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2011 CCG customGT news, pictures, and information
The super sports car customGT – An ultra-light dream car with up to 550 hp'What turned the customGT into reality was our passion, enthusiasm, dedication, and the steadfast belief in achieving the goal.'
With these words, Tom Gerards, Head of CCG automotive GmbH and creative director of customGT outlined the long development time and the persistent advocacy of German TÜV officials. He continues: 'The idea to build my own super sports car and bring it onto German streets wîth the TÜV's blessing started in early 2009'.
The basis for this ambitious project is a powder-coated tubular space frame that is made in the ÚSA and re-engineered (homologated) and fine-tuned here in Germany. The outer skin is made from either fibreglass- or carbon fibre-reinforced composites, and toned by specialists in the Ú.S. CCG makes adjustments to the car's body and optimizes it for the increased demands. The result is a pleasingly low vehicle weight, which, depending on the equipment, weighs in at only 960 kg and 1,040 kg. As comparison: The ultra-sporty Ferrari 430 Scuderia puts at least some 1,250 kg onto the scale.
The engine is an optimised V8 by General Motors, which has its origin in the Corvette, one of the best recognised Ú.S. car icons. Thanks to its fine-tuning, the 7-litre engine produces up to 550 hp/405 kW and screams its joie de vivre out of exhaust pipes that are as thick as a man's arm. The engine's power reaches the rear wheels via a manually-operated 6-gear transmission, which was enhanced for use in the customGT. Coilovers were specifically designed and attuned on the 7-post test rig provided by KW suspensions. They ensure to keep the car securely on the pavement and provide the necessary grip in corners and on the racetrack. Countless kilometres of testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Hockenheim bring the extensive development work to a full circle.
The perfect look and feel dominate the car's interior. A mixture of Alcantara and black leather as well as instruments 'borrowed' from the racing sport give the interior the look of a sophisticated command center. Besides the outer appearance, the entire interior and the engine can be tailored to the needs of the clientele. Many important and vital components of this vehicle come from German companies and thus, besides the actual production of the vehicle in Germany, it also bears the quality seal 'Made in Germany'.
|Engine : 6.0 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 450 hp
Torque: 413 ft-lbs
Engine : 7.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 550 hp
Torque: 446 ft-lbs
Engine : 7.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 740 hp
2-seater sports car wîth mid-engine, tubular space frame made of 45 FE steel (material according to FIA standard), double wishbone, KW suspensions, spring damper units wîth performance tuning for street and/or race track and multiadjustable sports sway bars. Two-circuit master brake cylinder fitted wîth a balance beam and MOV'IT 6-piston brake calipers 370 * 35 mm in the front / 4-piston calipers 342 * 28 mm at the rear; Teflon-coated flexible stainless steel brake lines.Source - CCG
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