Now, we all know that the (Phantom) Vortex GTR was one of the most stylish and pleasing kitcar designs of the last 15-years, which is hardly surprising given the pedigree of the man behind the project, Chris Greville-Smith and the car remains available, and should in my view, have sold many more than it actually has.

Chris, has a strong motorsport background with his own Phantom marque, while his dad raced GT40s at Le Mans, and Chris was a top-drawer designer who formerly worked for Ford, Land Rover and Jaguar. The distinctive rear lights on the gorgeous latest Jaguar XJ? That was Chris. The MGF’s stylish alloys? That too was Chris…

He’ll be at Stoneleigh with the completed version of his new Vortex V2, which was displayed in 2011 in rolling chassis form, and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished article that will be powered by Ford EcoBoost turbocharged engine, with what Chris describes as a unique intercooler arrangement, centrally-mounted fuel tank and other innovative features.

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