Gillet Vertigo 1994-2008


May 15, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Gillet Vertigo (1997)
Country
Belgium
Top Speed (mph)
155
0-60 mph
4.5
BHP
217 @6250rpm
Torque lbft
214 @3500rpm
BHP per ton
289
Engine capacity CC/CU
1994/122
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
154.7
Width (in)
76
Height (in)
40.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1650
Additional Info: The Vertigo was shown at the Brussels Auto Show in 1992 and produced from 1994. A Ford Cosworth engined version with 300bhp, a 6 speed sequential gearbox, a 0-60 time in just over 3 seconds and a top speed of 187mph was also built. Later on an Alfa 3.0 V6 with 223bhp/214ft-lb was also added and had similar performance figures as the straight 4 above. Racing versions were built as well by Tony Gillet that had modified Alfa engines, they were 3.6 litre V6’s, later to be increased to 4.0 litres. Road going versions of the race cars were also produced and had either a 266bhp 3.0 Alfa V6 or a 360bhp 3.6 litre engine and although the car now weighed just under 2000lbs could still get the car to 60 in just over 3 seconds. In 2002 the Vertigo Streiff was built (named after Philippe Streiff, a former Formula One race driver).

Gillet Vertigo Front Side Gillet Vertigo Rear