aussiesmg
aussiesmg HalfDork
12/20/08 9:06 a.m.

Guys, give me your opinions, experiences and even your negatives.

I'm not ready yet, but in a year or so I might be able to afford something like this, I love the looks and am a hard core V8 guy. It will be a street cruiser for my wife and I.

http://www.factoryfive.com/gtmhome.html

It should be the closest thing to a Supercar I can afford and still be a part of the construction.

patgizz
patgizz Dork
12/20/08 9:32 a.m.

i really would love one, but since a c5 vette can be had so cheap these days i fail to see the draw of buying one for parts then tacking on 20 grand for a kit car and then having to build it.

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT New Reader
12/20/08 9:41 a.m.

I saw one run at the 25 Hours in 2007 but hesitate to draw any conclusions since it had been heavily modified. As in, converted to center-seating. Wow! It was cool, though, and I rooted for it.

David

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
12/20/08 10:21 a.m.

I fell in love with them when thet released thwe first prototype, i want one in honda VTX iridium green

carguy123
carguy123 HalfDork
12/20/08 10:30 a.m.
patgizz wrote: i really would love one, but since a c5 vette can be had so cheap these days i fail to see the draw of buying one for parts then tacking on 20 grand for a kit car and then having to build it.

The fact they can be had so cheap IS the draw. This is quite a bit different than just buying a C5. One mid engine, two the weight loss.

InigoMontoya
InigoMontoya New Reader
12/20/08 10:40 a.m.
carguy123 wrote:
patgizz wrote: i really would love one, but since a c5 vette can be had so cheap these days i fail to see the draw of buying one for parts then tacking on 20 grand for a kit car and then having to build it.

The fact they can be had so cheap IS the draw. This is quite a bit different than just buying a C5. One mid engine, two the weight loss.

And 3, some people don't want to own a corvette, like myself. That right there has a large appeal.

Hasbro
Hasbro HalfDork
12/20/08 12:04 p.m.

I would prefer one over a vette 10x over. Beautiful. Realistically it will cost 40+ by the time you are finished but sure seems worth it.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg HalfDork
12/20/08 12:41 p.m.

Just over half the cost of a 08 Z06.....or close to a 335i

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago Reader
12/20/08 2:26 p.m.

but as we all know the 335i isn't grassroots at all

ArtOfRuin
ArtOfRuin Reader
12/20/08 5:24 p.m.

There's also a handy $2,000 off coupon on the web site! That's enough to put a good dent in the transmission's price (from the FAQs):

What type of transmission does the GTM use? The transmission is a G50 from a 1990-1998 Porsche 911. On average, you can purchase a used G50 for roughly $2,500 - $3,000.

If you have the scratch, Aussie, go for it! The GTM is gorgeous and you'll be sucking the headlights off of damn near everything on the track.

patgizz
patgizz Dork
12/20/08 6:17 p.m.

yeah on ebay they are listing them now with GTM in the title - for $5995

6 grand for a tranny, damn.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
12/20/08 11:45 p.m.
patgizz wrote: 6 grand for a tranny, damn.

hey, the oparation isn't cheap... Ohhh, different tranny, nevermind

Rangeball
Rangeball New Reader
12/21/08 9:20 a.m.
neon4891 wrote: hey, the oparation isn't cheap... Ohhh, different tranny, nevermind

That was funny.

The GTM looks to be an unbelievable bang for the buck. I have always dreamed of the GTM or an Ultima build.

Raze
Raze Reader
12/21/08 11:35 a.m.

For the price of this, go a bit bigger and build yourself an Ultima GTR, no comparison, not much more expensive...

aussiesmg
aussiesmg HalfDork
12/21/08 12:05 p.m.

Less cabin space, not as cool looking, going to share it with my wife, the GTR may be faster but not going to do what I want of it, thanks for the idea though

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