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Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Austrian-made GTP-13 Supersports car

What is this? We were blown away when we've first saw this car on a Youtube video (on 11:12 to 12:20). This super car figure may look unusual for the current era. How not the shape that actually reminds us of the 1960s classic racing cars, but in reality the car was built in today's modern era. Then with full curiosity we started to find out the information about the super car on the internet.
The Fi GTP-13 Supersports car is built in house more than 8,000 hours of work by Rudolf and Alexander Fillafer in Winklern, Austria. (Picture from: GTP13)
It turns out that the unique car mentioned above is the Fi GTP-13, whose made by an Austrian father and son named Rudolf and Alexander Fillafer, although at first we thought it was made in America. Rudolf Fillafer is a teacher meanwhile his son, Alexander Fillafer is an aeronautical engineer.
The automaker estimates the value of this Fi GTP-13 Supersports car at around of one million euros. (Picture from: GTP13)
As quoted of GTP13, this unique-shaped car story began, when the father, Rudolf Fillafer was a teenager back in 1968 stumbled upon a tiny picture of a prototype race car in a motorsports magazine. It was the Ford P68 F3L, designed and built to race at the sportscar world championship at the time. To him, the appearance of the car in the picture was the essence of beauty, competitiveness and low-drag aerodynamics. 
The exterior design of the GTP-13 is meant to recall the timeless beauty of it's historic precursor, the Ford P68 F3L. (Picture from: GTP13)
It is undeniable that in the 1960s, there many such race cars were found. They are the result of an extraordinary and beautiful engineering design of all time, made without the use of wind tunnels and computer-aided design. Today they are commonly called supersportscars. They will remain cherished and invaluable icons of history.
This is Rudolf Fillafer's dream car of 1968 Ford P68 F3L, then inspired the supersport car he built along with his son Alex and named the Fi GTP-13. (Picture from: Mad4Wheels)
The memory of the Ford P68 F3L came back to the fore, when Rudolf Fillafer visited the legendary Festival of Speed in Goodwood, England. As he stood in one of the grandstands, suddenly the Ford F3L passed by with it's roaring DFV Cosworth engine. He describes the event as the same enchanting sight he has cherished in his memory for 33 years.
Rudolf Fillafier behind the wheel of the Fi GTP-13 along with his son Alexander Fillafier while on the test track back in the 2016. (Picture from: Kaernten.orf.at)
There she was a race car with its quirky radiator scoop, gull-wing doors, low profile (ducked into the airflow) and surrounded by the roaring of her eight-cylinder engine. Actually he really wants to have it. Due to the price is very expensive, he can only keep the desire to have the Ford's race car in the heart.
The Fi GTP-13's cockpit design, much effort was focused on reviving the timeless, elegant style of the 1960's supersportscars. (Picture from: GTP13)
Then he tries to find another ways to make his teenage dreams come true. In short, Rudolf and his son Alexander Fillafer decided to build by themselves a unique sports car inspired by the Ford P68 F3L. After wading through more than 8,000 hours of work in house they finally managed to make Rudolf's teenage dream come true, namely a unique sports car.
The Fi GTP-13 Supersports car is powered by a Ford Windsor's V8-SB Dart Aluminium block engine coupled with the Quaife ZFQ five speed (5+1R) gearbox. (Picture from: GTP13)
All of the building work for the GTP-13 was carried out in Winklern, Austria including manufacturing the car's parts ranging from the self-molded carbon fiber bodywork to the exhaust system, rims, aluminum chassis and even the smallest screws. While the V8 engine used to drive the car is taken from the Ford Windsor (a V8-SB Dart Aluminium block) could be spewed power of 600 hp. The engine's power is transmitted to the rear wheels by a Quaife ZFQ, which is a synchronized, handshifted five speed gearbox.
The Fi GTP-13 sealed cockpit bodywork is made of vacuum moded Kevlar-honeycomb reinforced GFRP, Epoxy matrix and built on aluminium and steel sheet metal based monocoque design chassis. (Picture from: GTP13)
At first glance, the GTP-13's exterior appearance reminds us of the figure of the 1968 Ford P68 F3L race car, of which there are only three left in the world. The streamlined silhouette of the American dream car sparked Rudolf Fillafer's passion for this sports car in his youth. Furthermore, he emphasized that's a brand new car, neither a replica.
In 2019 the GTP-13 was approved for road use by the Austrian government, thus allowing you to drive it on the streets while in Europe (or at least in Austria). (Picture from: GTP13)
The GTP-13 sealed cockpit bodywork is made of vacuum moded Kevlar-honeycomb reinforced GFRP, Epoxy matrix and built on aluminium and steel sheet metal based monocoque design chassis. The automaker says that the GTP-13 took about 7 more years from the idea to the first test drive. Well, in the fall of 2016, they only could be carried the GTP-13 to the test track for the first time.

In 2019 the GTP-13 was approved for road use by the Austrian government, thus allowing you to drive it on the streets while in Europe (or at least in Austria). The automaker estimates the value of this sports car at around of one million euros. It is not yet clear whether there will be another self-made product made in Carinthia.
The only question is whether there those of You who is willing to pay the price for this car. What is clear is that the automaker guarantees the availability of spare parts if anyone is interested in making them. If you wanna have this unique-shaped sports car, contact the automaker here. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GTP13 | KAERNTEN.ORF.AT | AUTOPUZZLES | GT40S ]
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