Thailand's Cobra International may be best known as a builder of surfboards and windboards, but the company also makes carbon-fiber components; and you know what that means, kids, right? It means they're pretty much required to build a supercar, under penalty of law. The company teamed up with brit Alan Mertens, an Aerospace executive, Indy car builder and Formula Ford racer, to build the Arbitrage GT, a low-slung sportster powered by VW/Audi's 3.2-liter narrow-angle six, as tuned by Canada's HPA Motorsports (builder of powerplants for VW's R-GT tuners). The company plans to offer a limited run of 350 Arbitrage GTs to highly heeled buyers with at least six digits to spare.
Volkswagen's R-GT Concepts Confuse SEMA [internal]