The 2014 Aspid GT-21 Invictus. The Street Killer.
Published August 23, 2012
I would like to invite you all to think about cars for a second. How many cars that have ever been built, have had an animal inspired name? The Mustang of course, is one, and there’s 1969 Mako Shark Corvette. Both classics, but a company called Aspid has introduced a remarkably, intriguing car for the world stop, and stare at.
Aspid Cars, a company that hasn’t had a whole lot of airplay, have created a concept called the 2014 Aspid GT-21 Invictus, aka The Hammerhead. The name is befitting the style of this border line, evil looking car. The 2014 Aspid GT-21 Invictus is a mesh of futuristic, sci-fi, animal inspired, sinister looking, piece of technology on wheels. The GT-21’s body lines are slightly reminiscent of the Chrysler Prowler, but with a much more bolder styling profile. The headlights look like mechanical growths that seem to follow you where ever you stand. The hood is somewhat narrow in the front, but like the Prowler, widens as you follow the lines to the rear of the car. In keeping with the front fascia, the 2014 Aspid GT-21 Invictus has seemed to also channel some Formula 1 inspiration, with its oversized, lower spoiler wings. Of course this was made for a few reasons. One aerodynamics, two, functionality, and three it just looks that Damn good! The floating fenders tightly hold on to the front 19” wheels, while at the same time concealing the dual disc brake set up behind the wheels.
Continuing with the body of the GT-21, you’ll find that there’s an extremely wide stance where the driver and passenger is supposed to be. Between the extra 8 inches of body paneling, and the side dump exhaust tips, any driver may have a bit of a challenge getting in or out the car. Just like a ’36 Ford, 3 window coupe, but wider, and with hot rectangular exhaust tips that stick out past the edge. Regardless of what this car’s design will constantly surpass it’s engine strength. The 2014 Aspid GT-21 Invictus will be using some of Germany’s finest automotive power. A BMW 4.4L V8 motor, that will pump out over 450hp, and around 405lb ft. of adrenaline pumping torque. Now normally that motor would be found in one BMW’s 3500 to 4200lb cars, but the GT-21 is a mere 2,175lbs, and couple that motor with either a six speed manual, or a seven speed dual clutch automatic, the Invictus will have no problem tearing up the streets. Aspid has already tested their car, and have come up with some pretty good numbers. A total of 1.6 G on the skid pad, and a top speed of 189mph. The official zero to sixty time has been labeled under three seconds, but we all know that, if it’s not on video, it doesn’t count. Sorry it just doesn’t. Pricing for the 2014 Aspid GT-21 Invictus is still an unknown factor of automotive news, but that factor is moot for the time being.
The designers over at Aspid have built an amazing work of evil looking art. Between the lines, the scoops, the bolstered edges, and the overall flare for the dramatic, this car will give a lot of cars a run for their money. At least when it comes to looks. Hopefully the pricing for this car won’t be too outrageous, because not too many people will be willing to pay 6 figures for a car with a BMW V8, and it’s not a BMW.
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