After two years of struggle with the soulless bureaucratic machine, Australia’s Elfin Sports Car Company has finally managed to drag its Holden-based Elfin MS8 Streamliner track-day roadster through the countless offices of local regulatory authorities and is now ready to put it into production. Although the car doesn’t look particularly groundbreaking in the exterior styling department, it will probably be quite fun to get onto a closed road and let that steam off in a controlled environment.
According to the official press release, the long-awaited sports car will be equipped with the Holden Gen III 5.7-liter V8 engine.
Sporting an aluminum engine block, the power plant produces healthy 333 hp and features an impressive torque of 465 Nm.
If you think that the engine lacks in the horsepower department, consider that this is not an SUV or a heavy duty truck, but a two-seater with no roof and, having a feather-light body made of glass-reinforced plastic, the car weighs only 1090 kg, sporting a formidable power-to-weight ratio of only 3.27 kilograms per horsepower.
Alas, the Australian car manufacturer plans to produce the vehicle only as a limited edition model.
There will be no more than 100 of Elfin MS8 Streamliners in the world, but don’t worry – the car will cost about $89,000 USD, so there is a good chance that you can’t afford the toy anyway.
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