A 0-60 time in 2.5 seconds, and a top speed of 200+mph? Sounds like a Bugatti Veyron, right? But it’s not. It’s a flyweight beast known as the Sin R1 that features these impressive numbers. How is this possible? A Chevy 6.2-liter LS3 tuned up to 525hp, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission from a Porsche 911 GT2, plus AP Racing Brakes, and some other goodies.
Although the R1 might have about 1/3 of the horsepower as a Veyron, it’s lack of bulk helps in all performance categories. With a carbon-fiber passenger area and lightweight chassis, the R1 weighs in at a minuscule 2,645lbs. To relate it to a familiar car, that’s about 200lbs less than a Chevy Sonic Turbo hatchback, but with nearly four times the horsepower.
The car debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and we’re sure that this won’t be the last that we’ll hear of the Munich-based firm.