Caral, a British manufacturer, launched the V8XS, a high performance sportscar featuring a bonded aluminium chassis, lightweight composite bodywork and powered by a 450bhp 4.2l V8 supercharged engine developed by Jaguar Cars.

Caral V8XS
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A comprehensive kit of parts is available, allowing owners the option of building their own sports GT car, with a staggering 475bhp/tonne power to weight ratio and race car inspired handling from its Lotus designed aluminium chassis and classic longitudinal mid-mounted V8 supercharged engine and 6 speed close ratio transaxle.

Caral V8XS
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The rest of the car is upgraded to cope with the increased power with new lightweight GT style composite bodywork, redesigned double wishbone suspension, CNC machined aluminium uprights, 4 piston calipers and 18” wheels and tyres. In essence only the doors and windscreen are retained from the standard Speedster / VX220.

With a wheelbase that is longer than a Porsche 911, Lotus Esprit or Ford GT40 and a host of redeveloped components the V8XS is best defined as a bespoke V8 sportscar which uses an aluminium chassis from the VX220, rather than a VX220 with a bigger engine.

A completely new interior has also been designed for the car, helping to distance it from its smaller brothers, featuring all leather trim in a choice of colours, and a bespoke Caral designed instrument panel, with in built data logging capability. The car is available in RHD or LHD configuration and can be built by Caral Automotive using a brand new chassis.

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