The Rossion Q1 Is The Lightweight Track Car For Those That Want To Stand Out


The American-made Rossion Q1 is a lightweight, track-focused supercar that few have even heard of. Its twin-turbocharged V6 develops some 450 hp (335 kW) and 490 lb-ft (663 Nm) of torque allowing the two-door coupe to rocket from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds. Now, one of the very first few ever made is available at auction.

To the eyes of many, this might look like a Noble M400 with a body kit and those eyes aren’t too far off. Rossion bought the rights to the M400’s chassis design and came up with this, the Q1. The Rossion distinguishes itself outwardly with unique headlights, a modified side panel, and a vastly improved cockpit over the M400.

What wasn’t different from the Noble M400 was the powertrain. In addition to the V6, it uses a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive only. This isn’t just quick to 60 mph either. It’ll do a quarter mile in just 11.9 seconds and run on to a top speed of 185 mph, or at least it would back in 2009 when it was new.

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This particular Rossion Q1 includes documentation in the sale indicating that it was just the 11th of its kind. According to the listing over on Bring A Trailer, it has 7,000 miles on the odometer though a photo of the gauge indicates 6,528. There are some other potential concerns about the car as well.

For one thing, it’s registered in Ohio as a 2019 ASVE Rossion despite being a 2009 model. Unlike similar supercars, most of which are sold in near pristine condition, this Rossion has two tires with slow leaks that haven’t been mended. Two unspecified tires are missing tire sensors altogether. Finally, there are a few paint chips and scrapes that could use attention.

Regardless of its imperfections, this is bound to be one fun car to pilot. Thanks to carbon-kevlar body panels and a focus on lightweight engineering it sports an outstanding power-to-weight ratio. And think of it this way, since it’s not perfect and already has some miles on it, driving it regularly won’t diminish its value.

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