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Monday, March 3, 2014

The first sportscar of Turkey

While this is not new news, but to impart knowledge to us all about sports cars which are produced by a country not known for producing sports cars. This time we will discuss about a sports car that made by Turkey.
The first sportscar of Turkey, Onuk Sazan. (Picture from: http://www.autoblog.com/)
Turkey, the country is known for its specialties such as kebabs, turn out can also make a a compact sports car prototype that uses a middle-class sport engine, but promises superior in terms of power. Dr. Ekber Onuk who is designing the first Turkey sportscar to remembered and honorer his son Kaan, a student of engineering, who died in a car accident in 1996. Sazan is a nickname for Kaan.

As reported by Worldcarfans, on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, that the sportscar was named Onuk Sazan, plans the sportscars are two seater, rear-wheel drive sports car and will be produced only 5 units a year.
Rear three quarter view of Onuk Sazan. (Picture from: http://www.otoplato.com/)
So far, the prototype sports cars have been built using the Corvette's LS7 engine that capable of producing power up to 512 hp, with peak torque of 635 Nm. This engine is coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission system.

However, this sports car can also use Nissan's V6 VQ34DE turbocharged engine, that has a capacity of 3.5 liter which is capable of producing power up to 485 hp, which will be combined with the 6 speed XTRAC gearbox.
Rear three quarter view of Onuk Sazan. (Picture from: http://www.otoplato.com/)
Thanks to a carbon fiber chassis, the car weight down to 1,000 kg, but Dr Onuk said further the car's weight could cuts up to 920 kg. The result? Onuk Sazan able darted away at speeds of 300 kph or 186 mph.
The street legal version, soon be produced by Dr Onuk in his high speed boat workshop, Yonca Onuk and planned to be sold in the range of €200,000 or approx $300,000 (Rp. 3.12 billion). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WORLDCARFANS]
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