Aspid unveils GT-21 Invictus hammerhead supercar
Aspid is the auto company created by car designer and engineer Ignacio Fernandez and his company IFR Automotive. The concept for the GT-21 released last year and now the final production concept, the GT-21 Invictus, has been shown in video and stills.
The menacing-looking Invictus is a 450 horsepower monster powered by a BMW 4.4-liter V8 and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. This is a huge jump up from the original 2.0-liter 4-cylinder in the original offering from the Spanish auto designer. The larger herd of horses means the Aspid GT-21 Invictus can do 0-62 in less than 3 seconds and tops out at 189 miles per screaming hour. All on a suspension geared to hold 1.6 G on the skid.
The race version of the Invictus weighs only 2,182 pounds thanks to composite body panels, a space frame chassis and frame, and other weight-saving measures. The on-road option weighs a little more, but includes safety options like adaptive airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and more refined interior amenities.
Speaking of the interior, it's a 2+2 configuration with room equivalent to a other luxury sports cars of this size. Aspid is aiming for a 2014 model year production for the GT-21 Invictus.
Most of the car is made up of aerospace-grade aluminum, ultra-light high-strength steels, and composite materials. The cars will be built one at a time with the same workers putting it together, start to finish, rather than on a production line. According to a press release: