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...]
Atlanta. Between January and June 2013, Porsche shipped over 81,500 new cars globally for the first time ever by the midway point in the year – an increase of 18 per cent compared to the first half of 2012. In June alone the Stuttgart-based business sold 14,300 vehicles around the world, up 13 per cent on the same month last year.
'We've had a good first half to the year and go into the second six months highly motivated,' said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Ma...[Read more...]
Lotus Racing, the motorsport arm of Group Lotus Plc, tips a nod to its enthusiast racing heritage with its plans to unveil two new Exige models, both set to wow race car aficionados during the 2013 Autosport International show.
With links to its award winning cousin the Exige S, the two new derivatives are set for their first public debut and will be another exclusive for the show. The cars, the Exige V6 Cup, the latest Cup version for track or road and its pure race-bred sibling the Exige V...[Read more...]
FORMULA ONE – BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX
'#Wheresmypodium' tweeted the Lotus F1 Team throughout the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Having come close in each of the opening rounds, the obvious pace of the Lotus E20 and the unquestionable skills of Kimi Raikkonen and young hotshoe Romain Grosjean, it was only a matter of time. Finally, in the Middle East, it came together.
It was the first time two Lotus drivers have been on the F1 podium together since Carlos Reutemann and Mario Andretti follow...[Read more...]