Miami, Florida is more than just sun, sand, and South Beach. It’s known for those things of course - not to mention all the hot people that live there - but there’s one more thing for which Miami is starting to get known: a burgeoning auto scene.
Plenty of the world’s most exotic and expensive supercars run through the roads of Miami and where variety seems to be no problem, a certain auto company is looking to make heads turn with their own custom-build supercar, the Miami GT.
The brainchild of DDR Motorsports, the Miami GT, is the epitome of what Ferdinand Porsche once said, “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.” It’s a one-of-a-kind supercar that takes customer satisfaction to heart. While the basic elements of the car have already been built, there are plenty other elements of it that can be customized and styled depending on the customer’s whims and preferences.
Call them a niche supercar builder all you want, but you can’t deny the potential of what they’re cooking up in South Beach.
Details on the Miami GT by DDR Motorsport after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
The Miami GT is a mid-engine carbon steel frame supercar with plenty of composite Kevlar, carbon, and fiberglass, all made in beautiful Miami, Fl. It weighs approximately 1,760 lbs with a tubular steel space frame with steel chassis panels, and an eight-point roll cage.
Each car is built according to the customization tastes of its buyer, but DDR Motorsport is offering a GT Kit to give us an idea of what to expect for the model. Among the many items found on the DDR Miami GT Kit include a tubular chassis, a front windscreen, side and rear Lexan glass, projector head lamp assemblies, front, rear, and side turn signals, rear stop and reverse lights, a custom fuel tank an all the associated hardware, a custom exhaust system, coolant system parts, complete dash assembly with gauges, Tilton clutch, brake, and gas pedal assembly, brake lines and fittings, chassis electrical wiring harness, and interior carpeting.
As for the customization part, each customer is given the opportunity to choose a number of elements of the car that they’d prefer to have. Color-choice? Check! Wheel type? Pick one! Interior seats and seat belts? Come get some! Heck, even the steering wheel is subjected to what the customer wants to have.
Depending on the engine year and added accessories, the Miami GT can be powered with either a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged Toyota MR2 3SGT-E engine from the 1991-1996 models or a 2.0-liter Acura RSX K20 engine from the 2002-2006 models. These powertrains offer outputs of anywhere from 200 horsepower to well over 500 horsepower and a max torque of 200-250 lb/ft while mated to a five-speed trans-axle transmission.
An Acura/Honda V6 version is currently under development as well.
According to DDR Motorsport, a fully equipped Miami GT will run about $50K-$60K, proving that this is an affordable supercar.
It would definitely be easy to assign a comparison on this particular Miami GT kit based on aesthetics alone, but since there are plenty of features that are fully customizable, things can get a bit more difficult. This is especially true considering even the powertrain can get drastically changed up. Sin ce the entire super car is 100% customizable we won’t even get to the part of making what we think will be undue comparisons with other cars.
We’re not saying that it compares favorably or vice versa; we’ll just say that it’s a supercar that’s definitely unique on its own.
- Customization gives buyers the chance to stamp their personalities on it
- Powertrain options offer plenty of choices
- Is it really a reliable choice given the type of money you’re likely to spend?
- The interior looks really bare
- No pricing yet
- There’s a little McLaren F1 look to it