The AM01 is a completely street-legal car that was ironically based on the Saker cars. It is set to be powered by a Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine , the same powertrain that actually is used by the Impreza WRX STI. This engine is capable of producing an output of 275 horsepower and 258 lb/ft mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and the power transferred to the rear wheels. These numbers may not be all that overwhelming, but given that the AM01 only weighs 850 kg, or 1874 lbs, then the performance numbers are better than you would expect. The AM01 can hit 0-62 mph in just 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.
Project ISIS is not a top-secret government mission nor is it the name of a new hip-hop band. What it is, rather, is a niche supercar maker straight out of the land of windmills and tulips.
Led by the enterprising duo of Anton van Nunen and Max Alting Siberg, ISIS is taking its first steps in the supercar business with the introduction of their flagship model, the AM01.
The AM01 is a completely street-legal car that was ironically based on the Saker cars that we featured back in October. While those vehicles were regarded as track-only cars, the ISIS AM01 is anything but. It took nearly four years of planning, designing, developing, and even with a few road bumps along the way, both van Nunen and Siberg finally reached their goals of producing a niche supercar that can make waves in a fast, powerful, and luxurious segment long dominated by the Italians and the Germans.
We don’t know how the AM01 is going to hold up against those heavyweights, but we do know that these guys won’t be backing down.