Invicta S1 Speeds Towards Full Production

Invicta S1

 

Final stages of development testing for the all-new 170 mph Invicta S1 sportscar are progressing well and full production of customer cars will begin on 2 January 2003, as planned. During intensive speed and endurance trials of the British-built two-seater prototype, company engineers report that all targets for performance, handling, refinement and reliability are being met.
  • Prototype Invicta S1 sportscar meets all performance targets
  • More than a dozen firm orders (confirmed with full deposits)
  • First customer cars to be delivered early in 2003
  • Motor Show launch generated more than 300 test drive requests
"British weather has ensured that we now know a lot about how the car handles in the rain," enthuses Invicta’s Project Engineer Chris Marsh. "The S1 has demonstrated fantastic grip in the wet, brisk turn-in, a nicely balanced feel to its handling, and a glorious exhaust sound from its 4.6-litre V8 engine."

Both the public and media response to the £69,950 Invicta S1 has been entirely positive since it was launched at the British International Motor Show in October. "Currently we have firm orders for more than a dozen cars and road-test requests from several hundred potential customers who we regard as serious prospects," comments Invicta Chairman Michael Bristow. "Full production of customer cars will begin in January and our customer test-drive programme will get underway in the New Year. First deliveries are scheduled during the spring of 2003."

The S1 is hand-built by a team of highly-skilled technicians, and will be produced in strictly limited numbers at The Invicta Car Company’s Wiltshire facility.

Published 14 December 2002 Melanie Carter
 

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