The bare-metal ’23 Track T Roadster is located in the DEI booth (#20013). Built by Jerry Magnuson, founder of Magnuson Superchargers, the roadster demonstrates how DEI and Boom Mat products together control heat and sound.
By SEMA Editors
This eye-catching ’23 Track T Roadster built by Jerry Magnuson, founder of Magnuson Superchargers and past builder of Indy cars, demonstrates how DEI and Boom Mat products together control heat and sound.
The Track T styling harkens back to the day when T roadsters were racing on oval tracks. They used midget race-car-style noses with channeled Model T bodies. The TMP roadster follows the same theme with a hand-formed aluminum nose, three-piece hood and a hand-formed steel body. Space is at a premium as the driver literally sits down between the framerails next to the driveline tunnel, and with their feet almost against the firewall.
The chassis features hand-formed framerails tied together with a monocoque driveline tunnel. An aluminum coil/over, four-link rear suspension mounts a quick-change rearend directly to the monocoque structure. A hidden, composite transverse mono-leaf spring suspends an 8-lb. billet-aluminum front axle with huge Wilwood brakes tucked behind custom TMP knock-off wheels. A 480hp LS3 crate engine upgraded to 530hp with a Borla/Holley stack injector system sends power through a Legend SS700 five-speed. The TMP track roadster can outperform many supercars in acceleration, cornering and braking.
Visit Design Engineering Inc. at the 2014 SEMA Show (booth #20013) and see the ’23 Track T Roadster.