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Test History

A list that speaks for itself, Below are some of the cars road or track-tested for magazine features. The racing Ferrari section is exceptional.

Pcture above is from a ‘test’ in championship winning ‘Kerakoll’, 2000bhp P1 Off-Shore Powerboat at the Mediterranean Grand Prix. Don’t do it unless you like constant 10g impacts.

Formula One racing cars driven

F1 Ferrari 126C4 1000bhp/540kg ex Michele Alboreto.

F1 Ferrari 312 3.0litre

F1 Minardi-Ferrari 3.5 lt ex Pier-Luigi Martini.

F1 Life W-12 3.5-litre.

F1 Tecno 3.0lt ex Derek Bell & Nanni Galli.

F1 Minardi-Subaru Formula One

F1- LDS-Alfa1500

Maserati 250F

Formula Two Racing Cars

F2 Ferrari

And in alphabetical order:


Osella-Abarth PA/1 and PA/2 race cars. Abarth 1000 SP – race car. Abarth 2000 SP race car. Abarth 207A Buano – race car. Abarth Monotipo – Concept Car/Prototype. Abarth Formula Italia (race car). Abarth OT1000 (race car). 1961 Abarth 2400 Allemano Cabriolet.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo T33/3 (3-litre race car). Alfa Romeo 8C Monza ex Nuvolari (at Spa). Alfa Romeo 156 (Superturismo the ETCC Championship winning race car). 2 x Alfa Romeo TZ.  Alfa Romeo (ex Benito Mussolini). Alfa Romeo Ti Super FIA (in a Silverstone race). Alfa Romeo Turbodelta ‘works’ rally car. Alfa Romeo GTAm lightweight 500bhp hybrid. Alfa Romeo 147 GTA Cup race car. Alfa Romeo 164 Bi-motore 6.0lt 4×4. Alfa Romeo 147GTAm.Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon.  Alfa 156 (brake test car). Alfa 156 (race car). Alfa 3-litre 24v Spider. Alfa 75 (3.0 race car). Alfa 75 ‘Nurburgring’ school car. Alfa 75 Turbo (race car). Alfa 75 Turbo (road car). Alfa GT M-Jet D Novitec. Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA (race/rally car). Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6. Alfa Romeo 145 – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 146 – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 146 Ti – road car. Ex BTCC Alfa Romeo GTV6 – race car. Alfa Romeo GTV6 ‘Nurburgring’ school car. Alfa Romeo 147 (launch in Sicily). Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 JTD. Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA (2 race cars). Alfa Romeo Michelotti Conrero Concept Car. Alfa Romeo 156 Gr N – race car. Alfa Romeo 147 GTA .  Autodelta Alfa Romeo 155 – All Road Models. Alfa Romeo 155 – Club Racer. Alfa Romeo 155 – Race Car. Alfa Romeo 155 Q4 – road car. Alfa Romeo 155 T/Spark – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 156 – 2 race cars. Alfa Romeo 156 – Race School Car. Alfa Romeo 156 – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 156 (2 modifieds).   Alfa Romeo GTV6 500 bhp – track car. Alfa Romeo GTV6 race car (Nurburgring Nordschleife).  Alfa Romeo 156 1.8/2.4 JTD – road cars.  Alfa Romeo 156 GTA Sportwagon. Alfa Romeo 156 modified – road car. Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon – road car.  Alfa Romeo 164 – Club Racer. Alfa Romeo 164 3.0 – Road Car.  Alfa Romeo 164 Cloverleaf – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 166 all versions – road cars. Alfa Romeo 166 Ti. Alfa Romeo 2.4 JTD (Modified 195 bhp). Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Bertone – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint – FIA Racer. Alfa Romeo 3.0 GTV – road car. Alfa Romeo 3.0 GTV – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 33 – Club Racer. Alfa Romeo 33 – race car. Alfa Romeo 33 – Road Car. Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 – Club Racer. Alfa Romeo 75 – Several Road cars. Alfa Romeo 75 3 litre – race car. Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 – Club Racer. Alfa Romeo 75 3.5 – race car.  Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV – Road Car. Alfa Romeo Giulia (3 race cars). Alfa Romeo GT 2.0 and 1.9 JTD Alfa Romeo GT Autodelta Supercharged. Alfa Romeo GT Novitec Supercharged. Alfa Romeo GTA – race car. Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 (race car). Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0. Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 – Modified Road Car. Alfa Romeo GTV V6 Turbo – Road Car. Alfa Romeo GTV V6 Turbo – Road Car. Alfa Romeo GTV6 – Club Racer. Alfa Romeo Montreal – Road Car. Alfa Romeo Spider – Modified Road Car. Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 16v – Road Car. Alfa Romeo Spiders – Classic Road Cars. Alfa Romeo SZ – Road Car. Alfa Romeo SZ – Road Car.Alfa Romeos various at Italian Race School. Alfa Sportwagon modified diesel195bhp. Alfasud – 2 race cars. Alfasud – Club Racer Alfasud – several road cars. Alfa Romeo Brera (all models). Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio (all models)


Tested a 1964 Amphicar on land and in the River Thames.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Aston Martin V8 Race Car. Aston Martin Vantage – Road Car. Aston Martin DB4 and DB4 Lightweight Race Car, Aston Martin DB5. Aston Martin DB6. Aston Martin DB9.. Aston Martin DB2/4 race car.


Audi A3 1.8T – road car. Audi A4 Avant Quattro – road car. Audi TT race school cars.


Austin A105/6 Westimster (historic race car). Austin A60. Austin Mini and Cooper S.


Bertone Stratos Zero concept car


AC Schnitzer M3 – Modified Road Car. BMW 2002 Turbo – Historic Touring Car. BMW 525I – Road Car. BMW 530D. BMW 740I – Road Car. BMW Alpina B2.5 – Modified Road Car. BMW Alpina B3 – Modified Road Car. BMW M1. BMW M3 Evolution – Road Car. BMW 3-series South African “works” Touring Car

Boss Hoss

Boss Hoss 8-litre 500 bhp motorbike. Yes, not a misprint.


Bugatti EB 110 SS – Road Car. Bugatti EB110SS


Caterham R500 (race car). Caterham Superlight R (race car)


Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 – Road Car at Goodwood


Citroen Maserati SM – Road Car


240Z Race Cars (2)

De Tomaso

De Tomaso Pantera GT1 – Race Car. De Tomaso Vallelunga race car. De Tomaso Guara. De Tomaso Guara Coupe. De Tomaso Guara Spyder. Two De Tomaso Mangusta – Road Cars. De Tomaso Pantera De Tomaso Pantera – GT1 race car. De Tomaso Pantera – Road Cars.  De Tomaso Vallelunga- Road Car. De Tomaso/Qvale Mangusta – road car

Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper – Road Car


Ducati 996 SPS – road/race bike


Formula One Ferrari 126C4 1000bhp ex Michele Alboreto. Formula One Ferrari 312 3.0litre. Formula One Minardi-Ferrari 3.5 lt ex Pier-Luigi Martini. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (race car). Two Ferrari 250LM race cars. Ferrari P3/4 (race car at Spa). Ferrari 750 Monza (at Fiorano). Ferrari 512 S (1970 Le Mans race car). Ferrari 512M – Le Mans Sunoco/Mark Donohue Race Car.

Four! Ferrari 250 GTO – race cars. Ferrari 250 Lusso – Road Car. Ferrari 250 SWB – road/race car. Ferrari 250GTO (Nordschleife). Ferrari 250LM (Nordschleife). Ferrari 275 GTB – race car. Ferrari 275 GTB/C. Ferrari 275 GTS. Ferrari 275 GTS – road car. Ferrari 288 GTO – Road Car. Ferrari 288GTO Evoluzione 700bhp.

Ferrari 312P ex Jacky Ickx. Ferrari F40 – race car. Ferrari F40 – Road Car. Ferrari F50 – road car. Ferrari F50 – Race Car. Ferrari 512 Testa Rossa. Ferrari Daytona. Ferrari Daytona – Race Car. Ferrari Daytona – Road Car. Ferrari Daytona (ch# 15667). Ferrari Daytona Spider – road car. Ferrari 308 IMSA race car. Ferrari 330 GTO (race car). Ferrari 330 LMB – FIA GT race car.

Ferrari 250 California Spyder – 2 road cars: 1 at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Ferrari 246 GT track car. Ferrari 246 GT – road car. Ferrari 246 GT/ GTS – Road Car. Ferrari 250 Buano.   Ferrari 308 all models – road cars.  Ferrari 328 road car. Ferrari 328  Maranello Challenge race car. Ferrari 328 GTB – race car. Ferrari 328 GTS – Road Car. Ferrari 330 GTC – road car.  Ferrari 348 – road car. Ferrari 348 Spyder.

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Ferrari 355 – Maranello Challenge race car. Ferrari 355 – Maranello Challenge Ferrari 355 – race car Ferrari 355 – road car Ferrari 355 – Road Car. Two Ferrari 355 Challenge (race cars). Ferrari 355 F1. Ferrari 355 F1 Spider – road car. Ferrari 360 Bi-Compressor Novitec. Ferrari 360 Challenge (race car). Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale. Ferrari 360 Modena. Ferrari 360 Modena F1 – road car.

Ferrari 599 on the Mille Miglia. Ferrari 360 Novitec 600bhp. Ferrari 360 Spider F1 – road car. Ferrari 360 Spyder. Ferrari 360C. Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 – road car. Ferrari 365 GTC – road car. Ferrari 365 GTC4 – road car. Ferrari 400 – road car. Ferrari 456 GT – Road Car. Ferrari 456 GTA – Road Car. Ferrari 456M – Road Car. Ferrari 456 race car.  Ferrari 550 Barchetta. Ferrari 550 Maranello – Road Car. Ferrari 550 Maranello – road car. Ferrari 575M Novitec. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Ferrari Boxer – Road Car. Ferrari Can-Am (5.7 litre replica).   Ferrari Mondial – road car. Ferrari Mondial Spyder. Ferrari P4 replica – race car. Ferrari P4 replicas – 2 road cars. Ferrari Testarossa – Maranello Challenge race car. Ferrari Testarossa – road car. . Ferrari 599 on the Mille Miglia. Ferrari F12 on the Targa Florio. Ferrari 812 Superfast.


1938 2800 State Phaeton of Benito Mussolini. Fiat Uno Turbo race car. Fiat X1/9 (180bhp race car). Fiat X1/9 (320bhp race car) Fiat 124 Abarth Rallye – rally car. Fiat 127 – Club Racer. Fiat 128 – Club Racer. Fiat 130 TC – race car. Fiat 131 Abarth – road car. Fiat 131 Abarth (2 works rally cars). Fiat 131 Abarth (rally car). Fiat 131 Abarth (works rally car). Fiat 131 Abarth (works rally car). Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Car. Fiat 595 Abarth – Road Car. Fiat 600 (Dragster 320 bhp). Fiat 600 (Track day car 120 bhp). Fiat Abarth 1000 TCR – race car. Fiat Abarth 3 versions – road cars. Fiat Abarth OT 1300. Fiat Barchetta. Fiat Cinquecento Turbo – Road Car. Fiat Coupe Fiat Coupe 16v – Road Car. Fiat Coupe Turbo – Road Car. Fiat Coupes – Classics and Moderns. Fiat Dino Coupe – Road Car. Fiat Idea 1.3D. Fiat Marea – Road Car Fiat Marea (brake test car). Fiat Multipla – road car. Fiat OSCA 1600S Coupe. Fiat Panda – Club Racer. Fiat Panda Abarth Rally. Fiat Punto GT – Road Car. Fiat Punto modified diesel 152bhp. Fiat Punto Super 1600 Rally. Fiat Stilo Rally Cup. Fiat Strada Abarth – Club Racer. Fiat Tipo – Club Racer. Fiat Tipo 2.0 16v – Road Car. Fiat Uno – Range of Road Cars Fiat Uno 1.3 – Club Racer. Fiat Uno 1.3 – race car. Fiat Multipla (several).


Ford Anglia Special Saloon 1760 Lotus/BRM race car. Ford Anglia 997cc Screamer. Ford Falcon Sprint – Historic  Race Car. Ford Escort Cosworth – Modified Road Car. Ford Escort Cosworths – 4 Modified Cars. Ford Zodiac Mk 1 race car

Formula Italia

Formula Italia (single seater race car)


Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic – Motorbike


Harrier-Cosworth GT1 race car. Harrier LR9 3litre – Road Car.


Honda Accord Type R – road car. Honda Civic – Modified Road Car.


1954 Super Snipe.


Iso Grifo A3/C Bizzarrini – race car. Iso A3C Bizzarrini Iso Grifo – Road Car.


Iveco 40 tonne artic


Several racing E-Types including original Jaguar Factory Lightweight E-Type – Race car. Semi-Lightweight E-Type, 3 Jaguar XJS V12 and 6-cyl Race Cars. Jaguar XK120 and XK150 race cars. Jaguar XJ6 and XJ12 road cars.


Jensen Interceptor – road car. Jensen FF.


Lamborghini Murciélago GT1 (race car). Lamborghini LP560-4 Super Trofeo race car. Lamborghini LP560-2 Valantino Balboni. Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 (race car). Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo (race car). Italian Police Lamborghini Gallardo.

Lamborghini Miura P400 – Road Car. Lamborghini Miura P400S – Road Car. Lamborghini Miura P400 SV at Monza, on road rallies and hillclimbs. Lamborghini Diablo SVR – Race Car at Spa.

Lamborghini Aventador S. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 at Vallelunga Circuit. Lamborghini Countach – Road Car. Lamborghini Coutach QV – road car. Lamborghini Diablo – Prototype. Lamborghini Diablo – Road Car. Lamborghini Diablo SE – road car. Lamborghini Diablos – 3 road cars. Lamborghini Espada – road car. Lamborghini Gallardo. Lamborghini Gallardo. Lamborghini Gallardo e-gear. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Lamborghini Jalpa 350 – road car. Lamborghini LM002 – Road Car.  Lamborghini Murcielago. Lamborghini Murcielago (modified 630 bhp).

Lamborghini 350GT and 400GT, Islero, Jalpa, Espada, Bob Wallace’s Jarama Lightweight, Urraco, LM002 (carb and injection models)


Lancia 037 (Martini works rally car). Lancia 037 (works rally car). Lancia Stratos – 4 Road Cars. Lancia Stratos 2 Race Cars. Lancia Stratos – Road Car. Lancia Stratos (Alitalia works rally car).

Lancia Delta S4 – Road Car. Lancia Delta S4 480bhp. Lancia Integrale – World Championship winning Rally Car. Lancia Integrale (Martini works Safari car).

Lancia Beta Coupe – Club Racer. Lancia Dedra Integrale – road car. Lancia Dedra Turbo – Road Car. Lancia Delta HPE HF Turbo – road car.  Lancia Fulvia – rally car. Lancia Fulvia Rally. Lancia Integrale – Road Car.

Lancia Integrale ‘Nurburgring’ scool car. Lancia Integrale 16v – Rally Car. Lancia Integrale 16v – Road Car. Lancia Integrale 8v – Road Car. Lancia Integrale EVO – Road Car. Lancia Integrale modified (Nordscleife). Lancia Kappa Coupe – road car. Lancia Lybra 2.4 JTD SW.  Lancia Stratos GT3- Race Car. Lancia Stratos Hawk HF3000 – race car. Lancia Thema 16v Turbo – Road Car. Lancia Thema Turbo (race car). Lancia Themas 8.32 & 16v T – road cars. Lancia Thesis

Land Rover

Range Rover Classic V8, Range Rover Classic 2.5VM, Range Rover L322 3 litre Turbo D, Range Rover L322 V8 Turbo D.


Lister Chevrolet Knobbly


Lotus 26R (Ian Walker race/rally car). Lotus 211 (trackday car), Lotus Cortina race cars. Several racing Elans and 26Rs. Lotus motorsport Elise/Exige race car. Lotus Elise 111S – road car. Lotus 61 Formula Ford.


Lola-Tecno 3 litre.

Lola T298 BMW M12.


1963 ex Salvadori Cooper-Maserati 5.0 – Race Car. Maserati 250F (Grand Prix car). Maserati 250S (Goodwood). Maserati 300S (Spa).  Maserati Tipo 61 V12. Maserati Tipo 63 V12. Birdcage Maserati.  Maserati Trofeo (Monza test). Maserati 124GT. Maserati Barchetta.

Ten Maserati Granturismo Trofeo race cars, driven in races and testing. Maserati Barchetta – race car. Maserati Biturbo – race car and several road car variants.. Maserati Ghibli Cup – race car. Maserati Ghibli Cup GT2 – race car.

Maserati 3200 GT Manual and Automatic – road cars. Maserati 4200 Coupe. Maserati 4200 Coupe (race school car). Maserati 4200 Gransport.  Maserati Biturbo several road car versions. Maserati Bora – road car. Maserati Ghibli – road car.

Maserati Granturismo – all models. Maserati Merak – road car. Maserati Mistral Spyder – road car. Maserati Quattroporte – several road cars. Maserati Shamal – road car. Maserati Simun concept car. Maserati Indy 4.2,4.7 and  4.9. Maserati 3500 GT, Maserati Ghibli, A6G, Maserati Mistral, Sebring, Bora, Kyalami 4.9.


Mercedes SLK Thruxton Race School Car


Merlyn Mk6a (Lotus twin-cam) sports racer and Formula Ford.


Michelotti Flares (concept car)


Mitsubishi Evo VI – road car


Datsun 240Z race winning car. Nissan Skyline – road car. Nissan 370Z road car.


Opel Speedster


Osi-Ford 20 M TS


Pagani Zonda 7.3S Pagani Zonda C12 (6-litre) & Zonda C12S (7-lt)


Peugeot 205 GTI  (track day car)


Porsche 959 – road car. Porsche 959 Sport – road car. Porsche 968 Turbo RS race car. Porsche Cayman (race school car). Porsche 911 Carrera – road car.Porsche Boxster S. Porsche Carrera 4 – road car. Porsche 911 Turbo (modified 570 bhp). Porsche 924 Turbo. Porsche 944 2.7 Several versions of Porsche 911 road cars

Range Rover

Range Rover – Modified road car. Range Rover Turbo Diesel. Range Rover L322 HSE. Range Rover L322 TD. Range Rover Westminster 3.2 V8.


Renault Alpine A110 – rally car


Rover 75 – road car


Stanguellini 750 (historic race car)


Sunbeam Tiger – 2 Race Cars


Toyota Supra


Triumph TR4 FIA race car


Stola S82 (special Porsche Boxter)


Volvo S60 T5


VW Beetle Fun Cup race car


Westfield Sports 2000 (race car)

Photo is of a test ride in ‘Kerrakol’ the winner of the World Off-Shore P1 Powerboat races. Nice if like constant 10g impacts.