It's made by Fields Auto Works and costs $115,000.
If you've got more than $115,000 to burn and you're looking for a track-focused sports car, the Scioto Coupe from Fields Auto Works may be a fine choice.
With retro-inspired looks, the Scioto is an ode to sports and race cars of days gone by. The profile harks back to the '60s Le Mans racers, and the front end shares a resemblance with the Ford GT. There's also a hint of the Nissan R390 (a 24 Hours of Le Mans veteran) in the rear profile and overall shape. While it gains inspiration from several sources, there's no denying it's quite the looker.
Thanks to a fiberglass body, the Scioto is a featherweight, tipping the scales at a mere 1,900 pounds. With such low mass, you don't need a large engine to move with gusto. But that hasn't stopped Fields Auto Works from fitting an LS-based V8 with 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, although you can have around 60% more oomph if you're willing to spend extra.
The mighty V8 engine is mid-mounted for optimal balance and handling, helped further by the double control arm pull-rod suspension. The coilover dampers are also fully adjustable, allowing the driver to set the car up to their liking.
But power and handling are nothing without strong brakes. The Scioto Coupe receives four-piston calipers with two-piece vented rotors. Again, this is also adaptable via a cockpit-mounted brake bias adjuster. Two transmission options are available, with customers able to choose from a six-speed manual or a sequential transaxle 'box.
The fiberglass body has been designed to cut through the air with ease. Enter the cabin via the gullwing doors, and you'll find a cockpit with space for two occupants. It's not the last word in luxury and features just the essentials - composite sport seats, six-point harnesses, and a six-inch driver display.
Even though the stats are impressive, Fields Auto Works offers customers plenty of choices. There's an option to boost power to an incredible 800 horses. So, how much does all of this cost? The bespoke automaker says prices start at $115,000 - and that doesn't include the engine.
That's a lot of money for a track toy, but there's no denying it's a unique and stylish way to fly around your local raceway. It's still far cheaper than the KTM GT-XR, which commands a whopping price of $306,575. It's also a veritable bargain compared to the New Zealand-built Rodin FZERO.
The first run of the Scioto Coupe has already sold out, but a second allocation is ready, with deliveries expected to commence in late 2023.
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