The Perfect Complement to an Enzo Ferrari

by : KatieJones

There have been a lot of street legal cars with a potential to be a winning race car and the Enzo Ferrari is on of them. But owners of Enzos know well on how to protect their investment. That is why you could almost never see a Ferrari on race tracks.

For those who want a street legal racecar, then the newest sports car/racecar to hit the U.S. will in no time be their vehicle of choice. Premiering in Sebring, Florida this week, the Deronda promises to be one of the fastest street legal cars in the market.

The British car will be manufactured and sold in the U.S. by Autosport Development which is based in Trenton, Michigan. The Deronda is a two-seater vehicle which is designed to look and perform like Formula One cars.

Autosport Development will be producing a limited number of these rockets in Trenton. The Deronda will be present in Sebring, although not to race them but to only make the heads of the crowd turn towards the direction of the vehicle. It is designed in the UK and as the President of Autosport Development David Moxlow says: "The Deronda is basically a road ready two-seater formula car. You can drive it to the track, race it to your heart's content, and then drive it home and park it in the garage."

While the Deronda comes with a hefty price tag, Chris Trapp, the head of production for Autosport pointed out its pluses: "At $70,000, the Deronda Sports Car is not exactly in the toy category, even for rich people. But the car is solid, low maintenance, and built from available componentry, so we think it will attract a whole range of enthusiastic customers who can only dream about owning the Ferrari."

The Deronda is truly a sports car with the ability to burn rubber on speed tracks. Its powertrain is designed by Audi Cosworth Technology. It is equipped with a 1.8 liter turbocharged engine with five valves per cylinder. Its gearbox also comes from a renowned car maker. The engine is mated to a Porsche five-speed manual transaxle gearbox. The absence of shows how much the design of the car is based on Formula One cars. Not only has the absence of fenders pointed out to the Formula One heritage of the car though.

Aside from that, the Deronda is equipped with double side-impact protection bars, a steel tube chassis, longitudinally-braced double rollover hoops, and front and rear crash bar structures. All of those safety design features comes straight out of a Formula One racing car.

The aerodynamic design and the precision engineered engine and transmission gives the Deronda great acceleration and to speed. The car can go rocket to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in just under four seconds. This figure makes the Deronda one of the fastest sports cars in the world.