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Ultra Lightweight Vertigo 5 Sports Coupe is Blazing Fast

There are two ways that you can go about making a sports car that is fast. You can beef up the engine with turbochargers, superchargers, intercoolers, and all those other doo-dahs that help to develop an unfathomable number of horsepower. Alternatively, you can have a smaller engine plunked into a vehicle that weighs a heck of a lot less. After all, there’s no point in having over 1000hp if your car weighs more than your apartment.

The Vertigo 5 sports coupe takes the latter strategy, stripping down its total weight to about 1,279 pounds. When paired with its formidable 4.0L V6 engine, the Vertigo 5 can go pretty freaking quick. How quick, you might ask? Well, when put through a 0-60mph run, it reached the benchmark in a mere 3.26 seconds. You can thank that to the lightweight construction rather than to a beefy engine.

Much of the weight savings comes courtesy of the full carbon fibre honeycomb chassis and the aerodynamic package certainly helps too. The Vertigo 5 sports coupe goes for $197,757.



About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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