Aussie built Joss supercar to be Mercedes powered

Aussie built Joss supercar to be Mercedes powered

There was a time when most crate engines for boutique sportscar-makers came straight out of Detroit. Now, many still do, but German manufacturers have developed some tempting engines of their own like those found in the Mercedes E63 AMG, Audi RS6 and BMW M5, and the Germans are now a credible motor source for niche automakers. If you need examples look at the Mercedes-powered Pagani Zonda, BMW-driven Wiesmann GT and Morgans and even the Audi-engined Gumpert Apollo.

The latest bespoke supercar to be German powered is the Australian-made Joss supercar. According to reports from over the ditch, Joss has inked a deal with Mercedes-Benz to supply AMG powerplants for the mid-engined exotic. Local off-road specialist Albins will be building the transaxle. The new Mercedes contract means the previously planned in-house 6.8-litre V8 has been scrapped. Will playing it safe pay off for the Joss Supercar, we will  see as it slowly gets closer to release.

There was a time when most crate engines for boutique sportscar-makers came straight out of Detroit. Now, many still do, but German manufacturers have developed some tempting engines of their own like those found in the Mercedes E63 AMG, Audi RS6 and BMW M5, and the Germans are now a credible motor source for niche automakers. If you need examples look at the Mercedes-powered Pagani Zonda, BMW-driven Wiesmann GT and Morgans and even the Audi-engined Gumpert Apollo.

The latest bespoke supercar to be German powered is the Australian-made Joss supercar. According to reports from over the ditch, Joss has inked a deal with Mercedes-Benz to supply AMG powerplants for the mid-engined exotic. Local off-road specialist Albins will be building the transaxle. The new Mercedes contract means the previously planned in-house 6.8-litre V8 has been scrapped. Will playing it safe pay off for the Joss Supercar, we will  see as it slowly gets closer to release.

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