VDS GT001-R - Test days


The VDS GT001-R back on track at Spa-Francorchamps


VDS GT001-RWhilst on the one hand the competitors of the 24 Hours of Spa are readying themselves for this major meeting of the season, in the ranks of VDS Cars, the development work on the VDS GT001-R has taken off following the constructive work carried out in the wind tunnel of the Institut Aéro Technique de Saint-Cyr-l’Ecole, in the vicinity of Versailles.
And as previously announced it is in … Spa-Francorchamps that the test programme was back under way at the beginning of the week.



Very instructive wind tunnel tests for the VDS GT001-R


VDS GT001-RSince the official announcement concerning the withdrawal from the 24 Hours of Spa, they have not been dawdling at VDS Cars, and the development of the VDS GT001-R is being carried out at a sustained pace.
These last few days, the most recent Belgian car to date headed off for France, not with the intention of sounding out the asphalt on a sun-drenched track, but to enter a wind tunnel, in the quest to find a perfect aerodynamic balance.
These test were successfully carried out at the Institut Aéro Technique de Saint-Cyr-l’Ecole, located on the outskirts of Versailles.

Total 24 Hours of Spa 2013


The VDS GT001-R will not be at the start of the 24 Hours of Spa …


VDS GT001-RWith more than 200 races under his belt and no less than 118 podiums and 62 victories clinched, Raphaël van der Straten is now known as the man who brought about the latest Belgian car, namely the VDS GT001!

The racing version of this rather special GT, christened GT001-R, competed in the 24 Hours of Dubai in January, where it quite logically sorted out some of its teething problems.
Quite normal after but a dozen odd testing hours during preparation.

Dubai 24 Hours


Baptism of fire for the GT001-R, and it reaches the finish …


VDS GT001-RWith only a few hours of test runs under its belt, the VDS GT001-R entered by the VDS Racing Adventures team headed off for the United Arab Emirates to compete in its first ever race, namely the 24 Hours of Dubai.
Twenty-four hours later the Belgian muscle car crossed the finish line, true to the Raphaël van der Straten team tradition.
It goes without saying that the score was not perfect, but that was not the main objective…

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