|Vortex V2 on track and GT-EV goes electric|
Posted by Madabout News on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 07:57 PM
A company that quietly sits under the radar (but which has an active forum section in the Madabout-Kitcars forum) is Vortex Automotive, manufacturers of the Vortex GT, one of the prettiest original design kit cars to come out of the UK. To add to their line-up they have developed the V2, a modern alternative to the Lotus 7 style car, suitable for both road and track.
The major features are a mid engine/intercooler/radiator layout fed by a large full width duct underneath the car, a central longitudinal fuel tank, keen aerodynamics for high downforce /low drag, and Fordís Duratec or (sensational 280 bhp) Ecoboost turbo engine.
The chassis has the engine transverse, conventional front wishbones and a De Dion rear beam located by a Watts pivot and links.
Vortex own front uprights are cast aluminium LM25, heat treated and x-rayed .50mm dia. curved side tubes give exceptional cockpit width and safety and a full width 50 mm rollover bar is standard, as is a stainless exhaust system, aluminium dampers and radiator.
Vortex V2 for road and track days
The V2 is to be available in LHD and RHD as 2.0 Duratec/mtx75 combination or 1.6/2.0 turbocharged(Ecoboost) form, the latter rated at 280 bhp, for a launch price of £9,990.
News from Vortex is that the V2 also passed it's IVA test at the first attempt
Vortex V2 preparing for quarter mile run
Further news from Vortex Automotive is that a GT has been converted to use Electric Lithium battery power and completed the Brighton to London Future Car challenge (reverse of the London to Brighton veteran car run)
Vortex GT-EV converted to Electric Lithium battery power
Full information about the Vortex Automotive range can be found on their website here