You may not have heard of Sin Cars, and that’s because they’re fairly new to the game. The Sin R1 GT is the company’s road-going version of their GTB, which has been racing in the GT Cup Championship. There was actually an accident that recently happened during the European GT4 Series at the Red Bull Ring in Austria that involved a Sin R1 with company boss Rosen Daskalov behind the wheel. Luckily, Daskalov walked away from the horrible accident.
The Sin R1 GT might look a little like a Lotus Exige, but it’s a far cry from one. What you get with the Sin R1 GT is a tubular space-frame chassis which is based off of their FIA-homologated T45 chassis with carbon composite panels, inside and out. Also within the chassis is pushrod double-wishbone suspension with one-way adjustable Nitron coilovers, 362-mm AP Racing discs and 6-piston calipers, and an LS3 mid-ship producing at least 450 horsepower that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and mechanical limited-slip differential. Sounds like fun!
For £145,000 (Around $210,000), Sin will provide you with 2,535 pounds of road-going racing technology, but if the six-speed manual transmission isn’t enough, there is always the option to fit a six-speed sequential gearbox or semi-automatic gearbox instead. Sin’s R1 GT will reach 60 MPH in 3.6 seconds and will hit 120 in 9.7 seconds. Depending on the gearing, the car can reach up to 186 MPH flat-out. Sin Cars says they’re officially ready to start producing 120 cars annually. They’ll also be using Bulgarian carbon fiber to produce the bodies.
Although it is road legal, we don’t think we’ll be seeing many of them being driven regularly, even in other countries, as they look like the type of cars more fit for the spirited weekend drives, not your average commuter or grocery-getter. It is great to see an LS-powered racecar in the European GT4 Series, though.