• Jan 12, 2009
Click above for gallery of pics of the Revenge GTM-R from Detroit

Up until now, Indiana-based Revenge Designs focused on body kits for the Honda Ridgeline, Pontiac Solstice and the Pontiac GTO, but here in Detroit, the company unveiled its first complete vehicle: the Revenge GTM-R. If the car looks familiar that's because you've seen something similar badged as the Factory Five Racing (FFR) GTM. Since Factory Five offers the car in kit form only, Revenge seems to have spotted a niche and exploited it by offering a fully built turnkey example and has teamed with FFR to develop bespoke components for their version of the fully-built supercar.

Where the Factory Five kit allows a range of GM engine options, Revenge has focused on just the LS7 V8 from the Z06 Corvette. Not a bad mill to settle on, but it comes at a hefty price. While the kit will cost you around $20,000 (although there's a $2K off special right now), Revenge is asking $145,000 for their GTM-R. Granted, there are a lot of other parts you need to supply for the FFR kit (engine, trans, suspension, etc.), and you have to have the skill, patience and tools to build it yourself, but a $125,000 markup might seem steep to some. Still, the car looks well-built and at 2,550 lbs., it's bound to be a rocketship. Even at $145,000, this could be one of the performance bargains of 2009.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow 145k I'm planning a build come summer and I have pretty much everything penciled in for 75k.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes I will be using a ls7. My 06 z06 is just fine.

        Obviously you just want to bash on gm
        • 6 Years Ago
        What engine? Don't make the mistake my friend did and use an LS7. They are not good engines. They have good power but nothing else makes them a desired powerhouse. They blow very easily. I'd go with a Roush.


        I'd sure like to know how it goes. I might build one some day. I am building a Rossion Q1 right now and am using a Roush 427 BB with 550 HP and 575 Ft lBs I'm almost done and am about 85K into it.

        Good luck!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Forget the Revenge kit car. Did anyone else notice the Veyron behind it? First time it will be at NAIAS. Can't wait to see it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As much as I love FFR GTMs, those wheels makes it look ricey.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry... did you say they make a body kit for the Honda Ridgeline?

      That's enough to lose all respect points from me.
      Sqube27
      • 6 Years Ago
      So... I'm the only one who thinks that rear spoiler needs to go soonest?

      Interesting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this cars are suppose to be build by the owner, in order to really value your creation. I really do not see the point on paying 145 k for a car you are suppose to build your own or with the help of someone. I like the car but at a price of 50 k at the most. this car is no competition for a fully build car at the price that is being offered.
      • 6 Years Ago
      all that money for a kit car? sorry thank you I will pass. Don't let me get started on the cheesy R on the hood lol....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lets see, for $145,000 you can get ... An R8, 911TT, GTR VSpec, C63, Several Lotus', Used F360, a ZR1 or a whole myriad of high end, well engineered, safe cars...

      Who do these people think they are?
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is a hooottt car...I think that kit cars are going to be my future...oh And do the right thing and VOTE autobloggg!

      http://2008.weblogawards.org/polls/best-major-blog/
      • 6 Years Ago
      ugly stick was not used frugally I see...
      • 6 Years Ago
        • 6 Years Ago
        ha, "please cover these wires before someone tries to hotwire me"
      • 6 Years Ago
      $145k for this? This is the difference between real car builders and wannabe cars. Sure it may have numbers but you need the styling and detail when spending this money. The flat door panels are something out of a race car not a supercar. The wires visible under the dash are a joke, if I was the buyer and they presented the car to me in this condition I would refuse it. This car is at an autoshow, it should look the BEST it will EVER look, not like this.

      There is also something about the roof and the windshield frame that doesn't look right. Good luck to them.
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