Photos: de Macross Epique GT1 at the 2012 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance

By Auto News Log • February 21st, 2012

The de Macross GT1 is created to perform both on the street and track, with maybe just a fraction more bias toward the track, encompassing overall dimensions similar to Le Mans winners. This mid-engine, 2-seat “GT racer” is built on a novel Hybrid Carbon Fiber — Aluminum monocoque tub structure, with integrated front and rear sub-frame modules for suspension, steering, engine and driveline mounting.

The Multimatic engineered de Macross Hybrid Composite Chassis Structure, incorporates specific application of aluminum extrusions, machined billet components, and carbon fiber solid and honeycomb cored laminates. The GT1 has been structurally optimized to provide a stiff and stable platform at the lowest possible weight, while meeting global safety and certification standards.

To match GT1’s aesthetical design and to deliver Performance in Elegance, de Macross has asked Roush Yates Engines, a race winning engine builder for NASCAR and other world class racing series, to build an engine that is just powerful enough to put the de Macross GT1 in the world of modern supercar arena. The de Macross GT1 is powered by a supercharged 5.4 liter V8, which generates 840 horsepower and torque of 725 lb-ft.


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