Two-Face Sin Cars S1 Just Might Be The Ugliest Car In Geneva

If you’re the type of person who loves spending time on the track, then it’s possible you won’t focus as much on a car’s appearance as most people would.

With the new Sin S1, it’s probably best you don’t get too caught up in its appearance, otherwise you probably wouldn’t get very far with it, figuratively speaking. It’s definitely more of a “form follows function” type of car. At its core, the S1 is an open top lightweight road and track car, with a modular design. Sin Cars calls it a “revolutionary street legal racing car.”

Buyers get to choose different types of engines, drivetrains, interiors and even body styles, and looking at the numbers, we can’t help but be impressed – although let’s take the powertrain options one at a time.

Choosing between the plug-in hybrid, full electric and internal combustion versions can be as easy as looking at the performance figures for each and then figuring out which suits your driving style best.

The plug-in hybrid model has a 24 kWh battery, working together with an 89 kW (120 HP) electric motor and a 255 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, offering a range of 200 km (124 miles). The best part, the whole thing weighs just 220 kg (485 lbs).

Going fully-electric means opting for at least an 89 kW (120 HP) motor, a sequential racing gearbox, and a 24 kWh – 48 kWh battery pack. The EV range can be anywhere between 200 to 400 km (124-248 miles).

While both options sound good, wait until you hear about the internal combustion figures on this car. First of all, there are two power units to choose from: a 2.3-liter turbo and a 3.5-liter, the former good for 310 HP and 434 Nm (320 lb-ft) and the latter 365 HP and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft). In a straight line, the 2.3-liter version will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, whereas the 3.5-liter needs just 2.5 seconds. It’s one of the quickest cars present at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Sin Cars are pricing the Sin S1 from $49,900 in the US, with production scheduled to commence in 2019.

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  • ErnieB

    Ugly as sin!

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    How many ugly sticks did it take to make this thing?

    • OdysseyTag

      They grew a forest

      • Stigasawuswrecks

        I don’t even think that’s enough.

        • OdysseyTag

          Upon second glace, probably beat it with itself.

          • Stigasawuswrecks


  • Honda NSX-R
    • Leconte Dave


  • Mill0048

    By, “…the whole thing weighs just 220 kg (485 lbs)”, I’m guessing they mean the hybrid power-train. No way the whole car weighs just a few pounds more than a typical liter bike.

    Plus, I can usually find something to like in most cars, but I’m struggling here. 🙁


  • SteersUright

    No matter the performance, nobody outside of its mother could love this abomination.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    There is no way this weighs 220kg. The elemental RP1 and Caterham Superlight weight just under 450kg and they are minimalist beyond belief. This weighs 500kg minimum. The 2l Ecoboost engine weighs over 100kg alone. How do they get away unchallenged with stating this total BS?

  • Mark Hawthorne

    I’d misread the article – it’s a little ambiguous. This thing is going to weight 700Kg+ I’m sure. Thanks Alex!

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    this is SO disgustingly wrong!

  • Six_Tymes

    stupidity and wastefulness, should be this companies motto. or maybe the owners are related to the puma creator.

  • jez zza

    remind me of Harvey Dent.. and that’s not a good thing

  • Dennis James

    This shouldn’t even be allowed at the show…

  • aman1127
  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    kill it with MOAB!

  • Ary Wisesa

    Maybe they made it only for fun and have no intention to sell it at all. Btw, there’s a white car in the background in photo no.8. It looks decent and nice.

    • No this is their second car. What people miss is that this car is modular. Which means you can drop any body that you like, akin to a kit car.

      The white car is Sin R1. It’s sort of road going race car. The car already compete in GT3 and GT4 Championship and the road legal version has 550hp and £300k price tag.

      I’ve sit on it and talk to the Bulgarian guy behind the company.

  • I think people miss the fact that the car is modular. Which means you can put any body that you likes. You can bring it to Pininfarina and they can design you body on it.

  • Major Lee Gassole

    I would love to hear the justification for creating what I would call “the remnants of an automotive abortion,” because all I can think to say to the entire staff involved in this is, “You’re idiots. All of you.”

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