The FRAMEWORK

At the very core of the GTM Supercar is a computer designed, ultra-rigid space-frame. The frame is made of mig-welded, high strength 1020 and mild carbon steel tubing and plate steel. This special design incorporates a low center of gravity, high torsional rigidity, and solid safety features that delivers true Supercar performance in a safe and secure vehicle design.

The ultra-strong space frame is joined by a matrix of aluminum sub-frame panels to complete a true race-car construction. Built on the strong foundation of this tough chassis is a four corner coil-over shock suspension with unequal length control arms and massive Corvette brakes. The composite body rests on top of this completely separate assembly.

The performance and success of the GTM is dependant first and foremost on the quality and strength of the frame. When the editor of Car and Driver magazine, Larry Webster, commented that the car handled the monster LS7 power “better than the Z06 Corvette”, it was due primarily to the design and strength of the space frame. Our engineering team spent over five years and countless hours on the computer and at the track to make sure the frame is stronger and more rigid than you’ll ever need.

— http://www.factoryfive.com/kits/gtm-supercar/design/#_framechassiscontent

 

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Suspension FACTS

  • Front suspension type – Independent double arm
  • Rear suspension type – Independent double arm
  • Shock-Springs – KONI® coil overs
  • Steering – Rack and pinion 3.25 turns lock-lock
  • Brakes Vented 13 in. front discs / Vented 12 in. rear discs
  • Wheels – 18×9 front 18×12 rear forged aluminum
  • Tires – Toyo Proxes RA-1 245/40/18 F 335/30/18