Available in two versions, the top level supercharged Aspid is priced at £107,000, while the naturally aspirated 270bhp version goes for £75,000. IFR wants to maintain a calm production pace with 50 units per year...
Following the Aspid's BIMS debut, the automotive engineering consultancy firm, IFR, has received a high level of interest and is planning a two day ride and drive event, which will take place in the mountains of northern Spain, close to the coastal cities of Tarragona and Barcelona where the company is based. With already 100 reservations taken for the event, IFR hopes to come away with a full order book for the next couple of years as it plans to produce the exclusive hand-built cars at the rate of less than one per week.
It's no surprise there is so much interest for the 700kg sports car which boast such specs as a 400hp supercharged 2.0-litre engine that is capable of an astonishing 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds. However, IFR is not only highlighting the performance specs. According to company founder and automotive engineer Ignacio Fernandez, the Aspid is a true “plug-n-play” car. “Prospective customers have worked out that you can spend a lot more preparing other makes of cars for the race track,” says Fernandez. “With the Aspid it all comes as standard. The car is unique inasmuch as it meets FIA safety requirements as well as European homologation standards; so it really can be driven from the road directly onto the race track without the need for any special preparation. And after a hard race the car is robust, durable and safe enough to be driven again on public roads.”
Available in two versions, the top level supercharged Aspid is priced at £107,000 (136,000 EUR), while the naturally aspirated 270bhp version goes for £75,000 (95,000 EUR). IFR wants to maintain a calm production pace with 50 units per year, and is currently seeking out a dealer network.
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