kgs / 2,094 lbs
The Gillet Vertigo .5 Spirit is the latest and greatest version
of the Belgian-made Gillet Vertigo supercar.
The original Vertigo prototype made its first appearance back
in the early 1990s. By 1994 the first production cars were on
Fast forward to 2010 and the Gillet Vertigo has been thouroughly
re-engineered and renamed the Vertigo .5 Spirit. Like the original
Vertigo, this car was born on the race track, and then homologated
for road use.
The Gillet Vertigo .5 Spirit features an immensley strong carbon-Nomex
chassis which weighs a mere 58 kgs (128 lbs) - helping keep
the car's overall weight to just 950 kgs (2094 lbs). The chassis
is complemented by hi-performance 6-piston calipers clamping
down on 350mm discs, and a track-biased suspension setup.
Powering the car is a racing-bred 4.2 litre V8 which produces
420 horsepower. The power is channeled to the rear wheels through
a sequential 6-speed transmission. Gillet haven't released the
performance specs yet, however with a power-to-weight ratio
better than a Ferrari 458 Italia, it's bound to be quick.
The Gillet Vertigo .5 Spirit can be extensively customised to
suit the buyer's tastes. That means everything from the exterior
color and interior trim can be altered, as well as the handling
and ride setup of the car.