De Macross GT1: first details and photos

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 1, 2010

The next supercar to come out will originate from Canada and will offer top performance in its segment, according to a report by car magazine, De Macross Motors Corp (DMMC).

A company established last year is developing the GT1 together with component developer Multimatic. The car features a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 powerplant that will be mid-mounted.

The car comes from Roush Yates Racing Engines, which builds Ford NASCAR units. The unit will be mounted on a chassis that will use carbon fiber and aluminum.

As a result, the car will be light but will have a structure that’s very rigid. The car also features a Multimatic Dynamic Suspension that will offers ride height control.

The performance details and its pricing have yet to be revealed but the company said that this will be comparable to the Pagani Zonda.

The 1:4 scale model is seen here to give a preview of this supercar but a full-scale model is set to be completed in November this year. Testing sessions will then be started for the vehicle.

Powertrain

De Macross GT1 takes pride in its Roush Yates V8 engine that provides a 5.4-liter displacement and a supercharger. It can deliver up to a whopping 800 of horsepower and 700 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels.

Most V12 engines cannot top such power. The V8 engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission that can burn rubber through the second gear. The lightweight DeMacross GT1 can accelerate up to 60 mph in just 3.40 seconds and cover a quarter mile in less than 12 seconds.

With the help of Multimati, the De Macross GT1 comes with the F1 technology. Housing the interior is the aluminum monocoque tub, which is specifically furnished by Multimatic. Multimatic also helped to connect the front and rear substructures for the engine and suspension and to enable the De Macross GT1 to pass the global safety standards of both EEC and FMVSS.

The vehicle's suspension is directly from F1, employed with Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers that can be adjusted independently with the use of an inboard pushrod.

The vehicle's ride height can be modified and the effective spring rate can be increased by simply changing the spring damper and rocker motion ratio. Additionally, the De Macross GT1 can handle high speeds over 200 mph. The vehicle also comes with an industry-first hydraulic auto-roll system.

Topics: sports car, coupe

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