Canadian Supercar sneak peak

Canadian engineered and built de Macross GT1 prototype unveiled in Markham this week.

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by Design Engineering Staff

The de Macross GT1 — a Canadian designed, engineered and manufactured “supercar” — will be unveiled at a press event on Thursday, February 10.

As yet there are few details about the gull-winged GT race car; however, according to internal dynamometer testing, the Macross GT1’s custom-built supercharged V8 engine cranks out more than 800 hp with a maximum torque over 700 lb.ft. In addition, the racecar will feature an aluminum and carbon fiber chassis as well as a high performance suspension system and other various components designed and fabricated by Markham-based Multimatics Engineering.

The GT1 is the brainchild of entrepreneur, engineer and artist, Jahong Hur, president of Vancouver-based performance car company, de Macross Motors Corp. Based on Hur’s designs, engineers at Multimatic Engineering modeled, validated and fabricated the chassis and components for the GT1 prototype, which will get its first public showing this week from the high performance automotive engineering and OEM part supplier’s headquarters in Markham, Ontario. In addition to the Macross GT1, the company also developed the Aston Martin One77, the Shelby Series 1 and the RUF CTR3, among others.

According to a Multimatics spokesperson, the supercar will be marketed as a GT series race car but may also get a limited run for private ownership.