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Offline jim501

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It could be a lot of car for $600k if they can get it right.



Offline mondi

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Is this going to be the final shape or is this still just a prototype?



Offline dkabab

dont like this car.... could it get any closer to looking like a mclaren f1



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Dunno if there's been any developments on the looks, will find out.

Here's some piccies of it's last status though.


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The prototype was up for sale a few years ago, that's about as much as I heard about what happened to it. 


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A $2 million-plus Ferrari-beating supercar prototype built in a Warragul workshop will soon be on the market for as little as $180,000.

 
This Warragul-built Joss Supercar prototype is for sale to $180,000-plus buyers.


Matt Thomas - designer, builder and owner of the Joss Supercar - plans to sell the prototype to raise enough money to bring the car into production.

However, the buyer will probably never get a chance to show off their new toy. The prototype does not meet Australian design hurdles and cannot be driven on public roads.

The production model is expected to cost $450,000-$500,000.

Mr Thomas has struggled for years to bring the Joss to Australian roads. However, he says he has exhausted all efforts to raise money here and will head to Europe later this month to seek new backers.

"Basically, there's no investment (here)," he says. "We've tried quite a few things in Australia. People showed good interest but when it came time to hand the money over, it all disappeared. What we showed at the Melbourne motor show (in 2004) was just our test vehicle, and to get to the next level to get to production standard would cost quite a lot. In the end, we had a lot of global supporters but no money."

Part of Mr Thomas' plans while in Europe is to build interest in a Le Mans racer, a version of the Joss that will be built for the annual 24-hour endurance event.

"We should be able to get a lot more sponsorship and support from something like that."

Once a financial backer has been found, Joss production cars will be first offered to those who placed an order. The production car was planned to have a Melbourne-built 6.8-litre fuel-injected alloy V8 turning out about 350 kW and 650 Nm, which should push the Joss from 0-100 km/h in about three seconds. But Mr Thomas says he has three potential engine suppliers and a decision will not be made until financing is secured.

In testing several years ago at Calder Park Raceway, the prototype's 6.1-litre engine demonstrated it could push the Joss' 940 kg from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=22223



Offline dkabab

when this car was displayed at the adelaide motor show, i spoke with Matt Thomas for about 20mins. i think from memory the car was built on an ac cobra chassis or something similar



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Australia's Joss Developments Limited has announced they will officially unveil their new supercar in August.

Although little is known about the car, it will feature a V8 engine with at least 500 horsepower (373kW). This will enable the lightweight Joss to rocket from 0-100 km/h in just 2.98 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 340 km/h (211 mph).

With 10 orders already on the books, the company appears to have a bright future ahead of itself. According to Joss' creator, Matt Thomas, "This is now not just about producing an Australian first and world-class supercar, but ensuring the business is resourced adequately to meet pent-up production demand." He added that, "We have been refining the mechanics of the business model and the car and are now satisfied that we have the right product and systems in place to move forward."

Estimated to cost $600,000 AUD ($483,632 USD / 343,703), Joss plans to build 25 cars in its first year of production. Eventually the company hopes to take the car racing, with the ultimate goal of fielding it at Le Mans.


http://www.worldcarfans.com/109070120221/joss-supercar-from-australia-approaching-launch-debut



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A VIP event by the look of the top pic.  :p



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I spoke to the guy handling their media relations a couple weeks ago - he was going to send me more info and pics and vids, and mentioned some other interesting things... Haven't heard back yet though, sent an email this morning to see what's going on - if I don't get a reply I'll give them another call.



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A VIP event by the look of the top pic.  :p

And they obviously didn't skimp on the catering either.   :p



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