Customers put their names down for IFR Aspid

Customers put their names down for IFR Aspid

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More than 100 potential customers have signed up for an exclusive two day test drive of the new Aspid sports car. Following the successful introduction of the car, IFR Automotive is now seeking to create a network of international dealers.

IFR, an automotive engineering consultancy that developed the supercar, expects most of its clientele will use the ride and drive event to confirm their interest and place deposits. It means the company could be facing a full order book for the next couple of years as it plans to produce the exclusive hand-built cars at the rate of less than one a week.

IFR is determined not to fall into the classic trap of setting unrealistically high sales targets and can make the project profitable building even fewer than 50 cars a year. By restricting the number of cars it builds it is also aiming to protect the investment of its clientele.

Weighing in at less than 700kg, yet full of luxury touches such as climate control and touch screens as well as having an enclosed cabin, the Aspid will try to engender the philosophy of lightweight compact sports car but be packed full of advanced technical innovations in the chassis, suspension, brakes and electronic systems.

Interestingly, the majority of potential customers for the car have expressed a preference for the more expensive supercharged model, which is priced at £107,000 (NZD$290,000), more so than the 270bhp naturally aspirated version which will be sold at £75,000 (NZD$205,000).

aspid-fq

More than 100 potential customers have signed up for an exclusive two day test drive of the new Aspid sports car. Following the successful introduction of the car, IFR Automotive is now seeking to create a network of international dealers.

IFR, an automotive engineering consultancy that developed the supercar, expects most of its clientele will use the ride and drive event to confirm their interest and place deposits. It means the company could be facing a full order book for the next couple of years as it plans to produce the exclusive hand-built cars at the rate of less than one a week.

IFR is determined not to fall into the classic trap of setting unrealistically high sales targets and can make the project profitable building even fewer than 50 cars a year. By restricting the number of cars it builds it is also aiming to protect the investment of its clientele.

Weighing in at less than 700kg, yet full of luxury touches such as climate control and touch screens as well as having an enclosed cabin, the Aspid will try to engender the philosophy of lightweight compact sports car but be packed full of advanced technical innovations in the chassis, suspension, brakes and electronic systems.

Interestingly, the majority of potential customers for the car have expressed a preference for the more expensive supercharged model, which is priced at £107,000 (NZD$290,000), more so than the 270bhp naturally aspirated version which will be sold at £75,000 (NZD$205,000).

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