It wouldn't look exactly the same but I actually can help assist if you install and send a link to what it looks like. This template was styled for Virtuemart or another cart but was laid out with possibilities of what you could do. I would not recommend hard linking the products because as you said this would be time consuming and really not efficient. Virtuemart does have modules that can output products like this. You can see our demo of it on GCK store here:http://www.shape5.com/demo/gck_store
So I could even help you copy the styling from this one over too.