YEAR 2019 (2020 Model Year)
The revamped ITL SPEC-V, Fearless, that’s what you get.
Auxuras ITL SPEC-V (Facelift)
Engine : CER Series , CER420FK
The 2018 ITL Spec-V has been heavily criticized for its poor performance and handling after it had just launch for just a month. Saminda has admit that they get their first Spec-V ‘‘wrong’’ and promise to have an emergency facelift with suspension and engine upgrades.
Now called the ITL SPEC-V (Sport Pckg), Saminda says it will be 20% faster and much more responsive to drive.
It’s still uses the same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that puts out 44bhp and 20nm of torque more, from 370bhp to 414bhp.
There are minor changes from the outside too, The headlights have been reworked with new Auxuras ‘‘SmartEYE’’ technology that it can adjust it light based on the road condition/weather, the grille have also been redesigned, with stripe pattern.
‘‘Saminda was born in the racing world, the ‘‘Saminda Spirit’’ will always be here and the 2019 ITL SPEC-V proves it’’ said Eric Ballman, Vice-President of Auxuras Motor Co.
Designed by : Walt Johnson (Saminda California Design Studio)
North America Only
Greensburg, Indiana, United States
ITL Spec-V (Sport Pckg) : $64,880
Saminda admit that they get their first Spec-V “wrong”, to have emergency improvement
The ITL Spec-V, enthusiast had such high hopes for it as it’s suppose to return the sporty image of Auxuras of the past. Saminda has admit they get their first Spec-V model “wrong”
Power to weight issue
Criticism of the car from various of magazine mainly is it power to weight ratio with 375hp and nearly 2ton, the car just doesn’t “deliver”.
Motortrend said “The ITL S-V is a disgrace to the CZ6 which it had the same CER series 3.5-liter twin turbo engine, the CZ6 makes 550bhp while the R version makes an impressive 600bhp, almost double of it figure”
Autoguide criticise the car is too heavy for this segment, “The ITL S-V weighs at 1.9ton, with just 375bhp and cost nearly 60grand, a Sachuiri sL200 Sports which is faster and 20grand cheaper would be much better off”
Redline reviews wrote that “We have to admit Auxuras make one of the best AWD system in the market to date, but the ITL S-V just doesn’t corner as fast as you would expect due to it weigh and the body roll is too much consider the fact this is a sports car” they also added that this car doesn’t have the “Saminda Spirit” on it.
Saminda admits the problem
American Saminda Motor Co. have admitted the ITL Spec-V was not a product they should have launched so early, “We have released the ITL Spec-V in a rush and we shouldn’t have done that” said Matthew Roy the managing director
But Saminda denies the engine of being weak like most car journalist said “The power is alright, what we are looking at would be the weigh and suspension tuning issue, the ITL Spec-V should be a balance car instead of a power hungry car” said Matthew
ITL Spec-V Sports Pckg on the works
The bad criticism lead Saminda to have a “emergency improvement” by introducing the “Sport Pckg”, it will have dramatic improvements then the current ITL Spec-V and will be release on 2019 as a 2020 model