Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Magnum MK5



Magnum MK5 is made by a man named Bruno, whose father Jean-Pierre built Magnum's first formula racer in the late 1960s. This MK5 has been a long time coming. It's built for the track but is actually street-legal, much like our favourite lung-crusher, the BAC Mono. The Magnum MK5 features a mid-mounted 250bhp four-cylinder engine that revs to a dizzy 11,000rpm, that'll be a bike engine, feeds the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox activated by a centre-mounted shifter. There's also a limited slip differential and F1-style pushrod suspension with two-way adjustable dampers front and rear. 



A weight of just 545kg (1,202lbs) results in healthy power-to-weight ratio, and reduces the strain on four-piston calipers and ventilated discs, complete with a custom pedal box and cockpit-adjustable brake bias, hidden under 18in lightweight alloys. Four-hundred sixty horsepower per tonne. Zero to 62mph in 3.2 seconds. A top speed of 150mph and over 2g of lateral cornering force. Enough fastness to outpace even the sprightliest grizzly bear. 


 
There's functional aero on the carbon fibre composite bodywork, while inside you get racing carbon fibre seats, six-point harnesses and a suede-wrapped steering wheel with GPS with mounted lap-timer. Price start at $139,000 excluding taxes and deliver. 










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