Evanta Barchetta, 2014 Top Marques MonacoEnlarge Photo
Niche British sports car manufacturer Evanta, which recently partnered with bespoke tuning outfit A. Kahn Design to form the new brand Ant-Kahn, will be attending the 2014 Goodwood Revival kicking off tomorrow in the U.K. where it will present its new Barchetta sports car. Evanta first showed off the Barchetta in concept form at the 2014 Top Marques Monaco back in April. At Goodwood, we’ll see the production version.
The Evanta Barchetta is a two-seat roadster that features a design inspired by race cars from the 1950s, particularly those from Britain and Italy. The project was previously linked with Ant-Kahn but will now be handled exclusively by Evanta. Each Barchetta will be built at Evanta’s facility located north east of London, and be hand-crafted using traditional coachbuilding methods.
The chassis will consist of a tubular frame while the body will be comprised of composite materials. Power, meanwhile, will come from a 6.2-liter V-8 sourced from Geneva Motors Company [NYSE:GM]. Evanta promises a power output of 450 horsepower, which should be more than enough for the diminutive Barchetta.
Evanta will produce both left- and right-hand drive variants, and customers will also have the choice of an automatic or manual gearbox. Production will be limited to 24 cars per year, with a total production run of only 99 vehicles.
Beyond the Barchetta, Evanta is already planning a second vehicle which it plans to preview in 2015. A concept of the new model, which is described only as a grand tourer, will be revealed with much fanfare.