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Elemental RP1

Elemental RP1

Elemental RP1

The Elemental RP1 is unlike any other road car. It features a driving position exactly like an F1 car in which you sit with your feet several inches above your backside, arms outstretched , it has a carbon tub with double wishbone suspension at each corner, and it tips the scales at just 580kg. And that’s with the heavier of two engine options fitted. Ford’s 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine with 180bhp and 280Nm of torque is available, but the 2.0 EcoBoost version with 320bhp and 450Nm. As you can imagine, open up the accelerator and the world goes into hyperspace. Elemental RP1 claims 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds forthe 1.0 and 2.8 seconds for the 2.0, with 0-100mph times of 7.8 and 6.4 seconds respectively. Top speeds are 145mph orl65mph, and the car costs the same £75,750 with either engine.

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Elemental RP1 (2)

The Elemental RP1 produces an almighty flow of acceleration from as low down as 2,000rpm, right up to 6,500rpm and beyond, with almost no lag above 3,000rpm and a loud exhaust barkto go with it. Up to around 120mph, it feels as fast as anything you can buy from Porsche or Ferrari. It goes around corners rather nicely, too, with none ofthe snappiness lightweight mid-engined cars tend to suffer from. There’s not much roll and the steering response is ultra-fast for a road car, but the Elemental RP1 also has a lovely sense of balance about it. So despite the fact that it produces 200kg of downforce at lOOmph, it also feels friendly and manageable to drive.

 

Elemental RP1 Specifications

 

Price. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £75,750
Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.0 litre four cylinder, turbocharged
Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320bhp
Torque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450Nm
Transmission. . . . . . . . . . . .Six speed sequential with pneumatic paddles, rear wheel drive
0-60mph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8 seconds
Top speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . .165mph
Economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40mpg (est)

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