Revealed before production, the 6.2 liter V8 engine 2015 sports car is a product of collaboration between British supplier ProFomance Metals and Sin Cars. Its main assembly plant is in the UK, from where it’s supplied to other continents.
Sin engineers conceptualized an economical ultimate sports car and subsequently paid attention to every little detail to minimize costs and maximize on power. To achieve this, they sourced an engine from Chevrolet that produces 444bhp through a six-speed manual transmission system. This, coupled with an aerodynamic body, FIA-homologated tubular spaceframe chassis, which in fact helped reduce its weight to just 1.1 tones, powers the car to a speed of 0-62mph in just three and half seconds. Its 6.2 liter v8 engine can be further propelled to a maximum speed of 170 mph.
The rear-wheeled vehicle has definitely raised eyebrows due to its high powered engine that comes at an exceptionally low price. At a cost of just £72,000, the Sin R1 gives you that racing experience without extra spending. The company boss, Rosen Daskalov has on several occasions echoed this, stating that their main concept was not producing a supercar, but rather a well-balanced one that can effectively handle corners at high speeds. Through an interview conducted by Autocar, the boss further insisted on its uniqueness, considering it was developed with race car technology and comes with minimal luxuries to minimize on the cost, while granting racing-capabilities.
Unlike many other racing cars, the R1 can effortlessly return up to 24mpg. With such a good fuel economy on a car that comes with additional features like leather sports seats, interior cabornfibre trim, adjustable wishbone suspension Formula 1 stle FIA-approved fuel tank, carbon composite aerodynamic bodywork, performance brakes and bespoke 19-inch allow wheels, the Sin R1 is expected create ripples in the automotive industry over the next couple of years.
With almost identical features to Sin’s GTB racer, the road version of the R1 is considered to be a sister car to the GT Cup Championship racer. For professional racing drivers who seek additional track-optimized features, the Sin R1 also comes in a racing version with modified chassis and bodywork at a cost of £110,000. Its prototype was showcased in the January 2014 Autosport motorshow after earlier making a Goodwood Festival of Speed debut.
As the company rolls out the new R1, it’s also focusing on developing additional features like paddle shifted sequential options which will be released in later versions of the vehicle. Currently, they have the capability of making and supplying 120 vehicles each year, as they embark on coming up with a new GT4 over the next couple of years.