Leopard 6-litre on the 2007 Leipzig Auto Mobil International
|Manufacturer||Leopard Automobile Mielec Sp. z o.o.|
|Body and chassis|
Leopard 6 Litre Roadster is a classical sport-style luxury car designed by entrepreneur Zbysław Szwaj. The car is produced by a privately held Polish company Leopard Automobile Mielec Sp. z o.o.. Zbysław Szwaj is the company co-founder, designer, and also the designer of the Gepard car.
First historical design sketches of this sports car were made at V. Vemmerlöv in Sweden. The new Leopard 6 Liter's Roadster, with the exception of the GM LS2 All-aluminum V8 engine (also powering the Chevrolet Corvette), is completely hand crafted as the state of the art, small production facility at Mielec, Republic of Poland. The current production capacity at the new factory is limited to only 25 units per year to guarantee a high level of precision in the custom production process.
The body was handcrafted of aluminium with a tubular space frame chassis. The engine was an aluminium V8 5967 ccm developing 405 hp (302 kW) at 6000 rpm, and 542 Nm at 4400 rpm. It had a 6-speed manual gearbox. The brakes were Brembo 4-pistons. Performance specs indicate an acceleration of 0-100 km/h (62.14 mph) in less than 4 sec with a top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph) (regulated).
Although the design of the newest version of vehicle started about 1995, the first car was completed about November 2003. The Leopard 6 Liters Roadster was officially launched about April 2005 in Paris, France, first units to hit the market were produced about late 2005, now selling for about €130,000. Leopard is claiming the title of the most expensive ever commercially produced Polish vehicle. The total number of manufactured units currently stands about 25 and is to be limited to maximum of 200 to retain the exclusive status. The manufacturer is preparing a new, stronger, Leopard Coupe model.
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- Leopard Automobile - Mielec Sp. z o.o.
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- Roadster Coupe
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- Leopard Automobile logo
- rear right side view
- rear left side view
- cockpit rear view
- cockpit right side view
- Zbysław Szwaj and his dream Leopard
- Manufacturing quarters
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