• Sep 15, 2010
Spartan V track car – Click above for image gallery

Just when you thought the communal fascination with Frank Miller's 300 had all but washed away, a track machine dedicated to the ancient fighting Spartans hit the scene. Meet the Spartan V – a lightweight all-star with a heart borrowed from Ducati. That's right, this machine hits the scales at less than 661 pounds and packs 170 horsepower from a 1200 cc Italian mill.

In other words, it should absolutely go like stink.

The company behind the project says that the Spartan V should be able to click off the 0-60 mph dash in less than three seconds on its way to a top speed of 173 mph thanks to a sequential six-speed gearbox. If you're looking for a motorcycle on four wheels, this is it.

The vehicle uses a tubular space-frame chassis clad in plenty of carbon fiber to keep the pounds off, and those sexy double-hoop roll bars can be swapped out for an FIA-compatible single-hoop should you decide to enter the heat of competition. It all sounds good, sure, but if you want one you'll have to shell out $84,321 at current conversion rates. Madness? This is the Spartan V.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Unless you can drag your knee on the ground, lean into the corners, and catch enough air on a backroad hill that would total a car, then it is not a motorcycle. I am not saying it is not exciting, but it is not like riding a motorcycle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take the actual Ducati in Corsa edition. Compared to almost 85k the 24k 1198 Corsa is a bargin - more fun too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who cares what would be faster? The sound and the look?! Mwah!

      Thats-a nice-a car!
      • 4 Years Ago
      For that money I'll buy two Ducatis and... tie them with a steel rod and... uhmm... like... be fast...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sooo I guess no one wanted to huh? ....THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!

      Ok, so for this amount how about just getting a Ducati RR and that one rides on two wheels
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you read the fine print, you're technically *required* to yell that every time you pass a car on the track in the Spartan V.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was hoping everyone had missed that comment, I was going to post it, lol!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, but how many cupholders does it have?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is what its all about, fellas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it have cruise control? Because that's a deal-breaker for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Less than 661 lbs?? Really???
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thats very fast, and very expensive.
      The V8 Ariel Atom is more fast and less expensive
        • 4 Years Ago
        The v8 Atom will be priced around 150-200 K.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Madness? this is SPARTA.

      That car must be fun to drive like falling from cliffs. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take it!!!
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