Joss JP1 - Australian supercar on sale in 2011

It seems there’s been a trend lately that every continent is to have its own developed supercar and Australia is no exception. Joss Development announced that the work on the JP1 supercar is almost completed and sales will begin in 2011.

Work on the supercar started back in 2004, but development was then put on hold. Now the car is back on track as Joss found a gearbox supplier and they are working on a European engine installation.

"We’re aiming to be on sale in the middle or end of 2011. We’re factoring-in an 18-month development program," says Matt Thomas, technical director of Joss Devel Devel opments. We are well into the engineering test of the chassis. The aim is to have two production prototypes by the early months of next year. They will be call the JP1, for the Joss Prototype 1."

Until Joss decides on an engine for the supercar (the best choice was supposed to be a Chevrolet V8 but Thomas says Joss is aiming for something better from Europe), you will have the chance to drive the supercar in the 2010 edition of Microsoft’s Forza 3 .


7 comments:

so what brand to this baby is competing with?

agree.. i look like a collaboration of super cars in one.

I guess the Australian are step closer in offering the world a supercar, and oh! It seems they’re currently making efforts to install an European-sourced power plant for the JP1 project.

i looks like a cheaper mclaren.. and a smaller version of saleen s7.

Very impressive performance that can reach 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and have a top speed of around 300 km/h, and more impressive because it can also reach the price on sale in 2011.

Gorgeous sports car! At least it has a gullwing doors. I also agree with the Cons.. the v8 is not enough for it’s design and trims.

With it’s aggressive looks, a v8 engine is not enough. Mclaren engine or merc v12 will do.

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