IkaMagic's 2019 Sports Range.
The first highlight of the new range is a hatchback that is said to revolutionise and invent the term “Super Hot Hatch”. They dubbed it the Neon Tetra, showing off the latest range of sports-oriented machines titled ‘Specification X’.
The Spec-X Neon Tetra is said to reach 340HP from a turbocharged 3-litre flat six engine, ensuring power whenever the user needs it to tear down the track. They plan to give the range a 6-speed Manual or Dual Clutch Transmission, giving customers choice depending on levels of driving expertise.
Patented Aero-Fin technology helps to keep the car down onto the ground yet also reduce drag from the sides while giving the car a completely menacing look that matches with the rest of the body.
Not only does the Aero Fin technology help keep the car gripped to the track like it’s made for it. Providing a top speed of 165mph, it also has the oomph that lets it keep up with some of the big boys that are also specifically designed to take the track.
Promotion of the car was also rolled out with the words “Make the track your enemy.” printed onto bracelets following the name of the hatchback. Press is expected to make big waves of this new breed of hatchback.
After the teaser image for one of their cars to be displayed at the show, the new car has been officially shown as part of promotional material for IkaMagic. Thus, they ushered in the next generation of Sailfish, a coupe model that was prominent in the 1980s as a car with sporty flair.
However, this modern Sailfish isn’t just any Sailfish like the ones in the past. This featured model is a limited-run model that they plan on only making 500 models every year until the end of the car’s life cycle. They have dubbed this the Noir, a dedicated supercar version of the Sailfish that challenges the likes of others in its similar vein. It is said to be the ultimate Sailfish variant, a sporty car that has the looks to match supercars like it.
It comes with a naturally aspirated Z-series 4.9L V12 engine that produces nearly 560HP, which would seem rather modest for a supercar in this modern age. However, what makes this engine stand out is when it comes to life. The Z-series’ special feature is the absurdly high RPM that it reaches for a fully road-legal supercar, able to reach 11000 revolutions per minute with minimal horsepower loss. People would question its engine placement for a car of its kind, but IkaMagic states that regardless of the engine being placed at the front, it would be competitive enough to hold its own against other supercars.
The engine is also said to be one of IkaMagic’s smoothest and most responsive engines yet while also retaining minimal damage to the environment. It’s a marvel how technology could be able to get this far.
The sleek and aggressive styling is also what was to be noted, the car having a carbon monocoque frame that helps reduce its weight. However, the key for IkaMagic was also to provide extreme sportiness while remaining cheap for a supercar of its calibre as well. The Noir model only comes with a 7-speed manual transmission combined with an electronically-assisted one-and-a-half-way LSD, ensuring that the handling of this car is forgiving to those that can master it. The Aero Fins and its sharp exterior is also said to provide extra downforce to hunker the car further down onto the road, ensuring even more stability for a supercar of its calibre. Featuring a top-of-the-class heads-up display system that also displays hotlap information depending on track data and also mode adjustment on the fly. Its track-focused appearance also goes down to the double wishbone suspension in the front, pushrods at the back that provide active sports springs with dampers that act upon the suspension terrain and the mode it was set onto.
IkaMagic are looking for a strong high-powered car lineup to bring themselves up into the industry with innovation with their booth area involving a hands-on experience simulation with the two cars around a track, as well as a sit-around on the interior to show off the sleek interiors as well. There was also an hourly event where the IkaMagic Sailfish Noire would get a start-up demonstration inside of an area in their booth.