• Jan 16, 2008


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While our crew in Detroit was busy bringing you all the latest from the 2008 North American International Auto Show, across the pond the Belgians were holding the European Motor Show. And with all the major automakers putting on the ritz in Detroit, smaller manufacturers took center stage in Brussels.

One of the vehicles making its debut in Belgium was the Ivicta S1, a British-made GT that recently underwent some revisions. Whereas the previous version was strictly a two-seater, the revised interior on the new S1 now includes rear seats. A range of Ford-sourced V8s are available, with the top-of-the-line version producing 600 horsepower and capable of propelling the S1 600 to 60 mph in under four seconds. Invicta's engineers have moved the engine rearwards in the bay and sandwiched the fuel tank under the rear seats to improve the S1's balance, as well. The car's body is made from carbon-fiber, bonded to a tubular steel spaceframe chassis that optimizes rigidity and crashworthiness while keeping the car's weight down to 1,380kg.

Invicta originally began making cars in 1925 but closed in 1933, before the original S1 resurrected the name in 2002 at the Birmingham auto show. The company only makes one product, and only builds one per month.

[Source: Invicta via Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      just not feeling it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      proportions are all wrong. Every last bit.

      It is amazing the lines even meet each other.

      I think, if I had all the tools available to me, I could eventually come up with something better than that, and I have no experience, but I do know what good design looks like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's quite a nice car in person, believe it or not.

      Met the guy who started up invicta again at a car show here in Ireland. Very nice guy, was more than willing to talk about his car to someone in his 20's who will never be able to afford one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Seen it in person and it's no less horrible.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes, but does it still have fallen-over Passat tail lights?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd like to see a full side-on shot (and a few of the butt), but I don't think it's bad at all. I rather like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      [charles barkley] "oh thats just tuuuurble"[charles barkley/]
      • 7 Years Ago
      is that seriously a velour dashboard? Why not embroider "SEXY" or "HOTT" across it in bright pink letters too? Maybe then it'll look better than approximately 75% of the asses those get put on now.