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11-09-2015, 01:52 PM
Just got back from SEMA and elan is making a kickass junior version of a lemans prototype.

$65k usd turn-key and they have orders for 60 already!

A real cool Libre car!


11-09-2015, 03:56 PM
I wonder what the kit car version is going to cost.

11-09-2015, 06:14 PM
I'm curious to see what sort of lap times these will be capable of in comparison with a Radical SR3. They certainly look interesting, however they do have a few drawbacks, notably less horsepower, higher weight and less aerodynamic grip. It's too hard not to draw comparisons with other "prototype" race cars on the market.

The cost of the kit (unassembled) is $64,995 USD. Y̶o̶u̶ ̶m̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶t̶a̶c̶t̶ ̶E̶l̶a̶n̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶p̶r̶i̶c̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶a̶s̶s̶e̶m̶b̶l̶y̶.̶


According to the Elan Motorsports website the kit price is $64,995 USD. Assembly is quoted at $8,500 USD.

Ronnie V
11-09-2015, 07:44 PM
Meh.....it's Fugly.

Why are they always Fugly?

(except for the Radical of course)...... :D


11-09-2015, 07:48 PM
I saw the scale model last year at PRI. I think smaller coupes are out of proportion because they are coupes! The scaling doesn't downsize correctly so the greenhouse always looks too big.

Don't shoot me but I think the Radical coupes don't have as sexy lines as the open cars.


Ronnie V
11-09-2015, 07:49 PM
My wife and I are laughing hysterically........I just put my finger on it!

Sam the Eagle (from the Muppets)


Ronnie V
11-09-2015, 07:51 PM
Agreed Eric.....the RXC is not a thing of beauty.

Although if you can beat the hell out of a P1 and a 918 whilst not even breaking a sweat it might be ok to be a bit fugly. :)


11-09-2015, 07:57 PM
I like it. They all look like Cylon Raiders. Wonder if it has AC.

11-09-2015, 08:11 PM
No A/C but cool suit option

11-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Having seen and touched one live in person, It is not that funny looking and once you sit in one and get on the track you will be smiling way too much to care what people watching think.

Orders for 60 cars says people want this car bad!

This engine has been in other formula cars and 75 hours of track time and still not needing a refresh is amazing for any race car.

11-10-2015, 10:31 AM
but wait there's more, as a Libre car you can buy the 260 hp Cosworth kit for this engine.

11-10-2015, 11:27 AM
There are so many ways to get a racing fix these days, we are truly blessed.

Who cares what they look like, get the heck out there and have a blast !!!

Regards to all my GT Sprints buddies.

11-10-2015, 12:59 PM
here here.

11-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Doesn't look funny to me.

Steven Scala
11-11-2015, 03:19 PM
+1 on that.

11-11-2015, 03:25 PM
Horrible looking car, they should take them and put them in my garage, I'll take care of them for them. :p

11-12-2015, 09:07 AM
I'd like to add some positive aspects in terms of safety and maintenance. The frame looks very sturdy combined with larger rod ends for longevity as well. I recall reading the engine is estimated at 100 hrs. between teardowns. A typical race weekend is about 2 hrs. say you do 5 races per year, that's 10hrs/yr. Every 10 yrs. per engine rebuild is great. The sequential gearbox is one the ones offered in the Wolf GB08 (European endurance series). Oh, you don't get wet in the rain!