Replica kit cars often get a bad rap for looking cheap, poor performance, and basically being just a body kit. However this kit cars are better looking than almost any car you’ll see on the road, and they’ll have the performance to match.
3. RCR GT40
Ferrari refused to be bought by Ford in the 1960s. Ford had an epic response, the GT40. The GT40 is one of the most well known race cars, winning four 24 Hours of Le Mans titles and finally knocking Ferrari from the throne. This Kit is made by Race Car Replicas. The fiberglass body is modeled off of molds from the original race car. The chassis is an aluminum monocoque structure. Engine choices range from the 289 block all the way up to the 7liter Ford V8. However, Chevy engines can also be used.
This replica is so close the original that it has been the choice for movies like Fast Five and Ford vs Ferrari. The vehicle weights in at 2300 lbs. After that, you’ll just need transaxle, clutch, flywheel, adapter plate, starter, engine, fuel pump, tires, paint, and battery. We consider it to be a bargain super car that is sure to turn heads and make you feel like you’re racing in Le Mans!
2. Factory Five Type 65 Coupe
The Factory Five Type 65 Coupe is one of the best looking kit cars we’ve ever seen. The original Daytona Coupe was built for racing to compete against the Ferrari 250 GTO. The kit car comes with a completely custom engineered frame from Factory Five. There are multiple suspension options: four link rear, three link rear, and even and independent rear suspension. The kit is designed to accept Ford small block V8s (289, 302, 351) and even the 5.0L coyote engine. Its not uncommon for builds to reach 60mph in less than 3.6 seconds. All you need is an engine, transmission, wheels, tires, paint, battery, and a fuel pump.
1. RCR 917
Coming at number 1 is the RCR 917. This 917 is based off of the iconic Porsche 917 which gave Porsche its first and second 24 Hours of Le Mans victory in 1970 and 1971. The original race car was powered by a flat 12 cylinder engine. This engine produced somewhere in the neighborhood of 1200hp. The kit is made by Race Car Replicas. The RCR 917 has a fiberglass body and an aluminum monocoque center with front and rear tube frames. This beast is even street legal! Common engine options include Porsche turbo or naturally aspirated 6 cylinders and Chevy Ls motors. However, Some customers have noted cooling issues with the Ls engines in this application. With a weight of just 2100 lbs this is sure to be a monster on any track! You’ll just need an engine and transaxle.