The Sin R1 made quite a showing in its Goodwood Festival of Speed debut. The Munich-based outfit made its public driving debut on the Earl of March's driveway, after an initial debut at the 2013 Autosport International show.

As a boutique supercar manufacturer, Sin kind of has carte blanche when it comes to parts. The R1's engine, for example, is a 6.2-liter V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette. Situated in the back, the American engine is mated to the transmission from a Porsche 911 GT2. With 525 horsepower on tap from the LS3, the R1 has a claimed top speed of over 200 miles per hour and can hit 60 in just 2.5 seconds.

Helped along by a low curb weight of just 2645 pounds, the R1's speed shouldn't be a huge surprise. With aerodynamics (including a very meaty wing) producing upwards of 550 pounds of downforce and a 40/60 weight distribution, this is bound to be a car that can dance, so long as it's in a very talented pair of hands.

All that said, the Sin R1 is still something of a question mark. This is the only one we've seen, and there's no mention of pricing or availability. Sin made a name for itself building racing cars, but this is its first road-going model. It has the name-brand parts, with a steering wheel and seats from OMP, wheels from AP Racing, and Braid wheels. Only time will tell, though, if it's the next Koenigsegg or Pagani, or just another one-off that never found an audience.


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      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      So it's a Factory Five GTM. Competitive price? "engine is mated to the transmission from a Porsche 911 GT2" I wonder what modifications they had to make to change from rear engine to mid.
      Jermaine
      • 1 Year Ago
      Low curb weight with high horsepower is nothing new....When are these high priced car companies gonna make something truly unique?
        RJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jermaine
        I've got an overloaded Suburban powered by a Briggs & Stratton 5.5hp, unique as hell. Want to buy it?
        • 1 Year Ago
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          Jermaine
          • 1 Year Ago
          Apparently uniques enough for you to reply too!
          Jermaine
          • 1 Year Ago
          The Porsche 918...its not just a car made of carbon fiber and high HP.....the was some actual thought that went into this. This ugly car above is really no different except for the name. Beyond that what sets it apart from the others? What justifies the high price when compared to the Corvette it shares the engine with? Fancy interior materials? And to answer your snide remark, I have driven many high performance cars while stationed in Germany. Don't assume you Simpleton!!
        • 1 Year Ago
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          Jermaine
          • 1 Year Ago
          Still doesn't answer the question....Besides have you tried fried crickets?
      spinftwin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly as...
      torque996
      • 1 Year Ago
      AWD?
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      torque996
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nevermind, just noticed the GT2 transmission.
      Dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      How is this better than an Ultima? http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/Content.aspx?f=gtrintro
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      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hard to say whether they'll be successful. On the one hand, one of the hallmarks of the successful supercar manufacturer's is they have some pretty insane attention to detail when it comes to the interiors. Interior on this thing is pretty basic, a lot like a kit car. On the other hand, if they have an established name in racing, that's more than Koenigsegg or Pagani has and certainly counts for something.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder why these type of car companies always keep using GM V8's to power their vehicles.I thought these engines was old tech, when compared to say to the BMW's,Mercedes, and the Audi's of the world.
        Bandit5317
        • 1 Year Ago
        @HUMANMPC2000
        The LS series isn't as high tech as what the German's are using, but that just means it isn't over-complicated. The LS3 is light, very compact, relatively cheap, fuel-efficient, and bullet-proof. Also, the availability of aftermarket parts is almost endless.
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      the sin of lust.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmm. Don't want to be the one casting the vaporware stone, but really? 2.5 sec dash on racing slicks, right? There are not many street cars on street tires that are 2wd that can reach under 3 seconds. Even if it does under three, there is a HUGE difference between 2.5 and 2.9. It takes more than a calculator to make a fast car. Will it happen? Maybe. But I would trust a third party way more than marketing talk at Goodwood.
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