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.
Story by Ascari
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|price $||$ 225 500 GBP|
|engine||S62 BMW M5 V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication|
|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|
|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|
|gear ratios||2.875:1, 1.773:1, 1.267:1, 1.000:1, 0.833:1, :1|
|top speed||~321.9 kph / 200.0 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.4 seconds|