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Old 10-27-2005, 12:06 PM
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Venturi Grand Prix

1. TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2002


· Venturi mideninge car with Renault V6
· Based on the Venturi Fétish street car
· GM announces new V12 engine

A NEW AGGRESSIVE designed sports racing car is introduced at the Paris Motor Show. The all-French Venturi Grand Prix one-seater sports car; ready for Gentlemen Racing, as the French say.

With the same aluminium chassis as the manufacturers coming street sports car, the Fétish, the Venturi Grand Prix uses a French engine – the most powerful currently available – in the form of a modified version of the new Renault Sport 3.0-litre V6 which will equip the Clio V6 II.

With a weight of only 850 kg for 310 HP, hydropneumatic suspension, carbon brakes and a ground-effect floor pan, we are expecting a genuine modern racing car with the balance, precision and efficacy of a single-seater.


The Fétish street sports car shares the aliminium chassis with the Venturi Grand Prix, but poweris planned to come from a motorcycle engine (which one is not decided yet), which makes it a super lightweight stormer. It had a special rendez vous with it´s coming friends – and the principality of Monoca (!) - during this year´s Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was in this gathering of sport that the Venturi Fetish took its first laps with the former French Formula 1 driver, Jacques Laffite at the wheel.

During these first demonstration laps, Jacques Laffite found the Concept Car “responsive, light and sporty” to drive.

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Car Venturi Grand Prix
Type 1-seater, racing car
Chassis Welded aluminium and steel in 3 parts
Bodywork Fibreglass
Engine Renault V6
Rear transversal V6, 24 valves
2944.7 ccm
Bore & stroke 87 x 82.6 mm
Max Power 310 HP at 7200 rpm
Gearbox 6 forward speed dog box
Sequential gear selection
Limited slip differential (friction discs)
Brakes Carbon disk 310 mm
4 racing pistons
Suspension Front & rear suspensions with double wishbone
Hydro pneumatic fully adjustable dampers
Antiroll bar
Dimensions Wheelbase: 2575 mm
Front & rear track: 1600 mm
Wheel rims: monobloc aluminium alloy 18”
Tires: front 21/65/18 – rear 24/65/18
Weight: 850 kg
Performance 0-100 km/h: 4.2 sec
Max speed: 255 km/h (standard gearbox ratios) up to more than
285 km/h

Unlike the elegant Fétish street car, Grand Prix is a pure racing car with bodywork designed solely for efficiency, thanks to the work of Sacha Lakic and the many hours of wind-tunnel testing.

After being developed in total secrecy, it is now ready to run.
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:01 PM
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is the version of the fetish they mentioned a completely new one?
cause the fetish is out now, its electric.

is that V6 the same block as the World Series cars?
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