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
See The Dakar Teaser Video Featuring Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin at ToyoTires.com/DakarCYPRESS, 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...]
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...]
Porsche dealers sell 3,327 vehicles in AugustAtlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced August 2013 sales of 3,327 vehicles, an increase of 10 percent over the same month last year and a record August in the history of PCNA. For the year, Porsche has sold 28,456 cars in the U.S., a 28 percent increase over last year's sales (...[Read more...]
Colorado Springs, June 20--------The Freightliner Cascadia Pikes Peak Special racing machine of Mike Ryan (Santa Clara, CA) is truly like no other entry in the Pikes Peak Open division during the 91st edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30.
Ryan, a veteran driver, finished ninth (12:39.960) last year on the Peak in the division, but has his sights set on a higher finish this year with this amazing vehicle. The winner was rookie French driver Romain Dumas, who bri...[Read more...]
Winners from Europe, USA, Germany and Russia to team up in two Nissan 370Z Nismo race cars
Since its inception in 2008, the Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy competition has attracted over two million entries, making it unquestionably the world's most accessible driver scholarship. The phenomenal success of the virtual-to-reality programme takes centre stage at the Dubai 24 Hours race (10-12 January), with the latest 2012 Champions from Europe, USA, Germany and Russia lining-up in two Nis...[Read more...]