British Midlands based X-Works Automotive is following in the footsteps of so many British cottage industry car-makers and building a car based on an existing production engine, in this case from a Mitsubishi Evo. They've spent the last 2 1/2 years developing the carbon chassis X-1. The 2,600 lb all wheel drive coupe comes equipped with a 350 hp two liter four cylinder, which can be upgraded to 500 hp.

Designers, Andrew Borrowman and Sean Prendergast, previously worked at Rover, Panther Cars and Grand Prix Engineering Services, and they seem to have done an admirable job with their new ride. The first X-1 was shown last weekend at the AutoSports International Show in Birmingham. If you are in the vicinity of Dudley, England this weekend you can see the car at Extreme Automobiles, who have been appointed as the first dealer. The projected price of the new car will be £45,000 if they actually get them into production.

[Source: PistonHeads]

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