Mystery Car – Weekend Edition

This is presented without comment, because the more we clues we give you the easier it is to guess, so it seems.  Actually, I will say this, it is NOT a TVR, though it could be an NSX with distasteful plastic bits…oh wait, the horsepowers are in the wrong place.  I won’t even edit or obscure bits of the photo, have at it Hoons!

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11 responses to “Mystery Car – Weekend Edition”

  1. Joe Btfsplk Avatar
    Joe Btfsplk

    It's a TOYOTUS MAXIMUS GTS 5500 Shelby

  2. Jaunzems Avatar

    It looks like tuned 350Z.

  3. Alff Avatar

    It's a mess.

  4. ptschett Avatar

    I was able to identify it with about 10% engine examination, and 90% google-fu.
    First I noticed that the engine is in there sideways, and it's got a ridiculously large charge air cooler. Then I noticed the four little pipes on the engine, arrayed about like spark plug wires should be; between these two things it's clearly not a gas engine, but instead an I-4 turbodiesel.
    So armed with that knowledge, I started googling things like obscure sports car makers, diesel sports cars, etc. That eventually got me a name to try: Etox Zafer. This link is their website (warning: annoying music), and the original image seems to be on this page.

    1. Thrashy Avatar

      Nicely done! As for the car? Well… "Turkish engineers success" indeed.

    2. smokyburnout Avatar

      I caught the transverse turbodiesel part but got sidetracked Googling diesel kit cars. Also I had convinced myself the engine was from an Opel, it's a Renault.

    3. Alff Avatar

      Great find and nice website. I'm especially enjoying the Turklish translation. The low reading on the voltmeter in the photo album is a bit disconcerting.
      Top Gear needs to get their hands on one of these. From the photos, I'd say there are at least three of them.

    4. Jo Schmo Avatar
      Jo Schmo

      good god man, I bet I could commission a professional design artist to sketch up a car I have imagined in my head that I have never told anyone about and somehow one of yous would come up with the model and manufacturer. Nicely done!
      The thing I find most interesting about this car (aside from the fact that it looks like a TVR/370z with a dash of CTS mixed in) is the baffling assortment of engines available:

      1. smokyburnout Avatar

        It reads like a list of engines they found in the local junkyard.
        A BMW inline six in a transverse front-drive car?

  5. Manic_King Avatar

    Turkey! Um…home country of that….thing. Sporty looking car which has 0-62 mph time of 13 sec. and power from125 hp Renault diesel + questionable build quality? Thanks but no thanks.

  6. dolo54 Avatar

    At first I thought it was some misconceived engine swap/horrid bodykit combo. But alas it is just a prototype (albeit still misconceived).
    I like this statement from their FAQs page:
    "Is engine power adequate for sports car?
    Our car is currently prototype,when beng moved to mass production,it will be produced with motor power according to the appropriate segment of it."