The good thing about supercars is that you don’t need mega factories to build one. You just need a clever piece of design, a powerful engine you bought from a big manufacturer, and you can nail those bits together in a shed. That is why more and more countries are entering the world of supercar making, even though they don’t have a car industry. Slovenia is the latest to join with Tushek.
A production of Tushek Supercars, the Renovatio T500 is based on the K1 Attack Roadster, only it’s been put on steroids. The K1 has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine out of a Civic Type-R, whereas the T500 benefits from a meaty 450 hp 4.2-litre V8 engine from the old Audi RS4.
The Renovation boasts a chrome-moly steel chassis and carbon fiber body, so it’s very light at 1133 kg. That means it’s pretty quick, with a 0 to 100km/h time of 3.7 seconds and top speed of 310 km/h.The power is transmitted to the rear wheels using a proper six-speed manual gearbox.
Other high-performance parts include 390mm ventilated carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers up front and 370mm four-piston calipers at the rear, sport suspension and 8.5×19-inch front and 10×19-inch forged wheels with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.
The most important thing about any super car though is the looks. The Renovation T500 doesn’t disappoint in that term either. It looks like a Super GT race car. It also comes with some remarkable options including titanium exhaust system, rear view camera, heated seats and a track day kit.
Prices have not been announced for the Tushek, but world debut is planned for Top Marques Monaco in April.