Lotec has released sketches of a 2009 Sirius that promises to topple some of the best-known names in supercardom.

German based manufacturer Lotec has released computer images of its 2009 Sirius model.  Targeted to compete with heavyweights such as the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg CCX-R, these two main players are unlikely to be phased since Lotec may only build a few Sirius units a year.

Previously Lotec made a C1000 in 2003 which offered 854hp/ 636kW from a V8 engine and a 235mph/ 378km/h top speed. An Arab sheikh saw potential and brought out his cheque book to snap up the one and only unit.

Then the Sirius came along with its 850hp/ 633kW. At the time Lotec had even tested the car to 1200hp and a possible 400km/h (249 mph) top speed. Its 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) claimed time was 3.8 seconds, 0 - 120mph (193 km/h) in 7.8 seconds and top speed of 242mph/ 389km/h.

Powering the little-known Sirius was a V12 Mercedes-Benz engine, similar to the one found in the Pagani Zonda. Lotec installed two turbos to boost power through the 255/35 ZR19 front and 345/30 a ZR19 rear Michelin Pilot Sports tyres.

Unfortunately, no further details about the 2009 Sirius have been released.


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