Magnum has fully revealed its MK5 track toy following a couple of video teasers published earlier this month.
Aiming to be an alternative to the BAC Mono, KTM X-Bow, Ariel Atom and the VUHL 05, the MK5 represents the work of Magnum Cars and is a lightweight rear-wheel drive two-seater. At its heart is a rear mid-mounted 4-cylinder engine producing 250 bhp (186 kW) sent to the road with help from a six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential.
The engine has an 11,000 rpm redline and helps the MK5 sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). The vehicle has a dry weight of just 545 kg (1,200 lbs) which means it can provide a power-to-weight ratio of 460 bhp / ton.
It rides on 18-inch ultra-light alloy wheels shod in 225/40 R18 front and 265/35 R18 high-performance, road-legal competition tires. Stopping power comes from ventilated discs with CNC-machined aluminum hubs, while the suspension setup consists of front and rear adjustable pushrod with two-way dampers and adjustable anti-roll bars.
The Magnum MK5 is 3914mm (154.1 inches) long, 1884mm (74.2 inches) wide and 1069mm (42,1 inches) tall and comes inside with a six-point, race-spec harness together with two seats made from carbon fiber composites. Other highlights include a rear-view monitor and camera, along with a 310mm steering wheel wrapped around in weather-resistant suede. The steering wheel has a quick release function and also comes with a backlight digital display with built-in data acquisition system and lap timer.
Already available on order, the 2014 Magnum MK5 has a pre-tax starting price of 139,000 USD. They plan on building only 20 cars annually and the first ones will be delivered towards the end of 2014.