Farbio GTS 

  • $110k
  • 2007
  • 379 HP 3.0L
  • 179 mph
The paint is smooth and glossy, the lacquered carbonfibre surrounds for the rear lights are beautiful and the Khan Design 19in alloys hunker nicely in the arches.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
At town speeds the GTS feels spot-on, the ride flat and just the right side of firm, the power-assisted steering perfectly weighted, responsive and consistent.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Farbio GTS

0-60mph

Farbio GTS
3.9 s
Cayman S
5.2 s
X-Bow
3.9 s

Top speed

Farbio GTS
179 mph
X-Bow
137 mph
Cayman S
172 mph

Data points Key details of the Farbio GTS

Price

Farbio GTS
$110k
Cayman S
$61k
X-Bow
$71k

Horsepower

Farbio GTS
379 HP
X-Bow
237 HP
Cayman S
315 HP

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Handling

Its ride is supple yet closely controlled, it grips like it’s on trackday tyres and has keen, direct steering but doesn’t feel twitchy.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
The inboard suspension has gone, replaced by straightforward double wishbones all round, but the biggest conceptual change is the powerplant.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
The driving position is low slung, with seat, pedals and (Momo) steering wheel all aligned, and it’s reasonably roomy too.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)

Engine

The Audi engine was ideally configured for a mid-engined application, being longitudinal with the gearbox out back, and offered scope for a range of outputs, but it was far too expensive, says Marsh.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
The V6 sounds lusty, idling with a weighty beat overlaid with a trebly valve-gear fizz.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
Perhaps ambitiously for a fledgling car maker, the Farboud GTS was originally a £170K supercar powered by a 440bhp twin-turbo Audi V6, with pushrod-operated inboard suspension and carbon-reinforced glassfibre bodywork.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)

Powertrain

To make the car more habitable, Marsh and his team raised the height of the roof by some 75mm, while to make it more practical they’ve added a boot and a lifting engine cover.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
With new inlet, exhausts and ECU it delivers a claimed 262bhp, and there is also the option of a Cosworth-developed supercharged version, the Rotrex blower boosting the output to 384bhp.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
The torque of the V6 unsticks the 285/35 rear tyres before the apex, the tail shifts gently into oversteer and a relaxed handful of opposite lock steadies the slide.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)

Performance

First time the throttle hits the carpet in third gear is dramatic.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
A very neat touch is that as the blue rev-counter needle approaches the red line, its colour changes to purple and then red.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
Only the brakes – vented discs with four-pot callipers front and rear – take some getting used to, their top-of-the-pedal bite being rather fierce.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)

Styling

The road-registered GTS in front of us is a hand-built development car (the first production car is in build and will be finished by Christmas) but it amply demonstrates the high quality of fit, finish and design.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
Mind, with three years’ worth of production pre-ordered, the future looks good for Britain’s newest sports car maker, so who knows how the story might develop?
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
Whatever, it’s a fine piece of work that still looks good five years later, on the eve of the car’s long-awaited launch.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Farbio
Price $109,662
Type of car Production car
Year 2007

design

Body style Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 241

road tests

Top speed 179 mph
0-60mph 3.9 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.19 lb/hp
Maximum hp 379 HP @ 9,400 RPM
Maximum torque 322 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,000 cc
Cylinders V6
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,345 lb
Width 76.4 in
Height 46.1 in
Length 165.9 in
Wheelbase 105.3 in
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