This is our first look at a new mid-engine supercar brewing in Slovenia, the Tushek Forego T700.
Tushek, of course, is the company behind the impressive Renovatio T500
, which despite generating only around 450 horsepower can accelerate to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 192 mph.
The key to the Renovatio T500’s performance is lightweight construction, a philosophy shared by many of the world’s greatest supercar manufacturers, including Tushek.
This time around, Tushek is going with a more powerful engine and an even lighter chassis. The new Forego T700 is promised to weigh in at no more than 2,200 pounds, while its engine, an Audi-sourced V-8 engine, is expected to deliver upwards of 700 horsepower.
The Forego T700 will be built around a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, just like the McLaren P1
and Ferrari LaFerrari
, but it will also benefit from some titanium parts.
Tushek hasn’t revealed where it plans to introduce its Forego T700, though next month’s 2013 Top Marques Monaco
is a possibility. It was in Monaco last year where Tushek first revealed its Renovatio T500.
A racing version, the T700 Pista, is also in the works and should be introduced alongside its road-going cousin. Tushek is currently taking orders for both cars.
Tushek is the creation of Slovenian racing driving Aljosa Tushek, who in 2004 teamed up with Slovenian firm K-1 Engineering, manufacturer of the Attack sports car. Soon after, Tushek decided to go his own way and focus on high-performance supercars aimed directly at the exotics born in neighboring Italy.
In 2008, Tushek's eponymous startup unveiled its first prototype for a supercar that would eventually become the Renovatio T500. The production version was unveiled in April, 2012, and went on sale shortly after priced from 300,000 euros (approximately $389,000).