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The Schwartz Skart


The idea for the Skart came from Dale Schwartz several years ago, to build a running/driving chassis as a display. 
This idea finally started coming to life in 2018. It needed to be as short as possible (to fit anywhere), so the chassis was built to an 83" wheelbase. 
The exo-kart idea is not new in itself, but this build was destined to be different. Instead of using a Corvette, Miata, 240sx, 350z, etc; we built this off of our G-Machine Chassis, using a 1972 Buick Skylark as a donor car. Nearly everything on this build was designed in CAD first, then made from a mixture of laser cut plate & bent tubing. The Skart features parts from most of our top vendors that we use on our complete car builds and chassis systems. It is fully street legal in IL, and will have SOME panels added to it soon. 

We debuted the build at the PRI show in 2019, in the Ultimate Headers booth. 

The Skart was built as a one-off originally, but increasing demand has had us gearing up for building more. Contact us today for information & pricing on your Skart! 


Performance specs on Skart #0001:

-83" wheelbase
-72" outside sidewall width
-325 RWHP, 370 RWTQ
-2400 lbs, 50/50% weight distribution with driver
-Top speed: To infinity and beyond
-1/4 mile: Somewhere in the 11's currently

Frame and Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G-Machine Chassis base
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Power steering rack
  • Baer 14" 6-piston Pro Plus brake kits front and rear
  • Splined front sway bar & billet arms
  • Schwartz performance prototype independent rear suspension


  • GM LS1 5.7L (for now)
  • Holley Dominator ECU/wiring
  • Holley accessory drive parts
  • Holley dual throttle body Sniper intake manifold w/twin 90mm LS3 DBW throttle bodies
  • Aluminum 4" intakes by Vibrant Performance
  • Dual K&N air filters
  • Rear-mount radiator & fan


  • Tremec T56 Magnum by Silver Sport Transmissions
  • Custom carbon fiber driveshaft (22" long) by RCV Performance
  • Currie 9" housing
  • Currie 9" aluminum third member, 35 spline stub axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.70 gear
  • HD CV axle shafts by RCV Performance

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline SO3P wheels, 18x11 front & 18x12 rear
  • BFG Rival S tires: 315/30/18 front, 335/30/18 rear.


  • Powdercoated dark gunmetal grey by Motorsport Powdercoating
  • NineLivesRacing 71" Wang w/custom red carbon fiber end plates 
  • Custom Lexan windshield by Bob @ Pro Glass
  • Bright Earth light bar
  • Custom tubular front bumper
  • LED headlights w/integrated turn signals (DOT approved)
  • Custom 3D printed "third" brake light
  • DEI heat shielding throughout


  • Custom fabricated floorpans, covered w/SEM bedliner 
  • Custom laser-cut aluminum dash welded together
  • Holley 12.3" Pro Dash (touch screen)
  • Custom overhead switch panel designed & 3D printed by Area 15 Designs
  • Adjustable/remote-mount drive-by-wire throttle pedal assembly
  • Custom billet throttle pedal pad 
  • Wilwood brake & clutch pedal assemblies
  • Flaming River tilt steering column & stainless shaft & U-joints
  • NRG quick-release steering wheel hub
  • Grant steering wheel
  • Corbeau Forza seats & 5pt harnesses
  • Billet Specialties shift handle w/black Hurst knob

Other Features

  • Custom in-house wiring harness
  • Stainless EFI fuel tank with Aeromotive 340lph pump
  • Optima YellowTop battery
  • Plumbing by Phenix Performance
  • Trailer hitch (why not)
  • Fire extinguisher (because safety 1st)
  • RideTech billet fuel cap
  • Drift brake **to be installed


Chassis & roll cage fabrication

Pre-assembly & mockup

Interior & panel fabrication

Thank you to our sponsors!

Final assembly after powdercoat