Video: 2012 Tushek Renovatio T500 driven by Autocar

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Slovenia has never had its very own true supercar, and despite Oliver Ashley’s best efforts to create the K1 Attack Roadster for the small European nation a few years back, no such car existed until Aljosa Tushek from Tushek Supercars showed up.

Using the K1 Attack as a donor car of sorts, Tushek Supercars redesigned the car inside and out with the largest change being the upgrade to the engine. Where the K1 Attack featured a tiny 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Honda Civic Type R sourced engine producing 250hp, the recently launched Renovatio T500 packs the same 4.2 liter V8 engine as the Audi RS4 and therefore delivers 450hp at 7,900 rpm and 315lb-ft of torque at just 3,200 rpm.

Tipping the scales at just over 2,200 pounds, the T500 can hit 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, up a top speed of 192 mph. In the latest Autocar test, they took this lightweight supercar for a spin to see just how good the car really is.

To our surprise, the result seems to be quite good considering this is the very first car produced by Tushek Tushek . Furthermore, the test vehicle was only a prototype, but if Tushek aims to turn the T500 into the world’s greatest supercar, then it better be good straight from the get-go.

Sound interesting? Well, check out the video, but before you get out your checkbook, keep in mind that the T500 will cost over $450,000!


15 comments:

I got inexplicably moved while watching this video. This is why I now love the Tushek!

The world’s future greatest super car is finally produced by Tushek.

I agree to you @younggecko, It needs more enhancement and some color combination.

With the changes and enhancement on the exterior, Slovenia will be proud of their first ever super car.

I think this first Tushek model will gain popularity because of it’s unique features and also its design.

Since it’s, the first model of the Tushek, Are we going to expect that before the year ends, there will be another launching of the model or concept.

It’s more than being an icon in Slovenia. It’s just this is already a milestone in Tushek.

Expect it to be an icon in Slovenia. It’s a milestone not only for Tushek, but also for Slovenia.

It’s a good pre-launch of their Renovatio. We can assure that there will be more produced vehicle only on Tushek.

Has the wheel turned on Slovenia? Is this super car will surpass the upcoming super car models?

And that latest changes brought enhancement on the engines to boost more of its performance and speed.

I am expecting that the model will be better than this prototype.

$450,000 is a tough price on this first ever Tushek T500. If they showed us impressive numbers and output in their very first Renovatio, what more in their future units?

Finally, they have produced their very first unit. It’s only a prototype for now, but I’m hoping that they can produce their own super car also.

Despite its 2,200 pounds of weight, it can accelerate to 601MPH for 3.7 seconds.

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