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AN Australian-developed sports car incorporating technology from WA’s Advanced Engine Components is expected to go into production next year.

The AEC Bullet is still awaiting final compliance, including emissions testing. The standard model is expected to cost $98,000 plus on-road costs and the supercharged version will start from $118,000.

The Bullet project has been six years in the making. AEC took the company over last year and injected much-needed capital.

The car will be a showpiece for AEC’s Sprintex supercharger, which also has been fitted to the latest-model Ford Mustangs.

Bullet production manager Greg Casey said the company was aiming for a production run of between 50 and 100 cars.

“The construction is very labour intensive with a lot of the components hand-made,” Mr Casey said.

He said the car was not designed to be a Sunday-only racer.

“The key principle is to produce a reliable car that can be used as a daily driver. In many cases we’ve over built the car to boost reliability and safety,” Mr Casey said.

“We also want to make our customers obtain a Bullet driver’s licence before they can purchase one to make sure they can handle the car.”

Exact performance specifications on the car will not be available until emission standards are met.

p See Executive Toys feature on pages 25 to 28.

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