This year, we’re kicking off our new generation of light sport coupes with the 2014 SC series. But this time, we went back to the drawing board. It features a whole new range of boxer engines, a first in CMV production history, with multiple choices of naturally aspirated and twin-turbocharged 4 and 6 cylinder engines. This ad is about the SC18S however, a middle of the road model featuring a 1.8L turbo Boxer 4 making 249 HP and 176 lb-ft of torque on the way to a screaming 8800 RPM redline. This engine is focused on lightweight, having a magnesium block and AlSi head. This, along with a front mid-engine layout gives this car a 50.5/49.5 weight distribution. This power goes to the rear wheels through a 6 speed manual transmission with 7th gear overdrive and an electric limited-slip differential. It rides on 16 inch alloy rims and 205/235 mm sport tires front/rear. It has 1.13 cornering g’s thanks to weighing less than 2700 lbs. and double wishbone/multilink f/r suspension, and stops from 62-0 in less than 109 ft. thanks to 3/2 piston front/rear vented disc brakes. And at the end of your blast at the track, you can get home safe and comfortably with variable electric steering, ESC and standard Sirius XM satellite radio.
So, you may think this balance of high performance and comfort would come at a high price, but this model costs less than $20,000!!! And not only is it a great value brand new, but it’s a great value throughout ownership, with high reliability, low service costs and 31.8 MPG!
So, pick the smart choice, pick CMV.