Since the early 2000â€™s the Lotec Sirius supercar has been in the works. It was designed after the former Group C2 champion Kurt Lotterschmid promised that he would create a supercar that would have the ability to take on some of the best supercars from around the world.
The original one was created with a twin turbocharged 6.0 liter V12 engine from Mercedes-Benz and was able to produce 850 to 1,200 horsepower depending on the different specifications. It has taken many years and numerous delays in production – but Lotec said this week that they are finally ready to release a Sirius in 2009 that has been updated accordingly.
In order to give us a sneak peek at what is to come they have provided us with some renderings. Because the V12 is not available as much as it was when the previous model was made we assume that the output will be lower. It will however be keeping the carbon fiber body and tubular steel frame. This will help the Sirius to weigh in at 3,000 pounds.
As for performance we hope that it will be the same – if not better – than the previous model. Reports state that it has the ability to rev from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 242 mph. Letâ€™s cross our fingers and hope we get to see it in Geneva this year.
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