Monday, July 16, 2012
Aspid unveils menacing new GT-21 Invictus Hammerhead
Aspid has finally gotten around to revealing the production version of the GT-21 Invictus. This funky-looking sports car delivers 450 horsepower to the rear wheels thanks to a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter V8 engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox or six-speed manual. That's a far cry from the supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in the Spanish company's first offering. Aspid says the GT-21 Invictus can lay waste to 60 mph from a standstill in under three seconds on its way to a top speed of 189 mph. Even better, the creation's suspension can serve up 1.6 g on the skidpad.
The company has managed to keep weight to a mere 2,182 pounds thanks to composite body panels and a spaceframe chassis. Interestingly enough, the GT-21 Invictus is also available with a slew of on-road safety equipment, including adaptive airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes.
Inside, there's a 2+2 seating configuration, which suggests there's actually room for two adults and their luggage for a weekend trip. Aspid is currently aiming to start building its newest model in 2014, but there's no word on pricing yet.