Bored with turning laps in your street car but want something really quick??

Last month the National Auto Sport Association unveiled the exciting new NP Prototype Series, and shocked the racing community with a real, honest-to-God, closed cockpit racing machine for around $60,000.

 

Weighing 1550 pounds and sporting a six-speed sequential gearbox, the NP01 is powered by a sealed 2 Liter Mazda motor good for 185 HP, and top speeds north of 150 MPH.

 

Supporting the load are Toyota Proxes RR Competition tires known for long life and to encourage driver skills over expensive rubber.

 

Designed to be fast, fun, safe and reliable, this machine and the new series promise what has forever eluded road racing; affordability.

 

Front splitters, rear diffusers, and adjustable rear wings, usually don’t cheap but the NP01 uses individual components for body work to decrease costs. Makes sense that you can replace a damaged fender less expensively than having to replace an entire nose cone.

 

I’m just thinking out loud but standardized hardware also translates into more money left over for better hotel rooms and better beer

 

150 NASA-sanctioned events, the series will wind through many of the best tracks in the nation, and there will be a National Championship crowned at either Virginia IR or Laguna Seca.

 

Amateur road racers may have finally found an innovative car mated to an unparalleled opportunity.

 

More info here: nasaproracing.com

 

Dave

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