the mid-engine Vencer Sarthe promises to blend a tubular-steel frame with a floor made of honeycomb aluminum and body panels made of carbon fiber. The result is a total weight of just 3,058 pounds, and a weight distribution of 45-percent front, 55-percent rear.
According to Autoblog NL power will come from a GM-supplied V-8, rated at 510 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, mated directly to a six-speed transaxle. The sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is said to take just 3.8 seconds, and the Sarthe claims a top speed of 204 mph.
In Vencer’s words, the car is inspired by the Le Mans prototypes of the 1980s. We’re seeing plenty of Mosler MT900 in there as well, although the Mosler has a much more finished look to its rear than the Sarthe, which ends as if its designers simply ran out of time.
Inside, the Sarthe will boast hand-stitched leather seating, a contemporary infotainment system and luxuries such as dual-zone automatic climate control.