Speed Through Lightness: The RoadRazor

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Here's another of what seems to be a million or so UK-based track-day automkers trying to launch their labours of love to a marketplace of idle-rich floggers. This lightweight stripper is called the RoadRazer, and it's got carbon-fiber bodywork and chassis, paddle-operated six-speed sequential gearbox, a Quaife differential, a dry-sump configuration engine, foam-filled safety fuel cell, and adjustable dampers. Considering it weigns a scant 661 lbs, the car's 175 hp engine is more than adaquate to get it to 60 mph in three seconds. Look for the RoadRazor at the UK's Autosport International 2007 in January, selling for around 49,000.

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Navalb
Al Navarro

FWIW, if you want a "real world weight" vs. "manufacturer's claimed weight" reality check, visit the thread on [USA7s.com] below. It's for Sevenesque cars, but I think the optimism will still apply:

http://www.usa7s.com/forum/forum_po…

661 lbs? Bet it's closer to 1,000 when all is said and done.

(APP, now really, was it a complete waste of time and money? Was your Deman that bad?)