Monday, June 13, 2016
All-New Elemental RP1 is Ready to Show Off at Goodwood
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Two years ago, we got our first look at the Elemental RP1, a new track toy from some of the best racing engineers on the planet. Now, there’s finally a production version of the British sports car, and it’s set to make its debut at this year’s GoodWood Festival of Speed.
It took the company four years to develop the RP1 at its facility in Hambledon Hampshire in the UK. Now that it’s ready, what better way to show off the company’s hard work than with a debut at Goodwood’s hill climb event.
Elemental Technical Director and Founder John Begley said, “The RP1 has been designed and developed to deliver a thrilling driving experience no matter if it’s on road or track. The collective sum of the adjustments we’ve made to make the production car amounts to a fundamental leap in terms of quality, driving dynamics, performance and safety over its forebear.”
Power comes from one of two turbocharged Ecoboost engines. There’s a 180-horsepower, 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder that does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds or a 320-horsepower, and a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder with a 2.8 second 0-60 time. Either way, you’re looking at one fast car that should bring some excitement to this year’s Goodwood.