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 |  Jul 04 2011, 4:25 PM

You probably have not heard of a car company called Joss, and you probably won’t see one running around in your neighborhood either, but this new Australian supercar builder will be unveiling their first production model later this year.

So far known as the JP1 (official model name will be announced at the cars launch), this 2200-lbs supercar will feature a 6.8-liter V8, producing about 500-hp. Power will be fed to the rear wheels by a Albins Zero-Shift automated manual gearbox, which should see it accelerate from 0-60 mph in a claimed sub-3.0 second range, and onto a guesstimate top-speed of 224 mph. Sounds impressive and we hope it can actually back those claims with real world numbers.

A rendering of this $500,000 car was shown recently at the 2011 Australian Motor Show, with the current prototype taking center stage on their booth. Only 25 examples will be built each year, let’s hope they each find nice garages to call home.

[Source: Motor Authority]