Australia's Joss Developments Limited has announced they will officially unveil their new supercar in August.
The Joss Supercar has been five years in the making, but now its creator Matt Thomas should soon see his project come to fruition and give Australia its first real competitor to the likes of the Ferrari Enzo and Lamborghini Murcielago.
Although little is known about the car, it will feature a V8 engine with at least 500 horsepower (373kW). This will enable the lightweight Joss to rocket from 0-100 km/h in just 2.98 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 340 km/h (211 mph).
Joss expects to build 25 of the supercars at its Victorian facility in its first year, and anticipates all of these will be sold in very short order. The asking price is estimated to be around $600,000, but considering the rarity - and sheer speed - of the Joss Supercar, it should make an enticing buy for super-wealthy car buffs.
With 10 orders already on the books, the company appears to have a bright future ahead of itself. According to Joss' creator, Matt Thomas, "This is now not just about producing an Australian first and world-class supercar, but ensuring the business is resourced adequately to meet pent-up production demand." He added that, "We have been refining the mechanics of the business model and the car and are now satisfied that we have the right product and systems in place to move forward."
Joss also plans on taking its Supercar racing, with the eventual goal being a place on the grid at Le Mans.