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Agile Automotive reveals lightweight Lotus fighters

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Marcus De Guzman / Agile Automotive | May 09, 2017 11:34

Agile takes a stab at the lightweight sports car segment with SC122, SCX

The country of Denmark may soon have its own lightweight sports car. Upstart automaker Agile Automotive recently released design renderings of their upcoming two-seaters, the road-going SC122 and the more track-oriented SCX. Aimed squarely against Lotus, the two new sports cars aim to deliver a sporty drive along with precise handling.

Agile Automotive reveals lightweight Lotus fighter

Both cars will have a custom carbon fiber chassis made by House of Composites, the same company that builds Formula One chassis. They are are then coupled to a lightweight body. According to Agile, the SC122 will have 1:2 power-to-weight ratio while the SCX will only tip the scales at 600 kg.

In terms of design, both the SC122 and SCX feature a distinct front fascia that is dominated by sleek headlights, dual air intakes and a sharp nose. Inverted L-shaped taillights flank the rear quarter panels while a huge rear wing provides additional downforce. Interior details remain scarce but based on the renderings, Recaro seats will be available.

The Agile Automotive SCX

Powering the SC122 will be a 3.5-liter V6 that is capable of cranking out 419 PS to the rear wheels. Meanwhile, the SCX will be driven by a 2.0-liter engine sourced from Toyota. In stock form, the motor will produce 178 PS but with the help of a supercharger, power can be uprated to 274 PS. Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual and 7-speed sequential gearbox.

Rear quarter of the Agile Automotive SCX

More details about the SC122 and SCX will be revealed once Agile Automotive officially launches the two cars.