2006 Ascari A10

Ascari, the same company that is creating the fastest car in the UK, have revealed details of their newest project. Called the A10, this is a 600 bhp, road-going version of Ascari’s Spanish GT Race Car.

So far, a single yellow example has been completed and is being extensively tested before the regular production version is revealed in 2006. Engineers at Banbury, and the exclusive Race Resort Ascari racetrack, are committed to ensuring this 220mph supercar delivers world-class performance similar to other independents such as Pagani, Koenigsegg and Mosler.

Like its KZ1 predecessor, the 1280kg A10 will be rare, with just 50 to be hand-built at Banbury. With an exclusive price tag of around 350 000 GBP, Ascari’s anouncement is particularly bold.

Power will come from a modified BMW M5 engine with a six speed manual as standard or a sequential gearbox available as an option. With its wide carbon fibre body and matching fixed rear wing, the A10 is much more dramatic compared to the KZ1 it’s based off.

Chris Burton from Ascari says: ”We are extremely excited by the prospect of launching the A10. This car’s roots are in the racetrack making it a truly inspiring driving machine, yet refined enough by design to be driven every day as a supercar.”

Ascari is now ready to pre-register for 50 A10 orders.

Story by Ascari, edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ 600 000 USD
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 447.4 kw / 600 bhp
specific output 121.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 468.75 bhp per tonne
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 1280 kg / 2822 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 Sequential
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 ~354.1 kph / 220 mph