One of the most interesting parts about covering auto shows is seeing the new vehicle designs from independent companies. A perfect example of this comes from the Revenge GTM-R that was unveiled at this year's North American International Auto Show.
Just the look of the GTM-R screams supercar. A low to the ground stance and wide body give it an aggressive look from and angle, while the interior remains refined and functional. All the expected gadgets are present, including a premium sound system and touch screen navigation system. Backup cameras were also tossed into the feature list.
Special care was taken when forming the body and many hours were spent in a high speed wind tunnel to produce a shell that was both stylish and as low drag as possible.
Powering the new supercar is a GM performance engine that is rated at 650 horsepower. There are other engine options as well, but the exact details have yet to be released. The show going version of the GTM-R housed a 505 horsepower GM L7 V8.
Thanks to weight saving components, the final dry weight of the GTM-R is roughly 2,550 lbs. That coupled with the high output GM engine should launch the supercar to 60mph in less than 3 seconds and return an estimated quarter mile time of 11.6 seconds.
Power gets to the ground via a 6-speed "fast action" sequential gearbox and then sent out to a set of 20 inch rims on the rear wheels. Although when buying a high end sports car fuel mileage is not something that is at the top of the list to worry about, the GTM-R is reported to get about 20mpg highway. Not too bad considering the 180mph top speed.
If safety is a concern on your list, the GTM-R has taken good care of you as well. The frame has been strengthened and a 6-point roll cage has been added for extra stability. Performance brakes and suspension components have also been used to keep you firmly planted to the pavement at all times.
Although Revenge Designs has been working with GM for quite some time building performance machines, this is their first original product. There is no word yet on production or pricing.