2010 Palatov dp4
First concept sketch 9/21/08 -- First drive 10/17/09
PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Height: 45" (top of rollbar)
Ground Clearance: 1.0"-2.25"
Drivetrain: RWD or optional proprietary AWD system with chain drive and limited slip differentials
Chassis: chromoly steel tube frame with advanced composite body, cockpit and floor
Wheels: 13x8 Tires: 20x8-13 race slicks
Engine: Motorcycle 600-1400cc, 60-200+hp
Gearbox: Motorcycle 6-speed sequential, no reverse
Power/weight: 200-700+ hp/metric ton (10-3 lb/hp)
complete: from $37,360
roller: from $30,860
kit: from $25,910
The dp4 is designed to make genuine race-car performance accessible to trackday enthusiasts at a modest cost. It features advanced underbody aerodynamics, a long-arm double wishbone suspension with pushrod-activated coilover dampers and an optional All Wheel Drive system. Power comes from a variety of motorcycle engines with typical configurations using 1.0L or 1.3L units of 175-200 hp. Typical weights are in the 800-900 lb (360-410 kg) range resulting in exceptional performance.
The dp4 is offered in several configurations and stages of build, from a bolt-together kit to roller with owner-supplied engine and electrics to complete ready-to-run car. A range of options is available to precisely taylor the car to the owner's preference and budget.