Sunday, 12 January 2014

Saker Sportscars

Not many have heard of the Dutch manufacturer Saker, so I shall take it upon myself to help spread the word on this talented group of individuals.

Saker Sportscars 
The company produces 4 models (1 road car). The RapX, Sniper, GT and Sprint.

The company dates back to its beginning in 2002 and are known for both hosting the Saker Sportscar Challenges in the Netherlands and England.

Saker Sportscar Challenge
They're also known for their pure love for perfection in automotive racecars and their hunger for the #1 spot at the podium. Majority of Saker products are sold in and around Europe.




Saker RapX


The Rap X is a LeMans style closedwheel body (Fiberglass GRP) which is powered by an EJ25 engine ... yes.. that's correct.



It utilizes Subaru's 2.0L flat 4 turbo. The same engine you'd find in an STi, however it has been tuned to 275BHP @ 350Nm of torque. (Why? Think about low center of gravity.. FRS/BRZ/Porsche should come to mind).



The chassis consists of a steel space frame with adjustable double wishbones making up the suspension.


The brakes are tarox 6-pot calipers with slotted discs thus giving the vehicles entire combined weight a mere 785kg! Acceleration is listed at 0-100 in 3.4 sec (up to 2.1G)


Wheel base: 258cm
Length: 428cm
Width: 183cm
Height: 94cm
Ride Height: 5cm (adjustable)




(video below is in Dutch)





Saker Sniper 


Engine: Subaru 2.0 liter
Chassis: Steel Spaceframe
Body: Fibreglass (GRP)
Suspension: Adjustable Double Wishbones
Power / Torque: 275BHP / 350Nm
Brakes: Tarox 6-pot callibers, slotted discs
Fuel Capacity: 70 l. (optional 90 l.)
Weight: 765kg
Wheels: front 15 x 8.5 inch | rear 15 x 10.5 inch


Wheel base: 258 cm
Track front: 154 cm
Track rear: 144 cm
Length: 428 cm
Width: 183 cm
Height: 103 cm
Right height: 5 cm (adjustable)
Lap record: Zandvoort 1.46.1 | Spa Francorchamps 2.34.1
Acceleration / Lat. G Forces: 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 sec. | up to 2,1G





Saker RapXGT (Road Legal)


Engine: Subaru 2.0 liter
Chassis: Steel Spaceframe
Body: Fibreglass (GRP)
Suspension: Adjustable Double Wishbones
Power / Torque: 275BHP / 350Nm



Brakes: Tarox 6-pot callibers, slotted discs
Fuel Capacity: 70 l. (optional 90 l.)
Weight: 785kg
Wheels: front 15 x 8.5 inch | rear 15 x 10.5 inch
Wheel base: 258 cm
Track front: 154 cm
Track rear: 144 cm
Length: 428 cm
Width: 183 cm
Height: 94 cm
Right height: 5 cm (adjustable)
Lap record: Zandvoort 1.46.1 | Spa Francorchamps 2.34.1
Acceleration / Lat. G Forces: 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 sec. | up to 2,1G







Saker Sprint 



Engine: Subaru 2.0 liter
Chassis: Steel Spaceframe
Body: Fibreglass (GRP)
Suspension: Adjustable Double Wishbones
Power / Torque: 275BHP / 350Nm
Brakes: Tarox 6-pot callibers, slotted discs
Fuel Capacity: 70 l. (optional 90 l.)
Weight: 765kg



Wheels: front 15 x 8.5 inch | rear 15 x 10.5 inch
Wheel base: 258 cm
Track front: 154 cm
Track rear: 144 cm
Length: 428 cm
Width: 183 cm
Height: 103 cm
Right height: 5 cm (adjustable)
Lap record: Zandvoort 1.46.1 | Spa Francorchamps 2.34.1
Acceleration / Lat. G Forces: 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 sec. | up to 2,1G





For more info check Saker Sportscars.com or Youtube for the plethora of videos.




wallpaper worthy...yet I still find it odd mating the sound of a Scooby flat 4 with this. Can someone say high pitch V8/12?