Cottage-industry exotic sportscar ventures never fail to keep us entertained. The newest: the Vinci GT, a one-off concept, built by a collaboration between the Center for Excellence in Auto Engineering and the Auto Museu da Maia, in the Portuguese city of Porto.

Not much information is available at this point, but the builders want an engine capable of supplying between 350 and 400 horsepower, and are looking at either purchasing an engine from BMW's M division or building one from scratch. The dimensions would put it somewhere between a Lotus Elise and a Ferrari 360 Modena.

If the numbers add up and the car actually makes it to production, it should post some impressive performance figures. As for the styling, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Post your impressions in the comments section.

For more pics, click here. Follow the link to follow the car's progress.

Thanks to Richard for the tip!

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