• Jul 30, 2008


Click to view the LusoMotors LM GT in our hi-res gallery

Of all the European countries with established automotive industries, Portugal might not spring to mind first. But that's something that designer Ernesto Freitas is trying to overcome. His company LusoMotors has been behind such projects as the LM23 track car, Voisin revival concept and Ferrari Dino mock-up. Although none of them – to our knowledge, at least – has really gotten off the ground, Freitas is at it again with a new concept that could yet see the light of day.

Targeted at the track-day-crazy UK market, the LM GT is a concept conceived in three bodystyles: a shooting brake, an open-top roadster, and a windowless speedster (all viewable in our gallery below). Freitas is looking for partners to build the car, including kit car manufacturers. An alternative approach could see the LM GT sitting on an original chassis with BMW running gear. The Bavarian mechanicals should make some sense if you think the rear end of the shooting brake variant reminds you of the previous-generation BMW Z3 coupe with its breadvan-style roof. The project seems intriguing, and we'll be watching to see if it materializes. In the meantime, check out the computer renderings in the gallery below.


[Source: LusoMotors via Car Body Design]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay, so someone whipped up a bad sketch of a Z8, tweaked it with cuts from the forthcoming California, pasted on some rejected wheel arch radiuses from Mazda and a double-bump aero roof from the Prius. Marvelous. Totally free of creativity, but skillful rendering. Excellent computer skills!
      s13hybrid
      • 6 Years Ago
      Imitation is the finest form of flattery.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one of the ugliest back ends I've ever seen.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That back fender is...eh.... something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does it look like a BMW Z4 and a Ferrari had a kid?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Build it... and no one will come.
        • 6 Years Ago
        rofl

        best fitting quote ever.

      • 6 Years Ago
      i thought the pics without the wheels was genius.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Build me NOT! i understand the shooting break proportions , but come on, the surfacing is horid.... please make the front and rear fenders talk!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Build me? I thought Ferrari already did a few years back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this the love-child of a Mazda RX-8 and a Z4?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Underwhelming design. Looks completely derivative. Why bother?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somebody actually found out what a fart looks like and drew it.
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