The Joss JP1 is the very first supercar built out of Joss Developments. The prototype was first shown seven years ago in Melbourne and the company has continued to work on all aspects surrounding their operations in the past few years, including building investments, working with technical suppliers, and putting in place the right group of people that will see to the car’s success when it’s officially launched. When it is launched, the JP1 will be powered by a V8 engine that spikes the output to well over 500 horsepower and mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This more powerful engine hits 0-62 mph in less than three seconds with a quarter-mile time of 11 seconds and an increased top speed of 211 mph.
From the Land Down Under, an Australian automaker is in the process of developing the country’s first supercar. Developed by Joss Development, the JP1 is a car that’s fast taking shape in time for its debut at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne from July 1 to July 10, 2011.
The car that’s expected to appear at the event is a final prototype model, leading to the first production version that’s slated to enter the market later this year or possibly at the start of 2012. The evolution of this car is a long time in the making, having made its original debut with the first prototype model seven years ago in Melbourne.
“We had an amazing reception for our JT1 prototype in Melbourne [in 2004], but building a car business is very involved,” explained JOSS Developments Technical Director, Matt Thomas.
Over the past few years, the company has continued to work on all aspects surrounding their operations, including building investments, working with technical suppliers, and putting in place the right group of people that will see to the car’s success when it’s officially launched.
Turns out, that time is fast approaching and Joss Developments is getting primed and ready to introduce to the world the first supercar to come from Australia.
It may have taken a while, but so they say: "better late than never".
UPDATE 06/28/11: Australian manufacturer Joss Developments Limited has released a new rendering of their highly anticipated JP1 supercar, together with the announcement that the car is finally ready to hit the stage at the Australian International Motor Show. Check out the rendering and notice that there’s a lot of new elements to the car, including the L-shaped headlight, that were different from previous photos released.