Unless I am in Chicago traffic from O’Hare to Wrigleyville, I rarely like to toot my own horn.
But the Superlite SLC Le Mans world debut might be a seriously exclusive piece of supercar news – seen only by readers of Car-Revs-Daily.com, so far.
Why? The Spyder (or Roadster) SLC Le Mans is absolutely brand new and has never before been shown in public.
This is the first complete prototype of the full Le Mans Spyder bodystyle of the Superlite SLC Coupe, an it is magnificent.
Completed with a Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine and Porsche transaxle by H Craft Customs of Buford, Georgia, this SLC Spyder is the first of many track-attack specials to begin roaring around the nation’s racetracks very soon.
The best part – even better than that amazing chopped-plexiglass windshield? The price!
Itemized below by Superlite in rolling chassis form, the SLC is remarkably affordable for the performance and style it brings to the table.
$44,000 gets you in a full and complete rolling chassis – with the engine and transmission choice then up to you.
Even ball-parking a $25,000 tally for the assembly, plus engine and transmission procurement/installation – this is still the widest, sexiest and lowest racing prototype available for under $70,000. Perhaps ever!
Very exciting, especially versus the $65,000 US entry price for the Lotus Elise and others of this track-day focus.
Also much faster, more exclusive, more customizable and far more challenging due to the huge speed available.
ABS or traction or stability control? Or airbags or TPMS?
A driver’s internal G-meter and butt-clench-sensor will be the best safety features when piloting such a machine around the world’s racetracks.
This car will take time to master. But that is half the fun.
It will turn a boy into a man!
Will the SLC Le Mans Spyder be road legal from the factory? No, it will not.
It will require single type approval after the engine is added, and the license plates may or may not be forthcoming depending on the strictness of your state’s laws about one-off machines.
This H Craft Customs build in Georgia notes that road or track options are available – the road choice with lighting and blinkers is highly recommended.
But even as a trailered track-day car, few existing cars at any price have the visual and performance presence of this all-new, just-debuted SLC Le Mans Spyder from Superlite.
A CAR SO COOL IT MIGHT BE FROM MARS?
So where did this space oddity come from? Who is Superlite?
Superlite is a Michigan-based racing house that builds the well-regarded SLC Coupe and a few other track-day curios – mostly resembling Westfields or Ariel Atoms until now.
The SLC Coupe is gorgeous.
At its monstrous pace around racetracks, it is an LMP2 car of unknown origin.
The idea of using one on the street is extremely ambitious, of course, but still highly desirable. A racer’s flinty ride is a sure thing outside the glassy pavement of most circuits, but still.
Just admire is beauty, proportions, flexibility to carry nearly any drivetrain, and affordability.
Tell me this exclusive supercar photoshoot and buyer details article is not the Scoop of the Year!
WHERE AND HOW TO BUY?
To order the full SLC Le Mans – which includes nice options like A/C , roll cages and custom gel paintwork – buyers will work with Superlite directly via the below links.
The car comes as a rolling chassis, however, so most guys would want to get a recommendation on shipping the chassis directly to a great mechanic’s shop.
H Customs of Buford, Georgia completed this example, as noted, and will be a great first-place-to-look when ordering your own. They have already handled the LS3 V8 fitment and finishing tests on this first-ever model, giving the team at H Customs some insight that will be missing elsewhere.
But truly, any skilled racing mechanic will be able to get the SLC Le Mans Spyder into not just rolling… but ROARING form in just a few short weeks.
BUILD FINISHING / FINAL ASSEMBLY
The below table shows the build components, and is broken into stages for the self-completed versions.
But most will want to go right for the full $44,000 rolling example, which includes all of the standard items below. It still will need extensive final assembly upon arrival to your race mechanic – and we recommend asking Superlite for an estimated hours needed to complete the build, to give a better sense of how much the final tally may be. Budgeting $25,000 for the engine and build seems about right – but one-off cars are often uniquely challenging….
But also uniquely rewarding – especially on tracks increasingly clogged with identical Gallardo Spyders and Corvettes. This SLC Le Mans Spyder is out-of-this-world exactly for these reasons.
Go for it!
GEL COAT COLOR OPTIONS
These gel paints are very nice to have on the options sheet. But my preference? The pure porcelain-like glow of this unpainted fiberglass looks divine all by itself.