Agreed insurance value £80K
A barely run-in T70 in mid-blue with satin matt black detailing. First registered in June 2016. 3,800 miles at April 2019. Car gets positive attention wherever it goes. My wife’s arthritis makes getting in / out painful so our planned road trips must be in something else. The dream has to go.
For a track assessment of the GD demonstrator check out Steve Sutcliffe's Autocar video comparison with a McLaren MP4-12C, available on gdcars.com (Media / GDTV).
Also there, see a sub 8 min Nurburgring lap in a road legal version with 600+bhp. That’s more power than mine but the thrill is the same.
The car is intended principally as an open road car with a removable soft top but is track capable with dry sump, LSD, AP brakes and twin oil coolers.
Powder coated pale grey. Twin roll bars.
Clad in bonded and riveted aluminium panelling.
Sealed flat underside with removable panel under engine.
Cockpit sides, floor and rear bulkhead double-skinned and insulated.
GRP to GD’s high standard gel coat finish. Colour RAL 5009, azure blue.
Heated windscreen with wash/wipe.
Door release by remote fobs, concealed external switches and interior pull tabs.
Opening rear clip. Rear and front clips removable.
Storage in twin sidepods and large door pockets.
Custom removable fabric roof. Zipped fold back sections for access.
Engine / gearbox / fuel / cooling.
GM LS6, 5.7 litre with a Canems ECU. 405 bhp and 400 lb.-ft. torque.
Dry-sumped. Pace scavenge pump and tank. Remote filter.
Twin thermostatically controlled oil coolers.
Oil and fuel hoses are black Aeroquip Startlite with black fittings.
Water cooling by Davies Craig electric pump, twin radiator fans, custom swirl pot and expansion tank.
Davies Craig controller provides fans and pump run-on after engine stop.
Foam-filled fuel tank mounted centrally between the engine and rear bulkhead.
Fuel swirl pot with internal high pressure pump.
Exhaust is all stainless steel ceramic coated throughout, matt black.
Triple plate clutch.
Getrag 97G50 6-speed transaxle as used by a 997 Porsche 911 Turbo.
Wavetrac limited slip.
Right hand shift.
Suspension / wheels / tyres / brakes
Suspension is double wishbone all round.
No bushes. All rod ends and spherical bearings for easy adjustment.
Adjustable Protech dampers.
Adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear.
BRM-style 3 piece split rim wheels by Image. Front 17” and rear 18”.
Bolts are hidden on the inside and all bare aluminium is anodised.
Tyres:- front Michelin PS3 245/40 ZR17, rear PS2 335/30 ZR18.
AP Racing brakes. 4-pot callipers all round acting on ventilated discs.
Twin master cylinders with balance bar.
Handbrake by separate Brembo callipers.
Canbus system by Infinitybox. See infinitybox website. Fitted with inLINK and inRESERVE options.
Traditional style instruments using modern Speedhut Revolution units.
Gauges have programmable warning lights for too high / low.
Rev counter with programmable shift lights, 200mph speedometer.
Extra SPA digital speedometer for performance data and switchable kph / mph.
Two security immobilising systems plus a hidden battery isolating switch.
On board voltage monitoring prevents flat battery.
Cockpit power socket.
Red Top 40 battery with maintenance charger.
Supportive seats, trimmed in black leather with grey alcantara central panels. Comfortable for long journeys with fore and aft adjustment.
Removable steering wheel with horn connection.
Stalks for lights, self-cancelling indicators, screen wash and 2-speed pantograph wiper with variable intermittent action.
Roll-bar mounted interior light.
Belts are 3” Willans four point with provision for a fifth crotch strap if required.
Roll bar backdraft screen.
The car comes with a full owner’s manual detailing all component specifications, service instructions and wiring diagrams. It is a dream to drive, either cruising in traffic or pushing hard. I have not tried it on track but Steve Sutcliffe’s comments on the video say it all.
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