Ascari Tops List of Drivers’ Cars

Ascari Tops List of Drivers’ Cars  

on 04/13/2006

Banbury based supercar manufacturer, Ascari, continues to rack up the accolades with the company’s 500bhp KZ1 claiming top spot in Evo magazine’s Fast Club 2006 shootout.

"Great to drive on the road – supple and responsive, vocal and very fast, and small scale wieldly too" were just some of the comments from Evo’s test team, with the KZ1 also picking up points for its track performance, not to mention the 180mph top speed at Millbrook’s high speed circuit – a full 10mph quicker than the second place car.

Bringing together 21 of the year’s best drivers’ cars, the annual showdown featured in this month’s issue of the magazine, saw the Ascari KZ1 go head to head with the likes of the reworked Lamborghini Gallardo, the 7-litre V8 Corvette Z06 and the Porsche 911 Carrera Sport, with each car put through their paces at Millbrook Proving Ground and Bedford Autodrome. As well as the high speed run at Millbrook, each car was fired through Bedford Autodrome’s West Circuit before facing the ultimate test of a car’s engine and braking performance – the 0-100-0mph test.

The quickest car to 100mph in 8.7 seconds, the KZ1 was also one of the three fastest cars around the West Circuit test track – lapping in an impressive 123.20seconds. With the car’s success at Millbrook’s high speed circuit, the KZ1 enjoyed front running performances in all disciplines.

Sales and Marketing Director for Ascari, Chris Burton, said, "This is a great result for the company and a real tribute to the work and effort put in by the whole team. Evo magazine is one of the biggest publications in the industry so to come out number one in their annual Fast Club feature is a real boost for Ascari and our clients. We look forward to building upon this success in the future."

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