When it lacks a roof, windshield and the seats were not designed for comfort—you know it is fast. The Elemental RP1 is gracing the greens of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in all of its diminutive carbon fiber-laden glory. Engineered for extreme speed and power, this little lady will attract her fair share of attention even surrounded by the likes of the LaFerrari and the Koenigsegg One.
Details for the Elemental RP1 state that she is intended for both the road and the track, though she certainly has the stripped-down look of a track lady and wouldn’t exactly be comfortable on the streets. In order to serve as a daily driver, most humans expect creature comforts inside the cockpit and the Elemental RP1 seems to be offering only carbon fiber and a sorry excuse for a seat.
The Elemental RP1 will be featured at the FOS in the ‘First Glance’ category because she is a new girl on the block. Among her best assets are the deeply integrated F1 racing features and technologies. Hey, it may be a bumpy and awkward trip to the track, but it should be worth it to experience the downforce and feet-up feel of the Elemental RP1.
The Elemental RP1 at a glance:
- Power is derived from a tuned 3-banger 1.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine. It is a 280-horse version of the 2-liter.
- If that is too heavy, buyers can have a 1.0-liter Honda Fireblade motorbike engine instead. Yes, seriously.
- After all power selections are made, buyers have even more options for the Elemental RP1. If the driver feels some adjustments could be made to improve their experience, it can be done without help with just an Allen key and a few tips.