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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