Used to be car company Strathcarron was swallowed whole by Javan Sports Cars Limited (oddly enough of scale model fame) after a British governmental sideswipe in 2001 left it unable to comply with new Single Vehicle Approval Rules. The after product is the Javan R1, a lightweight, hand built, and world-class speedster (not a scale model, a real car this time). Designed for the road or the track, Javan is thinking global and preparing both right and left hand drive models. Weight is kept down using an “aerospace designed and manufactured epoxy bonded aluminum honeycomb monocoque”, which translates roughly to really, really light and made by scientists and stuff. To continue the scientists and stuff theme, it uses a “computer designed race car inspired suspension. All of the power (hey, it’s only 220 hp but this thing only weighs as much as the rims on your hummer) comes from a mid-engine 2 liter 4 cylinder i-VTEC DOHC engine stripped out of some sort of super Honda (some sort of Civic on ‘roids I’m assuming) that revs to 8600 rpm via the six-speed gearbox. If you want, they’ll even supercharge it, and add launch control, either to reign in the supercharger, or to send you into orbit (probably the former, but you never can be too sure what they’ve got planned).
- Weight: 670kgs (Google tells me this equals 1477.10 pounds).
- 0-62mph (100kph): 3.6 seconds
- 0-100mph (160kph): 9.8 seconds
- Standing 1⁄4 mile: 12.2 seconds
- Top speed: 155mph
All this can be yours for the low, low price of £30138.75 (Google again to the rescue, $57,061.70). Get in line though; they’re only going to build a twelve-pack per year. Bumper sticker that says, “No, I am not on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” not included.
For more information, or to place your order (you lucky dog), contact Javan Sports Cars Limited.