Unique of the Week: 2006 Factory Five GTM Supercar


The "Nuclear Banana" GTM supercar is now up for sale on eBay - and at a bargain price.

For those aren't familiar with them, Factory Five Racing is an American company that builds and designs kits for replicas and other sports cars. Some of their products include the original Mustang-based FFR Roadster and a '33 Hot Rod that's styled to resemble the original 1933 Ford street rod, but utilizes a modern chassis. A few years ago, however, the company decided to do something a bit different when they created the mid-engined GTM Supercar.

It's powered by a GM Performance all aluminum LS6 V8 with 671hp and built on a modified Porsche 911 GT3 drivetrain. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and according to the seller, you can even go from 0 to 100 mph and back down to 0 in 10 seconds. Additionally, it's possible to take off from a complete stop in fifth gear. Top speed is in excess of 200 mph. Other GM components include suspension parts with four-corner coil-over shocks, and larger brakes. Just as important, the GTM is both light and aerodynamic and has excellent weight distribution and race car precise handling and braking.

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To give an example as to how fast this car is, the seller is claiming that its performance exceeds that of many Porsche 911s, the Dodge Viper, Audi R8, and the Nissan GT-R. Besides the all-important performance specs, this GTM, nicknamed the "Nuclear Banana," is equipped with a carbon fiber dash, engine bay cover, valve cover caps, and complete skirting and a rear wing. The interior features Alcantara and leather accents, Recaro Racing seats, five-point harnesses, a Momo steering wheel, Dakota Digital instrumentation with an onboard computer, lap timer, and even a full fire suppression system.

Some other creature comforts include A/C, audio system, iPod dock, 10-inch subwoofers, and an alarm system. And the best part is that it's street legal in all 50 U.S. states. It has only 5,021 miles on the odometer and a 'Buy it Now' price of $89,888. Compared to the astronomical prices of some its most direct competition, this 2006 GTM is an absolute steal. Photos courtesy of starwoodmotors

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