Gillet – Belgian Automobile Manufacturer
Gillet, a Belgian Auto Manufacturer in 1992. The company makes the Vertigo sportscar, an ultra-light weight (990 kg) ‘bespoke’ and built by hand sportscar.
Gillet proved to be a successful race car driver, won the Belgian hill climbing championship in 1980 and 1979 and competing in 2 Dakar Rallies.
The very first Vertigo design st Auto Show in January 1992 and was concluded in 1991. For creation the car was finalized in the following 2 years. It was proven in 1993 in the Geneva and Paris vehicle exhibits. Two more automobiles were constructed: a second model to the 1st production car and complete production design, which was employed for instance, front crash-test safety straps and, chair anchorage resistance anchorage resistance assessments, for accreditation.
The initial prototype and the development Vertigo differed in material and structure. The framework was constructed from carbon-fiber and honeycomb constructed material (a technology immediately taken from the Formula 1 design), ensuring higher durability and rigidity, while preserving 128 pounds in frame weight. The model was presented with flowing lines with greater aspect windows and retracting headlamps, creating it nearer to the very first layout sketches.
The Vertigo was offered to a former Formula 1 race car driver who is impaired after an injury during pre-season 1989 testing, to Philippe Streiff. This Vertigo was changed to a joystick- and provided with an automatic tranny.
It includes attributes in the Vertigo racing car.
Celebrated Vertigo co-owners are a French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday and Prince Albert of Monaco.
Gillet is, additionally, active in the motorsport with all the rushing variation of the Gillet.
The Vertigo Streiff was initially developed using a modified variation of the engine – Alfa Romeo V-6, with 3.6 Liter and 355 hp. A GT3 variant, with a homologation that was nationwide, competed in the `07 Belcar period.
Kuppens said although the Maserati motor evolves the same quantity of the V-6 motor, but has torque.
It was entered in the 24 Hours of Spa races in `05, `06, `07, and `08. Which failed to complete on all trials.