Visitors to Autosport International, will be amongst the first to glimpse a stunning new sports car which will be built in the Midlands.
Virago Cars Limited is to show the two seater coupe which has its roots in a sports race car, at the two day event. The Virago can be seen alongside other Midlands manufactured cars on Stand 6230 at the international racing car show which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 14th and 15th January 2006.
The high tech/race bred sports car will fill a niche in the automotive market, selling for under £50,000 and although competing with Noble and TVR, it will be more refined, comfortable and practical for everyday use. As well as an interior that will be stunning and superior to anything at the price, a 3 litre Duratec V6 engine will provide reliability and easy low cost servicing.
Performance figures suggest a top speed in excess of 150mph and an acceleration time to 60mph in under 5.5 seconds.
Managing Director, Andy Nowson, a former Land Rover executive and fleet vehicle product planner said: ‘Creating and building this car is a great opportunity and a dream job, but I have spent enough time in business to be hard headed about it. I am seeking finance to establish a low cost assembly facility in the Midlands, with manufacturing starting during the fourth quarter of 2006.’
51 year old Nowson is recruiting sixteen dealers in the UK to sell and service the car, details of which can be found at www.virago-cars.co.uk
Price this car:
MSRP: under £50,000
Invoice: not available yet
Source: Virago Press Release