Behind the Vertigo project lies the passion, the vision and the dream of one man: Tony Gillet.
As a racing driver, the first part of his career, he constantly pursued perfection. Hill climbing races champion of Belgium for several consecutive years, builder and driver for two Paris-Dakar rallies, he came to the automobile industry in 1982, when he became the Belgian importer for Donkervoort (a Lotus Super Seven Dutch replica). He broke the record for 0 to 100 kph, in 3.85 seconds, in January 1990 with a specially modified Donkervoort.
The first Vertigo prototype, achieved during 1991, was unveiled at the 71st Brussels Auto Show in January 1992.
Two years followed in which the car was finalised for production and went through the difficult process of European certification while touring great auto shows (Paris '93, Geneva '93).
This required the building of two more cars : the second prototype, which was the final version that was to be commercialised, and a first production car, which served for every aspect of the car's certification, including the frontal crash-test, seat anchorage resistance and safety belts anchorage resistance. The Vertigo succeeded all those tests with flying colours.
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