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GT1 Replica Pics

Here is another excellent car that was at the Cal Speedfest in the Kinesis Wheels booth. I spoke to the owner for a while (he built it himself so he is obviously very talented). He basically bought the body and built the car around it. It has a tube frame chassis with 930 suspension set up with coilovers. Has midmounted smallblock V8 power. Very nice fit and finish. Car runs well and was doing parade laps both days - must be a blast to drive.

Unfortunately, the guy who made the bodywork only made like 3 sets and then stopped because he was afraid of Porsche coming after him.


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Fooled me. I thought it was real.

In any case, beautifully executed.
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all I got to say is wow... great worksmanship !
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how cool....a great looking car and what has to be a blast to drive! That is a kit car I would love to have.
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That's cool. I would have went with Porsche power though if it were mine. There's just something about a car that looks like a Porsche and has Porsche badging on it that tells me it should have the engine too.
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Any idea who builds the body?

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I want one but with my 930 motor in it
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Very nice workmanship, I'd have to agree on using a Porsche powerplant with the car. Twin turbo anyone?
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that car is awesome even if it's a kit car. it appears to have been carefully assembled, it does have incredible looking Kinesis wheels by the way.
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That thing is sex on wheels. Any details on the construction specs?
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I wouldn't call it a "kit car", there was no kit , just a body (which I'm sure needed plenty of work too). The entire chassis is a custom tube frame designed and built by the owner- the amount of work required is the same or more as building a one-off racecar. It is truly a work of art.
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Any pics of the rear with the bodywork closed? I'd like to see how faithful he was to the original design. That is the best view of a GT1, IMO.
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I wouldn't call it a "kit car", there was no kit , just a body (which I'm sure needed plenty of work too). The entire chassis is a custom tube frame designed and built by the owner- the amount of work required is the same or more as building a one-off racecar. It is truly a work of art.
Whoah! You mean to say there is no 911 buried in there somewhere? That's hard core!
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ok guys,

break out your checkbooks.................
and order your GT1 replica today!
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ok guys,

break out your checkbooks.................
and order your GT1 replica today!
Too bad this one is purely cosmetic, big time poser, if you ask me.
I like the Chevy V-8 powered version, tube frame, etc.
This one is FG slapped onto an old SC tub. :-(

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Any idea who builds the body?

Len

There was a really accurate one by Patretti, but I can't find his site anymore. I'd bet this is one of his bodies. Here's a lesser quality kit for $9995 designed for a 911 chassis.

http://www.kitcars.com/Classifieds/AdDetails.asp?classified_id=4027
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I found one more picture, sorry I don't have any of the rear:

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I have some "rear" pics... let me dig them up....
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The craftsmanship was flawless, even in the interior.

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There was a really accurate one by Patretti, but I can't find his site anymore.
I found it...

patritti.com



So really...is there a 911 in there somewhere or is that beauty completely scratch built?
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