• Feb 18th 2008 at 3:17PM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the E-Vade.

We've already seen some shots of Australia's own Ariel Atom/KTM X-Bow contender, but the mom and pop operation from Down Under has officially unveiled its E-Vade track car ahead of the Melbourne Motor Show.

The glorified go-kart looks like it came out of someone's garage, which it did, but it's already undergone testing at the VACC karting track in Port Melbourne. The E-Vade tips the scales at a rather portly 2,094 pounds, but the 402-hp, twin-turbo'd Nissan V6 mounted out back should be able to entertain both the driver and his wind-blown passenger. A track-only version is also planned producing (gulp) 670 hp, with both models sending power to a five-speed gearbox produced by Albins Off Road Gear. A six-speed cog swapper is also reportedly in the works.

While we're a bit skeptical about how such a wee-beastie can handle all that grunt with such a short wheelbase, we're looking forward to seeing a shoot-out between the E-Vade, the X-Bow and the Atom. Throw in a Se7en for good measure and it should make for an epically good time at the track.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That is not attractive. And totally the wrong direction IMO. Light is key for track work.
      Atom and Radical have it right, if they could just cost less.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a K1 Attack
      • 7 Years Ago
      The wheelbase is 98", or 8 feet, I don't see that being too much of a problem as long as the driver is alert.

      35/65% weight distribution sounds rather Porsche-esque though. I thought this was mid-engined? Is the Nissan engine just that heavy?

      The looks might not be a Ferrari, but if you aren't paying a Ferrari price (I hope) it seems like a fun little toy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whenever I see cars like these I think "race car" and dont really give an f'n damn what it looks like. Specs arent exactly my style though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      eww.. that thing is FAR from a k1 attack!

        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, you're right.

        It looks like a 10 year olds attempt at molding a k1 out of paper mache and cardboard
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least Ariel and KTM had the good sense to make their cars good looking (in a manner of speaking). Sadly the same can't be said for that thing
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm...I don't think it looks that bad actually. A little kit-car-ish, but not too terrible. Considering how simple this car probably is, i'm sure if investers were interested, they could hire a pro designer to fix it.

      That K1 is absolutely, disgustingly, sickeningly awesome though. I hadn't seen that before.
      • 7 Years Ago
      * I dont mind how it looks. I kinda like it actually.

      K1 it is not. Isnt the K1 based on a Camaro?
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