Australian debut for Joss JP1 supercar

Joss Supercar
Joss Supercar

Australian-made supercar will feature a mid-mounted aluminum V8 engine producing north of 500 bhp (373 kW / 507 PS)

JOSS Developments will be bringing its upcoming JP1 supercar to the Australian International Motor Show.

The JP1 is a two-seat sport coupe riding on a composite honeycomb sub-frame with a carbon fiber body. The car is powered by a mid-mounted aluminum V8 engine producing north of 500 bhp (373 kW / 507 PS). Transmission is a six-speed manual gearbox which helps take the 940 kg (1,411 lb) car from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.0 seconds. The JP1 has an estimated top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).

The Australian-made supercar will cost approximately $500,000 AUD (€345,555 / $455,875 USD) but a release date has not yet been announced.

"JOSS Developments has spent the last few years working on the business: building investment, working with our technical suppliers, and putting in place the right people so that when we launch JP1 the company will be geared up to deliver a great product to the market," says founder and technical direct of JOSS Developments, Matt Thomas.

At the show, JOSS will also show a computer-generated image of the JP1 production version.

The Australian International Motor Show takes place between July 1 and July 10 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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kimbo kimbo
SOmebody tell the Joss it's 2011 now, not 1991.
May 29th, 2011 12:33pm
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I it may look outdated, but it the ride is very good, atleast in Forza3.
May 28th, 2011 9:41pm
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AshleyTankard AshleyTankard
As much as I love Forza, the ride in a videogame proves absolutely nothing about how the thing will actually ride.
May 29th, 2011 11:43am
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
It doesn't look that good, rather obsolete, and indeed, like a crazy supercar from the 1990s. But it will be one hell of a rocket.
May 28th, 2011 11:37am
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mb74 mb74
A day late and a dollar short, give this up please or at least paint it another colour so we may assume it has been developed further. There was a time when this was 70% plausible, I'm afraid it's more like 0% now. It seems they only have themselves to blame. This is a dinosaur when compared against the competition, that Gumpert (Which is just as ugly) would smear choc over the Joss' top lip, Dirty Sanchez style, truth be told. Australians should be rightly disappointed with this backyard pipe dream.
May 28th, 2011 2:12am
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Mikeado Mikeado
It's not that the car itself will be outdated. Time they haven't spent redoing the body will be time spent tweaking and tuning the mechanicals. Besides, 500bhp in a 940kg car makes 532bhp/tonne, which - on paper at least - makes it faster on a track than a Bugatti Veyron (525bhp/tonne). It'll probably be one of those cars that comes along, beats everything people have heard of and then disappears into history.
May 28th, 2011 6:03pm
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steelerfan2009 steelerfan2009
it looks like a mutt, if it were a dog it would be a mutt.
May 28th, 2011 1:07am
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Mikeado Mikeado
How long has this car been in development?! It looks about 10 or 15 years old.
May 27th, 2011 11:58pm
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norther norther
back to the 90s. mclaren/saleen combination anyone?
May 27th, 2011 10:45pm
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701let 701let
This car has been out for ages. thats why it looks dated! How is this up to date news?
May 30th, 2011 4:40am
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