This Venturi 400 GT is a French Motorsports Icon With a Rich Racing History

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Just The Stig

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    Not sure if it's because of the perspective, or the shape of the car...but it looks like a toy car in almost every picture. :lol:
     
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    The depth-of-field in the shots and those massive panel gaps both contribute, I'd say.

    Always liked these ever since GT2 introduced me to them. It's sort of like what I imagine the DeLorean could've been if it weren't awful instead. :p
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    I miss Venturi, awaiting the day they return to our games.
     
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    190 grand for a car this rare is kind of a steal.

    I suppose you could at least strap turbos to a DeLorean. Or get an old PRV powered Alpine.
     
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    After i win a lottery, this is one of the must have cars (road version)
     
  8. DaigoD

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    Always had a thing for unique cars. This one and the Lister Storm were my childhood favorites.
     
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    I knew i saw this car somewhere,good old GT2.
     
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    Maintenance for F355s is ridiculously expe--


    Oh.
     
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  11. SiriusR

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    I wonder if Venturi will get back into supercar business eventually. As much as they're an EV-only car manufacturer now, modern technologies should allow them to make an EV supercar.
     
  12. vinz7531

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    I have the Venturi formula-E in my forza 7 garage :)
    They'll align Massa next season, I beleive. They will also power HWS racing (S.Wolff) F-E
    Nice article on a forgotten brand.
     
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  13. Haitauer

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    Maintenance of that venturi is something money cant by - literally. Must be a nightmare to look for parts..
     
  14. Spacewolf1

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    It's a Trophy variant, it's "easier" than road version... only 13 produced XD

    90s was the end of french GT / supercar... Venturi 400 GT, Alpine A610, Mega Track, Mega Monte Carlo...
     
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    At least the engine wouldn't be terribly hard to maintain. They made nearly one million PRV V6 engines over its 24-year production run.
     
  16. Well worth the money.
    It's the DOF/aperture coupled with the composition. Tilt shift lenses are used to get this effect deliberately. Though software can now create this effect.