In an automotive world suffocated by SUVs, it is refreshing to see a brand new sports activities automotive. If the title Kiska does not ring a bell, it is a design company that has penned merchandise for KTM and Husqvarna however is now trying to broaden its horizons by introducing its very personal automotive. With this being a teaser, particulars will not be obtainable. We do know the design crew is led by Alan Derosier and Reiter Engineering is concerned judging by the black and white RE emblem.
Proper off the bat, we are able to inform the purpose-built efficiency machine has a full carbon fiber physique and a Batmobile-worthy massive cover offering entry contained in the tight cabin. Driving on centerlock wheels, the unnamed Kiska sports activities automotive boasts fender-mounted rearview cameras as an alternative of conventional facet mirrors. Peeking via the large entrance part is a pushrod suspension whereas the again has top-mounted twin exhausts and neat louvers above the engine.
The bulging fenders are apparent, which we won’t say concerning the two cutouts within the entrance part flanking the cylindrical-shaped air vents. Would possibly these be pop-out headlights? These just about went away within the Nineteen Nineties resulting from stricter security rules, however it will be unbelievable to see them once more on a street automotive – supplied that is certainly street-legal.
Total, Kiska’s sports activities automotive offers us the impression it is associated to the KTM X-Bow GTX to some extent whereas sending a Lancia Stratos vibe. Presuming our assumption is correct, the engine is Audi’s inline-five 2.5-liter mill, which makes 530 horsepower and 615 Newton-meters (453 pound-feet) of torque within the GTX. The latter – which has the same pop-out cover – may be pushed on public roads, so we’re hoping it will be the identical story with this.
The 2-seater must be nearly as mild as a Mazda MX-5 Miata contemplating the GTX suggestions the scales at only one,048 kilograms (2,310 kilos). KTM’s model makes use of a sequential six-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential to ship energy to the rear wheels. It might be known as the Kiska APG-1 judging by the facet emblem on the rear wing reminding us of Group B rally vehicles.
It is unclear when the premiere will happen, however the subsequent main car-related present is the Pebble Seashore Concours d’Class taking place within the coming days.