British car producer Marlin Sports Cars to debut Avatar road and track car

Marlin Sports Cars is set to debut its new lightweight sports car, suitable for road and track, at The Performance Car Show 2016.

Avatar model

The Devon-based track and race division of specialist car producer Marlin Sports Cars has developed the roadster with a 2.0 Ecoboost-engine which has been tuned to push out 250bhp, resulting in a 150mph top speed and a 0-100kph of 3.9seconds. The model will also be available with a 350bhp variant that uses the 2.3-litre unit from the new Ford Focus RS and Mustang.

The engine is transversally mounted driving the rear wheels through a Porsche Boxster five-speed gearbox.

Starting with a clean sheet of paper, Avatar’s design team was able to create a custom laser-cut, tubular spaceframe chassis that sits the driver closer to the centreline of the car.

The model features three-way Nitron dampers, stiffer springs, Tilton pedal box, six pot brakes, race pads, semi slick/slick tyre, all come as standard. For racers or hardcore track day drivers, a full roll cage, six-point harnesses, extinguisher, uprated cooling pack, DL1 data logger with camera, HANS custom seat and race-only aero package are offered from the factory.

The first car will make its public debut at The Performance Car Show on January 14-17 at the Birmingham NEC, in the UK.

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