Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Vencer Press | posted June 12, 2013 16:44
New Dutch supercar powered by 510hp mid-engine V8
After its world debut in April at Monaco, new Dutch supercar maker Vencer is bringing the production model of its Sarthe to Salon Privé. The Vriezenveen-based company established by Robert Cobben will be bringing its two-seater supercar initially codenamed ‘#1’ to the grounds of Syon House in London for the prestigious event.
The exclusive hand-built Sarthe is a two-seater mid-engine sports car which uses a hybrid space frame chassis, made of high grade tubular steel, with chrome-molybdenum safety structure and rear sub-frame with the floor made up of an aluminium honeycomb structure. The body panels are all made of carbon fiber. This combination of materials and techniques results in a lightweight, super strong and rigid chassis.
Powering the 1390-kilogram car is a mid-engine Chevrolet LS V8 capable of 510hp and 650Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The mid-engine configuration gives the car a very balanced weight distribution of 45% front and 55% at the rear.
The Sarthe features a double wishbone suspension for both front and rear ensuring a pure and direct vehicle control without additional electronic aids. Stopping power is provided by 15-inch rotors with 8 piston calipers in front and 6 piston calipers for the rears; the brakes are equipped with ABS and EBD, and will be the only electronic driving aids available for the driver.