Spartan V: The Ducati Powered Track Car

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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