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While there are no driving impressions, the numbers on the car speak volumes. A lightly supercharged version of the 1.8 Liter Honda VTEC B18C1 engine from an Acura Integra GS-R powers the Xanthos 23 Extreme to 238 horsepower. The extremely lightweight Lotus 23-based Xanthos has an outrageous power to weight ratio 50% better than a 2000 Porsche (R) 911 Turbo or Ferrari 360 Modena. Extreme power is matched to a faithful reproduction of one of the quickest and best-handling sports racing cars of all time, the Lotus 23B.
The New Xanthos 23 Extreme scheduled to be officially announced mid June 2000 differs from the preview car in having new gear ratios better matching the Supercharged VTEC's massive 165 ft-lbs of torque and screaming 8000 rpm redline. The Extreme also features new high back seats and latest-technology Yokohama A126R tires on wider wobbly webb magnesium wheels.
More information about the Xanthos 23 Extreme will
accompany its official release,
you can contact Xanthos Cars North America through the