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Old 02-13-2011, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rage Motorsport Buggy

Rage UK has recently added a 140hp model powered by a snow mobile engine and CVT.

This is an email I received from them today, surely someone in the US can make something this cool (calling Shannon Campbell ) for the same price or less.

I know there are builders such as Redline and Drakart, but nothing exactly like this, IMO: (I have edited his original email slightly and changed pounds to dollars, but you get the idea)

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Thanks for your email and the interest you have shown in our vehicles.

We are currently in discussion with a number of potential manufactures and a distribution channel in the USA, but sadly these things move slowly so don't hold your breath.

We have sold a number of vehicle into the USA direct from the UK and we support them from our factory in Bedfordshire.

Our list price for a standard R140T is 21,995 ex-works (about 35k USD)

Shipping & Crating cost will be another $3500 USD approximately

We would not be interested to supplying a rolling chassis to a un-established customer as there is more to just supplying a few bits and then handing it over to you.

I would be prepared to entertain your suggestion after you took delivery of at least one complete vehicle.


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Antony

Rage Motorsport Ltd,
http://www.ragemotorsport.com/

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Old 02-14-2011, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2wd id pass. you can build a full on buggy for that price
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ that was my point, they seem to be really well built and setup, get great reviews, customer service seems to be good, etc.

SO, why cant one of the top notch fab shops build something like this for the same price or less. Maybe even offer a two and four wheel drive version with IFS/IRS.

I know there are people out there with 30-40 grand in a RZR or similar, a buddy of mine bought one and its is pretty sick, but its not a Rage for sure.

Now, if we could get an existing customer to buy a roller and finish it in the US, maybe even license production here with a partner or something... I just think they are cool as shit and cant find anything else quite like them...

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YouTube - Colin McRae in his Rage Buggy

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