You may remember long ago I posted about Joe’s Chaparral 2D replica, and eventually sadly reported that the project was dead… Turns out I spoke too soon! It’s back as the F.I.A. Coupe! Chris Arden from Active Power Inc. (gtreproductions.com) has taken it over and is shooting for a fall 2006 release (he’s just waiting on the safety glass windshield tooling). Full details haven’t been released yet, but it sits on a semi-monocoque chassis, uses Corvette C5 suspension, and a Porsche (or other) transmission mated to a small block Chevy or LS1.
I’ll post updates on this as they come in!