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Not a lot of people are familiar with the California-based niche automaker, Lucra. For one, it was founded just 3 years ago in 2010 and until now, it still has only one model to its name: the LC470.

All that could change soon, given the automaker’s plan to introduce a second model comes to fruition. Details are still limited, but Lucra labeled the prototype model as the "2.2". The initial renderings show it as a long, front- or mid-engine sports roadster that looks - at least in terms of its shape and contour - eerily similar to the Corvette Stingray Concept of some years ago.

Judging by these renderings, the 2.2 does hold some design appeal. It’s got the streamlined look of a bona fide roadster and makes use of tons of modern automotive materials, including carbon fiber, LED lighting and state-of-the-art wheels.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, customers will have the choice of what V-8 engine they want Lucra to drop into the engine bay. Options include a GM-sourced powertrain or a Mercedes-source powertrain, which we assume will come from the German automaker’s in-house performance division, AMG.

Putting a number on the 2.2’s performance capabilities, it won’t be surprising if the sports roadster achieves somewhere around 530 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque under its hood to go with a 0-to-60 mph time of just under 3 seconds and a top speed of around 190 mph.

No word on yet on how far along the development of the 2.2 is, but considering the nature of the prototype, it won’t be long before a lot of people start talking about this new sports car from Lucra.

Click past the jump to read about potential competitors for the Lucra 2.2

  • 2014 Lucra 2.2
  • Year:
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  • Engine:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    530 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    500 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    6.2 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    3 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    190 mph (Est.)
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  • body style:

Click past the jump to read about potential competitors for the Lucra 2.2

2013 Sin R1

2013 SIN R1 Exterior
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An equally new addition to the list of highly anticipated sports cars is the Sin R1, which is a racy exotic that comes with a swooping hood, a sharp angular nose, raised arches, and most importantly, a similar GM-sourced 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 525 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

Just like our expectations for the 2.2, the R1 is incredibly light with a total weight of just 1,200 kg (2,645 pounds) and a 60:40 weight distribution that nets enough balance to provide superior handling in high speeds.

We’re waiting for the day when the R1 and the 2.2 line up next to each other on the track. If for nothing else, it should make for a fascinating race that will prove that even if you don’t carry the names of Ferrari and Lamborghini, you can still build an equally impressive performance car with matching good looks to boot.

Kirby Garlitos
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