NEWS

Mirage GT prototype now complete

21 APR 2017

It's been a long time in the making, but then again, you can't rush perfection! The Mirage GT is the first iconic classic Italian motor available from Mirage Automotive Developments.

Not only have we created the visual appearance of an Italian classic, we have also tried to transport you back to the 60’s with all the sensations that go with it.
- The smell of the leather interior, the thin wooden rimmed steering wheel giving real feedback from the unassisted steering rack.
- The sound from the purpose designed exhaust giving a low down rumble and a high pitched scream at high revs.
- The complete involvement using the traction and enjoying exceeding it.
We really feel that we have created the complete dream car but with modern reliability.

Underneath, it's anything but classic. The chassis is our own innovatively designed multi-tubular backbone structure with additional front and rear crumple zones. The main body of the chassis is 16 gauge with sections around the engine bay in 14 gauge. The entire chassis is rotary laser cut and coded TIG welded before being shot blasted and given a 2 stage primer/powder coating. All-round double wishbone suspension, Pro-tech springs and dampers and Hi-spec discs and callipers gives it modern reliability.

We are about to put the car through IVA and then hope to get it registered and on the road around the end of May, ready for some extensive testing on the road and track.

Check out the excruciating 7 year build in our gallery.