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Climax!

Post by Luigi » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:07 pm

Climax Sports Racer alive, priced to compete with Ariel Atom

Says Climax Cars of its Sports Racer, "We wanted to produce a radically different type of car that would be dramatically desirable as well as being an out-and-out enthusiast's car." Done and done. Consider us smitten. We love the classically British Jaguar-esque shape and will gladly park one in our Fantasy Garage in an appropriate shade of Racing Green.

This latest object of our desire (and we reserve the right to add to our lust list at any given time) packs up to 450 horsepower – courtesy of a supercharged 4.6-liter Ford Racing V8 – in a car that weighs just 1,999 pounds (907 kilograms). That's a power-to-weight ratio of... carry the one, move the decimal point... about 450 horsepower per ton! Acceleration, thy name is Climax Sports Racer.

Fully-adjustable double-wishbone suspension at all four corners, ceramic brakes and a six-speed sequential Graziano GT ME1 gearbox ought to ensure suitable track-day performance cred while the expected £92,000 (about $150,000) asking price undercuts the Ariel Atom V8 by £30,000 and the Caparo T1 by over £60,000. Only 200 are planned and there's no word on if there will ever be U.S. availability. Looks like we're moving to Britain.
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Re: Climax!

Post by SurfnSun » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:12 am

Well we know it won't be wearing those Dymag wheels....

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Re: Climax!

Post by BIGJOHN » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:15 pm

SurfnSun wrote:Well we know it won't be wearing those Dymag wheels....
JOSH, IT LOOKS LIKE IT ALREADY HAS THEM!!!
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Post by SurfnSun » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:27 pm

:-Laugh so it is. I don't think the future production models will be since Dymag has folded. :thumbs

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Re: Climax!

Post by Luigi » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:25 pm

Surf,

So DYMAG in the UK has folded but it seems as if the California (DYMAG USA) may still be around http://www.dymag-usa.com/

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Re: Climax!

Post by Luigi » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:23 am

So Dymag USA in California is not producing the Carbon Wheels either. It seems as though these wheels at least for the time being are history.

I'm interested to hear if anyone has heard what the replacement wheel will be for the C16 going forward.

Anyone??

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