Looking like a modern-day Plymouth Prowler crossed with a Batmobile, the Aspid GT-21 Invictus is the Spanish sports car manufacturer’s latest, and second, production car.
Built on an aluminium space frame with an integrated monocoque, the GT-21 Invictus is clothed in composite material bodywork and weighs in at around 990 kg. Handling is said to be extraordinarily good and the car features an advanced brake system that offers fade-free braking comparable to carbon-ceramic brakes, but without the need to warm them up.
BMW i8-inspired headlights help to achieve an aggressive front-end, but the real aggression comes from a BMW-sourced 4.4-litre V8 engine with 331 kW and 440 Nm of torque. The V8 can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which enables the sports car to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h.
The GT-21 is considered by Aspid to be more of a next-generation Gran Turismo. Interior pictures were not released, but the car features a 2+2 seating configuration and customers will be able to choose from over a hundred trim choices. The GT-21 Invictus will integrate all primary driving functions into the steering wheel. Switches and buttons have been eliminated in the cockpit and replaced by multimedia integration, which the company says will enable the use of brand new technologies previously unseen in the automotive world. Additionally, the boot holds 275-litres of cargo.
There’s no production line for the Aspid GT-21 Invictus. Instead, each car will be hand-built in its own bay at the factory. If everything goes according to plan, the first model will go into production within two years. 250 GT-21s will be built annually and distributed through an exclusive network of 20 dealers across Europe.