Old Town Alexandria, VA, USA – RSC Motors, Inc., is announcing plans to cement itself as one of the world’s elite sports car brands through construction of a headquarters and customer experience center in the United Arab Emirates. RSC has just completed scale prototyping of its record-breaking 13,000 RPM Pegasus drivetrain through development, testing, and competition in the Sports Car Club of America’s Formula Atlantic series. Pegasus will power RSC’s first road going vehicle, the Chimera hypercar, that is scheduled for release in 2024.
“If you want to claim significant hypercar market share currently occupied by brands like McLaren and Aston Martin, it’s not sufficient to have an amazing product.” says RSC Motors founder Dr. Paul Ragsdale. “You have to build out a whole brand that can deliver the type of exclusive experiences to which this client base is accustomed. These include driving experiences at some of the world’s best known tracks, owner-only social events, and a first-of-its-kind white glove service model delivered at clients’ homes.”
As RSC is preparing to take Chimera to market, it is planning construction of this experience center and headquarters near the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, home to the season finale for Formula One, as well as a manufacturing center in Ras Al-Khaimah in the north of the country.
According to Dr. Ragsdale, “The UAE is incredibly important to our brand. Not only is it the premier hypercar market in the world, the Emirates offer an unparalleled business environment plus new focus on entertainment and tourism. It’s already home to the Formula One season ender and Ferrari World, and we couldn’t think of a better place to establish our manufacturing and headquarters.”
RSC Motors is raising an undisclosed private round of capital for facility design and construction, salaries and expenses that will take it through development and product launch, key partnerships with other global brands, and marketing. These efforts place RSC Motors on par with another elite smaller maker, Koenigsegg, and will position it to compete directly with legacy brands that have been struggling in recent years such as McLaren and Aston Martin.
“The key thing that distinguishes RSC Motors from nearly every other sports car maker is our singular focus on the driver’s experience. We aren’t chasing numbers. We’re chasing sensation. And I can’t think of a single other carmaker on the planet doing this.”
RSC Motors plans an incredibly limited run of just 76 Chimera hypercars over 2024-2027.
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