Mechanic Builds Hypercar From Scratch In His Own Shed

BarcroftCarsPublished: January 5, 20181,121 views
Published: January 5, 2018

A talented mechanic has built Australia’s first 'hyper car' – in his shed. The Quantum GP700 was born out of the seven-year passion project of its creator, Jeff David. Aimed at producing breathtaking performance in a road legal car – the Quantum can reach 0-60mph in a staggering 2.6 seconds. Jeff, who resides in Victoria, Australia, worked for around 1,800 hours to develop his masterpiece that is now worth approximately $700,000.

Another thing Jeff can be proud about is having the best wife, because Mrs. David agreed to support the family full-time for two years while David built his car. The endeavor was more than a full-time job - it was an obsession. Jeff was up at 5:30 am till 7 pm every day, seven days a week.

Beginning with a stock Ariel Atom car, Jeff completely dismantled it and started from scratch. He replaced every body panel with new ones he made from his own carbon fiber-Kevlar creation. The suspension alone has been a 30-year long project in the making. Jeff also fabricated the front wing with a design based on a Formula 3 wing. He even customized the steering wheel!

The 700 in GP700 stands for both its output and weight of 700 kg, or 1,543 pounds. In kilograms, therefore, the GP700 has a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio. With an estimated value of $700,000, David is adamant he won’t sell his creation, but he may be willing to build another one for a paying customer.

With that said: car fanatics, start saving your money!

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