Ant-Kahn Evanta Barchetta: new British sports car teased

Ant-Kahn Evanta barchetta profile
23 Jul, 2014 2:50pm Jordan Bishop

British start-up teases profile of its new Evanta Barchetta online, revealing it'll feature a 6.2-litre engine producing 450bhp

Ant-Kahn co-founders Afzal Kahn and Ant Anstead have revealed new renderings of the London-based start-up’s forthcoming Evanta Barchetta.

Posted on several social media sites, these images show the open-top two-seater sports car in profile, alongside captions claiming it’ll be made from a lightweight composite and feature a 6.2-litre engine capable of generating 450bhp.

Further details are currently fairly thin on the ground, but as you can see, from this angle Ant-Kahn’s bespoke barchetta is dominated by a bulging rear wheel arch and comes with what appear to be heavily vented flanks. The low-slung design is heavily retro-inspired, right down to intricate, multi-spoke wheels.

While it may look the part of a classic Italian car, the new British car manufacturing and coachbuilding marque promises to use only the most modern prototyping and manufacturing technology at its UK-based design and production centres.

We’ll keep you posted as more information about the barchetta comes to light, which was originally teased in a frontal render released in April. It’s currently scheduled to debut at the 2014 Goodwood Revival motor show over the weekend of 12-14 September, and will be followed later in the year by a “completely restyled” Aston Martin WB12.

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