Eagle-eyed readers may recognise the name of Pro Formance Metals. The Northamptonshire-based company put on a very impressive and professional display of their bread and butter wares at this year’s Stoneleigh show. Well, a lot has happened since…they’ll be hosting the launch of an exciting new car that will be available in kit form at the Autosport show at the NEC on January 10-13, just a year after the  seeds of the project were planted at last year’s show – the SIN 01.
Designed to offer a similar level of performance to a GT sportscar, the vehicle is a joint venture between British company Pro Formance Metals and the newly-formed SIN Car GmbH, based in Germany.

Another example of Autosport International’s networking power, the two parties first met during the 2012 show and formally commenced work on the project in June. January’s show will see the public launch of the car, with the first Sin 01 chassis currently under construction.

With the car set to weigh approximately 1200kg, the Sin 01’s space frame chassis will be constructed utilising aerospace-quality metals. The Sin 01 will be powered by a 6.2-litre, Chevrolet V8 engine, producing around 500hp, coupled with a Porsche gearbox.

Beyond motorsport, a street-legal version of the Sin 01 is also set to be developed.

While only formed in 2010, Daventry-based Pro Formance Metals draws on over 20 years of experience in the material industry and currently supplies metals and plastic to all levels of motorsport, including Formula One.

“I’ve been going to Autosport International for the last 20 years as a metals distributor, and the 2012 show was where the Sin 01 project started,” said Pro Formance Metals Managing Director Phil Matts. Now, less than a year on, we’re getting ready to launch it at Autosport International 2013, which is the industry’s biggest platform.

“Construction is advanced on the first car in Germany and we’re excited about presenting the project to the motorsport community in January.”

“Every year, Autosport International hosts the launch of the latest technology, within an unparalleled networking environment,” said Autosport International Show Director Ian France. “In the case of the Sin 01 race car, those two things have come together within the space of 12 months, following the initial meeting between the two parties at the NEC last January.

I can’t wait to see the car, and I look forward to the new innovations that come out of this January’s show.”

Pro Formance Metals will be based at Hall 7, Stand 7540 throughout the four days of Autosport International.

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