Sector111 has announced "Project Dragon," a light, track-focused sports car it hopes to put on sale in the near future.
Based on the Palatov Motorsport D2, the Dragon is powered by a General Motors LS3 V-8, mounted in the middle of the chassis. It produces 430 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque, and will be coupled to a six-speed manual transaxle.
Given the Dragon's target curb weight of just 1,800 pounds, the V-8 should have more than enough power.
Sector111 envisions the Dragon as a kind of American TVR, with no ABS, traction control, or other electronic driver aids to inhibit the connection between the driver and the mechanical bits.
The bare chassis is currently undergoing testing, while the body has yet to be designed. Sector111 says the finished product will be "very elemental," with some of the mechanicals exposed, as on the MV Agusta Brutale motorcycle.
We're expecting the Dragon to be pretty extreme. Along with photos of the chassis, Sector 111 decided to post some photos of things that inspired the car on its website. Along with the Brutale, those inspirations include an actual Dragon, brass knuckles, and assorted scenes from Mad Max.
Estimated pricing for this road warrior starts at $70,000 for a rolling chassis, and $90,000 for a complete car. Deliveries are expected to begin in Fall 2014.
That may seem like a lot for a completely unknown sports car, but the Dragon's light weight and elemental nature should deliver a unique driving experience and supercar performance. With a name like Dragon, how couldn't it?