Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Quantum Performance Vehicles | posted June 04, 2015 12:31
The Quantum GP700 is a road-legal 700 horsepower, 700kg track-focused car
A new high-performance track-focused car has just joined the ranks of the Ariel Atom and KTM X-Bow as Australian specialty brand Quantum Performance Vehicles recently unveiled the GP700. Sporting a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio along with a radically-designed body and lightweight chassis, Quantum's first ever production car is also the brand's flagship model.
The 1:1 ratio was made possible as the GP700 only weighs in at 700kg thanks to a custom chassis that was fabricated from aluminum and carbon fiber. Power-wise, it is driven by a 2.7-liter inline-four that benefits from twin-superchargers, allowing it to produce 700 BHP (709 PS) and 654 Nm of torque. The engine is then mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox courtesy of Holinger.
With performance figures like that, Quantum's GP700 can leap from 0 – 100 km/h in as quick as 2.6 seconds while 0 – 160 km/h comes in at 5 seconds. Top speed on the other hand is rated at 319 km/h.
Quantum plans to sell the road-going track car in the near future as the company is scheduling the GP700 to enter limited production. Each one will be tailor-fitted to a specific client and will reportedly sell for $700,000 (about PhP 31.4 million) each.
Additional info source: AutoBlog