 1:1 horsepower to kg ratio. In theory it should perform similarly to the Koenigsegg One:1, at a somewhat more affordable price point.
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Though it will likely require some adjustments before making it to the United States, we can’t wait to get behind the wheel. Check out the video of their test drive above, added to YouTube April 29, and be sure to stay with us for more updates from Quantum Performance Vehicles.
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