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Old 09-03-2004, 01:50 PM
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Connaught Type-D 2005-2006

Connaught Motor Company reveals revolutionary Type-D coupé

Energy-efficiency meets performance and design

A revolutionary concept in vehicle design and engineering was announced this morning (3 September) when the Connaught Motor Company revealed its first project – the Type-D sports coupé – at the Goodwood Revival meeting.

Featuring the first ever V10 hybrid engine, Connaught's Type-D beats mainstream manufacturers in the race to produce a high performance energy-efficient sports car. The stunning coupé will deliver 140mph, 0-60mph in 6.2s, 42mpg and genuine 2+2+ seating configuration, while still complying with ultra-low emissions targets set for 2010.

The brainchild of two ex-Jaguar consultant engineers, Tim Bishop and Tony Martindale, the Connaught Type-D has to date received almost half a million pounds worth of funding from the Energy Saving Trust and has no less than 17 patents pending on its ground-breaking technology.

The car was previewed at Goodwood's Revival meeting, a fitting venue to resurrect a famous name of 1950s automotive engineering, but the new Connaught Motor Company is no heritage-laden throw-back to past eras.

Connaught is the first virtual car company. It designs the car and manages the project, but out-sources the manufacturing to Derby-based partners EPM Technology, thereby ensuring relatively low start-up investment costs.

The ultra-lightweight construction helps to realise the ambitious fuel efficiency targets while the mid-front north-south mounted engine and rear-wheel drive configuration guarantees maximum driving pleasure without compromising rear space. The cleverly engineered convertible ‘Eclipse’ version will have electrically-powered stacking glass panels which disappear into the boot lid without loss of luggage space. The Type-D will be competitively priced starting at around £35,000.

"Our aim has been to build a car for the future while keeping the design and technology relatively simple," explains Tim Bishop, vehicle engineering director, "and to establish close links with our technology partners EPM Technology for the assembly and Coventry University on the styling side. We have met all our own development targets and are confident to gain five-star EuroNCAP crash test results and maximum score for pedestrian safety."

The directors of Connaught are now seeking further investment to raise the £5 million required to take the project through to production in May 2006.

http://www.connaughtmotorco.com/
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:13 PM
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Sorry, but im definitley not liking that car at all. I strongly dislike the body style.
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:41 PM
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:43 PM
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Old 09-03-2004, 05:36 PM
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Two ex-Jaguar engineers.
Shame they didn't ask some Jaguar designers to work with them.

Its like the Noble M10 all over again

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Old 09-03-2004, 08:49 PM
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Free ride on the name Connaught?

can't wait to see the new Alta, HWM or even Vanwell
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Old 09-10-2004, 05:09 AM
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Old 09-27-2004, 10:31 AM
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Old 09-27-2004, 10:42 AM
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Does anyone here not just judge the skin of a car, you racist people j/k

It's a quite unique technology underneath, and I awaiting road test in 2006, wonder what it will be like.

I think the styling is really nice and unique, but I'll just have to wait for a actual prototype/produced vehicle.

Guess I'm one of the few, for every man his own donut...
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:13 PM
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Connaught Type-D GT Syracuse

Connaught Type-D GT Syracuse Edition

An everyday supercar: Connaught Type-D GT
The Connaught Type-D GT is a hand-crafted 2+2+ sports coupé that offers best in class performance with a superb ride and handling balance.
The result is the world's most versatile sports coupé that can be enjoyed on the racing circuit or taking the children to school.

In celebration of the Connaught Grand Prix victory at Syracuse, Sicily
Connaught made history in 1955 when it became the first post-war British car with a British driver to win a Grand Prix. Tony Brooks, driving in his first Grand Prix, could both out-accelerate and out-brake the Italian and German cars which were dominating the World Championship in that era.
With an average speed of 99.05 mph Mr Brooks not only broke the previous record by almost four mph, but also reinvigorated the British automotive industry.

Connaught Type-D GT Syracuse Edition
Connaught celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Syracuse victory with the introduction of a high performance Connaught Type-D Syracuse Edition. This innovative and exquisitely engineered hand-built GT is a tribute to the legacy of Connaught. With production limited to 100 vehicles, exclusivity is guaranteed.

Supercharged Connaught V10 engine
At the heart of every great sports car is a great engine; and in the case of the Connaught GT, this has never been more true. Designed and built by Connaught, the supercharged 2.0 litre V10 engine delivers 300bhp, which provides the GT with a better power-to-weight ratio then any other vehicle in its class.
Developed for outright performance yet offering a seating capacity for four, this Connaught V10 delivers a maximum speed of 170mph (273km/h).

Superb performance, spacious interior
Extraordinarily flexible power delivery is not the only reason for the superb performance of the Type-D GT. Just as important is its lightweight, composite and stainless steel structure with aluminium body panels, offering class-leading strength and rigidity. The front-mid engine layout, light-weight technology and a low centre of gravity ensures perfect weight distribution and delivers exceptional agility, balance and handling.
Connaught is unique, combining outstanding performance with a spacious 2+2+ interior lay-out. Refined yet practical, the Connaught GT Syracuse comes with personalised leather and aluminium interior, air conditioning with climate control and ISOfix child restraint system.

Available in 2006, orders now being taken
The Type-D GT Syracuse Edition will be the first car available in the Type-D range. Demand is high, and a 20% reservation fee would be required to secure your chosen chassis number. For more information please contact the Connaught sales office on 0870 3389733.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:16 PM
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Specification Connaught Type-D GT Syracuse Edition

Construction & Body
Stainless steel safety frame with advanced lightweight composite technologies and aluminium
body panels

Engine
Make Connaught 22.5 degree V10
Supercharger Integrated twin-pass intercooled scroll supercharger
Construction All-alloy block and heads
Position North-south front-mid mounted
Max power 300bhp at 7000rpm (223kW)
Max torque 371Nm at 3000rpm (274lb ft)

Transmission
Rear wheel drive via limited slip differential
Five speed close-ratio manual gearbox

Suspension
Independent twin aluminium wishbones
Adjustable coil over monotube dampers

Brakes
Radial-mounted four piston AP Racing calipers
Ventilated and grooved racing discs
Front discs 330mmx30mm
Rear discs 330mmx26mm

Steering
Rack and pinion
Column reach and tilt adjustment

Wheels & Tyres
Wheels GT Syracuse 19’’ wheels
Tyres Avon ZZ3 Performance Tyres
Front 245/35 ZR19
Rear 245/35 ZR19

Weight
Performance weight 950 Kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1325 Kg

Dimensions
Length 4251 mm (170”)
Width (excl. mirrors) 1866 mm (73.5”)
Width (incl. mirrors) 2022 mm (79.6”)
Height 1361 mm (54.4”)
Wheelbase 2840 mm (113.6”)
Front track 1595 mm (63.8”)
Rear track 1635 mm (65.4”)
Turning circle 11.1 m (36’5”)
Boot capacity 368 litres (13 cu.ft)
Fuel capacity 73 litres

Performance
0-60mph Sub 5 seconds
Max speed 170mph (273 km/h)
Cd 0.32 (excluding wing)
All figures based on a Performance Calculation Weight of 950 Kg

Interior
Personalised leather and aluminium
Four full leather seats in 2+2+ configuration
Air Conditioning and Climate Control
Personalised build plate
Keyless entry
Push button start
In Car Entertainment set (CD/MP3 player, 6 way speaker system)


Connaught pursues a policy of continual improvement, and therefore reserves the right to change specifications, options and prices
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:39 PM
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Am I seeing this right? A 2 litre V10? WOW. When was the last time an engine like this was manufactured...besides race cars and the Ferrari V12's from the 1950's. Impressive nonetheless. I am glad someone actually took the time and resources to manufacture an engine from scratch, rather then just dropping in a GM or Ford crate motor.
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its only 22.5deg so it may be like VWs "V"R6 (both banks are in the same block with the same head).
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The doors look like they don't fit well.
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