Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

The Sin R1 is as fast as the Bugatti Veyron with only 525bhp

By FaezClutchless on 18 Jul 2013

Attached Image

The Bugatti Veyron is a car that many would easily recognise especially if you are a car nut. It is a powerful machine with over 1000bhp, a top speed of over 400km/h and does the century sprint in 2.46 seconds.

Attached Image

But, I am not going to write or talk about the Bugatti Veyron. Instead this is about a car that can accomplish the century sprint in 2.5 seconds with only around half of the Veyrons horsepower.

Attached Image

That car is known as the Sin R1. It is made by a German company, Sin Cars, based in the city of Munich. The company first started off making race cars for private customers and has expanded its expertise towards turnkey models.

Attached Image

Sin Cars claims that the R1 is capable of accomplishing the century sprint in 2.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of somewhere just above 200mph (321km/h). Only a handful of supercars can match that kind of performance and you might be wondering what engine the R1 is fitted with.

Attached Image

The car uses a 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette. The engine has been tuned to deliver 525bhp, an almost 100bhp increase from the stock LS3 engine. All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission borrowed from the Porsche 911 GT2.

Attached Image

The factor that makes the R1 perform like a supercar with only 525bhp is its lightweight spaceframe chassis and carbon fibre passenger cell. The R1 weighs in at just 2,645 lbs (1,199kg) and that greatly aids with the car's huge performance. The company has worked closely with a British firm, ProFormance Metals to develop the R1's body and chassis.

Attached Image

Sin Cars also stated that the R1's weight distribution is split 40/60 from front to rear which indicates a steep learning curve for those who want to master the car. On top of this, Sin Cars also mentioned that the R1 is fitted with several performance goodies such as 19-inch alloy wheels from Braid, AP Racing brakes and bucket seats from OMP.

Attached Image



new model, super cars, other news and 9 more...

Viewed: 5,403 times

Related Blog Posts
FaezClutchless
Written by FaezClutchless
Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
“I, Halimah Yacob, having been elected as President of the Republic of Singapore, do solemnly swe...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Even if you can afford the seven-figure asking price, you won't be able to get Koenigsegg...
Photo
Following his major accident on Saturday behind the wheel of a Rimac Concept_One, “The Grand Tour...
Photo
South African motoring journalist Jesse Adams has re-written the record for world’s longest drift...
Photo
Honda has given its very popular crossover, the HR-V/Vezel, a new special edition. It gets news c...
Photo
At the recent Honda Meeting 2017 event, a test mule in the shape of the current Civic has been sh...
   Lifestyle Articles