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Ant-Kahn Evanta Barchetta Makes Its World Debut at Goodwood Revival

Heavily inspired by icons such as the Aston Martin DBR1 and Ferrari 250 Testarossa, this bespoke machine is made by a new, British specialty carmaker called Ant-Kahn. Unveiled at the 2014 Goodwood Revival, the coachbuilt Barchetta isn't cheap.
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Ant-Kahn is already taking orders for it, with prices starting at £125,000 ($203,300; €156,900) if you go for the Kevlar-bodied base variant, while the aluminum Barchetta is £165,000 ($268,300; €207,000). But take a look at the long, sleek, sweeping curves and the low profile of the thing and you'll understand that this sort of car deserves such a price tag. It's looking like a million bucks and it goes like a stabbed rat!

The bulging hood hides a Chevrolet LS3 V8 mill displacing 6.2 liters, that produces 450 horsepower. Mated to either a stick shift of automatic gearbox, the powerplant and the low curb weight of the Barchetta translate to a 0 to 60 mph run of just 4.5 seconds. If you want one, Ant-Kahn told the open top roadster with good ol' American-sourced grunt is going to be produced in 16 units per year, with the entire production run limited to 99 examples of the breed.

It may not be as spectacular as the Eagle E-Type Speedster, but we'll grant Ant-Kahn the fact that they've penned an achingly beautiful car here, that combines the best of the 1950s with modern performance and reliability. This road-going Le Mans racer with Anglo-Italian parentage will spur a GT-bodied brother in 2015, which is planned to break cover at the Geneva Motor Show next March.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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