Built by Spartan, a small Australian company, this curvy little track-only speedster uses a 170 horsepower 1199cc Ducati motor to power along a steel spaceframe chassis and carbon fibre body that weighs a scarcely credible 300kg.
As a result the Spartan-V, claim its makers, is capable of 175mph and of sprinting to 62mph in a mere 3.0secs.
Deposits for the Spartan-V are being taken now, and the total price will be $90,000AUD (£55k).
Spartan-V tech spec:
ENGINE: Ducati 1198S
WEIGHT: Less than 300kg
BRAKES: Front & Rear - Wilwood lightweight 300mm ventilated and scalloped rotors, Wilwood 4-piston billet calipers and Wilwood rotor hats
PEDALS: Tilton racing pedal assembly with remote brake bias
WHEELS: 17 x 7 inch lightweight race wheels
TYRES: 205/45 R17
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed sequential
SUSPENSION: Fully adjustable double wishbone front and rear with QA1 adjustable lightweight shock absorbers (OHLINS suspension upgrade available)
STEERING: Woodward Racing quick ratio steering rack and collapsible steering column, Sparco quick release steering hub, Sparco Formula steering wheel
INSRUMENTS: Ducati 1198 Digitek LCD dash
SEATS: Sparco competition FIA-approved racing seats, Sparco Racing FIA-approved 5 or 6 point harnesses
FINAL DRIVE: Drexler Motorsport Formula chain drive LSD
CHASSIS: Trellis design spaceframe - 350Mpa DOM mild steel tubing with roll-over protection. FIA-approved roll bar optional
PERFORMANCE: 0-100km/h: 3 seconds
TOP SPEED: 280km/h