If there is space for anything in this world, it is the addition of another Sportscar maker. New Dutch start up Vencer are about to enter the world of tailor made sports cars with their first model – the Sarthe. The name is derived after the French countryside circuit where the 24 Hours of Le Mans is contested.
It is a low volume mid-engine sports car - with an expected production run of only 10 to 15 annually - at €265,000 (S$442,513) per piece.
The Sarthe utilises 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 aluminum honeycomb structure. This cocktail of mater science and clever engineering techniques results in a 1.3 tonne light car with a super strong and rigid chassis.
Vencer was established just last year by Robert Cobben and is based in Vriezenveen, Netherlands. The Vencer Sarthe held its world premiere in Monaco in April and the Salon Prive event running from 4th to 6th September at West London's Syon Park, will host the firm's U.K. reveal on top of displaying a proper production model.
Like the R8 or 458 Italia, the GM sourced 6.2-litre V8 engine is placed behind the driver, in a mid-engine configuration. The engine is directly bolted onto the six-speed MT gearbox and poses a weight distribution of 45 percent at the front and 55 percent at the rear.
All the 510bhp and 650Nm of torque is transferred to the rear wheels for century sprint timing of a brisk 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 326km/h.
The double wishbone ensures a pure and direct vehicle control without additional electronic interference. Only ABS and EBD are present to properly support the driver in difficult and unsafe situations.
To ensure a comfortable and optimal driving experience, the Sarthe is equipped with an efficient climate control system. Electric windows, in-car entertainment, central locking, and alarm are provided as standard. However, upon customer requests the car can be equipped with additional features.