2006 Carbontech Redback Spyder


2006 Carbontech Redback Spyder

2006 Carbontech Redback Spyder

Carbontech is the latest smalltime manufacturer daring enough to enter the difficult Supercar market. They have built their first Redback Spyder in a hanger outside Melbourne and it resembles nothing short of a racecar. However, the Redback is sold as a complete, turnkey car that is being made with compliance to Australian regulations.

Each Carbontech is built around a steel spaceframe which can be adopted to a number of drive trains. As a basic configuration, Carbontech can equip a Redback with a 450 bhp Chevrolet LS1 powering the rear wheels though a Getrag gearbox for $250K AUD or $185 000 USD.

Considering the race-bred engineering, like the adjustable inboard suspension and carbon fiber body and tight interior space this Spyder is probably limited to a track day excursions much like the Ulima GTR, Ariel Atom and Radical SR3.

Redback designer Nick Tomkinson drove the car for the first time to the 2006 Melbourne Motor Show. It will make the rounds at all the major Australian shows and Tomkinson is hoping that he can secure five orders before regular production commences.

One of the first Redback’s dropped by in California and the US Market is being seriously considered for future sales.

Story by Supecars.net

In Detail

engineRolco Racing Chevrolet LS1 V8
aspirationTwin Scroll Supercharger
power335.6 kw / 450 bhp
bhp/weight496.14 bhp per tonne
torque550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 1500-6300 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre & Kevlar Body over Steel Space Frame
front tires235/40 ZR 18
rear tires235/40 ZR 18
front brakesVented & Slotted Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake sizex 343 mm / x 13.5 in
rear brakesVented & Slotted Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake sizex 343 mm / x 13.5 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18 x 12 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Adj Inboard Coil-Over-Dampers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Adj Inboard Coil-Over-Dampers
curb weight907 kg / 2000 lbs
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
length4210 mm / 165.7 in
width1980 mm / 78.0 in
height1165 mm / 45.9 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~320 kph / 198.8 mph