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  Elfin MS8
2007 - date
Elfin MS8
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Elfin MS8

Elfin MS8 review, specs, stats, comparison, rivals, data, details, photos and information on SupercarWorld.com

Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 0 Door 2 Seat
Coupe/Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
346 in3 
Max Power
329 bhp @rpm 
Max Torque
365 lb/ft @rpm 
Power to Weight
371 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
412 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 58 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
186 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.1 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
 
Weight
1984 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R) 235/40 R18
235/40 R18 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £48000
Used Price £10000 - £15000
 
Profile

Place the V8 from the Holden Monaro into a lightweight Caterham style body and you have Australia's latest supercar, the Elfin MS8. Available in Clubman (convertible) or Streamliner (coupe) formats, the MS8 boasts a superb 371 bhp/ton power to weight ratio, giving lively acceleration and a 186mph max, not to mention the loudest engine noise this side of F1.

Unfortunately the Elfin's huge power is too much for it's chassis, resulting in 'spirited' handling. This is disappointing considering Elfin's recognised motorsport pedigree. It's also expensive at 42,000 when compared to rivals from Caterham, Westfield and Ariel, which offer at least as much performance for less money.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
63% 60% 4% 11
Ranks 584 of 780 Ranks 616 of 780 Ranks 302 of 780 Ranks 166 of 780

Rivals
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Ariel Atom 2 300

(2004 - 2008)


Brooke Double R

(2006 - date)


Grinnall Scorpion IV

(2005 - date)
 


Lotus 2-Eleven

(2007 - 2011)


Radical SR4 Clubsport

(2004 - 2012)


Tiger Z100WR

(2001 - 2010)
 


Westfield Sport 2000S FW

(2006 - date)


KTM X-Bow

(2008 - date)


Vemac RD200

(2006 - date)
 

Variants
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