BULLET FOR TARGA "Forget steroids and protein shakes, the easiest way to build muscle is to cock the hammer of a Bullet SS Roadster", MOTOR, February 2002 "Forget the Cobra for modern day muscle buy a BULLET", WHEELS March 2003 These were...
BULLET FOR TARGA
"Forget steroids and protein shakes, the easiest way to build muscle is to cock the hammer of a Bullet SS Roadster", MOTOR, February 2002
"Forget the Cobra for modern day muscle buy a BULLET", WHEELS March 2003
These were the motoring media's first impressions of Australia's Newest Super car.
Unfortunately the Supercharged Bullet is ineligible to run in the 2005 event, however our senior chassis engineer, Robert D'ercole (Targa Rookie) together with navigator Cameron Reeves (Targa 2002) have factory support to campaign a 2002, 225Kw naturally aspirated Bullet.
As chassis / race engineer Robert's collaboration has given Bullet the kind of chassis dynamics and performance to equal the best super cars in the world. Bullet Cars is not alone in enlisting the services of this extremely talented individual. Roberts testing and engineering abilities have been well proven in developing racecars for some of the world's most prestigious manufacturers and teams.
When pressed about his own race driving career Robert will humbly admit, yes he has tested against and beaten some of the worlds current great names, he has won many races in Europe, however lack of finances curtailed a promising career and precluded his acceptance of a works drive with Van Dieman U.K. for whom, along with others, he performed development work. The two Australians who did acquire Van Diemans drive in subsequent years, a certain Mark Webber and Marcus Ambrose; probably illustrate what might have been.
Roberts' talent for developing a racecar has not been restricted to open wheelers. Touring car teams, rally cars and even off road racing cars have all benefited from his association. In fact while employed as chief engineer for the Ralliart backed Pajero off road car in 1997, Robert took the team to a historic first ever-outright victory by a 4WD vehicle.
Up until his sudden retirement late last year Peter Brock had signed with Roberts Company (Design D'Ercole) to drive his designed and developed rally raid car for outright contention in the Paris Dakar.
As a Targa rookie Robert sees the event as a great opportunity for Bullet and himself, to find a platform on which to build in the years ahead and develop the Bullet in to a genuine challenger for 2WD supremacy. The dynamics of the Bullet during testing definitely place it in the top echelon of performance cars in the world. The Bullet Car Co., is confident that everyone is going to be surprised by the capability of this car, being the small bore of the company's heavy artillery. Oh, to campaign the SS Bullet around Targa.
Targa Tasmania offers such diverse road conditions and challenges that it will provide the factory with a valuable opportunity to compile technical data and showcase the normally aspirated Bullet to a worldwide audience.
Bullets collective knowledge and experience in motor sport and performance car manufacture compound our realisation that we have a world-class car and potentially the first Australian Super car eligible for export to the World's top end, performance vehicles market.
Currently, the factory is collaborating with the design of a unique coupe body that will compliment the remarkably high standard set by this exclusive engine and chassis combination.