Gillet Automobiles was founded by former racing driver champion Tony Gillet in 1994. This Belgian company produces the famous Vertigo sports coupé, an ultra-lightweight (990 kg) ‘bespoke’ and hand-built sports car.
The founder, T.Gillet was a racing driver who owns championship title in Belgian hill-climb for several consecutive years and competing in two Paris-Dakar rallies. He broke records in production of cars with a time of 3.85 as an importer for Donkervoort, a Dutch Lotus Super Seven-styled car.
One of the cars that brought Gillet to fame is its Vertigo models. In history, the first Vertigo was powered by a Ford Cosworth with 2.0 litre 4-in-line, and the later evolutions are powered by more powerful and noble engines. Furthermore, along with the 3.0 litre Alfa Romeo V6 engine and the 4.2 litre Ferrari/Maserati V8 in the latest evolution called Vertigo.5.
Philippe Streiff, a former Formula One racing driver bought a Vertigo that is joystick-controlled with automatic transmission after he became a handicapped due to an accident in 1989. The Vertigo .5 It was introduced at Brussels in 2008 and incorporates features from the Vertigo race car used in the 2007 FIA GT race series.
The Gillet logo comes in a simple letter stretched “G.” It’s one of the simplest car logos ever designed. It had undergone evolutions to become timely like other car logos. Proof of this is the other Gillet logo that was designed with a full “GILLET” word inside a round frame added with label of “automobiles” on the surface of the frame. Similar to car logos purpose, elegance and speed incorporate in Gillet logo like its famous and stylish cars.
The impressive speed and features attracted famous individuals like Prince Albert of Monaco and the French singer and actor Johnny Halliday, who are now Vertigo-owners. Plus of it is that it is included in the list of most expensive and fastest cars in the world.
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