Lightweight track cars such as Ariel Atom and KTM-Bow always have their undying supporters even in a niche market. Now another fun track toy named Spartan will be joining the gang.
The concept was conceived by twin brothers Nick and Peter Pap, with the aim of creating one of the quickest and lightest track cars that is based around 1960s race cars but with a modern twist. With no roof, no doors and a small windshield, Spartan does has a retro look that is instantly likeable. The body panels are made of carbon-fibre, while the exposed suspension components emphasis the aggressive design.
The Pap brothers first put together the track car almost a decade ago, even though back then it was fitted with a Ducati’s 1198 cc V-twin engine. After a long hiatus Spartan is ready for production with just 300 examples planned. The Ducati engine is now replaced by a 2.4-litre inline-4 sourced from Honda and supercharged to produced 400 hp. Weighing on 550 kg, Spartan is capable of 0-100 km/h in 2.4 seconds and a top speed of 245 km/h. There is no driving aids on the car so driver can experience the thrills directly through every touch point, from the steering wheel to the gear shifter and even the seat.