D2 Series 1966 - 1969
1966 Bogliq Naiad
Not as pure in concept as the Bazooka, nevertheless the Naiad was a capable performance coupe and sportscar in its own right
The Bazooka was a phenomenon. It wowed the automotive press and US sportscar enthusiasts, outsold the European imports it was designed to beat and there was nothing capable of replacing it. But, unfortunately, nothing lives forever. So the Bazooka was replaced by the Naiad, a full four seater which was heavier and bigger than the Bazooka. The iconic “B” series inline six was also made redundant as it was simply too long for the Naiad engine bay. The Naiad was intended to broaden the accessibility of the sportscar platform by offering a V6 and a V8, as well as an AE model, with the lower spec cars being legitimate four seat models. The AE would retain the two seat layout to ensure it had true sportscar credentials…
The result was a fun to drive sporty coupe that provided a stylish alternative to a sedan. The Naiad AE also was the first Bogliq product to have a five speed manual gearbox as standard and also sported aerodynamic improvements; designed to help the AE be the master of any road it found itself.
The Naiad was the final Bogliq to receive a major re-jig of it’s setup and powertrains, the commercial vehicles being better setup in the initial 1966 design phase. This process also saw the debut of a convertible model, the California, to capture the “luxury lifestyle” market. The rest of the range saw detail improvements aimed at improving fuel economy and the driving experience, without impacting the car’s performance.
Naiad Mk 1 Model Range
432P - $2,599 Driveaway, $145 p.a. servicing (2dr coupe, 3.2L V6, 91Kw, 4M 197Km/h, 11.8 0-100, 16.7L/100)
443P - $2,899 Driveaway, $187 p.a. servicing (2dr coupe, 4.3L V8, 139Kw, 4M, 226Km/h, 9.9 0-100, 23.9L/100)
443AE - $3,299 Driveaway, $206 p.a. servicing (2dr coupe, 4.3L V8, 163Kw, 5M, 234Km/h, 7.62 0-100, 23.9L/100, 98RON)
Naiad Mk 1 Model Range - 1968
436T - $2,899 Driveaway, $137 p.a. servicing (2dr coupe, 3.6L V6, 92Kw, 4M 198Km/h, 11.5 0-100, 15.3L/100) Reliability 55.9 (Strongest Category: Pony - C: 95.1 A: 68.3)
California - $3,599 Driveaway, $175 p.a. servicing (2dr coupe, 4.7L V8, 130Kw, 3A 214Km/h, 10.6 0-100, 19.1L/100) Reliability 53.8 (Strongest Category: Sport - C: 112.4 A: 82.7)
447P - $3,199 Driveaway, $168 p.a. servicing (2dr coupe, 4.7L V8, 130Kw, 4M, 223Km/h, 9.31 0-100, 18.1L/100) Reliability 56 (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 113.5 A: 79.4)
456AE - $3,599 Driveaway, $213 p.a. servicing (2dr coupe, 5.6L V8, 165Kw, 5M, 238Km/h, 7.51 0-100, 21L/100) Reliability 55.5 (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 126.3 A: 71.4)