Another day brings another teaser. Thankfully, this time around we're only a day or so away from seeing the real thing, and it's something we haven't seen before. There's a new roadster arriving from the United Kingdom and the company bringing it to market is called Avatar.
The idea is to bring together that wonderful ideal of British motoring. That means top-down, lightweight, responsive and a whole bunch of other adjectives that add up to equal all around enjoyability. Here the Avatar Roadster fulfills its promise of fun by employing a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from Ford's EcoBoost range that's good for 250 horsepower. The engine sends power out through a five-speed manual transmission plucked from an old Porsche Boxster and sends it out to the rear wheels.
To prove they're not messing around, Avatar have fitted the Roadster with in-board adjustable suspension, a Quaife limited-slip differential and race ready brakes. It should be plenty when paired with the aforementioned engine to put all 1,500-plus pounds to excellent use. If the 250-hp version isn't enough, Avatar will stuff in the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine borrowed from the Ford Focus RS and you now have 350 hp on tap.
Avatar quotes a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph for standard 250-hp version. The car is slated to be delivered to new owners starting this spring, and Avatar will build just 25 of them through 2017. At peak output, the assembly line is capable of building 4 to 6 Roadsters per month.
No word on how many dollars you'll have to separate from your bank account but we imagine it will be... many. Regardless, a world filled with more Ariel Atom competitors is a great thing.
Stay tuned for the debut this weekend at the U.K.'s Performance Car Show, held alongside the 2016 Autosport International. For more coverage on the event, head to our dedicated hub.