Sort of like an automotive big box store, Superformance is rapidly becoming the destination for anyone interested in modern kit cars. Besides the normal spattering of Shelby Cobra replicars, Superformance also offers replicas of the GT40 and Corvette Grand Sport. Now, we can add an altogether different type of DIY car to the company's portfolio - Caterham.
The Lamborghini Countach was the dream car for many teens and pre-teens in the 1980s, but at least one Japanese man thought there was room for improvement. As the story goes, Ryoji Yamazaki had a dream of a supercar as a 13-year-old, and at the age of 41, he used his design studio, Art & Tech, to create the Sogna in 1991.
A new Canadian kit car manufacturer, Dubuc Super Light Cars (SLC), has unveiled the Tomahawk, a lightweight, mid-engine kit car that's promised to weigh under 2,000 pounds. The Tomahawk will debut at the Montreal International Auto Show in January.
Electric vehicle fans have been building their own do-it-yourself cars for years, and a Japanese company thinks it has just the thing to reach that market: a quirky little DIY EV kit. We're not saying Modi chose "Pius" as the product name as a crass way to trick that audience, just that the name certainly reminds us of another, quite popular, green vehicle.
After a 12-year hiatus from the civilian vehicle market, AM General is reportedly set to offer a kit-car of the C-Series Humvee. The kit will conform to U.S. government regulations and has been made possible by a deal with General Motors.
Obtaining a legal title and registration is oftentimes one of the most difficult procedures custom car builders will face on the long road to getting their beloved hobby cars out of the garage and into the parking lot at the local Friday night car show.