After a period of thorough testing and validation with pre-production engineering prototypes, the production version of the Sarthe for 2015 is now ready. Last year a preproduction prototype of the Vencer Sarthe was revealed by Prince Albert II of Monaco at Top Marques exhibition in Monaco. With over 100 changes and modifications made on the production model, the Vencer Sarthe MY2015 is the result of years of extensive development by a dedicated and passionate team.
The Sarthe first came to our attention in 2012 when Vencer first announced its supercar, and the model made its world debut last year. However the production version of the Vencer Sarthe looks even more striking and powerful than before. The Vencer Sarthe is named after the circuit “la Sarthe” and the details incorporated into the car are a subtle tribute to the sports cars from the ’80s Le Mans era. The basic engineering features a lightweight carbon fiber body, chrome-moly chassis combination with a large engine behind the driver to power the large rear wheels.
The Vencer 6.3L V63SC engine is another new development for the MY 2015 model. This powerful eight-cylinder unit is again inspired by the ’80s Le Mans era. The 6.3L supercharged V8 boasts 622BHP (457kW) at 6500 rpm, and 838 Nm (618 lb-ft) of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is mounted deep into the chassis to ensure a lower center of gravity and high lateral acceleration.
The exterior gets some changes, instead of being smooth, the rear pillars now include air intakes, and there’s an electrically deploying rear wing. The engine cover is redesigned, and the side air inlets are larger. The interior has a more minimalistic look, with a central screen for the instruments, a few select buttons and the 6 speed manual gearshift.
Vencer claims to be building its first customer cars now in Vriezenveen, The Netherlands, and European prices start at 270,882 euros ($349,832) before any applicable taxes.