20 years ago, Colin Chapman and Lotus unveiled the ultra-lightweight Exige sports car. Two decades later, a true spiritual successor has emerged. Martin Jung, founder of JUBU Performance challenged his team to make a fast, easy to drive, and easy to maintain supercar, and the results are mesmerizing. Let's take a look at the JP Zero.

One-Track Mind

The JP ZERO is built around the Lotus Exige, and follows Chapman's ideology of "simplify, then add lightness". The 960kg track car puts out 610 horsepower and uses a lightweight DCT gearbox, meaning it can shift faster than sequential and has already proven itself over 100 track hours.

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Track Day

The DCT gearbox allows for faster shifting than the conventional sequential gearbox and less wear and tear. Low running costs mean the JP ZERO can be used consistently in racing. The ZERO is designed to not need a personal race crew for maintenance, saving time and money.

Additionally, the transmission can be shifted manually or automatically meaning that drivers car cruise as easily as they race. There are three versions planned including a road-legal version called ZEROstreet. Jung said the ZERO "is pure, analogue and reliable. It’s meant to be truly a car for the drivers."

Source: JUBU Performance

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