Fittipaldi EF7 Vision GT 2017
This is the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, inspired by Formula 1 racing legend and Indy 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi.
For years, Emerson has tried to explain how it feels behind the wheel of a championship-winning race car; the speed; the adrenaline and the thrill of pushing a car, and the driver, to its limit.
The ultra-light, all carbon fibre supercar fuses the vision of Emerson with iconic Italian design company Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering firm HWA AG. Weighing 1000 kg, it’s powered by a naturally aspirated 600 bhp V8 engine, which is purposely positioned low, creating a unique centre of gravity while improving handling.
Car displayed courtesy of Emerson Fittipaldi.
Lotus 59 1969
In contrast to the EF7, this Lotus 59 was driven by Fittipaldi in 1969, when he secured the Lombard North Central (British) Formula 3 Championship.
Built in 1969, chassis No. 59/F3/8 is fitted with a 997 cc Holbay Ford (screamer) engine. The 59 was designed from the ground up by Dave Baldwin using rectangle steel tubing in a complex spaceframe configuration, making its debut appearance on 27 December 1968 at Brands Hatch.
According to the owner, Emlyn Coldicott, this Lotus 59 is totally original and has been in its present ownership since January 1973, last driven in 1972.
Car displayed courtesy of Emlyn Coldicott.