Stuary Turner worked as designer for this mid-engined Ford with intentions to race it as a rally car. The GT40 had been given the '40' designation due to it being 40 inches high. The GT70 received its numerical '70' value because it was completed right before 1970. Various engines were proposed to reside in the engine compartment, but it was the Capri derived Essex V6 unit that eventually made its way mid-ship to power the rear wheels of the GT70.
A workers strike halted production and the producing these vehicles meant that it never made it into serious production. Only three prototypes were created.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006
|THE McLAREN F1|
|FOR THE DRIVER VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLAREN'S WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE
The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without reserve 'a driver's car', an extremely high-performance design which advances all conventional boundaries. It combines Formula 1 racing car dynamics with genuine Grand Touring capabilities. ▪ Beginning with its radical and entirely innovative one-plus-two seating configuration, the McLaren...[Read more...]|
|PORSCHE DEVELOPS CAYMAN GT4 CLUBSPORT|
| ||• New race car for motorsport newcomers|
Atlanta, Georgia. Using the recently released lightweight Cayman GT4 as the basis, Porsche Motorsport has developed a racing version solely for the track. The 385 hp (283 kW) mid-engine racer Cayman GT4 Clubsport will celebrate its world premiere on November 18 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Like its production sibling, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine. The racing version features a Porsche double clutch...[Read more...]
|PORSCHE SHOWS TWO NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARS FOR THE FIRST TIME|
|Double world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show 2015
Atlanta. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is celebrating the world premiere of two extreme sports cars at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. The new Cayman GT4 is the first high-performance sports car belonging to the GT family that is based on the mid-engine coupes. Clocking a lap time of seven minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, the new model makes a great debut.
The second model is ano...[Read more...]|
|TOYO TIRES® BLOG GIVES DAKAR® RALLY FANS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, DRIVER INTERVIEWS & DAILY UPDATES FROM THE RACE|
|See The Dakar Teaser Video Featuring Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin at ToyoTires.com/Dakar
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA– The annual Toyo Tires® Dakar® Rally Blog is back at ToyoTires.com/Dakar with exclusive pre-race features and soon, daily coverage of the world's most grueling, most unpredictable race. Covering nearly 3,500 miles over 13 days of competition, racers never know what Dakar will throw at them. This year, drivers will journey through Argentina and Chile between January 5 and ...[Read more...]|
|1958 Monaco Grand Prix: An Unlikely Frenchman Steals the Show…Again|
|In 1955, perhaps the most unlikely of drivers would survive the attrition and the beckoning Monaco harbor to claim his only victory in Formula One. Some three years later, and more unlikely than ever to even win a second race at any circuit, the same Frenchman would steal the crown jewel to become just the second man in Formula One history to earn two or more victories on the streets of the principality.
Maurice Trintignant's victory in the chaotic and drama-filled 1955 Monaco Grand Prix was...[Read more...]|