Everyone’s favorite mid-engined Australian super car has entered the final stages of development with Bolwell finally beginning to take deposits on the $132,000 car. The Bolwell Nagari drops a 3.5-liter Toyota V6 into a composite chassis, mating the 295 HP engine to a 6-speed paddle-shifter. At just 2,020 Lbs, that should be more than enough to propel the Nagari to 60 in around four seconds, which we hear is fast enough to outrun saltwater crocodiles.
Bolwell is a tiny specialty carmaker based in Victoria. It got its start in the 1960s manufacturing kit cars, but moved on to its first production car, the original Nagari, in 1969. It first showed this new Nagari at the Melbourne Motor Show back in March, stating it wanted to sell the vehicle for $200,000 (AUD). The production model undercuts that by $2,000 (AUD), making it something of a bargain when you consider its carbon fiber tub, front and rear sub frames and a carbon composite body. Taillights come from the Acura RSX. In addition to the standard model, Bolwell intends to offer an optional supercharger, a traditional manual gearbox and possibly even a Tesla Roadster-style electric powertrain at some point in the future. The first Nagari should be completed and delivered to its customer some time before Christmas. [Bolwell via GoAuto]