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cjblair
05-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Walking near 17th with my buddy yesterday, and we saw a car neither of us have ever seen or heard of before. Simpson design Italia. I called right away that it was a Miata underneath, and sure enough, Google confirmed it. (the doorhandles gave it away)

edit: The entire interior was redone too, guage cluster, shifter, etc. The car seemed really quite well done.
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss111/cjblair/IMG_20140528_204140_zpsca7ab4f9.jpg

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss111/cjblair/IMG_20140528_204152_zps938f3afe.jpg

For those interested: http://www.simpsondesign.net/index.html

That Italia 2 GTO coupe :drool:
First thing I thought about is how sick one of these would be with an LS swap...

2Legit2Quit
05-29-2014, 09:12 AM
rear end looks too long, might look better with the top down.

Mista Bob
05-29-2014, 09:29 AM
I like it. Would totally drive one of those.... just needs a V8 swap. :D

mr2mike
05-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by 2Legit2Quit
rear end looks too long, might look better with the top down.

I think they fixed the look with this design.
http://www.simpsondesign.net/images/Italia2GTCPromo/GTC4.jpg

ee2k
05-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by mr2mike


I think they fixed the look with this design.
http://www.simpsondesign.net/images/Italia2GTCPromo/GTC4.jpg

Is that also a miata?

Mista Bob
05-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Looks like it, door and front windows look Miata.

cjblair
05-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by ee2k


Is that also a miata?

Yeah. If you cruise around their site a bit, it seems like most (all?) are.

flipstah
05-29-2014, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by mr2mike


I think they fixed the look with this design.
http://www.simpsondesign.net/images/Italia2GTCPromo/GTC4.jpg

That's a nice design and starting $30k USD. I wonder if it's legal for Canada...

ercchry
05-29-2014, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by flipstah


That's a nice design and starting $30k USD. I wonder if it's legal for Canada...

its just an extravagant body kit for a miata... so if you have a miata registered in AB... you wouldnt even need an inspection :eek:

Tik-Tok
05-29-2014, 11:59 AM
You'd be surprised how quickly shit adds up when you're pricing out a kit. By the time you find a suitable car, and build it properly, it'll likely be $50k.

cjblair
05-29-2014, 12:54 PM
^I'd agree with that.

xnvy
05-29-2014, 01:01 PM
That car belongs to Gord of the Canadian Rockies Miata Club. That thing is fantastic. He's also got a Ferrari 308 too but the BRG Italia is nicer IMO. It's got all these nice little touches in the interior like Revlimiter gauges and window switches, which I wish my own car had, and IIRC it's supercharged as well. He even races the thing, I'm pretty sure. Real nice guy, real nice car. :thumbsup:

And like Tik-Tok said, those kits aren't cheap even if the base car is just a Miata.

M.alex
05-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Am I the only one who was expecting to see a Ferrari with Simpsons vinyl splashed all over it :rofl:

slammedfc
05-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Stacey David built one of these on gears!

was a pretty neat build with a SBF and all the goodies.

I think he called it the banshee

edit: slam that thing down some more and its primo
https://www.staceydavid.com/projects/19427/banshee-2299