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Velocity Motor Works [VMW] - 2004 Slyther Supercar


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Founded in America 2001 as an aftermarket speedparts supplier, VMW expanded into full conversions in 2007, subsequently went bankrupt with the stock market crash, was bought out by Redhawk Performance Group in 2010, and was relaunched as a specialist conversion company. RPG financially supports VMW, but does not interfere with their work. RPG supplies the engines, though.


Velocity Motor Works is an American specialist company that takes cars from all eras and rebuilds them to be Super Cars, and SEMA show cars as well.


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Advertisement for the VMW Blue Jay GTZ as seen in the CSR 26:
More on that in a little bit…

#Velocity Motor Works [VMW]
Proudly presents a curve ball to the Super Car Markets…

A Missile capable of over 200 mph, with 0-60mph coming in the sub-4 second range:

###A Muscle Car re-engineered to be more than a straight-line hero…

#The Blue Jay GTZ

We took a classic Muscle Car, tore it apart to see how it works, then re-engineered it from the ground up…
Using Carbon Fiber!
With our experience in exotic materials and speed, the entire chassis and all the body panels were re-designed in carbon fiber. Not only stronger, but much lighter this fighter became.

But we didn’t change it’s True Identity: This is still a rowdy, punch you in the teeth muscle car! And the drive-train reflects that. The Blue Jay has a simple double wishbone front suspension, and a solid live-axle rear end!

That’s right, a solid axle rear end that will punish you for the slightest miscalculation when pushing it!
But don’t fret, that’s why we included some driver assists to keep you out of trouble. Though, all it takes is pushing a button on the touch screen…

A touch screen? Yep! This is not a bare-bones racer, rather it is a wild grand touring racer with enough luxury to make it tame on a road trip, or in stop-and-go traffic. And after a long day at work, with your boss constantly stabbing you in the back, all you want is a full heated leather back massage when you tear up the parking lot in anger.

Yes! Tear up that parking lot with a vengeance as the Blue Jay GTZ comes equipped with an engine only the best Muscle Cars of yesterday could dream about:

  • A 455ci Big Block V8
  • Naturally Aspirated with Direct Injection
  • Magnesium block
  • 12.6:1 compression ratio
  • A rated 620hp


Warning: This engine may give weaker men a heart attack.

And all that power goes through a Special Tremec 6 speed Manual Transmission. Yes Tremec makes them with special ratios just for this specific car.

So get use to this view, unless you’re the one driving, because this Muscle Car can lay down a mean 1.18 Gs on the skid pad at 34 mph, and with the aerodynamics it can maintain up to 1.16 Gs at 119 mph.
Yeah, It can Corner!

Buy One Now, or forever be the weakling! Real Men drive Muscle Cars!
Only $105,500 as shown (+50% markup included)


VMW Powering through the competition!


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#The Idea behind the Blue Jay GTZ
Most cars that are built under the VMW brand name are really just cars that don’t fit the lore of my prior companies: American Eagle Automotive and Redhawk Performance Group.

This is one such vehicle. This was my submission to the CSR 26, and it was intended to be a curve ball. The idea of a Muscle Car turned Super/Hyper car? Yes! I knew it wouldn’t have much of a chance at winning, but I wanted to see what kind of reaction I got from it in the reviews. Unfortunately the review for this car disappointment me a bit.

So, I tried to carry the Muscle Car concepts of a light weight body, big block OHV engine, and a solid axle rear end into this. It has a carbon-fiber body just to keep competitive with the csr round. The engine was designed previously for my first attempt at the CSR 26 (more about that later), so I reused it.

##455ci Big Block OHV V8
An engine ripped straight from my other company lore, it has a 4.30" bore and 3.90something inch stroke. This is the big block I AEA created in 1963, just modernized (and using Modern OHV as part of that).

I had created a Twin Turbocharged version prior that produced around 850hp, but it would not fit in the engine bay of this body, so I decided to expand the N/A version. I really like how that turned out.
As the ad reads, I did try to base my 6 speed manual trans on the ones Tremec produces, while customizing the ratios for the challenge. Tremec doesn’t have any 7 speeds – besides the one specifically built for the Corvette, so I tried to stick with a 6 speed. (though in hind-sight, I should have gone with the 7).

I did use the Corvette’s specs as a comparison when building the Blue Jay, and they are quite similar.

##Visuals
Yeah, I’m not sure how to explain how I create the look, I think the car defines it’s own look. I started building with just a simple grill so I could get the rest of the car set up, then went back and filled in the look the car was calling out for.

I always start with the front. With this particular build, the car called for something sorta old-school, but with modern tech, so old-school headlights with modern fog/signal lights. The hood needed a bulge or vent to “hide” the air intakes, and the one used on it seemed to fit perfectly.

I like to accent the body lines, so on the side came the chrome. Pretty standard usage for me with my muscle cars, making the “C” shape as I have in the past. (got that from the Mustang)


Props if you can call what car and challenge the red one was in!

The rear end treatment was a variation of the same technique I’ve used for a while now: Namely lining up 3 to 4 taillights (like the '68 Shelby Mustang GT500) Then decorating around them with grills and strips. The diffuser is a new technique I am really starting to like. The vertical bars on it are chrome strips squashed horizontally and stretched vertically. And that particular wing is probably my favorite, knowing how frequently I’ve used it.

So there you are, some insight into the Muscle / Super car I submitted for CSR 26!


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##CSR 26 attempt 1…
“That’s great, mate!”


Before the Blue Jay flew to the CSR, there was a coupe…
A coupe with the heart of a Muscle Car
The transmission of a race car
And the interior of a Luxury car

It was know simply as “Great”…

It was:

#The VMW GR8
The GR8 was based on the smallest body within 20 years that we could fit a Twin Turbocharged Big Block into. We, of course, took the liberty to make the entire uni-body structure and body panels out of carbon fiber to keep weight down, and stiffen up the entire chassis.

When we wanted to shove a big block V8 into it, so we immediately went to RPG to get our hands on a Magnesium 455ci Block based on AEA’s original 1963 Big Block. This one has been Much Improved over the original castings for the '63 block. We then put on some of RPG’s performance AlSi heads and VVT tech. The setup included Lightweight Forged Pistons, a 9.5:1 compression ratio, a 4600 cam, 15psi of boost by the Twin Turbos, Direct Injection, 14.0:1 Air/fuel mix, 60 degrees of spark advance, and a 4" duel exhaust with a single set of reverse-flow mufflers.

Unfortunately, we could not run any larger turbo, so the 850+ hp the dyno sheet shows the most we could wrangle out of the 455 big block. If any customer wanted, we would try boosting a 333ci small block V8 to see if we could fit larger turbos on to make up for the lack of displacement, and get to 1,000hp.

The rest of the car consists of:

  • Sequential DC 6-speed gear box
  • Viscous LSD
  • 245mm front and 255mm rear sports tires on 19" Magnesium rims
  • Big vented brakes with 0 tested fade in hard braking conditions
  • Semi-clad undertray
  • 2 Luxurious bucket seats (+3 Q)
  • Premium Infotainment and All possible driver assists of the highest quality (+5 Q)
  • Advanced safety (+3 Q)
  • Simple suspension (progressive springs with gas mono-tube shocks and passive sway bars)
  • AWD 35F/65R split


##Performance

##Visuals
It is packed and ready to brawl!
(Honestly, I don’t love how the front end turned out, but the rest is ok)


All yours as shown for just $117,500 (after +50% Markup)

Edit: added pic before performance section
Edit2: Oh, and it’s marketable!


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In the early 2000s, VMW got a contract to make a super car, but with one catch: It had to run on crappy fuel equivalent to about an 80 RON rating.

To fulfill this request, they reached out to others to get the needed help to complete the project. These people would eventually make up what we know VMW as today. Specialists in Interior Design, Carbon Fiber construction, and Speed.

Early on it was planned to use a diesel engine, as those were thought to be easily tuned to low grade fuels. But that couldn’t do, as they weren’t responsive enough. So the engine design team took what they learned and turned a truck’s 355ci inline 6 gas engine into the powerhouse that propels this car.

With turbo power, this engine had a reliable 330hp, but pushing it too much further required better fuels, so the next part to speed was liberally applied… Weight Reduction.

The body was designed completely with carbon-fiber panels for everything, but the chassis had to be AHS steel space frame, as this was a low production rocket, and there was immense weight from the iron block inline 6 engine.

Finally, while designed to look like a super car, the lack of experience kept this particular one simple enough. And the name… Well the director’s son was into a cartoon show at the time, and there was a monster on the show called Slyther. When the kid saw the prototype car in it’s orange paint, he immediately named it after the cartoon show monster, thus the Slyther Supercar was born.

Construction of 12 total cars was completed in early 2003, enough to allow for some marketing to boost hype. In total 40 cars were built, and there’s an estimated 36 cars roaming about as of completion of the contract in 2004. (Two have already been sent back to be recycled after being smashed).


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