RE: Performance Solutions Mosquito aims to rival BT62

RE: Performance Solutions Mosquito aims to rival BT62

Thursday 21st March

Performance Solutions Mosquito aims to rival BT62

Czech firm releases early design images of a road-legal track car that could make production in two years



We'd not normally pay much attention to the promise of another road-legal, track-focussed supercar, but the resemblance of Performance Solutions' newly-released Mosquito to the Brabham BT62 has piqued our interest. Here we have a motorsport brand-designed, two-seat coupe wearing an aggressive front-end and whacking great rear wing, and set to use a V8 powertrain...

Such traits are familiar (read: near identical) to the completely bespoke BT62, a car this Czech-designed model looks to be gunning for with its own hardware. Since the project has so far only progressed to the creation of renderings, any numbers put out hold very little grounding at the moment. But Performance Solutions, a respected motorsport data company in the Czech Republic, is aiming for its two-seater to be capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and have a top speed of about 200mph.


Intentions are for the car to use an off-the-shelf American powertrain, which means the motor mounted amidships of the Mosquito could come from GM or Ford. The former's 6.2-litre LS crate motor has provided some enormous power figures to other companies seeking its use, so chasing the BT62's 700hp peak ought to be doable. Ford's 5.0-litre isn't exactly short on tunability, either. Performance Solutions says 600hp is the target.

Ok, so right now it's all up in the air promises, but Performance Solutions does claim to have interested customers that have already reserved build slots, which suggests there's some cash behind the process. Intentions are for the first cars to be completed within 24 months and pricing to be appropriately stratospheric for a completely bespoke track machine. Something with seven figures is predicted.


Whether you believe it'll reach production or not, the prospect of a new track machine can never be a bad thing, right? Plus, Performance Solutions has even loftier ambitions yet; like Brabham, it wants to go racing at Le Mans...




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HM-2

Original Poster:

4,307 posts

109 months

Thursday 21st March
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I'n not going to make any comment on how likely it is for this to actually exist/come out/be more than a pipe dream...

BUT

I think it looks absolutely fantastic.

HighwayStar

2,250 posts

84 months

Thursday 21st March
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I see some the new Aston Martin mid engine stuff in the front end treatment... nice though.

stumpyvtec

26 posts

83 months

Thursday 21st March
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its very vulcan front and senna back kinda design

GranCab

1,417 posts

86 months

Thursday 21st March
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If this ever sees the light of day I'll buy two and give one of them to st4 ....

Brad R26

7 posts

33 months

Thursday 21st March
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Is there a shade of Pantera to the front half?
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MX6

4,032 posts

153 months

Thursday 21st March
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I think it looks very good, better than some other recent supercars including the Ginetta one. I think there are some Ferrari influences in there, bits of various cars.

I do particularly like the no-nonsence motorsport style wheels with the big tyre sidewalls, that gives it a more retro look, plus the swan-neck wing mounts look purposeful/functional.

MDL111

3,370 posts

117 months

Thursday 21st March
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I‘d love one of these cars, but at a 150ish price point as opposed to the 350ish of the Ginetta and the 1m plus of the BT - probably not feasible at that pricing given number of units though

Robert-nszl1

353 posts

28 months

Friday 22nd March
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Wish the Ginetta looked like that, then might understand their pricing. Bold buying a car (if it ever comes to light) from that part of the world, but a few manufacturers emerging. I will laugh a lot if it does emerge, ST4 will be a lucky boy....!

GranCab

1,417 posts

86 months

Saturday 23rd March
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Robert-nszl1 said:
Wish the Ginetta looked like that, then might understand their pricing. Bold buying a car (if it ever comes to light) from that part of the world, but a few manufacturers emerging. I will laugh a lot if it does emerge, ST4 will be a lucky boy....!
... but I reckon he'd part-ex it for a Lexus wink

C7 GT1

1 posts

1 month

Tuesday 9th April
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Wondering if the Mosquito will be using GM's new n/a 5.5L DOHC FPC V8 ????? ! ! ! ! !