Probably the most unusual race car of the last few years is this, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo. In a sea of mid-engine cars, Nissan went with a front-engine layout pushing power up to the front axle. It ran at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans a couple years ago, and that’s all she wrote for this one. The program was cancelled.
Holden Torana GTR-X, 1970. Because England are about to win Cricket’s Ashes series against Australia today I’m going to post Australian cars starting with one of my favourites. The Torana GTR-X was powered by 160hp 186ci (3 litre) six-cylinder engine, fitted with three Zenith-Stromberg CD-150 carburettors, a performance cylinder head and camshaft and an Opel four-speed manual gearbox. GMH (General Motors Holden) we serious about producing the car and sales brouchures were printed but only three prototypes were ever made, two of which survive. One remains on public display at the Salmon Street offices of Holden in Melbourne, Victoria.
I’m probably going to be posting in the near future some pictures of what this shop is known for, meticulous craftsmanship with out Japanese favorites. I can’t help but talk about the labor intensive work these guys do, and I was able to get some pictures from their recent Toyota Celica build. For now though, let’s just admire these past creations for a few minutes.
McLaren P1™ GTR, 2015. The 1000hp limited production track version of McLaren’s hypercar will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3. The P1 GTR costs £1.98 million in the UK and will only be offered to existing P1 owners