Skelta Targa Tasmania final summary

Skelta G-Force -- A Guaranteed Speed Package A package of endless possibilities is the best way to describe the pending launch of the Skelta G-Force sports car, following a scintillating performance during the recent Targa Tasmania Rally by ...

Skelta G-Force -- A Guaranteed Speed Package

A package of endless possibilities is the best way to describe the pending launch of the Skelta G-Force sports car, following a scintillating performance during the recent Targa Tasmania Rally by Queensland based Skelta designer Ray Vandersee.

The Toowoomba business entrepreneur openly expresses his confidence that the Skelta G-Force, which has its running gear based on the Honda S2000 and is equipped with state of the art driving components, will be a wholly performance based product that is much quicker than the Van Demon Westfield Clubman he produced and drove to outright tenth position at Targa Tasmania last weekend.

"At Skelta Sports Cars we boast a progressive attitude, striving towards the ultimate performance based vehicle, so I'm willing to predict even bigger things during next year's Targa Tasmania Rally," said Vandersee.

"But we've achieved a top ten finish this year and that's exactly what we set out to do.

"Pure performance, no compromises is the attitude and driving catch cry as we look towards track testing the drivable chassis of the Skelta G-Force over coming weeks.

"What we've gained from the Targa experience is that the racing principles used will ensure an even bigger showing at Targa 2005 when we'll be behind the wheel of the Skelta G-Force.

"Following the success down south we are certainly running on a positive high and are confident this is just the beginning of an extremely special project that will capture the imagination of all Australian sports car enthusiasts."

Vandersee had elevated himself to as high as seventh position during the Targa rally before extremely inclement weather conditions saw him drop a couple of spots during the final stage of the six day, 2300 kilometre, International motor racing feature.

While fully satisfied with the effort, it's now back to the business of ensuring the Skelta G-Force is set for its own competitive debut during the cars launch on August 21 at the historic Leyburn Sprints.

"Everything's running to schedule and the next phase of testing will hold the key to ensuring the Skelta G-Force is at optimum performance level for its debut run.

"We are talking about a machine that will be aerodynamically superior to anything else of its kind on the Australian sports car market but boasting a greatly reduced price tag.

"We are now winding up the specific component testing and putting everything together to see if it all mixes well and produces the desired results.

"We'll set a number of test dates at Warwick's Morgan Park Raceway and make appropriate modifications to the chassis, then look to add in all the other vital components before the acid test under full test conditions prior to the Leyburn Sprints."

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