March 13, 2007

Automotive supplier launches Deronda sports car in U.S.

Sebring, Florida – A Michigan automotive supplier has announced it will sell the British-designed Deronda in the U.S. The two-seater automobile can be used as a sports or race car; it will be imported and sold by Autosport Development of Trenton, Michigan.

David Moxlow, president of Autosport Development, will be assembling a limited production of the Deronda at his Trenton plant, south of Detroit. “The Deronda is basically a road-ready two-seater formula car,” Moxlow says. “You can drive it to the track, race it to your heart’s content, and then drive it home and park it in the garage.”

The Deronda powertrain was developed by Audi Cosworth Technology, which is now owned by Mahle Powertrain LLC in Novi, Michigan. It includes an Audi Group 1.8-litre turbocharged engine and Porsche five-speed manual transaxle gearbox. The chassis and integrated safety cell are modeled after Formula 1 standards.

The Deronda will sell for around US$70,000; it reaches zero to 96 km/h in less than four seconds and makes 250 hp. The car will be distributed through Sirius Motorsports LLC, with production scheduled to begin in May. For more information and photos, visit

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