2006 Ascari A10

2006 Ascari A10

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 byRichard Owen
price $$ 600 000 USD
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
power447.4 kw / 600 bhp
specific output121.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight468.75 bhp per tonne
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 weight1280 kg / 2822 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 Sequential
gear ratios2.875:1, 1.773:1, 1.267:1, 1.000:1, 0.833:1, :1
final drive3.70:1
top speed~354.1 kph / 220 mph