Kappa-based Breckland Beira V8 roadster


Kappa-based Breckland Beira V8 roadster

Kappa-based Breckland Beira V8 roadster

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This month’s Motorexpo at London’s Canary Wharf saw the reveal of a new British-built roadster based around GM’s Kappa platform, which underpins cars like the Opel GT, Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice. The new roadster is called the Breckland Beira and unlike its GM siblings the UK-special is powered by a 400hp 6.0L LS2 V8 engine.

Tipping the scales at some 1,400kg, the Beira's power-to-weight ratio guarantees strong performance, with the promise of a sub-five second sprint to 62mph, coupled with tremendous torque and a governed top speed of 155mph.

The Beira is designed to run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas as well as petrol. This not only helps to reduce running costs and emissions, but gives the car a range of 700 miles. The fully independent suspension was entirely re-engineered by Breckland in association with KW Suspension, with uprated springs, dampers and bushes, plus thicker anti-roll bars front and rear.

Stopping power is provided by 325mm ventilated discs on all four corners, the fronts being grasped by six-pot calipers, with four-pot at the rear.

The new Beira will be available in both left and right-hand-drive configurations and will go on sale in Europe this November with a price tag of £55,000 ($108,000).

Breckland Beira V8 roadster
 
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Comments (8)
  1. Wow.
    What else is there to say?
    Wowee.

  2. All i see is 100K Solstice.

  3. ivan.... its worth it.

  4. What a monster motor packed into that tiny car.
    Woof.

  5. Wow $100K for a Kappa car. But damn is it ever beautiful! I wonder if they would be willing to sell that body kit seperately? LOL. Overall that thing just seems like such a nice package, even if it is based on a far cheaper car.

  6. to me, the car looks like the sky, with a little less... gimicky styling? it looks agressive yet elegant.. doesnt look like its trying too hard.. but take a look at those panel gaps... just stunning.. and the interior.. god that is worth it right there.. but after all of that they some how manage to get the LS2 in there?

    If you're in the market for a strict 2 seater... to hell with mercedes, to hell with the Z4, this thing is where the party's at.

    I'm pretty sure even I could pull up to kiera knightly in this thing and tell her to jump in.

  7. not worth 100k

  8. If it was half the price it may be worth it. Engine fitment is not an issue, Mallet has been doing it for a while now. The LS2 is even put into miatas, mine included.

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