Official: 2014 Magnum Mk5

Magnum MK5

Following a host of recent teaser images, the Canadian Magnum Mk5 sports car has finally been revealed in full. Featuring some insanely dramatic styling, a potent engine and a light dry weight, the Magnum Mk5 looks certain to compete well with others in the booming track-day vehicle market.

Powering the Magnum Mk5 sports car is a small four-cylinder motorbike engine from the potent Suzuki Hayabusa. This engine has been placed in the rear Porsche 911 style and thanks to some fine-tuning now delivers 247 hp and revs all the way to 11,000 rpm. Mated to this motorbike engine is a fast shifting six-speed sequential gearbox sending all the power to the rear wheels. When it is all said and done, the Magnum Mk5 can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and onto an impressive top speed of 150 mph.

Magnum MK5

Obviously such a small engine couldn’t propel a regular car to such speeds, but it is made possible in the Mk5 thanks to the Canadian sports car’s featherweight body. All told, the Magnum Mk5 is constructed from carbon fiber bodywork and tips the scales at just 545 kg dry. That results in a power to weight ratio of 460 hp per tonne. Fuel is held in a small 35-liter tank while braking is performed potently by a set of four-piston calipers and ventilated discs at all four corners.

While the Magnum Mk5 will be best suited to the track, it is fully street legal and features adequate storage to hold the essentials such as two racing helmets and a briefcase.

Magnum MK5

To help personalise the Magnum Mk5, the manufacturer will offer a selection of different street and track focused packages for customers to help distinguish one Mk5 from the other. As standard, some nice features include a removable racing wheel, data logging system as well as adjustable brakes and dampers.

Initially, just 20 units of the Magnum Mk5 will be produced in Quebec, Canada with the sports car now available for order. Each unit will start at $139,000 and deliveries are expected to begin late next year.

Published: October 31, 2013 1:06 pm

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