2005 Ascari KZ1-R

The KZ1R, Ascari’s new thoroughbred for the track, makes its first appearance in Holland at Auto Rai.

The KZ1R is the track-tuned version of the KZ1, the race-bred supercar for the road, of which only 50 will ever be created.

Its powerful 5.0 litre BMW based V8 engine delivers 520bhp and can reach a top speed of 200mph and goes from 0-60mph in an adrenalin pumping 3.4 seconds.

Hand-built to order at the state-of-the-art Ascari design and production facility in Banbury, the KZ1R costs around £225,000 depending on exact customer specification. Stylish, edgy and sleekly aerodynamic the KZ1R has a super-light, super-strong carbon fibre monocoque chassis and body shell weighing just 1,250kg. A front splitter and fixed rear wing add the finishing touches that turn this supercar into a track superstar. The interior is stripped to the bare bones to reduce weight even further and accommodate the integral roll cage. This is a car designed to take pole position on even the most challenging racetrack and is one to look out for in 2005.

To order a bespoke KZ1R please telephone Chris Burton on +44 (0)1295 254800.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$ 225 500 GBP
engineS62 BMW M5 V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid Longitudinal
valvetrain4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Valve Timing
displacement4941 cc / 301.5 in³
bore94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke89 mm / 3.5 in
power387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output105.24 bhp per litre
bhp/weight416.0 bhp per tonne
torque550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameCarbon Body over Central Carbon Honeycomb Monocoque w/Tubular Steel Rear Frame
driven wheelsRWD w/Viscous Slip Differential
front tires235/35 x 19
rear tires305/30 x 19
front brakesCross Dilled & Vented Discs w/AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesCross Dilled & Vented Discs w/AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers
r brake sizemm / in
steeringPower Assisted Steering
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1250 kg / 2756 lbs
wheelbase2636 mm / 103.8 in
front track1569 mm / 61.8 in
rear track1480 mm / 58.3 in
length4300 mm / 169.3 in
width1852 mm / 72.9 in
height1138 mm / 44.8 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.875:1, 1.773:1, 1.267:1, 1.000:1, 0.833:1, :1
final drive3.70:1
top speed~321.9 kph / 200.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.4 seconds