The Canadian lightweight supercar dubbed the Magnum MK5 is set for a public debut at the upcoming 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance held in Florida. The Boca Raton Concours is one of the world’s most prestigious exotic car events and this year, is set to be just as exciting.
Attendees will first have a chance to lay eyes on the Magnum MK5 at the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party, held at the Boca Raton Executive Airport on February 21st.
When discussing the debut of the MK5 at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, President and CTO of Magnum Bruno St-Jacques said, “We are extremely proud to have been invited to be part of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. This is one of the most renowned automotive events in the world; it will be an honor for Magnum to have the MK5 showcased alongside some of the greatest names in the exotic automotive industry. The interest toward the MK5 has been amazing during our private showings and we are looking forward to its public unveiling.”
In case you need reminding, the Magnum MK5 is powered by a small four-cylinder motorbike engine from the potent Suzuki Hayabusa. This engine has been placed in the rear Porsche 911 style and thanks to some fine-tuning now delivers 247 hp and revs all the way to 11,000 rpm. Mated to this motorbike engine is a fast shifting six-speed sequential gearbox sending all the power to the rear wheels. When it is all said and done, the Magnum Mk5 can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and onto an impressive top speed of 150 mph.
Obviously such a small engine couldn’t propel a regular car to such speeds, but it is made possible in the Mk5 thanks to the Canadian sports car’s featherweight body. All told, the Magnum Mk5 is constructed from carbon fiber bodywork and tips the scales at just 545 kg dry. That results in a power to weight ratio of 460 hp per tonne. Fuel is held in a small 35-liter tank while braking is performed potently by a set of four-piston calipers and ventilated discs at all four corners.