One of 200 homologation specials is to go under the hammer, and it’s all sorts of 1980s brilliant
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Belgian supercar unveiled
This is the Gillet Vertigo .5 Spirit. It is ugly.
Produced by Tony Gillet - he of Automobiles Gillet fame, naturally - it weighs 950kg, sports a chassis made from Carbon Nomex, has 350mm six-piston brakes, a six-speed sequential gearbox and, according to Google Translate, is ‘financially the most accessible of supercars’.
It now comes fitted with a Maserati-sourced 4.2-litre V8 producing 420bhp, which, combined with that low weight, should make for some cracking acceleration times. Which, frankly, you’d require. It is ugly.
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