Elfin, the Australian Sports Car manufacturer, will unveil the first production run of the Type 5s at the upcoming Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in Sydney on 9th October.
The Type 5 chassis is constructed from pre-cut tubular mild steel, is spot welded, quality checked and then fully welded and checked again. The welds are cleaned up and then the chassis is taken to be powder-coated.
It’s powered by a GM-sourced 2.0-liter four cylinder turbocharged engine making 260 hp. In this Ultra lightweight roadster, the power to weight radio is better than a Ferrari F430. The engine will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Type 5 will hit a top speed of 149 mph.