Barnard, the South African Supercar
South Africa is shaping up to be the newest source of relatively affordable supercars, it seems. On the heels of the Perana Zagato Z-One we wrote about the other day comes the exotic looking Barnard (above). Priced at only about $110,000 with deliveries slated for later this year, the Barnard will be capable of 0-100km/h in under four seconds with a top speed in excess of 300km/h. It's designer Chris Barnard has a "deeply rooted passion for endurance racing and had always envisaged building a Le Mans style race car," MotorAuthority reports. Therefore it doesn't include such frills as power steering, vacuum-assisted or anti-lock brakes, traction control, or electric windows. Its chassis is made from high-tech steels and its body is almost entirely composite. Under the hood it will have a souped-up twin-turbocharged V8 sourced from Porsche.
Gallery: A Supercar Named Barnard