Elfin Sports Cars used the Australian International Motor Show to debut their new Type 5 Clubman.

Elfin Sports Cars used the Australian International Motor Show to debut their new Type 5 Clubman, a follow up of the original Type III Clubman.

Designed by Julian Quincey and Adam Dean Smithand, the new model combines many of the previous design elements of Elfin cars of the past with an eye for the future. With the intention of being a sports car suited for both the track and public roads, Elfin spent 18 months developing the new model in order to give enthusiasts “more involvement and accessibility to spirited track and road motoring.”

Power comes from the same 2.0L turbocharged engine that is used in the Pontiac Solstice GXP, producing 194kW (260hp) and 351Nm (259 lb-ft) of torque. The lighter engine enables the new Type 5 to offer substantially improved balance and handling compared to the V8 powered Elfin Type 4 Clubman.

Other features of the Type 5 include traction control, power steering, a six-speed manual transmission, anti-lock brakes, and a total weight of around 700kg (1543 lbs). Australian prices are expected to start at $60,000.

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