1948→1952 Veritas Rennsport In the immediate post-war period, very few companies were prepared to make race-cars and hardly any were constructed. Ernst Loof, Lorenz Dietrich and George Meier recognized this opportunity left by the virtual shut-down of German industry. So much so, they started Veritas just one year after the war ended in a small …

1948 Veritas Rennsport Gallery In many ways the Veritas was a re-built BMW 328 with a new aerodynamic body. Some cars used the original 328 chassis with a complex network of tubes to support the larger aluminum body. The very first cars actually raced as BMW-Veritas. Later, objection from BMW meant that the model would …

1952 Veritas Meteor Avus Stromlinie In 1953 driver Hans Klenk reached 122 mph (196.6 kph) in this imposing coupe. The design is not far off the streamlined Mercedes-Benz and Auto Unions which ran the 1937 Grand Prix at Avus. Like all Veritas, it was based off a highly modified BMW 328. In recent times, Auto-Salon-Singden …

1949 Veritas C90 Spohn Coupé When Veritas GmbH was first founded in 1948, their primary vocation was taking pre-war BMW components and converting them into the competitive racecars called the Rennsport (RS). These worked remarkably well given the limited availability of resources in the immediate post war period. To complement these efforts, a Coupe was …

2008 Venturi Volage The result of close technological collaboration between Venturi Automobiles and Michelin, the Venturi Volage, presented for the first time at the “Mondial 2008” (Paris Motor Show), marks a major step forward in the evolution of the Automobile. This new Venturi incorporates innovations which have enabled radical changes in terms of the vehicle’s …

1989 Venturi MVS In Detail submitted by Richard Owen price $ $ $60 000 USD engine Turbocharged V6 valvetrain SOHC displacement 2458 cc / 150.0 in³ bore 91 mm / 3.58 in stroke 63 mm / 2.48 in compression 8.0:1 power 149.1 kw / 199.9 bhp @ 5750 rpm specific output 81.33 bhp per litre …

2002 Venturi Grand Prix Concept Venturi have taken new steps to establish themselves in the motorsport industry. The Grand Prix is a race-ready car that relies on Renualt mechanicals. It uses a modified version of the Renault Sport V6 found in the new Clio V6 II. The chassis is supplied from the Venturi Fetish. With …

2002 Venturi Fétish Prototype In 2001 the Venturi company was resurrected by Gildo Pallanca. He took on the challenge of controlling a marque that is known and respected throughout the world of sports and racing cars. Determined to attract partners of prestige, he issued the challenge of designing a French sports car. The Fétish car …

2010 Venturi Fétish At the Mondial de l’Automobile 2010 in Paris, Venturi is presenting a completely new Venturi Fetish, directly based on developments undertaken for Venturi’s World Records program in Bonneville, USA (2009-2012) with the Venturi “JAMAIS CONTENTE”, the fastest electric vehicle in the world. Rear spoiler, black headlight trims, “Bonneville” colors and finishes recalling …

2006 Venturi Fétish September 28th, 2006-By presenting the first desirable electric vehicle at the 2004 Paris Motorshow, Venturi created on the one hand a new segment, that of the electric sports car, and on the other hand carried an extremely positive message for the future of the automobile, composed of high performance and driving pleasure. …

2006 Venturi Astrolab This is very first vehicle that consumes no fossil resources in order to work : the emissions of CO2 required for its construction will even be compensated for by environmental actions. A parallel can be drawn between Astrolab and a sailboat : both advance silently while making best use of the elements …

2010 Venturi America The Venturi America combines both the values of traditional America and those resulting from new awareness of ecological issues. This new American dream is embodied by this new model from Venturi : a high-riding electric sports car that one can see oneself driving, one’s hair in the wind, through the fantastic scenery …

1993 Venturi 600 LM In 1993 Venturi focused on motosports such as Le Mans and the BPR Global GT Series. Many of these cars were converted from the Venturi 400s raced in the Gentlemen Drivers Trophy organized by Stéphane Ratel. The highlight of the 600 LM was its Renault PRV engine which could produce around …

1995 Venturi 400GT The 400 GT remains one of the best performing French cars ever produced, and it is in fact the very first car in the world to have standard carbon brakes. On June 8, the Venturi 400 GT was officially presented to the press, potential customers, suppliers and local authorities. The sponsor of …

1995 Venturi 300 Atlantique The Venturi Atlantique was a mid-engined, fiberglass-bodied French sports car produced by Venturi Automobiles from 1991 to 2000. The original 260 was a revised version of the Venturi APC 260, carrying over the 2.8L turbocharged V6 engine with 260 hp (194 kW; 264 PS), but with a reduced weight of 1,110 …

1987→1995 Venturi 260 The first Venturi came out in 1984, created by Claude Poiraud and Gérard Godfroy, two former engineers at Heuliez. The goal was to present the only “Grand Tourisme” French car capable of competing with the English Aston Martin, the Italian Ferrari, and the German Porsche. The first car shown had a Volkswagen …

Vencer Sarthe Vencer started with the development of a niche and completely new sports car. Internally this secret-project was better known as “#1”. After approaching the end of the project we gave the car his final model-name “Sarthe”. The Vencer Sarthe is an exclusive hand-built 2-seater sports car. The basis of the car is a …

2006 Vemac RD408-H September 25th 2006-With Audi’s recent diesel victory, it seems like 2005 may have been the last gasoline-powered win at LeMans. This observation is even further reinforced with the introduction of the Vemac RD408-H, one of the world’s first hybrid racing cars. What makes the RD408-H interesting is its hybrid electric/gasoline engine which …

2000 Vemac RD180 This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a mid located engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. The 1.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that produces 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) of power. The engine drives the wheels via a 5 speed …

1999 VeilSide Supra Limited In Detail engine Turbocharged Inline-6 displacement 3065 cc / 187.0 in³ power 775.5 kw / 1039.9 bhp @ 7950 rpm specific output 339.28 bhp per litre bhp/weight bhp per tonne torque 1050 nm / 774.4 ft lbs @ 6900 rpm front tires 245/40-18 rear tires 295/35-18 f brake size mm / …

2011 VeilSide 4509 GTR For the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon, VeilSide redressed a JZA80 Toyota Supra into the 4509GTR. The kit consists of several new panels designed by Hironao Yokomaku. The result is a sports coupe that successfully combines styling traits from the Bentley Continental, Audi R8 and Toyota Supra. Included is a new front …

1992 Vector WX3 Concept The Vector A Avtech) WX-3 is a prototype automobile created by Vector Motors of Wilmington, California in 1992. Founder Gerald Wiegert planned for it to have a range of engines up to a 1000 hp (746 kW) 7.0L DOHC V8 motor, but the full series of engines was never completed. If …

1991 Vector W8 The W8 delivered staggering numbers for the early 1990s, outperforming the fastest Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the era. In 1992 it was declared the fastest production car in the world by Road & Track, but its laurels were quickly stolen by the McLaren F1, which arrived for the 1993 model year. Despite …

1973→1989 Vector W2 Prototype In Detail submitted by anonymous production years 1973 – 1989 released at 1973 built at california production 15 price $ $ $ 150,000 engine chevy V8 position mid engine aspiration twin turbo fuel feed fuel injection displacement 6000 cc / 366.14 in³ bore 101.6 mm / 4 in stroke 92.2 mm …

1996 Vector M12 The Vector M12 was a vehicle designed by parent company Megatech LTD the Vector Motors Corporation, and was the first vehicle produced after the hostile takeover of the company from Jerry Wiegert by the Indonesian company Megatech. The model was produced from 1995 to 1999, when production was halted, partly due to …

2008 Vector Avtech WX-8 HPV LOS ANGELES CA – The renowned automobile entrepreneur and vehicle designer Gerald Wiegert announced today the introduction of his latest creation – ultra-super-exotic vehicle trade named HPV for the ‘Vector Avtech WX-8’. Gerald Wiegert, Chairman and Founder of Vector Motors Corporation, manufacturer of the Vector Avtech WX-8 ultra-supercar, announced today …

2013 VDS GT 001-R After a long career in sports car racing Raphaël van der Straten of VDS Racing Adventures revealed the first race car to carry his own nameplate. Built around a Gillet Vertigo, the GT 001-R will contest GT2 races hosted by Creventic with a goal of reaching Le Mans. The GT 001-R …

2013 VDS GT 001 After a long career in sports car racing Raphaël van der Straten of VDS Racing Adventures revealed the VDS GT 001 as his first sportscar. Built around a Gillet Vertigo, the car has a also has a racing counterpart which will likely in special series. The GT 001 is largely a …

1926 Vauxhaul OE30-98 Wesnum The Vauxhall 30-98 is a car manufactured by Vauxhall at Luton, Bedfordshire from 1913 to 1927. In its day, its best-known configuration was theVauxhall Velox (velox, veloc– being Latin for “swift”/”fleet” and the source of English velocity) standard 4-seater with open tourer body. Vauxhall’s own description was the 30-98 hp Vauxhall-Velox …