Are you guy insane?
Are you mentaly unhinged?
The Noble costs TWICE as much to build as the GTM.
(Ok maybe only 20k-30K more)
And the ULTIMA costs two to THREE TIMES AS MUCH!
You wanna complain about fit and finish?
Well you could dunk the car IN GOLD for that price difference.
Take the extra 20k difference between the GTM
(that costs 50K BECAUSE they put a $16,000 dollar NEW LS7 engine in it)
and the Noble.
And add a supercharger and bigger brakes for ten thousand. Then Cover whatever you want in carbonfiber, suede, pop out screens etc etc.
Or take the 80k difference JUST IN THE STARTER KIT of the Ultima?
Price as quoted from Specialty File...
"Have we got a deal for you: Write out a nice check for $100,300 and send it to the British manufacturer of this beauty, and he'll send you the car all wrapped in a big shipping box -- only there's no engine."http://www.caranddriver.com/specialtyfiles/3430/sp...
Funny....it costs half that to FINISH the GTM.
With that extra $80.000....YES EIGHTY THOUSAND WITHOUT MOTOR!!!!
you could buy the base kit FOUR ADDITIONAL TIMES!!!!!
And all you'll get is 100 pounds of weight savings and an ugly car that forces you to get a raw shoulder from bieng slammed into your passenger.
FACE THE FACTS
FULL KIT PRICE GTM 20,000 Full Kit price GTR (shipped) $100,300
Weight about 2350 Weight about 2250
engine tranny: Vette/Porche engine tranny Vette/Porsche
Comfort:huge cabin, nice interior Comfort: shoulder rubbing seats TOUCHING
Looks: Ferrari/GT 40 bastard Looks: Bubble cockpit fugly test mule
background: pourpose built racer Background: test mule sold l8r as a kit
beautifull at 1/3 the price Ugly at 3 times the price.
I KNOW Im bieng unfair but I could put supercharged brand new 15,000 Dollar LS7 engines in THREE of these cars and have them dripping with luxury for the cost one building ONE GTR to the same specs.
And I wont have to smack my helmet off my copilot or try to explain why its ok its ugly because its to centralise weight.
The GTM is a Ferrari like beauty with grace and passion a sensual italianesque muscle car bastard.
The GTR is decidedly not though its beuty IS there.
The GTM is comfortable and quiet The interior is well made and spacious.
The GTR is a shoulder rubber tight hell with a cheap straight dash.
The GTM and GTR have the same stats BASICLY. Same engine and Trany choices. Same layout. Comperable weight distribution. Comperable performance.
But the GTM was built to do everything the Ultima does and do it with more comfort, better looks, less noise and ONE FIFTH the base price.
I just cant see paying 5 times as much for a car that looks like a bubble on wheels and has such a noisy AMAZINGLY CRAMPED cabin interior.
FACT= Five times as much to get the full kit
FACT=TINY, CRAMPED cabin where the seats are so close together you rub agaisnt the person all the time and smack off them on turns. Interior also sux.
FACT=The Ultima is so cramped and unattractive because it was NEVER meant to be sold. It was a F1 parts test mule.
Fact= COST ONE FIFTH!
Fact= Full size cabin. A foot between passenger and driver. Nice interior.
Fact= GTM was built tested and redesigned,rebuilt and retested years before it was sold to the public. Its far more aestheticly pleasing. And with the EIGHTY THOUSAND you save you could easily buy ANOTHER for your wife. and max them both out with the finest parts money can buy.