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Old 07-12-2007, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No way to know anything yet. No one has a coupe yet.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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God that thing's ugly. Even if its fast, who cares?
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've seen Fran's Superlite Coupe in person and it is beautiful in my opinion. Couple that with all the engine choices and you have lots of options at a very attractive price.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Larger detail pics...scroll down a little http://www.lextreme.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8224
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think Fran and his company do some great stuff and I like the options but just like the optima, I have no love for the look of the car. I also do not like the DP cars so at least I am consistent. JMHO, Cheers Richard.
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One of the Many reason I prefer the GTM is roll up windows, this design does not support.

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I think the RCR superlite is a "jaw-droppingly" gorgeous design. I like the Ultima as well. personal tastes are funny that way.
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Quote:
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I think Fran and his company do some great stuff and I like the options but just like the optima, I have no love for the look of the car. I also do not like the DP cars so at least I am consistent. JMHO, Cheers Richard.
Ditto! Based on personal preferences only, I prefer the GTM.

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Old 07-12-2007, 02:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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We are also working on a funtional window so dont right us off just yet.....
We are Race Car Replicas too, and our demographic is race car guys...partcularly ones in the age bracket that loved the LeMans Group C style cars ......with so many engine choices in the marketplace, I wanted to allow more freedom of expression and the new chassis will accomodate anything from a Viper to a four cylinder Cosworth and anything in between,we also made the engine trans bay large enough to accomodate ANY transaxle on the ,market including the Ford GT unit, I also made sure to have a very large door opening for easy ingress/egress and tons of footbox length and width.....
We have a lot of midengine experience and know most all of the expensive pitfalls/benefits associated with the layout.....

I appreciate your feedback ..good or bad as you guys are all looking for the next project...I am aware this is the GTM forum and as such not too expect much positive feedback....
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OOPS! Doubled up!

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Old 07-12-2007, 02:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I like the GTM but unlike Richard I LOVE the look of the DP cars, the Ultima, and this Superlite. I guess I need to win the Lotto and try them all For now I'll finish my roadster and be HAPPY [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Very nice...Supercars need doors that swing up!
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Fran,

I have a sneeking feeling people from this site and even this particular forum spend a good bit of time peeking at your attractive site and your cool cars.

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Fran

What is the weight?
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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As shown with the twin turbo set up...2250LBS..

The engine shown Lexus 1UZFE has 750hp potential with the twin turbos...great little engine with a bulletproof bottom end.
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Fran

Any running Coupes yet?
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Interesting likeness. Fran, no worries of design infringment?



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Old 07-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I really really dig the super-lite roadster!!!! hmmmmm....

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Quote:
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God that thing's ugly. Even if its fast, who cares?
Your referring to the GTM, right?
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Seems like it was a really good question i made this morning [img]smile.gif[/img] With the "5" years off developing that the GTM has had, in 5 years maybe the superlite will be the optimal choice kwho knows. Damn im drunk dont even know what im writing, started my 4 week vacation today [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Looking at the real thing, and then the picture, I have to say the RCR coupe looks way better in person. Although I never really liked bubble-top cars (like the Ultima), the Superlite is more subdued and lacks the cartoonish look of an Ultima or similar vehicle.

While the GTM is a street-friendly, track-day terror, the RCR is more like a record-smashing monster (like the Ultima). Not to say the Superlite isn't street-friendly, because I don't know any of that. I'm just going by the insane engine sitting in the back.

Personally, I'd have both; a GTM for spirited cruising and an RCR with a Ford engine for outrunning Enzos.

As for Atom imitators, Kirkham has a similar beast too, though I haven't been able to find out much about it. Seems exo-skeletons are all the rage now.
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Check out these links...you will see that many manufacturers are building tubular chassis cars....no problem with any design issues...dont think Ariel designers invented round tube or the tube bender...besides the SL roadster is 16k as a roller and aimed at a different market sector...
http://www.sdrsportscars.co.uk/designDevelop.html
http://www.twintechcars.com/
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http://lejun001.diytrade.com/sdp/101...859-87123.html this one is a real Atom rip off!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:29 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Karlo,

the Coupe was unveiled 8 weeks ago and we have already had the Lexus package running.....we have the engine out at the moment as we are trial fitting a Viper V10 engine...just in case someone feels like its "clobbering time"....to quote my 7 year old son(Fantastic Four)....
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Fran wrote:
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we have the engine out at the moment as we are trial fitting a Viper V10 engine...just in case someone feels like its "clobbering time"....
hahahahahaa. When too much is just enough!

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I'd love to see the BMW V-12 in the back of the Superlite coupe, a la Jay Esterer's Ultima build.

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Hey Fran Hall,
is the superlight roadster street legal in CA? I would assume fenders and windshield are in order.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:18 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Chris,

Sorry ....I have no idea.
I am sure T buckets with no fenders manage to make it onto the streets in Ca.

We have been working on body package accessories though..
We have finalised fenders and a nose but it does not include a windscreen,only a wind deflector
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Fran,

Do you think you will be chasing the same customer as the GTM?
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