There is a new track toy around town and it’s called the Magnum MK5. Set to rival well-known cars in this segment such as the Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow and the BAC Mono, the MK5 comes from Canada and is a two-seater lightweight rear-wheel drive vehicle which tips the scales at 1,200 lbs (545 kg). Power comes from a four-cylinder rear mid-mounted engine unleashing 250 bhp transferred to the road via a 6-speed sequential gearbox and a limited slip differential. The engine can rev up to 11,000 rpm and enables the car to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in only 3.2 seconds.
The Magnum MK5 can achieve a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) and comes with 18-inch lightweight alloys wrapped around in 225/40 R18 tires at the front and 265/35 R18 rubbers at the back. It stops efficiently thanks to the ventilated discs which boast CNC-machined aluminum hubs. Other goods worth mentioning include an adjustable front and rear pushrod suspension, adjustable anti-roll bars and racing seats manufactured from carbon fiber composites.
The car can already be ordered at a starting price of $139,000 but customers will have to wait for their cars until late 2014 when deliveries will kick off. Magnum Cars says they plan on building just 20 units per year.
Source: Magnum Cars