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 by Richard Owen
price $ $ 225 500 GBP
engine S62 BMW M5 V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Valve Timing
displacement 4941 cc / 301.5 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 89 mm / 3.5 in
power 387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 105.24 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 416.0 bhp per tonne
torque 550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 7500
body / frame Carbon Body over Central Carbon Honeycomb Monocoque w/Tubular Steel Rear Frame
driven wheels RWD w/Viscous Slip Differential
front tires 235/35 x 19
rear tires 305/30 x 19
front brakes Cross Dilled & Vented Discs w/AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Cross Dilled & Vented Discs w/AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers
r brake size mm / in
steering Power Assisted Steering
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1250 kg / 2756 lbs
wheelbase 2636 mm / 103.8 in
front track 1569 mm / 61.8 in
rear track 1480 mm / 58.3 in
length 4300 mm / 169.3 in
width 1852 mm / 72.9 in
height 1138 mm / 44.8 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.875:1, 1.773:1, 1.267:1, 1.000:1, 0.833:1, :1
final drive 3.70:1
top speed ~321.9 kph / 200.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.4 seconds