Born to track, Born to race…Introducing the long waited C2000R
(Nürburgring test car shown, click HERE
for review, credits by @DeusExMackia
Engine : KA Series , KA20FZ (with 2 Electric Motor)
The C2000R is the first CthousandR comback by Saminda on it heritage in developing high-performance hatchback after 12 years of absent
On 2016, the pre-production C2000R achieved a lap time of 7:56s on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, making it the fastest 4 cylinder hatchback under £38k.
It took a total of 5 years to develop the C2000R making it one of the longest car Saminda ever develop
The KA20FZ engine is handbulit by only the few best engineers
Saminda’s take the heart of the C2000R very seriously, only the few best engineers from Saminda are allowed to bulit it engines
The C2000R engine is a 2.0-liter i-VIC ProAIR(Turbocharged) engine mated to 2 electric motors , the battery contribute around 58BHP making a total of 368BHP
The C2000R is fully developed in UK
Lead by Dave Kamper, Saminda R&D UK Chief Engineer, Kamper said ‘‘For the C2000R this time, the focus was to not only have the most high-performing CThousandR in Saminda’s history, but also the most high-performing product in the segment.’’
Kamper added ''Making a fast car is technically very easy, you put in the four wheel drive system, you increase the power, you make a bigger engine, you make a bigger car, but whether it would be quicker around the Nurburgring or any track is a big question mark, the C2000R is bulit in a way that it would go fast in both straight line and in a track."
Design of the C2000R serve purpose
The styling might be too extreme for some, but it’s there for a purpose and it works, try getting it on a track, and it’s a superhero.
The C2000R is designed by : Koichi Hikari
The C2000R is engineered by : Dave Kamper
Europe and Japan, UK in Q1, rest of Europe in Q3, Japan in Q4
Swindon, UK (Saminda UK)
C2000R : £37,800
(2017 C2000R concept version shown)