If you thought that Hyundai was the only automaker from Korea capable of stealing sales from the competition with models like the Genesis Sedan and upcoming Equus then think again, because the small coachbuilder from South Korea, Proto Motors has been building the Spirra S sports car since last year and from the looks of things the little super car that could is doing just fine. Originaly intended to offer outstanding performance on a budget, the original $100,000 Spirra was powered by a 4.6 Liter DOHC 32 valve V8 engine from a mid 1990s Ford Mustang Cobra with a maximum output of 320 HP and 312 lb-ft of torque. This allowed the Korean super car to go from 0 to 60 MPH in under 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of over 200 MPH.

In 2008 the Spirra S was introduced with 400 HP in the form of a 2.7 Liter supercharged V6. Despite the newfound power, the Proto Spirra was only able to go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 MPH. So later on that year the automaker released the Spirra Turbo, priced at a slightly higher $129,000 the blower was swapped out for a hairdryer and the same 2.7 Liter V6 now makes 500 HP. In true super car fashion the Spirra is outfitted with luxuries like a full premium leather interior, Brembo brakes, Recaro bucket seats a MOMO steering wheel and even wireless broadband. The Spirra Turbo can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.8 seconds and allow the 2,205 lb super car to go as fast as 217 MPH depending on trim level.


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  (273) posted on 05.12.2011

That’s nice. The introduction of this article attracted me most. I never thought Hyundai is the only automaker that bloomed in the industry. Now there are other Korean manufacturers waiting for their turn to get noticed.

  (477) posted on 11.9.2010

They are fun to watch but I’m not sure if I like to see the Lamborghini looses against
a cheaper car..

  (830) posted on 09.24.2010

This car should have been the next Toyota Supra.

  (329) posted on 08.4.2010

wouldn’t count the Koreans out just yet - that’s what everyone thought when the Hyundai Excel carcasses littered the landscape. Now they’re competing with Lexus. Now if the Chinese made an original super car...I’d have to be convinced after Clarkson shakes it down and they actually sell more than a few.

  (2) posted on 05.10.2010

pretty awsome go a

  (518) posted on 02.3.2010

Pretty impressive. Although the video doesn’t show that they were racing or anything, to be able to keep up with those kinds of car can show that it is capable of producing good speed. I honestly haven’t heard of any Korean manufacturer before so I guess this will go a long way.

  (555) posted on 01.5.2010

Korean automobiles are in to super cars today, creating their own super car that can matched up with the German super car like Lamborghini.

  (24) posted on 08.27.2009

What’s whit the music , I cannot hear the glorious engine noises from all cars...

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