JP ZERO - 2020 - front-face / face avant

JP ZERO : light is right Exige 2.0 supercar [V6 3.5L] 610hp (6250rpm) 635Nm (4470rpm) 960kg

19/08/2020 - Ewen LJ Team Principal DESIGNMOTEUR - Auto custom - ,

L’essence même de l’automotive performance, c’est simple. ‘Light is Right’ dixit Colin Chapman, design engineer, inventor, builder in the automotive industry, and founder of Lotus Cars. Un préparateur du nom de JUBU Performance a réalisé ce principe sur base de Lotus Exige modernisé, full carbon, moteur de 610 ch. pour un poids de 960 kg. Project dénommé JP ZERO. Présentation.

Design JP ZERO

JP ZERO - 2020 - carbon part painting
JP ZERO – 2020 – carbon part painting

Martin Jung, founder of JUBU Performance, wanted to build the race-car he always desired: fast, easy to drive and
easy to maintain. What he did with his team is pretty insane: “JP ZERO”, a full carbon, 610 hp race-car with only 960kg,
designed to compete in the GT2 class. A 740 hp, street legal supercar will follow.

JUBU Performance team

Design extérieur JP ZERO

JP ZERO - 2020 - front-face / face avant
JP ZERO – 2020 – front-face / face avant

“We took the great chassis from the Exige and built an entire new car around it.

Almost everything – from suspension to steering wheel was completely new designed and produced at our factory in Austria.

During the development process we always kept the old principle of Colin Chapman in mind: simplify, then add lightness.”

Martin Jung, JUBU Performance
JP ZERO - 2020 - front / avant
JP ZERO – 2020 – front / avant
JP ZERO - 2020 - front side-face / profil avant
JP ZERO – 2020 – front side-face / profil avant
JP ZERO - 2020 - side-face / profil
JP ZERO – 2020 – side-face / profil

The goal of project ZERO was to build a lightweight and high performance race car – easy to drive and with very low maintainance. It should be designed to fit three versions: a pure and high competitive race car, a arrive-and-drive track-tool and a luxurious, street legal supercar.

JUBU Performance
JP ZERO - 2020 - rear side-face / profil arrière
JP ZERO – 2020 – front side-face / profil avant
JP ZERO - 2020 - rear / arrière
JP ZERO – 2020 – rear / arrière

Design intérieur JP ZERO

JP ZERO - 2020 - onboard
JP ZERO – 2020 – onboard

Le team JUBU a pris un châssis et moteur de la Lotus Exige originale, et a design/dev’ tout le reste à partir de zéro, y compris le cadre, la suspension, la carrosserie, l’habitacle et le volant.

of course, il y a pour la version ‘ZEROrace’ l’équipement course : FIA-spec roll cage, FIA-spec carbon race seat, fire extinguishing system

Moteur JP ZERO

JP ZERO - 2020 - engine / moteur - under the hood - V6 3.5L
JP ZERO – 2020 – engine / moteur – under the hood – V6 3.5L

To achive this goal, JP ZERO is based on a super-lightweight Lotus chassis, equipped with a full carbon bodywork and a heavily optimised version of the very reliable Lotus 3.5 V6 engine. Top spped: 331 km/h.

Depending on the individual preferences/version a ZERO can deliver 460 to 740 bhp.

JUBU Performance

La transmission à double embrayage permet un changement de vitesse ultra rapide sans les inconvénients d’une boîte séquentielle classique.

On retrouve V6 biturbo de 3,5L, lubrifié par carter sec (dry sump), qui tourne à max 7200 tr/min et propose 610 hp (6250 rpm) et 635 Nm (4470 rpm), associé à une boite 7speed et à double embrayage.

In combination with the optional dual clutch gearbox a ZERO can stay up to 100 hours on track without any major maintainance.

JUBU Performance

Le concept Bi-Turbo permet également d’ajuster la puissance fournie par le moteur. Il est possible de régler la puissance délivrée de 410 hp à 610 hp avec un simple interrupteur dans le cockpit.

Châssis JP ZERO

JP ZERO - 2020 - chassis / châssis - preview
JP ZERO – 2020 – chassis / châssis – preview

La voiture en configuration ZEROrace ne pèse que 960 kg ! Le vheicule en version course est équipé de pneus Pirelli et les brakes sont fournis par le spécialiste AP RAcing.

under the hood chassis JP ZEROrace

JP ZERO - 2020 - front side-face / profil avant - on track / sur circuit - photo by Peter Tomschi
JP ZERO – 2020 – front side-face / profil avant – on track / sur circuit – photo by Peter Tomschi

Chassis: Aluminium Space-frame Chassis w/ Krontec air lifting system Body: Carbon Kevlar Body Panels

Front rims18” silver forged aluminium alloy rims
w/ center lock; 10×18” ET45


Back rims18” silver forged aluminium alloy rims
w/ center lock; 12×18” ET 37

Front tires: Pirelli PZero 265/645-18 DHE
Back tires: Pirelli PZero 315/680-18 DHE

Braking system, steering and dampers

Front brakes: Steel discs AP Racing 378×32 mm, AP Racing 6-Piston-Monoblock calipers, additional cooling for Pistons and calipers

Rear brakes: Steel discs AP Racing 356×28 mm, AP Racing 4-Piston-monoblock calipers, additional cooling for Pistons and calipers

JP ZERO - 2020 - rear side-face / profil arrière - on track / sur circuit - photo by Peter Tomschi
JP ZERO – 2020 – rear side-face / profil arrière – on track / sur circuit – photo by Peter Tomschi

JP ZERO on track onboard!

Hotlap of 2020 JUBU Racecar on Red Bull Ring (Laptime: 1:31.62)

JP ZERO business!

JP ZERO comes in three versions, ZEROrace, ZEROtrack and ZEROstreet.

The pure race-car is called ZEROrace, designed to compete in the GT2 class.

ZEROtrack comes as a low-maintainance, arrive-and-drive track-tool for having fun
on tracks without any effort.

ZEROstreet will come as a 740 hp, street legal, luxurious supercar with bare carbon body.

Sources et images :
JUBU Performance
photos studio by Wolfgang Stoiber
photos on track by Peter Tomschi