The Can-Am cars of the past were nothing short of brutal. Open-top cars with absurd engine outputs and breakthrough technology lined the field throughout Can-Am's 21-year run, putting the series as one of the most hardcore in motorsport history. Ultima, a kit car company based in the U.K., made an open-top street legal car meant to mimic the Can-Am cars of yore, and unlike the racecars, you can drive this one on the street.
Listed for sale on , this 2004 Ultima Can Am was imported from the U.K. and brought to California where it was equipped with a 383 cubic-inch Chevrolet V8, and a license plate. There's no roof to speak of, the only sort of protection being a perspex windscreen and single-hoop roll-bar. Fiberglass panels line the body, and a six-speed Porsche gearbox puts all 525 horsepower to the rear wheels.
Additionally, this Can Am is equipped with four-piston AP Racing brakes and huge 13-inch rotors at all four wheels. Strangely enough, the car comes complete with a CD changer and a 300W amplifier with speakers, so you can listen to your favorite tunes—as long as they're not drowned out by those velocity stacks sucking in air.
If you can't live your dream of driving a real Can-Am car down to the local Cars & Coffee, this open-air Ultima might just be the next best thing. with a current bid of $11,111 and seven days remaining.