Leopard 6 Litre Roadster

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Leopard 6-litre on the 2007 Leipzig Auto Mobil International
Overview
Manufacturer Leopard Automobile Mielec Sp. z o.o.
Production 2005-present
Body and chassis
Class Roadster

Leopard 6 Liter's Roadster is a classical sport-style luxury car designed by entrepreneur Zbysław Szwaj. The car is produced by a privately held Polish company Leopard Automobile Mielec Sp. z o.o..[1] Zbysław Szwaj is the company co-founder, designer, and also the designer of the Gepard car.

Construction[edit]

First historical design sketches of this sports car were made at V. Vemmerlöv in Sweden.[2] The new Leopard 6 Liter's Roadster, with the exception of the GM LS2 All-aluminum V8 engine (also powering the Chevrolet Corvette), is completely hand crafted as the state of the art, small production facility at Mielec, Republic of Poland. The current production capacity at the new factory is limited to only 25 units per year to guarantee a high level of precision in the custom production process.

Technical Data[edit]

Body: Aluminium, handcrafted
Chassis: Tubular space frame
Engine:
Aluminium V8 5967 ccm
405 hp (302 kW) at 6000 rpm,
542 Nm at 4400 rpm;
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
Brakes: Brembo 4-pistons
Performance:
Acc. 0-100 km/h (62.14 mph): less than 4 sec.
Top speed: 250 km/h (155.34 mph) (regulated)

Launch[edit]

Although the design of the newest version of vehicle started about 1995, the first car was completed about November 2003. The Leopard 6 Liters Roadster was officially launched about April 2005 in Paris, France, first units to hit the market were produced about late 2005, now selling for about €130,000. Leopard is claiming the title of the most expensive ever commercially produced Polish vehicle. The total number of manufactured units currently stands about 25 and is to be limited to maximum of 200 to retain the exclusive status. The manufacturer is preparing a new, stronger, Leopard Coupe model (drawing is available at the official company site) *Leopard Coupe.

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