Cool Cars: Gillet Vertigo.5 Spirit
Founded by racing legend Tony Gillet in 1994, it is famous for its super car vertigo which are ultra-light weight, exclusive and hand-built sports and very cool cars. The first prototype was shown at the 71st Brussels Auto Show in January 1992 and ever since then it has been in production continuously evolving all along. The latest version of Vertigo on offer is the Vertigo.5 Spirit. What truly sets this car apart is the fact that it’s the brainchild of racing legend Tony Gillet and has been designed with only one intention in mind, pure driving thrill. With the car being under continuous evolution since its inception, we can be sure of its mind numbing and extreme performance along with an adrenalin pumping and exciting ride.
Take a Closer Look:
Gillet Vertigo has undergone very minor changes since its inception as a prototype in 1992. However the design is still futuristic and modern in every sense and is capable of giving other established super cars a run for their money. The design of this dream car is highly aerodynamic and features smooth flowing lines running through the entire length of the body. It also features high side windows, retractable headlights, butterfly doors and huge rear wing spoiler assisting in its aerodynamics and keeping the vehicle grounded at high speeds offering excellent ride and handling characteristics. The chassis of this dream car is fabricated using Nomex/Carbon fiber and honeycomb materials ensuring greater strength and stiffness along with saving immense amount of weight leading to astonishing performance.
The interior of these Vertigo dream cars is exceptional and tailored to perfection. The interior offers a rich and premium feel to the cabin overall and is 100% customizable as per the requirement of client. The interior is entirely wrapped in soft quality leather. The steering wheel is sporty and flat-bottomed and along with ergonomically laid out controls offer sheer driving pleasure and an exciting ride. The strength of the vertigo compared to other well established cars lies in the fact that it’s highly customizable, not only the interiors but even the ride settings are tailored depending on the use by the driver lending it a truly personalized feel reflecting personality of the individual owning it.
The heart of this mighty beast is the Maserati 4.2 liter V8 engine capable of delivering maximum power of 420 bhp and a peak torque of 460 Nm. The engine is mated to a six speed sequential gear box and is capable of accelerating this dream car from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 sec. it comes fitted with many modern safety and performance features, making these not only cool cars, but really fast too.
Vertigo.5 Spirit is an excellent offering from Gillet. The beauty of this dream car lies in the fact that its fully customizable as per the requirement of the client and it has low body weight compared to its competition offering it exceptional performance along with impressive ride and handling capability. It is also available with bigger engine options further enhancing its performance figures. Owners also receive personalized access to Belgian racing circuits. At $ 280,000 for the base model it surely is one of the most expensive cars. But what you get is an inspiring and through-bred sports car that’s designed by a racing legend and has an unmatched performance and ride characteristics along with the choice to customize it as you like making it a must have car in the garage alongside the elegant Bentley and Maybach options.