A sports car project that was born at the 2012 Autosport International show and unveiled at the 2013 show will once again be in the spotlight at Autosport International 2014.
The £60,000 road-going version of the Sin R1 will be launched at Birmingham’s NEC in January, 12 months after the unveiling of the race car. A joint venture between Pro Formance Metals and Sin Car GmbH, the road version of the car has been developed following strong interest in the race version of the car in the British GT Cup.
Developed through the motorsport programme, the Sin R1 road car will feature a six-speed transmission, 19-inch wheels, and a Formula One-style fuel tank from M.E.RIN Safety Fuel. The car will enter a limited production run in 2014, with the power coming from a 500bhp Chevrolet V8 engine.
“A lot’s happened since we started discussing the project at Autosport International 2012, initially as a one-off vehicle,” said Pro Formance Metals Director, Phil Matts. “If you told us where we’d be almost two years later, starting from a blank piece of paper, I wouldn’t have believed you. We received a great reception when we unveiled the prototype race car in January, which has led to the development of the road-going version. Having both cars side-by-side at the 2014 show, ready for the open market, will be a very proud moment.”
The venture shows how powerful Autosport International is in terms of networking and potential projects being created. Over £1 billion worth of new business in motorsport and high-performance engineering industries was generated at the 2013 show, beating the previous record by a mammoth £200 million.