de Marcross GT1 Shows Canada Can Build Supercars Too….kinda

By | February 12, 2011

De Macross GT1 Canadian SupercarThe car pictured above is Canada’s newest answer to the supercar world. It’s called the de Marcross GT1 and just one look shows it’s an eclectic mix of basically every supercar ever made, stealing design cues from the Maserati MC12, the headlights from a Ferrari F430, and even the triangle notches from the hood of a Ferrari F40. Needless to say, it’s an aesthetic mess.

The car is being built by the de Marcross Motor Corporation, or DMMC for short. Maybe they want to improve on the success of DMC…? Unlike the DeLorean, however, the GT1 isn’t made up of steel body panels and will pack quite a punch in the powertrain department. Here’s how they described it:

The powertrain consists a six-speed manual transmission and a supercharged 5.4-litre V8; the latter is built by Roush Yates Racing from an aluminum block sourced from Ford and is estimated to develop over 800 horses and 700 lb-ft of torque, enabling the GT1 to squirt to 100 mph in 7.5 seconds.

Not bad, however, as is the usual with these new supercar companies, the claiming is the easy part. Backing it up in the flesh is a different story. What do you think of Canada’s newest (and almost only) supercar?

De Macross GT1 Canadian Supercar

[Chad Waite, Auto123]


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