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The Ascari A10 is a prototype automobile produced by the British company Ascari Cars that was conceived by Dutch millionaire Klaas Zwart.[1] It is a road-going evolution of the KZ1-R GT race car that participated in the Spanish GT Championship, with both cars penned by Paul Brown, former designer for the Zakspeed F1 team. It was intended to be the third road car produced by the company, after the Ecosse and the KZ1, with the name A10 intended to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the company, but it did not reach production despite a planned fifty cars.[2]

Ascari A10
Ascari A10.jpg
ManufacturerAscari Cars
Production2006 (prototype)
AssemblyBanbury, England
DesignerPaul Brown
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car / Sports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutRMR layout
RelatedAscari KZ1, Ascari KZ1-R
Engine4,941 cc (301.5 cu in; 4.9 L) BMW S62 V8
Transmission6-speed sequential manual
Wheelbase2,636 mm (103.8 in)
Length4,300 mm (169.3 in)
Width1,852 mm (72.9 in)
Height1,138 mm (44.8 in)
Kerb weight1,280 kg (2,822 lb)


The A10 features a modified 4,941 cc (302 cu in) BMW S62 V8 engine producing 625 bhp (466 kW), delivered via a six-speed sequential manual gearbox, with a regular manual transmission available as an option. The A10 shares the same basic carbon fibre chassis as the KZ1, with all-new bodywork and racing-derived suspension. Despite the addition of an FIA-spec roll cage and the fire-suppression system, the removal of sound proofing, air conditioning, and stereo system contributes to the A10's relatively light weight of 1,280 kg (2,822 lb).[3]

Other MediaEdit

On 9 December 2007 the Ascari A10 was featured in the UK show Top Gear and driven around the track by The Stig in 1:17.3,[4] making it the fastest car at the time, and as of 2015, the ninth fastest.


  1. ^ "Ascari Cars, Beautiful beast". The Manufacturer. April 2006. Archived from the original on 14 December 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Ascari A10". Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Second British Supercar Emerges From the Ascari Stable". Ascari Cars. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Power Laps". BBC. Retrieved 6 August 2014.