Meet SIN: The Bulgarian Supercar

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It seems unlikely that Bulgarians would manufacture sports cars, let alone supercars, having in mind the country’s infamous pot-holed roads, but they do it against all odds. Meet SIN: the very first Bulgarian supercar. Back in 2011 Rosen Daskalov, a Bulgarian race driver, automotive engineer and go-kart driver, combined his knowledge of technology and his experience in motorsports and founded SIN CARS. Initially situated in Northampton, UK, the company moved to Munich, Germany, and later to the birthplace of its founder – Ruse, Bulgaria.

Up to present day the company has manufactured a total of 7 models in three separate series (road car, racing car and modular car) – SIN R1 450, SIN R1 550, SIN R1 GT4, SIN R1 VTX, SIN R1 650, SIN R1 550 PLUG-IN HYBRID and SIN S1.

The SIN R1 650 is undoubtedly the most powerful Bulgarian supercar (excluding the hybrid SIN) with an 8 cylinder V configuration engine that comes with 650 hP. It has an impressive acceleration of 0-100 km/h for 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 350km/h – that is without any additional modifications, of course. In other words, this beast has an excellent potential even as is.

Unsurprisingly enough, numerous local and foreign racers have tested a variety of SIN cars in racing championships and have won first prize on more than 10 different occasions.

The company’s very first SIN prototype was presented in 2012 and European racing clubs are fascinated with each new model’s beautiful and functional exterior that has outdone all of the requirements a supercar should cover with a customizable exhaust system, lightweight rims, a combination of side air intake and an active rear wing. Oh, and let’s not forget about the super cool scissor doors.

The motto that drives the SIN CARS’ team (pun intended) is to keep creating high end automobiles that offer the “perfect symbiosis between racing and road”. Apparently it’s a winning formula because the cars have won prestigious awards on a number of championships and shows, such as the GT4 European Series, the Pirelli World Challenge, the Australian Bathurst in 2019, and so forth.

As a former racer and the head of the successful company, Rosen Daskalov has explicitly talked about road safety regulations and is still working on raising awareness of the importance of advanced road safety education not only in Bulgaria, but in the entire EU altogether. That’s one of the reasons why the company chose to start the multinational SIN CARS Academy program – an internship that focuses not only on the technical aspects of car design, molding and programming, but on the actual safety of drivers, racers and pedestrians – a key factor that should never be neglected.

With a variety of models in the road, racing and modular car series, SIN CARS has a glorious future in the world of supercars and racers. Mere mortals, on the other hand, don’t stand a chance at owning one of these beauties. Unlike Lambos and other more popular supercar brands, you won’t find it at second-hand retailers for around €150,000 Euro, so you’ll have to be prepared to pay the full price of a new SIN. The starting price for the less powerful (as if the minimum of 450 hP isn’t super powerful already) models is €200,000+ before tax!

The company’s side line labeled L City focuses on city cars, a brand new generation of fully electric cars (unlike their hybrid SIN). The innovative approach introduced in the L City line is that vehicles of this series will be completely compatible with the self-driving technology that’s been in development for several years. If everything goes according to plan, L City cars will be among the first commercial series of unmanned cars that hopefully won’t initiate as many incidents as the current Waymo, Drive AI and other self-driving projects have caused.

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