The Big Car Database

Oullim

Oullim Motors, a subsidiary of Oullim Networks. 

The company headquarters are located in Yangjae-dong in downtown Seoul while the production facility is located in Kyunggi-do province just south of Seoul. Oullim Motors was co-founded in 2007 by former Ssangyong Motors designer Han-chul Kim and Dong-hyuk Park, the founder and CEO of Oullim Networks.

The Spirra has been in production since 2008, and is available in various countries including China, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and The Netherlands.

Introduction

The initial conception of a Korean exotic sports car was envisioned by Han-chul Kim in the mid 1990s, then a designer at SsangYong Motors. Upon the inception of a tangible vision, Kim quit Ssangyong Motors to further pursue the dream of building a sports car and founded Proto Motors with his wife, a researcher at Asia Motor Company.

The original mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive design featured a Ford-derived V8 engine with an output of 320 hp (239 kW). This engine was from the 1999/2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra. With the engine the Spirra has a claimed 0-62 mph time under 4.0 seconds with an expected top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). A prototype, developed to compete as a competent sports car, was codenamed the PS-II and revealed to the public for the first time at the 2000 Seoul Motor Show. The PS-II was renamed the Spirra before being debuted at the 2004 Beijing Motor Show. Initial production attempts failed due to insufficient funds and the project was delayed indefinitely.

The production of the Spirra became feasible when Kim coincidentally met Dong-hyuk Park, an advent car enthusiast and successful IT entrepreneur. Park had established Oullim Networks Inc, a firm specializing in internet securities. He also founded Oullim Motors, a subsidiary of the Oullim conglomerate concentrating on the development, design and innovation of motor vehicles. In 2007, Proto Motors was acquired by Oullim Motors with Kim as chief of development, and under new management the Spirra project was rejuvenated after five years of stagnation.

Production models

The Spirra lineup consists of four different trims under the names Spirra N, Spirra S, Spirra Turbo and Spirra EX. All engines before CregiT are based on the DOHC 2656 cc V6 Delta engine. These engines undergo extensive calibrations and modifications for increased performance, power and responsiveness suitable for applications requiring such characteristics.

All of Spirra CregiT use DOHC 3778 cc V6 Lambda RS engine.

Specifications of the Spirra (Iconic, N, S, T, EX Models)

Spirra EX

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 3.5s
  • Top speed – 315 km/h (193 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – 1320 kg (2904 lbs)
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 500 hp
  • Max. torque – 55 kg/m (395 lb-ft)

Spirra T

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 3.8s
  • Top speed – 305 km/h (190 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – 1320 kg (2904 lbs)
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 420 hp
  • Max. torque – 50 kg/m (395 lb-ft)

Spirra S

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 4.6s
  • Top speed – 290 km/h (180 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – 1320 kg (2460 lbs)
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 380 hp
  • Max. torque – 48 kg/m (395 lb-ft)

Spirra N

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 6.8s
  • Top speed – 220 km/h (137 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – 1320 kg (2904 lbs)
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 175 hp
  • Max. torque – 25 kg/m (165 lb-ft)

Spirra Iconic

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 4.6s
  • Top speed – 290 km/h (180 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – 1320 kg (2904 lbs)
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 380 hp
  • Max. torque – 48 kg/m (165 lb-ft)

Spirra Cregit N

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 4.4s
  • Top speed – 240 km/h (149 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – N.A
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 305 hp
  • Max. torque – 41 kg/m ( lb-ft)

Spirra Cregit Turbo

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 4.0s
  • Top speed – 305 km/h (189.5 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – N.A
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 470 hp
  • Max. torque – 60 kg/m ( lb-ft)

Spirra Cregit EX

  • 0–100 km/h(62 mph) – 3.5s
  • Top speed – 320 km/h (198.8 mph)
  • Curb weight(dry) – N.A
  • Max. power (SAE net) – 600 hp
  • Max. torque – 81 kg/m ( lb-ft)

Electric Spirra

The Spirra is available in an all-electric variant, similar to the likes of the Tesla Roadster. Relying primarily on electricity, the vehicle was co-developed by a Dutch company known as Electric Power Holland; they are also the sole dealer of Spirras in the European Union and subsequently had exclusive rights to develop the car.

Specifications for the Spirra E is not yet available, but unverified sources claim a top speed of 125 mph , a 0-62 mph time of 5.3 seconds, and a maximum cruising range of 120 miles

As it is still in development, the exact figures remain uncertain.

Racing

The racing version of the Spirra was designed to compete in the KGTM tour. The V6 2.7 24V Twin Turbo engine has been further tweaked to produce 600 hp (450 kW) and reach 338 km/h (211 mph). The team won its debut race at Yongin Speedway in the 2008 Extra Time Trial and took 1st place in the 2008 series.Competent race cars such as the BMW M3 GTR, Porsche GT3 RSR and Nismo 350Z were participants in the KGTM tour.

 

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