The last time we heard about Dutch supercar upstart Vencer was a little more than a year ago when it announced it would call its one offering Sarthe. Vencer says the Sarthe will be officially unveiled to the UK in early September at London's Salon Privé.

The Sarthe sure seems to bring the supercar goods. Vencer says it will be a tube steel and chrome-moly chassis attached to a honeycomb aluminum floor. Top Gear says a "510-bhp Corvette V8" sits behind the driver, to which a six-speed manual is bolted. Vencer says the car's carbon fiber bodywork helps keep the weight near 3,064 pounds. Light weight and high power team up to propel the supercar to 60 in just 3.8 seconds and then to a top speed of 202 miles per hour.

Air conditioning, electric windows and locks, "in-car entertainment," an alarm and ABS are the standard accoutrements, but customers can request extras.

Speaking of customers, there won't be very many since production will be "low volume." Pricing hasn't been announced, but the London coming-out party will feature English afternoon tea, champagne and a lobster luncheon. So, bet on including that in the eventual sticker price.

Read the official press release below.
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DUTCH SUPERCAR MAKER VENCER TO REVEAL STUNNING 'SARTHE' AT SALON PRIVÉ 2013

Syon Park, London, 10 June 2013 - Salon Privé confirms Dutch super car manufacturer Vencer will reveal the Sarthe to the UK for the first time in the stunning grounds of Syon House.

Vencer was established in 2012 by Robert Cobben and is based in Vriezenveen. The first Vencer is the Sarthe, which had its world premiere in Monaco in April and Salon Privé is delighted to host it's UK reveal.

The Sarthe is a low volume exclusively handmade mid-engine sports car which utilises a hybrid space frame chassis, made of high grade tubular steel, with chrome-molybdenum safety structure and rear sub-frame with the floor made up of an aluminium honeycomb structure. This combination of materials and techniques results in a lightweight, super strong and rigid chassis.

The 8-cylinder engine is placed behind the driver, in a mid-engine configuration. The engine is directly bolted onto the 6-speed MT gearbox. Due to this configuration the car has a very balanced weight distribution of 45 at the rear.

The Vencer "double wishbone" ensures a pure and direct vehicle control without additional electronic interference. Only ABS and EBD are present to properly support the driver in difficult and unsafe situations.

To ensure a comfortable and optimal driving experience, the Sarthe is equipped with an efficient climate control system. Electric windows, in-car entertainment, central locking, and alarm as standard. However, upon customer requests the car can be equipped with additional features.

Tickets for Salon Privé can be purchased at www.salonprivelondon.com or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0808 100 2205. Entry is fully inclusive of Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas.


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      AngeloD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Calling the design of this car uninspired and derivitive would be an understatement. At least they chose an ugly color for it. Cars generally look much better painted the color of the inside of a baby's diaper. And...the ubiquitous cramped little cockpit as well. Yeah..I'm driving that thing to Vegas for sure.
      T-Mille
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can you make a more boring and generic supercar?
        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @T-Mille
        Not sure, but this is a good effort. I swear I saw this illustrated on the label of some car wash soap I picked up at Pep Boys
      gearhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      So is it 220 or is it 202 MPH. Stylistically it looks like a mash-up between the McLaren F1 and the MP4-12C
      Bobby_Sards
      • 1 Year Ago
      If a car is going to look that plain/ugly it better be capable of 250+mph
      Dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those panel gaps beg the question if it is held together with zip ties.
        DRAGON
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dave
        Where do you see panel gaps huh?
          Dave
          • 1 Year Ago
          @DRAGON
          Look at the door panels, then look at the door panels on the nissan in the article below this one. A car that will do 200 mph should not have a quarter inch gap anywhere between body panels...huh.
          k_m94
          • 1 Year Ago
          @DRAGON
          A Ferrari F40 had an inch panel gap and could do 200 just fine.
      collabplan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is it just me, or are the current generation of supercars starting to blend together design-wise? Pagani, McLaren, LaFerrari, Vencer, Koenigsegg.... I'm not that turned on by Lamborghini, but at least they're pushing the envelope with some of their recent concepts. Don't get me wrong, these are all beautiful and amazing cars, I just wish they were a little less homogenized.
      Dieter Manero
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please, this is just a nother copy of the maclaren F1, but with more softer character lines. Clearly see in the rear.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dieter Manero
        McLaren*
        theautojunkie
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dieter Manero
        ...somebody is always borrowing accents/ highlights from other vehicle, "there is nothing new under the sun"....
          Shiftright
          • 1 Year Ago
          @theautojunkie
          Yet some designers can actaully come up with interesting new combinations, much like musicians
      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      3,064 lbs. is light? The Ford GT was made out of aluminum and was only 300lbs. heavier.
      Stomp and steer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can any of you afford a supercar. Why criticize something you'll never own.
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