SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 45, November 6, 2014

Design Engineering Inc. and Boom Mat Debut ’23 Track T Roadster

  Track T Roadster
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.

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