Australian debut for Joss JP1 supercar

Australian-made supercar will feature a mid-mounted aluminum V8 engine producing north of 500 bhp (373 kW / 507 PS).

JOSS Developments will be bringing its upcoming JP1 supercar to the Australian International Motor Show.

The JP1 is a two-seat sport coupe riding on a composite honeycomb sub-frame with a carbon fiber body. The car is powered by a mid-mounted aluminum V8 engine producing north of 500 bhp (373 kW / 507 PS). Transmission is a six-speed manual gearbox which helps take the 940 kg (1,411 lb) car from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.0 seconds. The JP1 has an estimated top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).

The Australian-made supercar will cost approximately $500,000 AUD (€345,555 / $455,875 USD) but a release date has not yet been announced.

"JOSS Developments has spent the last few years working on the business: building investment, working with our technical suppliers, and putting in place the right people so that when we launch JP1 the company will be geared up to deliver a great product to the market," says founder and technical direct of JOSS Developments, Matt Thomas.

At the show, JOSS will also show a computer-generated image of the JP1 production version.

The Australian International Motor Show takes place between July 1 and July 10 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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