Elemental Motor Company, a UK-based niche manufacturer has unveiled today the track-focused, road-legal RP1 model. The all-new 2014 Elemental RP1 feature a carbon and aluminum center tub, an aluminum floor and front and rear bulkheads. In addition, they have used carbon fiber for the dashboard, central spine and fixed side walls.
The front suspension, steering mounting points and the front subframe have been installed on the aluminum bulkhead. At the back we see a cassette-type mounting system which enables the possibility of installing different engines.
Under the hood of the 2014 Elemental RP1 is a four-cylinder, 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine rated at 280 horsepower. In addition, the UK-based car manufacturer is offering a 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine signed by Ford along with a 999cc motorcycle engine borrowed from a Honda Fireblade. All these engines are matted to a Hewland paddle shift six speed sequential transmission.
For a better handling, Elemental Motor Company will use a double wishbone suspension with Eibach springs and Nitron dampers. Stopping power will come from a four-pot Caparo calipers with 280 mm discs.
According to Elemental officials, the sales of the new car will debut next summer at a yet undisclosed price tag.Source: Elemental