Tornado Talisman (1962) FIA Racecar.
Rare and competitive british sportscar. Completely restored and ready for some serious action !
This amazing little car is a Tornado Talisman. Only 180 examples were built, and that makes this fibreglass sportscar very rare indeed. The Talisman was in production from 1961 till 1963, and it is said that this car was the inspiration for Colin Chapman to develop the Elan. This example has been completely rebuilt by Doug Smith and his company MG Motorsport, to an extremely high standard as a proper historic racecar. Doug is one of the most respected MGB and MGC specialists, and renowned for building quality historic racing cars for some decades now. This Tornado was a real challenge for him, and it must be said that the end result is really fantastic.
It is built following FIA regulations, and the car comes with a FIA HTP passport in GTS10 class (period F - 1962 to 1965). It has a Ford 1360 cc race engine and gearbox, and a Triumph based independent front suspension in combination with an independent rear suspension with twin lower wishbones and twin trailiing arms. Adjustable coil over shocks all round. On the rolling road, a power output of 130 bhp was recorded, and in combination with the low weight of 612 kg, the performance looks very promising... Inside, there is a lightweight Tillett racing seat and a FIA approved rollcage and fire extinguisher. The finish of this racecar is of a very high level, and the body colour of Aston Martin Chichester Blue fits this little machine very well.
This Tornado is ready to race, and eligible for all FIA events. It may be a good candidate for the Goodwood Revival 2014 - St-Mary's Trophy, as it is rare, utterly british, fast and spectacular !