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The Breckland Beira uses GM's Kappa platform (Pontiac Solstice) and 6.0-liter V8 (Chevrolet Corvette). Better hold on tight.

Breckland Technology, a UK company specializing in prototype cars for other firms, will launch it own limited-edition, 400-hp, two-seat Beira supercar on Monday, June 9, at the London motorexpo car show.

The company plans to put the first car on sale in November at around 70,000 euros, or about $108,100 at current exchange rates.

Breckland Technology operates in Norfolk in eastern England and is a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based multinational Riche Holdings.

The Beira is hand-built on General Motors’ Kappa architecture (Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky/Opel GT). Breckland squeezes GM’s LS2 6.0-liter V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette and Pontiac GTO models into the small roadster.

The engine is tuned to run on liquefied petroleum gas as well as gasoline. Its twin fuel tanks--15.8 gallons of gasoline and 18.4 gallons of LPG--will give it a range of 682 miles (1,100 kilometers). Its top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, with 0-62 mph runs in less than five seconds.

“We want to showcase Breckland’s design and engineering capabilities and produce an exciting driver’s car with excellent handling dynamics, terrific performance and great looks,” Breckland director Mike Rawlings said. “The Beira carries on where Marcos and TVR left off in terms of providing maximum performance for money spent, and real individuality,” Rawlings said.
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