The Ascari A10 is an automobile produced by the British company Ascari Cars that was conceived by Dutch millionaire Klaas Zwart. It is a road-going evolution of the KZ1-R GT race car currently contesting the Spanish GT Championship, with both cars penned by ex-Formula One designer Paul Brown. It is the third road car produced by the company, after the Ecosse and the KZ1, with the name A10 intended to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the company.
The A10 features a modified 5.0 L BMW V8 engine producing 625 bhp (466 kW), delivered via a six speed sequential manual gearbox, with a regular manual transmission available as an option. The A10 shares the same basic carbon fibre chassis as the KZ1, with all-new bodywork and racing-derived suspension. Despite the addition of an FIA-spec roll cage and the fire-suppression system, the removal of soundproofing and such luxuries as air conditioning and a stereo system contributes to the A10's relatively light weight of 1,280 kg (2,822 lb).
The company plans to hand-assemble 50 A10s at its Banbury, England assembly plant, at a price of approximately £350,000 (US$650,000) each.
* Engine: 4,941 cc (302 cu in) V8
* Power: 625 bhp (466 kW; 634 PS) @ 7500rpm
* Torque: 413 lb·ft (560 N·m) @ 5500rpm
* 0-60 mph (0–97 km/h): 2.8 sec
* 0-100 mph (0–160 km/h): 5.8 sec
* 1/4 Mile (400m): 10.8 seconds at 138 mph (222 km/h)
* Top Speed: 215 mph (346 km/h)