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New British Company Hopes to Make an Impression with the RP1 Supercar

By Brody Patterson


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Elemental Motor Company is a new British-based car manufacturer that’s hoping to make a splash in the business with its first sports car, the track-oriented, yet street legal RP1.

The vehicle comes with a carbon and aluminum center tub which encompasses an aluminum floor, as well as front and rear bulkheads, with carbon fiber being used for the dashboard, central spine, and fixed side walls. The front suspension, steering mounting points and the front subframe have been installed on the aluminum bulkhead.

At the back there’s a subframe design with a cassette-type mounting system, a feature which allows for the possibility of installing different engines to work with the same suspension and gearbox. That suspension is a double wishbone setup with Eibach springs and Nitron dampers, while the brakes are four-pot Caparo calipers with 280mm discs for all 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 235/45R tires.

The RP1 is powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine which churns out 280 bhp. Also available is a Ford three-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost along with a 999cc motorcycle engine borrowed from a Honda Fireblade. Either way, the powerplant is connected to a Hewland paddle-shift 6-speed sequanetial gearbox.

No pricing details for the RP1 have been announced as of yet, but Elemental hopes to start sales by next summer.


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