Aspid Cars has released the first official photos of the Aspid GT-21 Invictus sports car that features a distinctive semi open wheel appearance at the front of the car. A production version of the GT-21 Invictus and the Aspid Super Sport are expected to enter production within the next two years. “The GT-21 Invictus complements the Aspid Super Sport, but is bigger and more powerful,” says the car’s chief designer and company founder Ignacio Fernández Rodriquez. “It has been a challenging styling exercise, but fortunately we have a really talented design team in the company. They have done an excellent job evoking the values of the company in the car.”
“From a visual perspective and to set us apart, we needed to retain an element of the unique design form of an open wheel car as characterised by the Aspid Super Sport. This presented by far the biggest challenge in terms of packaging the interior volume for the driver and passengers, but we’ve successfully achieved this and have therefore maintained our unique visual identity, so the car is perceived as an Aspid the instant it’s seen.”
The Aspid GT-21 Invictus is bigger than the Aspid Super Sport with a 2+2 seating configuration and is powered by a 4.4L BMW V8 with 450 horsepower. All that power is good enough for a 0-62 mph time in under three seconds and a top speed over 187 mph.
Aspid will only produce 250 units a year to maintain the car’s exclusivity. “Each car will be custom made and hand built in its own production bay. There is no production line as such. Each client can choose more than 100 different options, and most customers will want to visit the factory during the build of their personalized car, ” says the car’s chief designer and company founder Ignacio Fernández Rodriquez.
“The GT-21 brings together the most advanced technologies yet introduced to this market as presented previously in the Super Sport, which helped us test the water. It introduces a compendium of new technologies specifically developed for this new model, which enhances our understanding of cars generally and their continual evolution as machines of even greater efficiency than we’ve ever seen before.”
“We aspire to build Aspid Cars as a brand representing design innovation and technological leadership, which through IFR Automotive can be applied to passenger, commercial and off highway vehicles,” says Fernández. “We’ve already introduced into the market our technologies to small series cars, motorbikes, buses and coaches.”
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