Gumball 3000 has already been won by Jon Olsson and it hasn’t even started yet. As you may know, Jon has a passion for fast cars which is why his previous Gumball rally cars consists of Gallardo’s, LP670-SV’s, GTR’s, R8’s etc. But what do you do when nothing out there excites you and you have a clear vision of the ultimate car? You build your own street legal race car and you call it the Rebellion R2k.
The Gumball 3000 is the premiere automotive event if you ask me and in a league of it’s own. Nothing else brings out the most outrageous cars with the coolest owners, all while traveling 3000 miles in the ultimate test of mental strength. As we once covered before in The Life of a Gumballer, the people you meet and the stories you can pass on for generations make it well worth it.
This years 2013 Gumball 3000 will start in Copenhagen and eventually end at the most prestigious race event, the Monaco F1 Grand Prix.
The brains behind Jon’s vision was none other than Leif Tufvesson, a former R&D engineer at Koenigsegg Automotive.
While details are slowly coming out, the core is essentially based on an Ultima GTR. However, very little components are transferred over.
The engine is most likely a twin turbo V8 that can support up to 1,000 horse power. We’re guessing itll sound as beastly as it does in this Rebellion R1k prototype video.
The wheels that grace this car are from our good friends ADV1 Wheels.
Needless to say, we’re excited to see more footage of this beast in the coming months and wish Jon a safe trip. All we can do is leave you these incredible photos shot by the talented Oskar Bakke.