In the past few years, Jon Olsson shown quite a passion for customizing special Ultima GTR supercars for the Gumball 3000 international road rally. For those of you who do not know, Gumball is an annual 120-car deep, 3,000-mile road rally that takes place on public roads with a different route each year. Last year’s Gumball took place in the U.S., so this year it is Europe’s turn.
Jon Olsson is one of the guys always present for the rally. For example, in 2011 he developed a special Ultima GTR in collaboration with ADV.1 wheels. For the 2013 rally, his sponsor is Rebellion Racing Team, which is where the name of the car comes from, obviously.
According to the first details, the new Rebellion is a prototype-like conversion, featuring Audi-inspired headlights and Veneno / LMP1 + rear fins and tons of sponsor stickers.
UPDATE 05/15/13: More photos of Jon Olsson’s Rebellion R2K race car have been released. Do yourself a favor and check out the gallery. It’s all worth it.
Click past the jump to read more about Olsson’s previous Gumball car.
The car he raced in 2011 was also based on the Ultima GTR. The car was developed in cooperation with ADV.1 wheels and a Chevrolet-sourced 6.3-liter V-8 engine that produced 543 horsepower powered it.
The model received lots of lightweight construction, laminated glass and a carbon-fiber rear wing, so it weighed less than 2,200 pounds.
Called Rebellion R1k, the 2011 racing car took more than six months of development. Unfortunately, the car ran into some problems just before the race, so Olsson had to start the race in a Nissan GT-R.