RACE!, the South African company specialising in aftermarket builds of stunning supercars, recently moved into a new 5,800m² headquarters in Johannesburg – and we paid them a visit.
The modern building and vehicles in the parking lot are an impressive sight, but once inside you are met with a breathtaking display of unique vehicles getting worked on.
When we arrived, the company’s highest-specced Mercedes-Benz Brabus G700 to date was rolling out of the workshop ready to be handed over to its owner.
Right behind it stood a showroom full of finished builds, as well as a host of premium vehicles waiting for their special treatments.
RACE! boasts an impressive showroom of exotic cars, which are rare no matter where you are in the world.
The company is known for its insane builds and has even traveled to international auto shows such as SEMA to show off its creations.
In 2019, RACE! also attended the famous Gumball 3000 Rally – where it traversed 3,000 miles (4,800km) of roads between Mykonos and Ibiza in a limited-edition Techart Porsche 911 Street R.
In South Africa, the company is responsible for the jaw-dropping Novitec Ferraris and McLarens driving on our roads.
Vehicles with full Novitec body kits are known as “N-Largo” models, with only a handful of units made available worldwide.
The manager at RACE! explained that Novitec only creates a few bespoke body kits for the most premium cars, and that these kits are sold on a first-come first-served basis.
RACE! has secured multiple kits thus far, and this means that South Africa is home to one of the 18 Ferrari 812 Superfast N-Largos in the world, two of the 11 Ferrari 488 N-Largos, and two of the 15 McLaren 720S N-Largos.
The company also regularly pumps out cars with Liberty Walk body kits – including vintage Porsches and modern Lamborghinis – and will happily take on any custom orders that you can think of.
Due to the dozens of builds that roll out of the certified body and paint shop at RACE! on a monthly basis, its showroom never looks the same.
RACE! also shares its upper floor with Pharaoh, a luxury car dealership with equally-impressive supercars on sale.
Photos of the coolest cars that we encountered on our trip to RACE! are shown below.
A big thank you to RACE! for letting us spend this time with them.
Coolest cars from RACE!
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