Spartan V: The Ducati Powered Track Car

09/17/2010 @ 11:08 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

Some fellas down under have been hard at work, building what they hope is the ultimate track car. Named the Spartan V (yes, they’re only making 300 of them), the project centers around the 1198cc Ducati Superbike motor, and uses carbon fiber over a tubular space-frame chassis to reach a 661 lbs weight figure.

Powered by a 170 hp Ducati 1198S Superbike motor, boys from Oz claim that Spartan V will hit 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, with a top speed of 173 mph. Rounding out the package is a six-speed sequential gearbox, and an optional FIA approved roll bar that replaces the street bars for racing duty. Photos and more details after the jump.

We’re not sure how the final chain-drive is going to work out, but the Spartan V looks the business…and of course it comes in Rosso Corsa. Pricing starts at $90,000 AUD, which at current exchange rates is $84,393 USD.

Source: Spartan V via AutoBlog

  • Sean

    Hmmm, looks great. The top speed and 0-60 don’t seem realistic, as those are basically the same as the 1198 bike itself, which doesn’t way 600 pounds. I’m no engineer though. And I’m not a rich man either, so I’ll stick to the bikes!

  • Dantheautomator

    1198 is a weird choice, knowing there’s a V4 somewhere in the same brand…
    I guess that’s why Motus and their V4 are in the market too…

  • johnrdupree

    I was thinking V4, too, but maybe the VFR1200 motor. With it you get dual clutches and shaft drive, but not 170hp. Of course, they were probably working on this way before the VFR1200 was announced.

  • GeddyT

    Or you could blast it off the track for half the price with one of these.

  • GeddyT
  • Billy B.Tso

    why use a such a motor…silly choice. could’ve been so much better.