Revenge Designs Presents Hyper-Expensive Turnkey Kit-Car at NAIAS
While at first you may be inclined to believe that a bespoke supercar for that amount of money is practically peanuts, let's first take a look at a few details. Not that it would be a huge argument against them, but this is Revenge Designs' first ever car. Up until this moment all they did was modify mostly styling-wise cars like the Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Solstice and Honda Ridgeline – whatever the connection between them might be.
Also, it's not actually even completely designed by them, since the GTM-R is actually based on a GTM kit-car from Factory Five Racing (FFR). The GTM by FFR has been praised on numerous occasions for its performance versus price ratio. The GTM-R by Revenge Designs on the other hand costs at least 50% more for being just a slightly more upscale turnkey version of the former.
On top of this, for some strange reason, almost every air scoop and duct on the car is fake and has no functional purpose, albeit the Factory Five kit-car version has fully functional ones. The overall quality doesn't inspire a lot of trust either, even though for a backyard-cottage-made vehicle it looks pretty good.
The technical details aren't that different from almost any other overnight “supercar”, with a tubular chassis put in motion by an LS7 Corvette engine with 505 hp. The specifications provided point to some pretty snappy on-circuit performance, and with the whole thing weighing only 2,550 pounds (1156 kg), a time of under 4 seconds from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) shouldn't be that hard to achieve. With all this said, is it cheap or is it cheap?
❐ Check out the Revenge Designs Presents Hyper-Expensive Turnkey Kit-Car at NAIAS photo gallery