It’s Been a Long Wait
In a car weighing only about 1,200 pounds, 400 hp is absolutely insane. However, that’s exactly what Peter and Nick Papanicolaou have built with their Spartan track car. The brothers wanted a car with a high-speed experience unlike any other you could have, so they built their own car. According to Motor Authority, the vehicle is now ready for production after more than a decade of development.
The car features a carbon fiber body and a tubular space frame chassis. The car gets double unequal wishbones as well as Öhlins shock absorbers. You can get adjustable dampers if you please. Powering the vehicle is a 2.4-liter supercharged four-cylinder sourced from Honda.
That engine puts out 400 hp and sits way back in the rear of the car. It sends power only to the rear wheels. The Papanicolaou brothers attached a Quaife sequential gearbox but you can have a six-speed manual transmission if you wish. The brakes for the car are made by Wilwood and feature six pistons calipers up front and four-piston calipers in the rear. The wheels are 16-inch alloys.
While 400 hp might not sound like much in a day and age when many supercars and hypercars are making more than 1,000 hp. The car’s light weight makes it insanely quick. It can go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds and has a top speed over 150 mph.
Aimed at track day enthusiasts and racers who want an extremely pure driving experience, the Spartan track car comes in with a price of $104,500. It can be shipped worldwide. Production will be limited to just 300 units.