The Streamliner MS8 and Clubman MS8 share the same proportions - long wheelbase (2290 mm), wide track (front 1460mm, rear 1430mm), custom-tuned suspension, racing brakes, 18-inch wheels and low profile 245/40 tyres. Streamliner's length is 3,500mm, 300 mm longer than the open wheeler Clubman at 3,200mm.
Both models are powered by GM derived, Holden Gen III 5.7-litre V8, producing 335 Hp. Although no official figures given yet, the Caterham inspired MS8 Clubman has been said to do the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4,4 sec, while for the quarter mile it’ll need a mere 12,5 sec. It’s coupe counterpart, the MS8 Streamliner is capable of doing the 0-100 km/h in 5,3 sec.
To ensure the smoothest possible launch, Elfin has entered into a new arrangement with elite car performance and racing engineering company, Walkinshaw Performance. The Clayton-based operation, owned by British racing legend Tom Walkinshaw, has been engaged to supply production engineering and marketing expertise during the launch phase.
Prices: In the process, production efficiencies have driven down costs, meaning significant price reductions for both models. The Streamliner, originally quoted at indicative price of $135,000, has gone on sale for $119,475 –about 89.000 USD or 70.000 Eurov. The Clubman, was originally priced at $109,000, but will hit the showroom at $98,785 –about 73.000 USD or 57.000 Euros.
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