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Rossion Q1 – Southampton, NY

July 7th, 2009 by Ian

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One of our trusty field snappers caught this ultra-rare, Sarthe Gray Rossion Q1 in Southampton over July 4th weekend. We know what you’re thinking – “what the hell is a Rossion Q1?”. The funny part is that this South African-built, mid engine, ultra light component sports car is based heavily on yet another obscure model called the Noble M400. Compared to the no frills British track rat to which it is based, the Q1 is visually differentiated inside and out and has more luxury baked in. Lucky for owners, it manages to squeeze even more gut wrenching performance out of M400 thanks to remapped engine software that brings power to ludicrous levels (450 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque) for a car that weight s shade over 2,400 pounds. Just so we’re clear on what ludicrous means, the Q1 will catapult  to 60 MPH in 3.3 seconds (100 MPH in 8 seconds) and will reach a top speed of 185 MPH. Quite a sighting considering that plans call for building just six to eight cars per month for the U.S. market.

Thanks for the tip Mike

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