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Old 12-12-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Factory Five Racing GTM supercar

Factory Five Racing GTM supercar


Americaís Factory Five Racing has created a do-it-yourself kit car, which owners can build with the powerplant of their choice. The GTM is a ready-to-drive V8 powered, mid-engined car with a composite body shell and an aluminum and steel tube frame chassis. The carís final kerb weight is 2,250lbs (1,020kg).

The car uses GM Performance engine and suspension parts with four-corner coil-over shocks, huge brakes and a Porsche 911 transaxle. Its handling and braking system is derived from the Chevrolet Corvette C5, and includes 13in rotors up front and 12in discs up back.

The car is engineered to be built as a chassis kit, and has more than three years of engineering and development work. Despite being a kit car, it still comes fully equipped with a quiet and refined cockpit with air-conditioning, power windows and leather trim.

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Old 12-12-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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nice.. was this not at SEMA last year?
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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uh wtly?

Cool car, still a bit too expensive
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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it's 19900 for the kit. you need to supply a c5 vette donor vehicle, which can be a wrecked car so long as it's major parts are functioning, and a porche 911 tranny. Put together yourself for 30-40k depending on cost of what you can find. The Z06 motor used here is a costly piece (about 15-17k for a crate IIRC) and you need a more expensive 911 tranny, but that gives you enzo crushing performance for a base vette price.

Compared to the most popular kits (Factory 5 roadster and caterham 7) which are 20-25k to get running, this is quite the performance deal, as well as being a bit more exclusive while retaining easy to obtain parts (except for body parts).
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:42 AM   #5
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I would love one, but I can only imagine how squirrely a 2250 lb car is with a Z06 motor is.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:17 PM   #6
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if you read the car and driver article they said they could hardly break the rear end loose.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:16 PM   #7
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Yeah, nothing new here. Heck, here's some pics from the 2006 open house I attended:

Nice car.

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Old 12-12-2007, 03:57 PM   #8
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i have ridden behind that engine.

...actually, it was this one - http://www.factoryfive.com/whatsnew/...heney/gtm.html

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