Since Qt Services took over production of the Wildcat, it has developed and launched what can only be described as the meanest road legal, off-road vehicle, equally at home in the City of London as it would be in the deserts of North Africa. Powered by the ultra-reliable, 4.0 litre Rover V8, the 300STR is capable of three-figure speeds over completely unmade terrain. The secret of the success of this model is the suppleness of its suspension, derived from versions of the Wildcat used to compete in 'raid' events, such as the gruelling Dakar Rally, which makes it surprisingly easy and comfortable to drive. In spite of its incredible performance figures, 0-60 in 5.8 seconds, the Wildcat manages to achieve a good balance between performance and economy.
The car pictured not only has the usual Wildcat features that make it almost unbreakable including a fully welded tubular chassis, four-wheel drive, five-point harnesses, heavy duty differentials and drive-shafts but also creature comforts such as air conditioning, bluetooth, iPod dock and in-car stereo. The boss of Qt Services, Dave Marsh, said, 'If you consider that the 300STR is essentially a two-seater, there are a number of options open to you and this, the first production 300STR has been specified with rear storage for the new owner's golf clubs. We'd love to be there when he rocks up to the clubhouse and parks it next to the Astons and Mercedes! Definitely a head-turner.'
There are three 'street' Wildcat variants to choose from, the 300STR (pictured), the 400NSR (a full competition model designed for hill rallies and tout terrain events) and the top specification 500DKR which has the full rally-raid package for serious and experienced competitors.
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