It's called the Quantum GP700, and it's the first product from Australian firm Quantum Performance Vehicles. It may look unusual, but it promises otherworldly performance. The tiny machine packs a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with twin superchargers to produce a massive 700 horsepower and 482 pound-feet of torque, channeled through a six-speed Holinger sequential gearbox.
Weighing in at an output-matching 700 kilograms (about 1,500 pounds), it's got the same perfect power-to-weight ratio as the Koenigsegg Agera One:1. That means it will rocket to 62 miles per hour in a claimed 2.6 seconds. A high level of mechanical grip (to say nothing of the downforce from those massive wings) means that it'll corner at 1.9 Gs even in slow corners – and up to 2.5 Gs when cornering at 112 mph. Get it up to 174 mph and it'll (theoretically) drive upside down on the ceiling, but we wouldn't recommend you try that out. Stomp on the brakes and you'll feel 2 Gs of decelerative force pulling at you – more than a jet landing on an aircraft carrier with a tow hook.
Each example of the GP700 will be individually catered to its owner, and will be offered in markets around the world – including the United States – with a full trackside support program not unlike what McLaren offers with the P1 GTR or Ferrari the FXX K. But unlike those track-bound machines, Quantum will let you drive your GP700 home after.
"Due to the limited production we will only seek type-approval for vehicles sold into the US," Quantum told Autoblog by correspondence. "Registration of a vehicle will be dealt with on an individual basis and we will make necessary design modification if required during construction... as part of the driver support package. The current prototype of the GP700 is registered in Australia, in our opinion one of the most regulated markets in the world. We therefore are confident we can have vehicles certified globally case by case."
Pricing is still being worked out for individual markets, but we're told it will come in under $700k with all the bells and whistles. A more accessible version with a hardtop is also under development for a much lower price as well.
After seven year of passionate pursuit of performance, Quantum Performance Vehicles and creator Jeff David are proud to officially unveil the GP700. The GP700 is our first release and will be the flagship of the Quantum Performance Vehicles range. Our goal is to produce the most exhilarating and pure experience for our drivers. Our creed is to let their passion, drive ours.
On the track the GP700's 1:1 power to weight ratio and 1G of downforce create an adrenaline-inducing experience like no other. With tremendous power and a 0-100 KM/H time of 2.6 seconds, the GP700 gives the world's top hyper cars a run for their money.
When it's not dominating the racetrack, the GP700 is equally at home on the roads thanks to its low speed tuning and suspension balancing. A custom aluminium and carbon chassis delivers excellent mechanical grip allowing the GP700 to pull 1.9G's in slow speed corners and maintain its supreme drivability from low through to ultra-high speeds.
Buying a Quantum is the first step in a journey of owning a truly inimitable driving experience. Our design and engineering team specially develop each GP700 to suit the owners driving style and level, helping them adjust and fine-tune the Quantum for the duration of their ownership.
Over the next 12 months Quantum Performance Vehicles will undergo a fast paced expansion to enable the production of the GP700 and continue our design and development of future products. All the while the first GP700 will be on tour throughout the Middle East and Australasia, promoting our brand as the epitome of motoring harmony.
The Quantum GP700 is a life changing experience, every lap, every highway cruise, every cafe run...