- Sep 27, 2006
0-60 in 3 Sec.: RoadRazer track-day car in the works
Called the RoadRazer, this new superlight supercar features a carbon fiber/aluminum honeycomb monocoque, aluminum double wishbones at each corner, a Quaife differential, and Hyabusa engine pushing 175 hp through a 6-speed sequential transmission using steering mounted paddle shifters. Dry weight is only 660 pounds so this should be quite capable of achieving the sprint to 60 in 3 seconds or less. And just for the record, that 660-pound weight is almost half the Atom's curb weight.
And despite its formula car looks, the RoadRazer is actually a tandem two-seater, although passengers may prefer to just wait their turn and take the car out themselves when the driver gets tired of whipping off hot laps.
The first car has been completed except the paint and should be ready for a public viewing in January. Expected price on the RoadRazer is £49,000 or $92,500, which is almost twice the Atom's asking price. That would make it a slightly tougher sell, although that number is just a best guess by Pedersen at this point.