Westfield XTR2
Westfield XTR2 | $ 39,000
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Westfield XTR2

Westfield XTR2

The XTR2 from Westfield Sportscars Limited is an extremely lightweight 2-seater sports car manufactured in the United Kingdom. The rear-engine drives the rear wheels and thus this becomes an RMR (rear mid-engine with rear-wheel-drive layout) sportscar. It hit headlines and caught global attention when it made an appearance in Top Gear, BBC's television show which features high-performance cars. In the show, it out-performed the then track time champion, the Pagani Zonda. Weighing a minimal 410 kilograms, this ultra-compact car was in production till the end of 2010. After that, the company ceased production to concentrate on their next 'core' product, the XTR4. This car is considered as a race car though it is road-legal in the United Kingdom at least.

Interior

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The emphasis on weight reduction and performance enhancement has been so strong that the interiors of this sports car are almost bare. The seats are sporty to look at but have no cushioning or upholstery. They have been loaded with two sets of seatbelts - one set which runs horizontal and the other which runs vertical. The right-hand drive car has a small steering wheel with the gauges and dials located right behind it. A small black button starts the car on depress. Apart from them, the dash is otherwise clean and blank. The footmats on the floor are about the only 'luxury' features available in the car. Disc brakes have been provided for all the wheels so that the car can come to a halt from 100 km/h within 3 seconds.

Exterior

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Though road legal, the XTR2 looks like a Le Mans racer from every angle! Since it was intended for racing - on road or on track - the sports car has been built from a tubular spaceframe chassis made from lightweight steel. The body of the car consists of the body alone! The car has no doors, windows, roof or even the windshield. So, though it is road legal, it is indeed a difficult proposition to use it on a daily basis. There is a huge spoiler on the rear and the body of the car has been built keeping aerodynamics in mind. The car is small measuring only about 145 inches in length and 64 inches in width. The headlamps sit on the wheel-humps. The sides feature square vents to aerate the rear engine. One thing is for sure - since the car lacks a windshield, the driver would have to wear a helmet and protective gear while driving it.

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