The first-ever Korean supercar, the 845bhp mid-engined de Macross Epique GT1, was given its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The carbonfibre-tubbed, alloy-bodied Epique is the brainchild of Korean oil magnate and avid car collector Keyser Hur, who is sinking part of his fortune into making de Macross a reality.
"'Mr Hur loves cars and he is following his dream to make his own car and company," said company spokesman Yongbin Choi.
The Epique has been engineered in Toronto by Canadian supplier company Multimatic. It is powered by a supercharged 5.4-litre Ford V8 tuned by Roush to more than 800bhp and 725lbft of torque.
Mounted midships and in line, it mates to a Ricardo transaxle supported by an alloy rear subframe. The front suspension features dampers by F1 company DSSV, whose hardware is said to be used by Red Bull. The suspension is also supported by an alloy front subframe, which features cast suspension towers.
De Macross claims a 1450kg kerb weight, 0-62mph 3.1sec and a top speed "more than 230mph".