Following a series of very intriguing teasers, Elemental Motor Company has now revealed their first production model. Elemental RP1 is basically a road-legal track car made from exotic materials and featuring a unique design that looks fast even when the car is stationary.
Just like a super car, the Elemental RP1 features a carbon tub and makes use of aluminum for most of its underpinnings, including the floor and the suspension. The chassis is designed to accommodate different engines, and it is in fact offered with two engines, both of them – as is the case with most small-volume sports cars – from Ford.
The first offering is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder with 280 horsepower, which is the obvious choice for those who want speed and performance. Those who care more about lightness, agility, and of course economy, can choose the famous 1.0 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost. There is also a third option, which is a bike engine from Honda. The standard transmission is a Hewland 6-speed sequential with paddle shifters.
Other important technical details you should know about the RP1 is that it rides on 17-inch wheels shod with 235/45 tires, has four-pot Caparo calipers and 280mm brake discs, and benefits from Eibach springs in its double wishbone suspension setup.
Performance figure and pricing of Elemental RP1 are yet to be announced.