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Straight from the land of muay thai and the Chao Phraya river comes a new track-ready sports car that’s ready to split some wigs blow the rest of us away. The Thailand-based company, 999Motorsports, has unveiled their latest piece of work, the Supersport.

The car, which has been designed to be a track car, has a tubular chassis, a carbon fiber and fiberglass body, and a set of 18" aluminum wheels among its chief details. Other features include an enormous rear wing, a giant rear diffuser, and gaping front air intakes. The interior of the car doesn’t leave much in the way of luxury features - it’s a track car, after all - but it does carry elements like a carbon fiber dashboard, a pair of racing seats with six-point harnesses, and an LCD instrument cluster.

With most of the standard features left out, the Supersport only weighs 2,095 lbs, which means that for all the things that were dropped, the car’s mid-mounted 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine more than makes up for it. This engine is mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox with a limited slip differential and reaches an output of 300 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque.

We don’t know if this car is going to hit the other side of the world, but over in Thailand, those guys should have plenty of fun with the 999Motorsports Supersport.

The Geneva Auto Show is still two months away and Mitsubishi has already announced its lineup for the event. Among the many vehicles that are already on sale, Mitsubishi will also be bringing the Concept Global Small (show model). This concept car is really no different than all of the other small cars coming out as its main goal is to be compact, affordable, and highly fuel efficient.

The Concept Global Small is a preview version of a new model that will go into production starting March 2012 at the MMC’s third factory in Thailand. Despite its compact sizes, the new Concept Global Small offers enough interior room for five adults and offers good maneuverability and easy operation.

The concept will be powered by a choice of 1.0 or 1.2 liter compact engines equipped with a regenerative braking system and start-stop mechanism. Other features will include reduced running resistance in the engine, new-generation CVT, brakes, and tires, and a body shape that greatly reduces aerodynamic resistance.

The Concept Global Small will be sold in Thailand for 400,000 Thai baht (or $13,119 at the current rates).


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