For many years, Italian firm Dallara has been building chassis for racecars. And there have been rumours that it was planning to venture into developing its own road-legal sportscar. Now, we have spotted a prototype of this said model being tested.

As you can see in these photos, it’s a low-slung machine with a bubble roof and a massive rear spoiler. Expected to go against sportscars like the KTM X-Bow, the Dallara is reportedly powered by a Ford-sourced 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A variant of the Ecoboost lump found in the Mustang and the Focus RS, it’s expected to make 400 horsepower in the Dallara. That should be plenty of oomph as the car is sure to be super lightweight as it taps into Dallara’s huge reserves of experience in chassis building. Earlier reports had suggested that production will be limited to around 600 units over a five-year period.