Saturday 12th April 2003
The all-new 170 mph British built Invicta S1 sportscar made its race track debut at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England. The car, designed in cooperation with Chris Marsh & Leigh Adams, was powered by 4.6 or 5.0-litre engines supplied by Ford’s Special Vehicles Team (SVT) in America which can be tuned by Invicta to deliver up to 600 bhp and has a claimed top speed of upwards of 320 km/h. The range prices started at £106,000 and finished at £160,000, or about $156,000 to $236,000 US dollars. (December 2008)
The car features AP racing 6-pot (front) and 4-pot (rear) main braking system with ventilated and cross drilled race spec discs, an independent handbrake system by Brembo, fully adjustable shock absorbers with double-wishbone race suspension, a BTR Hydratrak limited-slip race differential, 50/50 weight distribution and a tubular space-frame chassis and rollcage.
In April 2012 Westpoint Car Company, formerly the Invicta Car Company, was wound-up by the court as a result of a £40,000 unpaid debt following diminishing interest in expensive cars. Invicta Car Company changed its name to Westpoint Car Company shortly before it was dissolved to save the Invicta brand being linked to yet another financial failure. The dispossessed owner, Michael Bristow, said it was the fourth financial collapse in the marque’s history.