Aspid GT-21 Invictus: Catalonian carnivore

These are the first design renderings of the GT-21 Invictus, which will be Spanish upstart Aspid’s second car. Power for the sub-1000kg supercar will come from a 450bhp V8 supplied by BMW.

Hailing from Catalonian Spain, Aspid is an offshoot of engineering firm IRF Automotive. The company built its first prototype car – the Super Sport – in 2008, and is now following that up with a larger, more powerful and more luxurious sibling.

Thanks to the 450bhp churned out by the 4.4-litre BMW-sourced V8, it’s claimed that the GT-21 Invictus will scrabble to 62mph from standstill in under three seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 187mph. Considering the dry weight of just 990kg, the blistering acceleration should be matched by commendable roadholding.

 

Aspid GT-21 Invictus: Catalonian carnivoreAspid GT-21 Invictus: Catalonian carnivore
Aspid GT-21 Invictus: Catalonian carnivore
 

Just 80kg of that weight comes from the chassis, which is made from ‘aerospace-grade’ composites. Further technological highlights include a braking system which has a pair of discs and calipers at each corner, while Aspid claims the Invictus is the first GT to have semi-open wheels.

 

The hammer-headed 2+2 will apparently go on sale through a 20-strong dealer network, with no more than 250 built per year to ensure exclusivity. Prices are yet to be announced.


Photos: Aspid

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