1992 - 2012

Gillet

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Gillet, a distinguished name in the Belgian automotive landscape, is the brainchild of Tony Gillet, a former racing driver who transitioned from the racetrack to automotive innovation. Founded in 1992, Gillet’s first foray into the car market was with the Vertigo, a sports car that debuted in 1991 and went into production by 1994. This model, notable for its lightweight design featuring a carbon fiber body and a tubular steel spaceframe chassis, quickly set a new benchmark by claiming a spot in the Guinness Book of Records in 1994 for its acceleration prowess.

The brand’s most iconic model, the Vertigo, has undergone several evolutions, introducing the Vertigo Streiff and later the Vertigo .5 Spirit, which showcased significant enhancements in performance and design. Each model of Gillet car is bespoke, hand-built to precise specifications, ensuring exclusivity and high performance, which have become synonymous with the Gillet name.

On the competitive side, Gillet has not shied away from motorsport, with their cars participating in prestigious events like the FIA GT Championship and the 24 Hours of Spa. The car’s performance in these arenas, while not always finishing, nonetheless underscored Gillet’s commitment to testing and improving their vehicles under the most demanding conditions.

Today, Gillet remains a testament to bespoke automotive craftsmanship, blending racing heritage with luxury and innovation, continuing to push the boundaries of sports car design and performance.

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