Getting the Most Out of Those Four-Cylinders
American company Vandal brings the Civic Type R’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to a true racecar with its vehicle called the Vandal One. The company squeezed 340 hp out of the Honda-produced engine for the base model. It somehow got a whopping 560 hp out of the engine for the top-of-the-line version. That engine sits in a car that weighs only 1,224 pounds.
The Vandal One features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis with carbon fiber body panels. The thing looks like a track monster, and it delivers on its looks, too. The up-tuned engine can rev to 9,000 rpm. It has a better power to weight ratio than a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The car can handle up to 3Gs in the corners. The car transmits its power to the rear wheels thanks to a six-speed sequential gearbox.
Performance numbers for the car have not yet been released. However, Jeremy Sutton, the chairman of the company said it will be unlike other cars in an interview with The Drive. “We just wanted to give every enthusiast a chance to drive a car with world beating performance at a price that won’t break the bank.” Sutton told the publication. “This is probably the closest thing someone will experience to being in an F1 car.”
Each sale of the Vandal One comes with real-time monitoring for the racing team in the pit lane, allowing them to know what’s going on with the car as it whips around the track. How much will this killer car cost? Well, the base car will cost $119,700. At a later date, you’ll be able to preorder one with a deposit of $1,000. Vandal hasn’t released the price for the 560 hp version of the car.