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Revenge Designs GTM-R supercar to debut in Detroit

 Revenge Designs GTM-R supercar to debut in Detroit
Revenge Design GTM-R supercar

First original product from Indiana-based GM tuner

Hoping perhaps to follow in the footsteps of tuners turned manufacturers like Saleen, Decatur, Indiana-based Revenge Designs plans to unveil its own "all-American" supercar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January. Known for tuning GM products, most notably the Pontiac Solstice and GTO, Revenge Designs has turned its expertise to the GTM-R supercar as its next project.

Revenge Designs' first original product is a svelte, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive supercar riding on a tube-steel Factory Five Racing chassis. A six-point roll cage with halo, 20-inch wheels and a tasteful, aerodynamic body give the GTM-R a clean look. Specifications haven't been released yet, but we do know that Revenge Designs aimed to make this car a racer for the street. That means a light curb weight of just 2350 lbs, a six-speed sequential transmission and up to 650 horsepower from the GM-sourced engine. Revenge Designs claims a 3-second 0-60mph run, with an 11.6-second quarter mile. Luxury items like a touch-screen navigation system, backup camera and air conditioning will be standard equipment.

We'll have more details when the GTM-R debuts in Detroit in a couple of weeks.

Published Dec 26, 2008 1:33 pm By Christopher Jackson

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sensei
What exactly is the part of "It's own design" that is not an exact copy of the Factory Five GTM?!?!? Bremen is spot on in his observation in this car and it could equally apply to the SSC. All of these cars are nothing more than overglorified kit cars. I personally don't think that there is anything wrong with kit cars and I even love some like Kelmark and the Fiberfab Jamaican, however, a kit car is not the best Americans can do. Its just the best that a few cash strapped doomed operations choose to build. Laraki is an example of a builder with sexy cars that could have and should have inspired American designers. As long as we have this Harley-Davidson fascination with old big engines without real performance, these dreams will come and go and go they rightfully should.
Jan 3, 2009 10:49 pm
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Tuner_Mad
Was anyone else thinking of the Farbio GTS when you see the side?
Dec 27, 2008 7:53 pm
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eddie
Oil is cheap again, lets come out with some really high horsepower Corvettes, Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Bad ass trucks!
Dec 27, 2008 4:19 pm
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
*sigh* They just don't get it.
Dec 26, 2008 10:37 pm
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raiders22227
What don't they get?
Dec 26, 2008 11:02 pm
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
They do not understand what makes a car appealing. Would anyone agree this an "all-American" supercar? Though it may be designed and built in America, does it possess similar qualities to other great American cars? What are they thinking, releasing a kitcar cum supercar as drab as this during this economic season? It is foolishness. And I promise it will be ruthlessly expensive for what it is -- an outdated plastic shell stretched over a steel frame, thrown together with the care of a profit-driven failing business and tolerances Fisher Price would be ashamed of.
Dec 27, 2008 12:37 am
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v6s_stink
I agree Bremen.. I hate to come off as self enlightened, but I don't know which company does understand what is an appealing car in our times. It certainly isn't all of these mega-horsepower, heritage-less, tuner become manufacturer cars. It isn't a Tesla or any other electric car or hybrid. Where are the drop-dead gorgeous coupes, roadsters and four door coupes with I6's or boxer engines. BMW or Porsche could do it if they brought in some fresh designers (from Italy, not Wisconsin) and stopped focusing on classes of SUV like things that they have to make new acronyms to describe. Maybe Alfa and BMW can tie-up for more than mini's.
Dec 27, 2008 6:23 am
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politz
The 'I Love The Nineties' sticker is complimentary.
Dec 26, 2008 6:59 pm
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