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Cars July, 16 2012

Aspid GT-21 Invictus

Get a load of this Aspid GT-21 Invictus car! The vehicle, slated to begin being built in 2014, is a really mean looking car. It looks like it would be one of Bruce Wayne’s toys with its hammerhead and sleek all around design. The Spanish auto company reached out to BMW for a 4.4liter V8 engine that puts out 450 horsepower. In addition to that, the GT-21 boasts all sorts of high-tech details; check out this excerpt from the official press release:

The GT-21 Invictus is a significant step forward for the Aspid brand,” adds Fernández. “We’re building on our experience of developing a high performance road and race car and technology demonstrator, which has helped us to establish IFR Automotive as an engineering consultancy. We have invested significantly in developing the technology and understanding the market for our new and exclusive road car. The GT is longer than the Super Sport by 700 mm and oriented towards a radical sports car segment of the market requiring larger dimensions, an 8-cylinder engine, and dual-clutch transmission actuated by F1-style shift paddles on the steering wheel, which is also significantly easier to get in and out of the car. It also has more space inside the cabin and luggage compartment.”

Fernández says the Invictus represents the first GT “semi open wheeler” with a 2+2 passenger configuration and rear-wheel drive: “It has a strong visual element to help identify the Aspid open-wheel design language, where you can see all the beauty and technological excellence used in the wheel in conjunction with the suspension arms and their oval shape, dual brake callipers and their unique double discs, complemented by the front wings which also make a smart and aggressive statement of our intentions.”

“The GT-21 brings together the most advanced technologies yet introduced to this market as presented previously in the Super Sport, which helped us test the water. It introduces a compendium of new technologies specifically developed for this new model, which enhances our understanding of cars generally and their continual evolution as machines of even greater efficiency than we’ve ever seen before.”

“We aspire to build Aspid Cars as a brand representing design innovation and technological leadership, which through IFR Automotive can be applied to passenger, commercial and off highway vehicles,” says Fernández. “We’ve already introduced into the market our technologies to small series cars, motorbikes, buses and coaches.”

Other technology included in the Aspid GT-21 Invictus already applied in the Super Sport includes the integration into the steering wheel of the most important driver primary functions and displays. The elimination of switches and buttons and the introduction of a new electrical architecture and electronic system, integrating multimedia with the control systems of the car, facilitate previously unseen features.

Aspid has also revolutionized its cars brake system with a unique design that changes the old principle where heat is accumulated by the disks to swiftly dissipating it in order to achieve class leading braking performance with extraordinary resistance to fade. This performance is comparable to conventional and carbon-carbon brakes, but without the problem of having to warm them up.

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