They’ve done it! The Greeks, that is. They’ve finally pulled the sheet off a car to call their own. But like my heritage, the Korres Project 4 will feature a bit of American features to the otherwise Grecian exotic. Namely, the 505 hp GM LS7 V8 engine currently used in the C6 Corvette Z06 and upcoming 2014 Camaro Z/28.
The brainchild of architect Dimitris Korres, the Project 4 tips the scales at roughly 1,600 kilograms (or just over 3,500 lbs), and from the looks of the photo, is a mid/rear-engine-mounted car. At 3.92 meters (154 inches) long, 1.6 meters wide (77 inches), 1.25 meters (49 inches) tall, and a 2.56 meter (100 inches) wheelbase, the Project 4 is about the size of a Lotus Elise. The exotic also features a unique suspension that can raise the ride height by an amazing 400 millimeters (15 inches), meaning it could clear some very impressive speed bumps. Though it’s too early to tell if the Project 4 is some sort of off-road-oriented vehicle. But considering the popularity of rally racing in Greece, it’s highly possible.
It’s estimated that the Project 4 can muster a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time in just 3.8 seconds, going all the way to a 186 mph top speed. The retro-modern-looking machine doesn’t seem to be comparable to what Italy’s currently churning out based on those numbers alone, but yours truly hopes this is the start of something great.
Little else is known about the Project 4, such as when it will hit the market, or how much it will cost, but hopefully more concrete information will surface soon.