Jetstream SC250 Guaranteed To Drive Better Than It Looks

The Jetstream SC250 may look like a bad Chinese knock-off of a KTM X-Bow, but it actually sounds quite promising. Weighing in at just 1540 pounds, the little Brit gets plenty of grunt thanks to a 2.0-liter turbocharged General Motors four-banger channeled through a six-speed gearbox. The 250 HP and 236 lb-ft push the car from 0-60 in under four seconds, through the quarter-mile traps in just 11.8 seconds, and on to a top speed of about 165 MPH. But straight-line speed alone won't be enough to escape from the ugly. To make the SC250 handle, Jetstream has hired a company called Intrax as its suspension supplier. Intrax is run by a guy that used to work on the suspension for Michael Schumacher's Benetton F1 race cars, so we're going to assume that's a good thing. With a price of about $55,000 (£29,495), the SC250 needs all the pedigree it can get. But if you're still not convinced, you might want to wait for the 300 HP version coming next year — or you could just buy an Ariel Atom and have something that's actually good-looking. [via WorldCarFans]


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