The Proteus C-Type is one of the most invigorating cars you will ever drive - or be driven in. You get the same sensations as 1950s racing drivers but with the ability to drive easily and very quickly in modern road conditions. With 0-100kmh in 5.4 seconds and instant mid-range acceleration the car surprises drivers of today's high performance cars.
The car has vivid acceleration with instant throttle response. The bespoke 4.2 litre straight 6 DOHC Jaguar engine develops 264ps from 3000rpm with masses of torque across the rev range.
The engine will happily rev to 6000rpm with a glorious howl yet can pull away from standstill in 5th gear. Cruising in top gear is relaxed.
Weighing less than 1000kg unladen with race bred suspension, the C-Type handles beautifully with nicely controllable oversteer under hard cornering. Just when you think the road holding is close to its limit you still have reserves.
Unassisted brakes require a firm pedal push for hard decceleration but are strong and very effective with large discs and racing calipers. The unassisted steering is very direct and nicely weighted with its traditional large steering wheel.
the c-type can be very docile to drive with instant
strong acceleration available at any time.
The C-Type is very comfortable with well shaped seats and a lovely simple cabin ambience. Visibility is excellent with an especially emotive view along the curvaceous bonnet.
Shallow doors and wide sills mean you need a little practice to elegantly get in and out of the car, but the technique is all part of the car's charisma. There are small storage areas in the cabin and the boot can accomodate overnight luggage without the spare wheel.
Servicing and maintenance are easy for any competent mechanic.
The cabin will get hot on intense summer days but otherwise Mallorca's stunning roads, fine year round weather, unspoilt scenery and historic towns are perfect for the Proteus C-Type.
Llucmajor - Porreres
Andratx - Esporles
Port de Pollensa - Formentor
Soller - Lluc
Caimari - Lluc