Bolwell Nagari: Australian Super Car
Motoring Channel Staff - 13/November/2008
The Nagari is powered by a 220kW V6 engine
that is mid-mounted for improved car balance
Bolwell is putting Australian super car
design back on the map with the Nagari
The Bolwell Nagari at the '08 Melbourne Motor Show
Melbourne, Australia — Making its global debut at the 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show in February,
the Bolwell Nagari is increasing pulse rates around the country.
Along with the recent E-Vade
super car which will also made its debut in Melbourne early in the
year, the Bolwell Nagari is an Australian-made and designed super car.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated 220kW (295hp) 3.5-litre V6 sourced from Toyota, so engine reliability shouldn't be an issue.
When we first saw the Bolwell Nagari at the Melbourne Motor Show its
makers were looking for interested parties before going ahead with
Bolwell obviously found customers because the
Nagari has been priced and specified and the order books are open, and
plans are underway for drive days in 2009 for prospective buyers.
$198,000 the new model doesn't come cheap, but the classically styled
super car will be able to play ball with far more expensive machinery
from Ferrari and Porsche with a zero to 100km/h acceleration time
expected in around 4.2 seconds.
Powered by a modified 3.5-litre Toyota V6, the engine outputs are as follows:
Power: 220kW @ 6200rpm
Torque: 345Nm @ 4700rpm
The Bolwell Nagari has excellent acceleration because it's super light,
weighing just 920 kilograms (2020 lbs). Dimensions are as follows:
from light weight carbon fibre composite materials, the Nagari's is
cross between the classic '70s version of the Nagari sports car and
modern super cardesign, and features a full underbody aero kit to improve stability at higher speeds.
The rear end design could be a little too classic for some tastes however.
Campbell Bolwell intentionally styled the vehicle to pay
homage to the original Nagari of the 1970s, "particularly in the
rising, curvaceous hip line and the tunnel-back rear window."
a mid-mounted V6 engine thrumming away behind the driver, the car has a
40:60 front-to-rear weight bias and with chunky 19-inch alloy wheels
and tyres, grip and handling are expected to be race track-worthy.
Front and rear double
wishbone suspension is fully adjustable and ABS works with the 355mm
disc rotors at all four corners, which are clamped by6-pot calipers at the front and single-piston calipers at the rear.
standard-issue gearbox is a 6-speed semi-automatic system with paddle
shifters but a 6-speed manual can be specified when placing an order.
Nagari could be described as an 'everyday' super car with features such
as satellite navigation, rear-view camera, DVD audio system,
remote central locking, cruise control, electric windows,
air-conditioning, and Nagari-embossed leather Recaro racing seats
and Momo steering wheel.
Bolwell explains, the Nagari is now fully finished, showing off a
quad-headlight design that it believes "echoes the legendary McLaren
F1, while other elements capture the spirit of the best Italian
Australian drivers will soon get the
chance to drive a home-grown exotic street machine that is expected to
offer enough performance to reach speeds of close to 300km/h.
- E-Vade (2008)
- E-Go Revolt (2008)
- Weber faster one (2008)
- Lamborghini Estoque (2008)
- Novitech Ferrari F430 Scuderia (2008)