Introducing the de Macross Epique GT1 Supercar
The de Macross Epique GT1is a new limited production supercar that debuts from Canada. The de Macross car’s appearance is intended to pay homage to some of the great European Le Mans race cars of the 1960’s and 70’s. Although the looks are rather old-school, the car is state-of-the-art featuring a purpose-built aluminum carbon fiber hybrid chassis, hand-made full aluminum body, fully active suspension with dynamic ride height tuning and most importantly a muscular 5.4L engine producing 845 horsepower and 740 lb-ft torque. Apparently the total production numbers for the de Macross Epique GT1 will be limited to only about 20-30 cars. Unlike many other supercars that originate entirely from a single country; the GT1 is rather cosmopolitan. This supercar company is owned by a South Korean businessman who conceptualized the supercar product. The initial engineering and development work was performed in Canada by Multimatic, Inc., while the de Macross is to be assembled in Italy. If you watch the Jay Leno Garage video below you may discern that Jay is not too impressed with this car’s performance, especially considering the colossal price tag of at least $1.5 million dollars. He concedes that this particular car is the initial prototype and there are probably still some adjustments still to come, although overall he still doesn’t seem to be won over with the car. While you may not agree with Jay, his opinion carries a great-deal of clout since he has driven more high-end super cars than almost anyone else (perhaps second to “The Stig”). Post a comment below and say what you think of the de Macross Epique GT1 supercar.