An unlikely looking Australian built road racing rocket is upstaging the exotic big name brands at this years Targa Tasmania.
Faster on a road rally than a GT3 RS and Gallardo SuperLeggera.
Although outright line honours are no longer a chance due to rear suspension issues on day two, Ray Vandersee the driver and designer of the Skelta proved to everyone on day three that his little car is a giant killer.
Despite the issues on day two Vandersee came out swinging on day three and won five straight stages.
It might have a nose like Jennifer Grey...but nobody puts Skelta in a corner
The Skelta was designed and is built by Vandersee at his factory in Toowoomba, Queensland. To understand why the Skelta is faster than a Lamborghini SuperLeggera or Porsche 911 GT3 RS, take a look at the specs;
Skelta G-Force Specifications
Chassis: Chrome Molybdenum steel spaceframe reinforced with carbon fibre and Kevlar centre tunnel and side pods
Body: Carbon fibre/Kevlar
Weight: 650kg dry. 50/50 distribution
Engine: 2-litre Honda F20C
Output: 180Kw ([email protected])
Suspension: Double unequal length wishbones with inboard Proflex type shock/spring units
Brakes: Ventilated, cross-drilled 298mm discs with 4 piston callipers (f&r)
Performance (calc): 0-100km/h: 4.1 secs
0-400m: 12.1 secs
Top speed: 254km/h (low downforce spec)
All that of course may still not be fast enough for youâ€¦ itâ€™s obviously not for Ray who has put together the Skelta RST for those that think 0-100km/h in 4.1seconds is a little lazy. The Skelta RST features a 2.4-litre V8 that produces up to 290kW and will rev to 12500rpm. It must be completely insane.
The Skelta G-Force retails for around $134,000 and the Skelta has been designed to be road registered obviously depending on the specification chosen.
If youâ€™re interested in owning a giant killer you can read more about them by checking out the Skelta website at www.skelta.com.au