Invicta S1

Invicta S1

2003 Invicta S1

Long time British manufactuer Invicta has been resurrected after 70 years of ceased production.

Invitca was the creation of Captain Albert Noel, who produce a high-quality racing chassisin the 1930s. This chassis recieved the name Low Chassis Tourer from its very low center of gravity. Durability was also a factor in designing the product, especailly with a three year warantee.

From early on Invicta had a racecar with a winning formula. They highlight of the car’s achievement came at the 1931 Tourist Trophy when Tommy Wisdom drove a Low Chassis Tourer to its class win.

Invicta ceased prodcution in October of 1933. With Shrinking demand and wide-spread depression Invicta’s day were numbered.

Zoom ahead seventy years, and now, after two years of development, an entirely new Invicta is about to enter the market. Best of all, the company says the car is ready for production! The car that was at this year’s Birmingham Motor Show is not a concept or pre-production mock-up. Indeed Invicta is ready to sell.

Driving the Invcita is Ford’s Mustang SVT engine. This powerplant provides for 320 hp and 300 foot pounds of torque from 4.6 litres of displacement. Invicta have designed their own intake and exhaust tracts for this all-alminum engine.

Highlighting the new Invicta is a one piece Carbon-Composite body. Having the body in one peice allows for great rigity from a lightweight system. This body is bonded to a traditional steel spaceframe.

Its the completely flat floor of the Invicta which is an area of interest. Having floor flat reduces drag and increases downforce.

The first S1s will be delivered in early 2003. Production should reach one car per month. Each car is hand made

Invicta S1 Gallery

In Detail

price $ $ £69,950
engine SVT Mustang, 90 Degree, V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 4600 cc / 280.7 in³
bore 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
stroke 90.0 mm / 3.54 in
compression 9.85:1
power 238.6 kw / 320 bhp @ 5900 rpm
specific output 69.57 bhp per litre
torque 406.75 nm / 300.0 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline Unit Carbon-Composite over Steel Spaceframe
driven wheels RWD w/Limited Slip
front brakes AP Racing Cross Drilled Discs w/6-Pot Calipers
f brake size x 350 mm / x 13.8 in
r brake size x 340 mm / x 13.4 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19.0 x 9.5 in
steering Rqck & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase 2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track 1780 mm / 70.1 in
rear track 1730 mm / 68.1 in
length 4400 mm / 173.2 in
width 2134 mm / 84.0 in
height 1225 mm / 48.2 in
transmission Borg Warner T45 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~273.6 kph / 170.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.9 seconds