The Gran Turismo Fan Favorite Gillet Vertigo Made a Run Up Pikes Peak Too

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    It’s nice to hear of Gillet again. I really hope pikes peak makes it in game soon
     
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    This car was insane in GT4... What engine did it use in that game? So much horsepower in such a tiny body...
     
  4. Joey D

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    According to the GT Wiki, it was a 3.8L V6. But I can't seem to find that engine as the actual engine in the race car. Everything seems to point to a stand 3.6L or modified 4.0L Alfa engine.

    It's odd that so much of the car's information on the web comes from various Gran Turismo sites.
     
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    What I find interesting is that the car is based off of the prototype cycle-fendered design from back in 1993 rather than the car the Vertigo morphed into to get into sportscar racing, which is the car most people think of.
     
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    To be honest I'm just so unimpressed with Pike Peak since they ruined it. What the drivers are doing is still incredibly impressive but no matter what they do I always find it disappointing compared to what it used to be.
     
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    I'm baffled as to how they got linen to be rigid enough for the bodywork.
     
  8. TexRex

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    Presumably the same way glass fiber is utilized--with an epoxy resin.
     
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    This video should kind of explain it:

     
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    Found the video of the run!



    Not sure why the speedometer is updating so slowly throughout, though.
     
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    They took the bedding from teenage boys and neckbeards.
     
  12. TexRex

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    Wasn't it in the article? And probably poor telemetry software.
     
  13. Obelisk

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    I didn't see the video in the article, whoops. :lol:
     
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    Lucky it wasn't a snake.

    :p
     
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    You do realize why they had to do it, right?
     
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    That part just makes it worse, not better. :lol:
     
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  17. TexRex

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    Unlike the HANS, wheel pods and F1 halo, it was done for such a non-motorsports-y reason.
     
  18. flamingchariot

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    One of my favourite cars...totally underrated and it's a shame its not in the game