My star car of the day at The Avenue Drivers Club meeting last Sunday was without doubt the K-1 Attack a vehicle I had never even heard of before much less actually seen.
K-1 is a Slovakian manufacturer who started out making replica kit cars of some predictable exotica from Ferrari and Lambourghini in Bratislava in 1990. This business was frowned upon by Ferrari in particular.
Dick Kvetnansky K-1 then branched out into building it’s own roadster kit car the Attack with the design accredited to Juraj Mitro who lists time spent at VW’s design studio in Wolfsburg on his CV.
Apparently the first drawings for the design were made on a napkin in a sushi restaurant in 1997, turns out this is not the first head turner to originate from a Slovakian designer the Bugatti Veyron lines are credited to Juraj’s fellow countryman Jozef Kaban.
The K-1 can be made to use any number of front wheel drive power and front wheel drive transmissions, sitting in the back of Oliver Ashley’s example seen here is a 250 hp Honda Type R motor.
Oliver who lives in Bristol spent three and a half years and around £70,000 pounds putting together the worlds first right hand drive K-1 attack, apparently there are three others known to be in the UK.
Performance of the Attack is dependent on the power unit, if your into head turning exotica you could start by looking into building a vehicle like this at the Attack Forum.
Thanks for joining me on this ‘Slovakian Rampage’ edition of ‘Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres, I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !