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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

These supercars made in South Korea

South Korean duo known as Hyundai-Kia in the global automotive world. But who would have thought it the South Korean is also capable of producing a supercar.

Back to 2012, where the South Korean super cars took part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JRdQfh)
This South Korean's first supercar named the de Macross Epique GT1 designed in Toronto by Canadian company Multimatic..
Front three quarter of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ed19zS)
This supercar is designed and built with carbon fiber material that makes the body becomes so lightweight. The blend of slick design of the supercar is the idea of South Korean ​​oil tycoon and collector of luxury cars, Keyser Hur.
Interior view of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1C5VHUO)
"Mr. Hur loves cars and he follows his dream to make himself a supercar and automotive companies," said a company spokesman Yongbin Choi, as reported by Autocar.
Engine view of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1C5VHUO)
Powering it is a supercharged 5.4-litre Ford V8 that Roush tweaked to produce more than 800bhp and 725lbft of torque. It has mounted midships and in line, it attaches to a Ricardo transaxle that an alloy rear subframe supports.
Rear view of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1IcgDeR)
The design is slightly sharp like a super sports car, supported by a rear subframe that makes the car appears more sweet. Suspension for automobile shock absorbers designed by DSSV F1, which also designed the Red Bull F1 car's suspension.
de Macross supercar has a weight of 1,450 kg, with the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h of 3.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 230 mph or 370 km/h. De Macross supercar was first introduced at the Dubai Auto Show event, in November 2011. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORAUTHORITY]
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