Mike Stevens | Jun 29, 2011

Australian supercar outfit JOSS Developments has released a single but telling image of its new JP1 supercar, which it will appear at Friday's Australian International Motor Show.

There remains few concrete details about the long-anticipated supercar, with engine and performance figures - even its final name - still to be officially confimed.

Earlier announcements however have pointed to an aluminium V8 engine producing upwards of 370kW, housed in a carbon fibre and aluminium chassis. Kerb weight is expected to be around 1000kg.

The company's technical partners include MoTec - an alliance described by JOSS as a "perfect fit" - along with transmission specialist Albins and renowned paint outfit AkzoNobel, known for its work in the F1 world.

"JOSS Developments has spent the last few years working on the business: building investment, working with our technical suppliers, and putting in place the right people so that when we launch JP1 the company will be geared up to deliver a great product to the market," JOSS founder and Technical Director Matt Thomas said.

Thomas added that while a sales date for the JP1 cannot yet be revealed, it was important to offer the public a glimpse and a preview of the car's progress.

The Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) opens at 6pm on Friday 1 July and runs through until Sunday 10 July at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This week's announcements for AIMS have included the 2012 Kia Rio hatch, Subaru's Eyesight safety technology and the Renault Fluence ZE electric sedan.

Other new models and concepts confirmed for the 2011 AIMS include the 2012 Subaru Impreza, Toyota Prius V and Prius C, the Suzuki Swift S-Concept, the Peugeot 508, the Range Rover Evoque, the Toyota FT-86 II Concept, the 2012 Audi A6 and the 2012 Jaguar XF.

Appearances have also been confirmed for the all-new Lamborghini Aventador, the Lexus LF-Gh concept, the Mazda Shinari concept, and a preview of Australian carmaker JOSS Developments' upcoming JT1 supercar.

Follow TMR's coverage of the 2011 show at our special AIMS-dedicated page, and on our Twitter page.

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