2010 Galatea's Hyundai Tiburon specification
Galatea Automobiles LLC Offers Exotic Coachbuilt Appearance for the Price of a Bodykit
Galatea Automobiles (pronounced Gal-ah-tay-ah) uses Hyundai Tiburon/Coupe as a base for a new generation of kit car.
Italian styling houses charge through the roof to create an exclusive body for an expensive car. What if a thoughtfully styled exotic and exclusive body was made for a less expensive car, and offered for the price of a body kit?
Today, Galatea Automobiles LLC introduces the "Revision", the crowning achievement of their goal of designing a car that is both exclusive and beautiful, without the associated expenses of owning an exotic car. The Revision takes inspiration from current exotic sports car styling while retaining originality.
Robert R. Fechtmann is credited with designing the new bodywork. The Hyundai Tiburon was used as a base for the new design, because it already has a strong Italian influence in the side profile of the body. The objective was to replace the original front and rear end with a design that amplifies the Italian influence. Every part was built from scratch, instead of using existing parts as a template. Therefore, every surface is new and dramatically different from the original design. While very different from the stock parts, the new parts maintain a unified design with the rest of the car. The overall effect is a car body that is highly modified, but still has a "factory" appearance. It is more likely to be mistaken as an elegant and expensive factory car, instead of being recognized as an inexpensive modified car.