Here's our first look at what's believed to be said vehicle, testing ahead of a rumoured debut later this year. Naturally it carries the disguise of a test mule, though there seems little point attempting to cover up such an outrageous looking car - how could you miss it? The Dallara appears more dramatic than many top level racing cars, particularly with the driver's canopy so visible here.
It doesn't appear a big car though. In an interview with Autocar last year Giampaola Dallara said he was aiming for 800kg with this car, which of course a diminutive size will help with. Note as well that the wheels and tyres aren't all that big either, the focus seemingly on aero grip rather than a huge tyre footprint.
As for an engine, it has been suggested that the Dallara will use a version of the 2.3-litre Ecoboost four-cylinder turbo as used in the Mustang and the Focus RS. Not an auspicious start, though expect it to be more powerful and - hopefully, at least - more exciting than in those installations. For a sense of how it can perform in a lightweight car see our impressions of the Zenos E10 R, which uses a 350hp version of the engine with the single-scroll turbo set-up from the Mustang.
The Dallara road car is expected to be more expensive than the KTM X-Bow because of its greater performance. The logical comparison would be with the Lotus 3-Eleven, which also combines an off-the-shelf engine with lightweight construction and serious aero for stupendous performance. We, and most probably the chaps in Norfolk, will be watching this one with interest.
[Photos: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien]