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Saturday, April 23, 2022

The 1st South Korean made supercar

~The 1st ONE~ All these years might be the South Korean automaker in the global automotive world known by us only Hyundai or KIA and several other companies such Daewoo, SsangYong, etc. But who would have thought if the South Korean also has a gorgeous supercar featured with gull-wings doors and claimed to be the first one made by those country.
The South Korean first supercar named de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: 4WheelsNews)
Back to 2012, there're the South Korean supercars took part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the time. This South Korean's first supercar named the de Macross Epique GT1, and built with carbon fiber material that makes the body becomes so lightweight. 
Front three quarter of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: 4WheelsNews)
The blend of slick design of the supercar is the idea of the South Korean ​​oil tycoon and luxury car collector, Keyser J. Hur in an attempt to capture the sensuous lines of the late 60s and early 70s Le Mans race cars in a modern interpretation. 

"Mr. Hur loves cars and he follows his dream to make himself a supercar and automotive companies," said the spokesman of de Macross Motor Corporation, Yongbin Choi, as reported by Autocar.
Interior view of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: Caradisiac)
As mentioned above, the car in question is built based on the hybrid carbon fiber and aluminum monocoque tub structure engineered by
Multimatic, a Toronto-based company. Then the Epique's suspension is used 4-way independently adjustable Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers, which is also used by Red Bull Racing to win the 2010 F1 World Championship.
The de Macross Epique GT1 is powered by a supercharged 5.4-litre Ford V8 that Roush tweaked to produce more than 800bhp and 725lbft of torque. (Picture from: Caradisiac)
Furthermore, the supercar is powered by a supercharged in line 5.4-litre Ford V8 mid-mounted engine capable to burst out the power more than 800 bhp and 725 lb-ft of torque coupled with a Ricardo transaxle that an alloy rear subframe supports. Thanks to this concoction, the 1,450 kg weighted car capable to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph of 3.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 230 mph or 370 kph.
Rear view of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
The Epique GT1 itself was first introduced by de Macross to the public at the Dubai Auto Show 2011 and is expected to continue to expand its wings in line with the ambitions of the company's founder and owner. Moreover, the automaker claims that many buyers from the Middle East and America are already interested in the car.
For those of You who want to be the owner of this car, to be able to bring this Epique GT1 estimated that You have to prepare funds of up to US $ 1.5 million or around Rp. 14.1 billion before contact the automaker, the price above does not include taxes with a six-month waiting time quoted.

Unfortunately to this day there is no more news related to how many the Epique GT1 has been produced by de Macross.😉 *** [EKA [16062015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DEMACROSS | FACEBOOK | AUTOCAR | TOPSPEED | MOTORAUTHORITY]
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