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Cholmondeley Power and Speed Star Cars and Bikes
As the organisers are finalising the entry list for this year’s Power and Speed event, we thought we’d give you a hint of what’s to come in June.
1964 Ferrari Lusso
The 1964 Ferrari Lussi is 1 of only 350 produced, this is a right hand drive, of which only 22 were produced. Regarded by many as one of the most elegant Ferraris ever made, one sold for £1.9Million back in 2015.
966 Ford GT40
This 1966 Ford GT40 is an original Mark 1 road car, 1 of just 28 ever built. Used for club racing 1972-1985 in UK and Europe. Drivers Mark Finburgh/Roy Pierrepoint.
1966 GTD 40 Mk2
This GTD 40 has a custom-built chassis around the engine and Hewland gearbox from Tony Marsh’s multi event winning F2/Spring/Hill Climb Car. The engine is a twin turbo charge 4550cc Rovercraft V8 developed to product over 600bhp.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
The background to the black racing Camaro is as ever with stories of David Piper’s exploits a matter of public record and David vs. Goliath achievements. The story began with the Southern based GP Speed Shop which was established in the mid 1960s by South African race mechanic Pierre Du Plessis who worked on Ferraris, GT40s and Lolas and similar from a none too salubrious premises at the Ham, Brentford Middlesex.
1974 Porsche 3RSR
Produced for the 1974 race season, the 3.0 911 RSR become the most successful Group 4 car of its era. It dominated sports car endurance racing for the next 24 months in IMSA, Trans Am, and the FIA World Championship, providing Porsche with its best ever customer race car. Running a 3.0 Litre engine on mechanical fuel injection, the car in period produced circa 330BHP and with a 0-60 time of under 5 seconds. It had a top speed of approx. 170mph depending on gearing.
1975 Lancia Stratos
As the first rally car designed purely for the purpose, the Lancia Stratos is a land-mark car of the early 1970’s. Around 500 were made and many were rallied with success by the works and private teams. The use of the V6 Ferrari Dino in the short wedge-shape chassis ensured it became a classic.
2009 DAX Rush MC
With an all carbon fibre body, the engine of the DAX Rush comes from a Suzuki Hayabusa motor bike. The engine was built by Geoff Page Racing and uses a Turbo from a 1986 F1 Benetton and makes over 400BHP and the car is 500kg and with the race pipe on sounds like a F1 car at 11000RPM.
2016 Aston Martin N430 Race
The N430 is a ‘Special Edition’ inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing pedigree to celebrate the success of its V8 Vantage GT4 race car. Producing 430bhp with a top speed of 190mph, this particular model is fitted with a sportshift II gearbox and is possible the last 50 RHD to be produced.
2015 Bac Mono
The Mono was built to optimise the driving position, putting the driver in the middle, central to the wheels, and the balance of the car. Constructed using high-strength carb fibre composite around a steel safety cell.
The Mono is powered by a 2.3litre, 280bhp four-cylinder power plant provided by Cosworth, coupled with an F-3 spec 6-speed sequential gearbox from Hewland.
Photo credit: Andrew Lofthouse
Seat Leon Supercopa 122
This car is an ‘Endurance Spec’ which results in an increase in power, a larger capacity fuel tank and endurance specification brake calipers. The Supercopa is powered by a 2litre turbocharged engine, producing 330bhp, transmitted to the wheels by a Seat Sport DSG gearbox with a ZF differential.
Van Diemen SR Sport 2200
The Van Diemen SR Sport 2200 is an open 2-seater, purpose built racing car. With “formula-like” behaviour, this light car has a fully adjustable chassis and is an impressive sight even with a standard engine. The car was originally introduced by the Finnish F1 champion Keke Rosberg in the 1980’s.
This one-off machine is built around a Viper 8-litre V10 engine, with the forks, tank, exhausts, sub frames, handlebars, mudguards swimming arm and wheel hubs, all hand built. The result is a bike with 500bhp and around 525lb of torque, capable of racing 207mph.
1959 Vincent Viscount
This bike broke the AMA Land Speed Record in the 1000 MPS – VG Class, with a speed of 131.684 mph. A new record was also set in the 1000 – MPS – CG Class of 124.862. With further modifications since then, who knows what the Vincent Viscount might achieve?
The Royal Enfield Continental GT, 1966 Replica, prepared from Indian built 535 Continental GT and inspired by the Thruxton 500 mile winning Royal Enfield Continental G.T. Ridden by John Cooper and Dan Shorey. This was a winner at the 2015 Thunderfest at the Anglesey Circuit.
The Yamaha Tz750 was originally built to compete in the Formula 750 World Championship. The engine is across the frame 4 cylinder 2 strong of 700cc which has two TZ350 twins on a common crankshank. The machine being used today is fitted with a Spondon Engineering Frame and Swing Arm.
Don’t miss out on your chance to see all these vehicles and more, at the 2016 Cholmondeley Power and Speed event.