De Macross GT1: The kimchi and bagged milk supercar

The De Macross GT1 is what happens when a wealthy Korean businessman decides he doesn't like the current crop of supercars and enlists the help of some Canadians and an 800-hp supercharged Roush V8.

Mr Johang Hur loves cars and wanted transportation evocative of the Le Mans cars of the '60s but suitable for street driving. For the creation he went to Ontario's Multimatic, responsible for no less than building the Mustang Boss 302R for Ford Racing and the Canadian homologation of the Ford GT. They also build the carbon-fiber monocoque passenger cell for the Aston Martin One-77.


They've used their expertise to craft a complete De Macross, and their low profile to do it without anyone noticing. And quite the car it is. Using a bit of the machinery used for the One-77, the aluminum-skinned car's a mix of billet-aluminum and carbon-fiber.

Power comes from the aforementioned Roush 5.4-liter V8 connected to a six-speed manual. The goal is to produce more than 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, enough they think to propel the car to 62 mph in approximately 3.5 seconds.

If you're in the mood for such a car it can be picked up later this year at a price around $1 million. Just do us a favor and pick a color combo that's not beige-on-white.



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