Thanks for the (mostly) positive feedback.
As you know it's a long way from being complete at this point. Many items still need to be worked-out, compromised and tested before it will prove itself worthy or not. That is of course the challenge in building from scratch but it is also the most rewarding.
The original car was not a space frame. My exterior design point of departure was the late '80's Lola Indy driven by Kenny Burnstien and sponsored by Mac Tools and Planters ... it is not a replica nor is it suppose to be although it has the general appearance of the Lola Indy.
The engine is a stock Chevy LT1 rated at 285hp and the transaxle is an Audi/Passat using a custom adaptor plate.
It will have a 116" wheel base, adjustable front and rear wings and (hopefully) at least two pre-determined ride height positions, one for the street and another for the track. I estimate the finished weight to be between 1,250-1,450 lb. and it will be street legal (NC Custom Registration/VIN).
I've named it Mabaan after a tribe in Sudan, Africa with which I have had a lifelong association having nothing to do with automobiles.