A computer rendering of the 360km/h Joss JP1 supercar. the company plans to build 25 production examples at A$500 000 each.
A computer rendering of the 360km/h Joss JP1 supercar. the company plans to build 25 production examples at A$500 000 each.
Joss Developments is quoting a 0-100km/h sprint time of less than three seconds and 0-160 in six seconds flat, with a top speed of 360km/h.
Joss Developments is quoting a 0-100km/h sprint time of less than three seconds and 0-160 in six seconds flat, with a top speed of 360km/h.

It's been a long time coming, but here at last are computer-generated images showing the production version of what Australian performance-car company Joss Developments is calling simply the JP1.

They're currently on show alongside the well-worn, matt-black Joss prototype mule at the Australian international motor show in Melbourne, hoping to attract customers for the 25 production units the company plans to build for sale at an estimated A$500 000 (R3.5 million) each.

Details are still scarce but the maker has revealed that the composite-bodied production model will have a mid-mounted, all-aluminium, 6.6-litre V8 rated at 373kW, driving the rear wheels through a very special Albins Zeroshift automated manual shift transmission that uses interlocking rings to transfer the drive from one gear to the next without ever actually declutching the transmission.

The technology was used successfully on drag-racing motorcycles in the 1980s but has not yet, as far as we can ascertain, been applied to a street vehicle - certainly not a 373kW supercar such as this.

Using the constant drive of the Albins transmission, Joss Developments is quoting a 0-100km/h sprint time of less than three seconds and 0-160 in six seconds flat, with a top speed of 360km/h, 20km/h better than its initial claims.