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The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsThe newest and the only super car from Canada is heading fast towards its production line. Beauty in the eye of......Canadians. This is a completely homespun supercar that we can be proud of. Early indications point to a vehicle that will be every bit a match for the world's best Super Sport Cars. It is an attempt to disturb the calm of minds of the big three and smaller sports car manufacturers present in North America and abroad.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsJahong Hur who has founded the company has put his caliber in the designing of the newly developed super car. In the process of doing so, he proved that if someone wants something badly enough, it is always possible to realize that. Thanks to a wealthy Korean businessman, Canada's Multimatic Inc. is now in the business of building exotic sports cars.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsMr Johang Hur loves cars and wanted transportation evocative of the Le Mans cars of the '60s but suitable for street driving. For the creation he went to Ontario's Multimatic, responsible for no less than building the Mustang Boss 302R for Ford Racing and the Canadian homologation of the Ford GT. They also build the carbon-fiber monocoque passenger cell for the Aston Martin One-77.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsCanada is not exactly a mecca for exotic car creation. We're known more for our Corollas than Europe's Paganis, Bugattis and Koenigseggs. That is, until recently: First came Quebec's Pléthore LC-750 and now, almost out of the blue, the De Macross GT1, the first super sports car from upstart, Vancouver-based automaker De Macross Motors Corporation (DMMC).
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsWorking closely with Multimatic Engineering, a motorsports engineering firm that has worked with the likes of Shelby Automotive and Aston Martin in the past, The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports Cars has created a new mid-engine supercar platform composed of an aluminum monocoque tub structure, with integrated front and rear sub-frame modules for suspension, steering, engine and driveline mounting.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsMultimatic is a Canadian company supplying components, systems and services to the global auto industry. With its headquarters located in Markham, Ontario, it operates several divisions in North America, Europe and Asia, and has manufacturing ties in South America and Australia.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsIts core activities lie in the manufacture of stampings, welded assemblies, mechanisms, and suspension components. It is also involved in the design and development of automotive body and chassis systems.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsThe platform also combines plenty of carbon fiber and has been structurally optimized to provide a stiff and stable platform at the lowest possible weight, while meeting global safety standards. Installed within this structure is an independently adjustable push-rod suspension system similar to that used in F1. There is also a hydraulic anti-roll device similar to that used by the new McLaren MP4-12C supercar.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsUnveiled to the world early this year at the Multimatic headquarters outside of Toronto, the GT1 is no fly-by-night prototype, but a production-ready machine that hits all of the high notes expected of a hand-built, rear-drive super car: aluminum and carbon-fibre construction, power The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports Cars comes from the aforementioned Roush 5.4-liter V8 connected to a six-speed manual, a top-speed near 350 km/h and of course, a million-dollar price tag. The goal is to produce more than 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, enough they think to propel The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports Cars to 62 mph in approximately 3.5 seconds.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports CarsThe Multimatic team is heading to Florida in March to begin fine-tuning the car's dynamics on-track, but will return to the True North, Strong and Free once the snow disappears. The company has a long-term relationship with Calabogie Motorsports Park west of Ottawa as a location for homegrown vehicle development work.
The De Macross GT1, Canada's Supercar The Exotic Sports Cars will likely begin sales of the GT1 towards the middle of this year through what Wang describes as a "one-on-one type of sales and delivery process you'd expect from this caliber of car." The on-sale date will coincide with a world tour to introduce the globe to Canada's newest super car.