Rossion Q1

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Rossion Q1
Rossion Q1.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerRossion Automotive
Production2008-present
AssemblyRiviera Beach, Florida, USA[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-seat coupé
LayoutTransversely-mounted, rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
RelatedNoble M400
Noble M12
Noble M15
Powertrain
Engine3.0 L (2,967 cc) Twin-turbo re-built Ford Duratec V6 engine[2]
Power output2015: 508 hp (515 PS; 379 kW) and 521 lb⋅ft (706 N⋅m) of torque
TransmissionGetrag 6-speed manual with Quaife automatic torque-biasing differential
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,438 mm (96.0 in)[3]
Length4,115 mm (162.0 in)[3]
Width1,880 mm (74 in)[3]
Height1,130 mm (44 in)[3]
Curb weight1,043 kg (2,299 lb)[3]

The Rossion Q1 is an American mid-engined sports car from American car maker Rossion Automotive. Development on the Rossion Q1 began after acquiring the rights to the Noble M400 in February 2007.[4] The goal was to design a completely new car fusing the sporty strengths of the M400 with luxurious appointments.[4] In June 2013, RP High Performance acquired Mosler Automotive (based in Riviera Beach, Florida USA) and moved the entire manufacturing facility from South Africa to the current location in the United States. Production of the ROSSION Q1R began in July 2013 which is the track version of the existing Q1 (street) model. A redesign of the Mosler is underway, which will be released in the future with no definitive date yet planned. Current Q1 and Q1R models are constructed of complete carbon-kevlar body.

Powertrain[edit]

The 2015 Rossion Q1 has a maximum power of 508 bhp (515 PS; 379 kW) at 4700 rpm, with a torque figure of 521 lb⋅ft (706 N⋅m) at 4700 rpm.[3][5] (weight-to-power ratio = 4.5 lb/hp) As with the Noble M400, the Q1 uses a 2,967 cc (3.0 L; 181.1 cu in) transversely-mounted, rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, twin-turbocharged Ford Duratec V6 engine.[2][3][6]

Performance[edit]

It has a power-to-weight ratio of 487 bhp (494 PS; 363 kW)/ton. It reaches 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds,* a 0-100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.9 seconds,* and has a top speed of 195 mph (314 km/h).[3] The 14 mile (402 m) is reached in 11.2 seconds* at 134 mph (216 km/h).

  • manufacturer estimates based on climate conditions and driver capability.

Design[edit]

Rossion Q1 interior in red-on-black leather

The body for the Q1 has been redesigned with total carbon-kevlar body, a new front end, large integrated air intakes and ram air side window ducts.[6][7] A rear carbon-kevlar diffuser, in conjunction with the flat under tray, creates downforce on the chassis for high speed grip and stability.[7] Other improvements over the M400 include power windows, remote power side mirrors, LCD touch-screen management system, back up camera, WiFi with bluetooth compatibility, smart phone link and center mounted wide screen entertainment system.[7] Based on the Rossion website the Rossion Q1 will be available with unlimited body colors, but popular pantones are named and coordinated for national racing colors and famous race circuits around the world.[8] The interior has also been redesigned to be intuitive and comfortable but without extraneous features consisting of high grade leather, alcantara and diamond stitching options.[6][7][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rossion Q1 from Rossion Automotive". Rossion.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Lieberman, Jonny (August 27, 2009). "First Drive: Rossion Q1 is a supercar for the slightly rich". Autoblog. Weblogs, Inc. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Rossion Cars". Rossion Automotive. Retrieved February 27, 2014.(Q1 Specs)
  4. ^ a b "Rossion Automotive Announces World Debut of Thrilling New Rossion Q1". Rossion. 2007-07-09. Archived from the original on 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  5. ^ "2015 Rossion Q1". Myautoworld.com. January 13, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Rossion Q1: New U.S. Supercar Comes From Noble Stock". Edmunds Inc. 2007-07-12. Archived from the original on 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
  7. ^ a b c d "The Rossion Q1 - Detail". Rossion. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  8. ^ "The Rossion Q1 - Colors". Rossion. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  9. ^ "Rossion Q1 Supercar Goes Out on South African Roads". Edmunds Inc. 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-08-06.

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