US BAC Mono importer readying 1,800-pound sports car with 430-hp V8

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Another day, another lightweight, track-ready sports car manufacturer popping up and claiming to give us the world. Today, the companies in question are Palatov Motorsport and Sector 111, the latter of which is responsible for US-market BAC Monos. Their goal is to build an 1,800-pounds sports car that uses a 430-horsepower, emissions-compliant V8.

Based on the Palatov D2, a 1,600-pound car that looks like the love child of a Caterham, a KTM X-Bow and the Flip Car from Fast and Furious 6, Palatov and Sector 111 have dubbed the car Project Dragon. It will get a real name after it's all figured out. We don't have much to go on besides the stated goals and the modification of the Palatov D2, so we'll file this one right in the "vaporware" drawer until more information becomes available.

You can scroll down for the joint press release from both Palatov and Sector 111.
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Sector111 and Palatov Motorsport to Develop a new Light Sports Car

December 2, 2013

Temecula, CA-Sector111, LLC, the industry leader in lightweight sports car market, has partnered with Palatov Motorsport, LLC., to develop a new 1800lb sports car featuring a 430hp, 50 State emissions compliant, V8 engine.

Sector111, will develop an exclusive variant of the D2 sports car engineered by Palatov. The D2 has been developed over the last couple of years along with several other lightweight cars. Sector111 plan to sell their exclusive version, code named Project Dragon, though out North America. Sector111 will also sell and service the complete range of Palatov cars in the Southern California market.

"I am very excited to partner with Palatov," says Shinoo Mapleton, President of Sector111, LLC, "Dennis is a cool guy who has engineered a line of fantastic machines. Our variant will have distinct differences that will appeal to a narrow group of enthusiasts – canyon carvers and track day fanatics. Offering a car that features a smog-legal powertrain is a key step for us to extend our product portfolio which includes the Ariel Atom and BAC Mono."

"Sector111 share our passion for lightweight high performance cars" said Dennis Palatov, founder of Palatov Motorsport. "We are combining Sector111's market knowledge and customers with our expertise in designing and building lightweight cars of unmatched performance, which includes a Pikes Peak Unlimited Class win in 2012".

The new partnership expands the dealer network for Palatov, based in Portland, OR, and adds a vital resource in a critical, sports car-rich region, Southern California.

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