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Over the past decade, the Thai automotive industry has seen a stratospheric rise to become the biggest in South East Asia and knocking on the door of the top 10 in the world. Yet, despite the “Detroit of Asia” being a hive of activity for the many carmakers it attracts through a competitive, liberal environment, the Land of Smiles doesn’t really have a homegrown brand to call its own.

An automotive designer by the name of Jennarong Muengtaweepongsa aims to change that – his company, VanaticalDesign, has revealed a teaser image of a new mid-engined sports car that it says will make its world debut next year in Bangkok, under a different company.

“We are here to show to the world that Thailand can make not just an amazing car, but an amazing feat of artwork and engineering, and from right where you least expect it,” it said on its Facebook page.

More details about the car and the new company will apparently be revealed soon, although since the VanaticalDesign page was only started late last year and otherwise only features a number of fantastical 3D supercar renderings, we’re taking this one with a healthy handful of salt. But hey, we’re an open-minded bunch, so we’ll see how it develops.