2007 Farbio GTS
September 2007 – Now in production at Farbio’s factory near Bath, the stunning GTS has a full carbon fibre body, space framed chassis, complete flat underfloor (incorporating a rear diffuser), giving the GTS an exceptional aerodynamic grip level. It has exquisite, flowing lines and an understated elegance combined with style, giving a truly refined sports car with outstanding performance.
The Farbio GTS has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 360bhp per ton (250bhp per ton for the normally aspirated car). It is lightweight, weighing in at a nimble 1066kgs for the Supercharged model and 1048kgs for the normally aspirated version.
Brakes are AP Racing with Four Pot Callipers, 350mm vented front discs and 328mm rear, giving immense braking capabilities.
Suspension is fully adjustable dampers with Eibach coil-over springs to give the car an exciting, precise driving experience – a feature omitted from many modern day sports cars.
GTS customers will be able to tour in comfort with the spacious, ergonomic interior, with fully adjustable Sparco reclining seats allowing for a 6’6” driver. The controls have an easy accessibility with the touch-screen featuring satellite navigation, air conditioning and sound system as standard.
Long distance touring is made easier due to the 76 litre fuel tank and 220 litre boot capacity, which can incorporate a full size set of golf clubs or luggage.
Base price is 59,925GBP for the normally aspirated model and 71,675GBP for the Supercharged version.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|engine||Ford Duratec Alloy V6 from Mondeo ST220|
|valvetrain||4 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Sequential, Multipoint Injection|
|displacement||2967 cc / 181.1 in³|
|power||286.4 kw / 384 bhp @ 9400 rpm|
|specific output||129.42 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||366.41 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Carbon Fibre Body Bonded to Steel Space Frame Chassis w/Roll Cage|
|wheel type||19 inch Multispoke alloy|
|front tires||245/35/19 Toyo Proxes T1-R|
|rear tires||285/35/19 Toyo Proxes T1-R|
|front brakes||Vented Discs w/AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers|
|rear brakes||Vented Discs w/AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion Power Assist|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Adj Dampers, Eibach Springs|
|r suspension||Double Wishbones w/Adj Dampers, Eibach Springs|
|curb weight||1048 kg / 2310 lbs|
|wheelbase||2675 mm / 105.3 in|
|length||4215 mm / 165.9 in|
|width||1940 mm / 76.4 in|
|height||1170 mm / 46.1 in|
|transmission||Mondeo ST220 6-Speed Manual|
|top speed||~257.5 kph / 160 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.9 seconds|