Palatov Motorsport and Sector 111 have announced plans to bring a lightweight track car to the market based on the Palatov D2, a 1,600 pound track car that is essentially tube framing, two seats and an engine. Sector 111 is the company responsible for importing lightweight sports cars similar to the D2 to the United States, including the British built BAC Mono, while Palatov is known for producing minimalist track-only machines.
The car, being referred to as “Project Dragon, will utilize the 50-state emissions compliant LS3 eRod V8 producing 430 horsepower paired to a six-speed manual Syncromesh Porsche sourced transmission. That’s more power than a Camaro SS, and seeing as this featherweight will weigh a mere 1, 800 pounds, were expecting the car to be pretty sprightly. Perhaps dangerously so.
According to Sector 111’s website, Project Dragon will cost about $90,000 with the engine when it goes on sale in Fall 2014.