Yowza. Mounted far back in the front of the chassis lies a 2.0-liter turbocharged Cosworth four-cylinder, which came in a few flavors of tune. This model appears to have the base 220 horsepower mill. However there was also a 300 horsepower version, and a searing 360 horsepower edition. Later in the ‘90s came an Alfa Romeo V6-powered variant, followed by the most recent Vertigo.5 Spirit, which totes a 420 horsepower Maserati V8. Heady stuff.
Understandably, the Vertigo held its own quite well during stints in sports car racing, and made appearances as an official pace car.
Record setting performance aside, it’s quite the piece of eye candy. The Vertigo’s butterfly doors fold gracefully upwards and its lightweight carbon fiber body and chassis are sculpted elegantly yet purposefully around its necessary mechanical bits. For a car that was very much a product of the ‘90s, it’s still a head turner.
Judging by the photos, this Vertigo appears to be a fairly good knick, and very well may be the only one in North America. There is one rub however… and it’s a big one. The seller affirms it can’t be registered in the US, so it would appear this exotic will remain north of the border for the time being.