Finds such as this one tend to bring big money to the “auction block” – We doubt this NP01 National Auto Sport Association (NASA) racecar will be an exception. The 2016 Elan NP01 is being sold by its one and only owner, who had purchased it back in late 2015 in order to compete in the NASA NP01-spec and ST2 classes.
According to the BringATrailer (where the car is posted for auction) listing, its mid-mounted 2.0-liter inline-four Mazda MZR engine is fitted with dry-sump lubrication and paired with a 6-speed SADEV sequential transaxle. Its naturally-aspirated 16-valve MZR pushes 185 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
Finished in a red and white vinyl wrap, the car’s nine removable fiberglass body panels, TIG-welded steel frame, and polycarbonate windows contribute to its extremely light weight of only 1,450 pounds. This combination proves to be quite the performer, reaching speeds of up to 155 miles per hour.
To keep it grounded, the car’s suspension consists of double wishbones and MCS double-adjustable shocks, with 4-piston StopTech brakes on all four corners. A functional splitter is fixed on the front of the car, while an adjustable full-width wing sits on the rear. The seller was known to exercise the vehicle’s potential – counting four on-track accidents during his monthly trips to the race track – but with no excessive permanent damage. The interior features a Momo quick release, single bucket seat, and a Sparco harness. The list of goodies doesn’t stop there, though, with an AiM MXG data logger, a rear view camera, air jacks, three sets of wheels, and of course, a fire suppression system all included.
Check out the NP01 in action in the video below:
For more information, or if this happens to look exactly like what you have been searching for, check out the full listing on BringATrailer’s website HERE.