2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT
  • 2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT

The guys at DDR Motorsport have put their brand-new Miami GT kits on the market. The kits all sell for right around $20 grand, and can be set up to accept the four pot from either an Acura RSX or Toyota MR2 in Sport Prototype 4 form, or the LS Series small block from the Chevrolet Corvette in Sport Prototype 8 form. The idea, DDR says, is to put a truly affordable supercar on the market.

For your $20k, you get a full tube chassis, an unpainted fiberglass shell, lights, signals and all the glass. What you don't get is an engine or any running gear. Though they can't supply the drive trains, DDR will happily explain how to get your McLaren F1 lookalike up and running.


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      Redline
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like a GTA car name.
      Pat
      • 4 Years Ago
      Was interested until I saw it was a 2 seater (as opposed to 3).
      graphikzking
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not a single picture of the car with the doors/hood closed? Isn't that how the car will be 99.9% of the time? I think I like the look and idea. I can't honestly say it's affordable. Why wouldn't someone just buy a used corvette and strip the interior/weight out of it? Or buy an mr2 spyder with a trans problem for $6,000 + veilside body kit/painted ($6000) and put a V6 motor from Camry in it. 2400lbs and 270hp. Total Cost is under $20,000 and have a dynamite power-weight ratio.
        Geekengineer
        • 4 Years Ago
        @graphikzking
        I hear ya. I am *sick* of tons of photos showing fancy doors in the open position. Show me *one* picture with the doors open (and only if they are totally whiz-bang like scissor doors or gull wing or what have you) - then make the rest show the car in its on-road condition: doors closed! I wonder if McLaren can sue these guys for poorly ripping off the "trade dress" of the F1. For one thing, I'd at least send DDR a ticket for really bad copying. This thing is not flattering to the F1 at all.
          BigMIKE
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Geekengineer
          Plenty of photos of the car with the doors closed on their website.
      The Angry Intern
      • 4 Years Ago
      The interior looks like something you'd see at the arcade...
      • 4 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      QAZZY
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can Americans make a supercar that doesn't look like a kit car?
      Michael
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dance Dance Revolution Motorsport
      mythicalprogrammer
      • 4 Years Ago
      you heartless bastards! Stop killing the NSX! There are tons of vette to go around but so few NSX. They're endangered! One day I will adopt a NSX and start a breed program.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @mythicalprogrammer
        [blocked]
      KAG
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man, someone is going to get sued for copying a McLaren. But, if I had one I would really want a Infinite M56 motor.
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @KAG
        No, they aren't. SSC was never sued for creating Countach and Diablo kit cars. Hell, Factory Five and SuPerformance are perfect examples of this. They build Cobra and Daytona Coupe replicas, yet AC has never come after them. Shelby American tried suing Factory Five last year and Factory Five won because it was not Shelby's design. This has enough stuff on it to differentiate it from the original McLaren F1.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know too much about the kit cars, but if the pictures are based on one then that's one hot looking kit car. The big problem I see, is putting it together.
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        Kit cars are based on current or former production chassi. Fieros and MR2s are mainly used for Lamborghini and Ferrari kit cars. There's many other kit cars out there that do the same thing. I'm fairly sure that this car is not based on a factory chassis unless they're using the MR2 (which could explain why they offer it with the 3S-GTE). But I've yet to see anyone do a GM LSx swap in an MR2, and probably for perfectly good reasons.
          Elmo
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Oh wait, didn't read that part of the article. It's a tubed chassis.
      theharpyeagle
      • 4 Years Ago
      Until I save enough money to splurge on an engine and running gear, can I fit it with paddle power? May be two - I might as well get my passenger to contribute. EPA duel consumption = ∞ mpg.
      q3a7vodk4
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the driver doesn't sit in the center, it's not even close to an F1.
        Elmo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @q3a7vodk4
        No one said it was close to an F1, only that the design of the car is inspired by the F1.
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