Every visitor to the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed wished to know about a sharply styled white supercar that was also seen participating in the famous hill-climb of this year’s event.
Well, the new mid-engined sports car that everyone wanted to know about is the new R1 from Sin, a German company located in Munich. The company specializes in making race cars for private customers and has only recently entered into the car-making business.
The R1 was earlier previewed at the 2013 Autosport International event.
The Sin R1 is built around a tubular spaceframe chassis and boasts of a carbon composite passenger cabin that plays a major role in keeping the overall weight of the car under a check. The car weighs just 1,200kg (2,645 pounds) and has a weight bias of 40:60 (front:rear).
The new Sin R1 is propelled by a GM-sourced LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine that has a max power of 525 PS and is mated to a Graziano 6-speed manual gearbox that transmits power to rear wheels. All this power means that the car is worthy of the supercar credentials.
It is being claimed that the R1 can dismiss the 100kmph from standstill in under 3.0 seconds and has a top whack of 320kmph. The car is kitted out with AP Racing brake system (362 mm disc for front and rear racing calipers), a Titan steering rack and 19-inch wheels shod with 265/35 and 325/30 spec tires at front and rear respectively.
Sin has said that it would sell both track-only and street legal versions of the new R1. Prices haven’t been declared yet.
Stay tuned for more on this interesting supercar.
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