First announced in 2012, the Vencer Sarthe has now been confirmed for production. The car is even more extreme than before, there are a lot of changes about exterior, more tech in the cabin and brand new engine. Inspiration for the design came from the race cars of the 1980s Le Mans era.
The new engine is a 6.3-liter V-8 supercharged to the tune of 622 horsepower and 618 pound-feet of torque. It was developed exclusively for the Sarthe. Vencer quotes a 0-62 mph time of about 3.6 seconds for the Sarthe with a top speed of 210 mph.
The car is made from carbon fiber while the interior boasts two-tone leather and Alcantara. There is also a infotainment system with a screen prominently mounted on the center console. Sarthe features a C-pillar design. It allows air to flow through, an active spoiler at the rear, and a new engine cover integrating large air channels to ensure a greater airflow and cooling to the new powerplant.
“The Sarthe provides the perfect inspiration for the future of our brand. When you become a Vencer owner, you acquire much more than just an exceptional car. Not only we will continuously make sure you get to enjoy the unique excitement of the car, but you’re also joining a very select family of driving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about their cars,” said Robert Cobben, CEO & Founder.
Currently the Sarthe is only available in Europe and in China. The base price is 270,882 euros, before taxes. Production is now underway and the cars are being built at the rate of just one per month.