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2010 Vortex F1

2010 Vortex F1

2010 Vortex F1

The Vortex F1 joins the latest group of stripped-down track day supercars such as the Ariel Atom, Hulme F1 and Caparo T1. They describe the car as a “concept show car that can be registered and driven as a street-legal vehicle.” With an all-new design, Vortex Motors also hopes to break acceleration records with their first model simply known as the F1.

Vortex Motors told us that the new F1 was designed to be completely functional including all the vents on the car. The shape was the work of Troy Trinh who did the interior for the famous Mazda Taiki Concept and its Nagare design philosophy. Like the Mazda, the Vortex F1 is completely sculpted with many complex curves only possible with computer aided design.

The show car is made of fiberglass but Vortex can prepare an Ultimate version in carbon fiber. It is powered by a 2.0-liter Ecotec engine which is turbocharged to 290 bhp. This makes the 1,400 pound F1 capable of 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. Vortex says that they made to design to accept a variety of engines including the Suzuki Hayabusa.

Vortex are preparing to sell a version of their showcar for $49,995 USD. As an optional upgrade they will offer an $69,995 Ultimate version which increases power to 330 bhp and also uses a carbon fiber body.

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2010 SEMA
built at Seattle, Washington, USA
body stylist Troy Trinh
engine GM Ecotec inline-4
position Rear
power 216.3 kw / 290 bhp
bhp/weight 491.36 bhp per tonne
torque 461 nm / 340 ft lbs
body / frame Fiberglass over Steel Spaceframe
driven wheels RWD
front tires 275/40ZR-17
rear tires 315/35ZR-17
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 43.200001 x 22.9 cm / 17 x 9 in
rear wheels R 43.200001 x 26.700001 cm / 17 x 10.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Wishbones
r suspension Wishbones
curb weight 590.20001 kg / 1300 lbs
wheelbase 2438.3999 mm / 96 in
length 3411.2 mm / 134.3 in
width 1844 mm / 72.599998 in
height 901.70001 mm / 35.5 in
transmission GM MU9
0 – 60 mph ~2.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~10.5 seconds