• Dec 17, 2009
Climax Sports Racer - Click above for high-res image gallery

Says Climax Cars of its Sports Racer, "We wanted to produce a radically different type of car that would be dramatically desirable as well as being an out-and-out enthusiast's car." Done and done. Consider us smitten. We love the classically British Jaguar-esque shape and will gladly park one in our Fantasy Garage in an appropriate shade of Racing Green.

This latest object of our desire (and we reserve the right to add to our lust list at any given time) packs up to 450 horsepower – courtesy of a supercharged 4.6-liter Ford Racing V8 – in a car that weighs just 1,999 pounds (907 kilograms). That's a power-to-weight ratio of... carry the one, move the decimal point... about 450 horsepower per ton! Acceleration, thy name is Climax Sports Racer.

Fully-adjustable double-wishbone suspension at all four corners, ceramic brakes and a six-speed sequential Graziano GT ME1 gearbox ought to ensure suitable track-day performance cred while the expected £92,000 (about $150,000) asking price undercuts the Ariel Atom V8 by £30,000 and the Caparo T1 by over £60,000. Only 200 are planned and there's no word on if there will ever be U.S. availability. Looks like we're moving to Britain.



[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like the Clockwork Orange car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If anyone bothered to look at the specs, they'd know this clearly doesn't compete with the Atom, let alone the Atom V8. Less horsepower and nearly twice the weight (vs. V8). Perhaps, they meant in value based, track-focused scope? Can't argue with that price undercut.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Since they're using the name Climax, maybe it's supposed to be a spiritual successor to the Cooper Climax? It sure reminds me of the T39 sports racer.

      http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C53725/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a Veritas RS III but a lot less cooler. Also, Autoblog please fix your galleries, it takes us to Autoblog Green.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sexy.
      J. Fisher
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is my frog! I thought it was lost!
      • 5 Years Ago
      dude I'm getting a Climax!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mach 5?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's my dream that someone would offer a simple, lightweight, Miata-priced, stripped-out, Lotus XI descendent that I can buzz PCH and the track alike.

      Could this be near that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it came in black and purple it would look like the cars the acrobatic car team drove in the original Speed Racer series.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like speed racer