2012 Miami GT by DDR Motorsport

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

Miami GT by DDR Motorsport

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.

Miami GT by DDR Motorsport

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.

Performance

Miami GT by DDR Motorsport

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.

Pricing

Miami GT by DDR Motorsport

According to DDR Motorsport, a fully equipped Miami GT will run about $50K-$60K, proving that this is an affordable supercar.

Competition

Miami GT by DDR Motorsport

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 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.

Miami GT by DDR Motorsport
LOVE IT
  • 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?
LEAVE IT
  • The interior looks really bare
  • No pricing yet
  • There’s a little McLaren F1 look to it

12 comments:

I like the flexibility and versatility of this sports car. Fully equipped, colorful, customized and mention-ally detailed concept.

Yeah, it looks like the F1 of Mclaren, but you cannot compare this to Gumpert Apollo because this car is the outcome of the customization program of DDR Motorsport. The performance of the car will depend on the buyer. If he/she wants to have a very powerful car from this one, then he can surely beat that Apollo.

Sorry guys, but the vehicle reminds me of Mclaren 12C because of its platform except of course with its butterfly wing doors. I would prefer the Gumpert Apollo over this production. The speed performance of Apollo is better compare to this vehicle!

Admittedly, the sportiness of the car is quite captivating. The DDR Motorsport has made an awesome modification in the exterior of the car. Those scissor doors make the vehicle heavier, but the good thing was it doesn’t affect the speed of the Miami GT.

I was really impressed with this one. It is very unique and I really like its color, which looks like a cheese, what I really mean is that I like yellow colors. I bet, this would be an expensive as it looks.

I’m impressed with this extra ordinary Miami GT but not with the interior. It seems that they focused so much on the exterior design. I am simply amazed with this being a customizable car.

I guess DDR Motorsport really make this one almost perfect. It has good appearance and power but no pricing yet. I’d rather go to McLaren than this one.

A supercar with exotic doors! That’s how am going to described this Miami GT, I knew that it was a custom made but I am so curious about its performance and speed.

I was impressed with the customize aerodynamic kit of this car. I would say that the engine is not that spectacular. I wouldn’t considered that the v6 engine as a high performing technology however it’s amazing on how they boost the power output of the car and make it up to 500 hp, that figure can produce only by a v8 engine.

This is definitely made under the licensed of Porsche. The platform of this vehicle is similar to the Gemballa Avalanche aside from those scissor doors and with a lightest touch of McLaren kit. The customization of the car gives the owner to stamp their personalities on it.

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Not a bad little supercar! Considering the engine,i also think that the fuel economy will be good! And indeed,it looks like a Mclaren F1....

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