An oddball vehicle labelled as the world’s first street-legal all-terrain supercar, the Laffite G-Tec X-Road, has been revealed in North America.
Produced by Laffite - which specialises in auto design, concept cars, and road-ready limited editions - only 30 models will be available to order exclusively through its website.
It is powered by a mammoth 536kW 6.2-litre Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine paired to either a five-speed sequential gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Power sent to the rear wheels and it has been electronically limited to a top speed of 230km/h.
Although the company doesn't say so, it appears at least part of the bodywork is based on a Nissan 370Z. With a total weight of 1300 kilograms, this car promises to be one nippy machine – if you're prepared to pay $465,000 for it.
Measuring 4.2-metres long, 2.1m wide, and 1.5m high, its 17-inch suspension travel helps to provide its “specialty engineered chassis for extreme performances”, according to Laffite’s website.
G-TEC created and engineered the rolling chassis, along with Team Virage Group helping to test and fine-tune it over several years. The final assembly takes place in Los Angeles.
Pricing starts at USD$465,000 (AUD$677,700) with options available, and there is an electric version, but that will bump the price to USD$545,000 (AUD$794,400). Each car comes with a 2-year/10,000km warranty, with deliveries starting early this year.
Laffite was founded in 2017 by former racing car driver Bruno Laffite and his wife Laetitia. There are workshops based in Los Angeles, Miami, and Valencia in Spain.
We have reached out to Laffite to ask if any orders have been placed from Australia, or if all orders have already been allocated. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for an update.