After thinking about the comeback of kit cars, we stumbled across a builder in Michigan that has a pretty interesting option. Race Car Replicas (RCR) has introduced the Superlite Coupe (SL-C), and while we haven’t been able to confirm any on the road, it seems like a pretty interesting option for the do-it-yourself crowd.

RCR Superlite SL-C
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For $43,995 RCR sells a complete rolling kit. This includes an aluminum chassis with six-point roll cage, six-piston calipers brakes, FIA bladder style fuel tanks, and a complete (but minimal) interior. The body is made out of a gelcoat polymer likely over fiberglass for lightweight construction.

RCR doesn’t supply the engine or transmission, but it insists, "the engine bay will accept any longitudinal engine trans package." RCR suggest using everything from a Chevy LS series V8 to a twin turbo charged Lexus V8.

RCR Superlite SL-C
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While spending $44K on a car that still requires an engine and some serious personal wrench time may not appeal to everyone, RCR also has a minimalist Superlite Roadster (SL-R). It’s $16K price tag and Ariel Atom-like looks may get the masses back to kit cars.


Source: SuperliteCars

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  (1211) posted on 10.11.2010

So they take a Race Car Replicas SLC Superlight coupe, build it, and fit a Chevy V8, and then sell it for $179K?

  (512) posted on 10.6.2010

This is the RCR (Race Car Replicas) car being built by a third party for customers. They’re based in Michigan and build what looks like one of the best GT-40 kits available. If I had the cash to spare ..

  (570) posted on 02.3.2010

Many parts are not completed for it to be classed a complete kit and the finished product is under developed No known build manual exists.

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