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Earlier this month we showed you a rendering of the GTM 40TR, a bare-framed racer with two seats strapped to a Honda Type R engine (reports have power ranging from 197 bhp to 220). It looked just as minimalist if not more than the Ariel Atom, a car to which the GTM has been constantly compared. Courtesy of Coolbrit.net, we now have a couple pics of the 40TR, which show that indeed, the drawing didn't lie. It's hard to judge a car like this or the Atom on aesthetics, when it's quite obvious the engineers who built it weren't arguing over wheel designs and in which shade of gray should the bare metal be cast. Of course, folks looking for a single-minded track car that car reach 60 mph in under four seconds probably aren't that considered about looks, especially when they'll be a blur most of the time.

Check out a rear shot after the jump and live pics of the 40TR at Totalkitcar.com.

[Source: Coolbrit.net]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      For some reason, the term "Hell in a handbasket" comes to mind...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can we get pictures of one that hasn't had a junkyard poured on to it?
      • 8 Years Ago
      So, it has 0.02 inches of front suspension travel? Ugly as it is, I could care less about the looks but it doesn't sound like it delivers any more than the Atom. Oh, and uh, nice roll bar; looks real functional.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, thats hideous on so many levels. There is no amount of blindness that could have made anyone think otherwise. They really think thats a sellable vehicle?
      • 8 Years Ago
      You people are missing the point.

      Before you scoff at the looks of this 'car,' check out GTM's website and look at the current attractive yet 'Euro' (read:quirkly) cars they build. They are certainly capable of designing a good looking car.

      This isn't an attempt at an attractive car however. It's supposed to rip on the race track for the least cost. Screw looks. If you guys all want looks, go cruise at 25mph on your local main street in a Soltice.

      And I agree that these aren't 'real photos.' I think its a rendering or a clever photoshop and I bet the final product will look a bit better. Remember, function before form.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is horrid, I thought you were joking.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would never bother with a car this ugly, no matter now fast it is.
      • 8 Years Ago
      disgusting...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Aggghhhh! My eyes!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Horrible. The Atom actually has some style to it. This looks like something from "Junkyard Wars".
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow, looks exactly how I would imagine it. This is what a piece of 5h17 made of aluminum looks like.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If they were going to make it a pure track car with no worries about aesthetics or daily driveability why did they bother with a second seat? Why not just place a single central drivers seat? Actually this is the same thing that bothers me about the Atom.
      That said, I really like these track day focused cars. And if I were going to build a car out of my Erector Set it would probably end up like this one.
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