4000bhp Brit re­turns to Bahrain in Novem­ber to top­ple US chal­lenger

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - red­vic­tor1rac­ David Brown

Red Vic­tor 3 owner, Andy Frost, is hop­ing to win back the World’s Fastest Street Le­gal Car ti­tle this year with the lat­est it­er­a­tion of his Vaux­hall VX4/90 FD.

While Red Vic­tor 3 has its ori­gins in a 1972 FD, Andy’s cur­rent con­tender has an 8.8-litre, 4000bhp twin-turbo V8 engine ca­pa­ble of hit­ting 250mph from rest in less than six sec­onds. It’s taxed and MoT’d, too!

Andy, who runs au­to­matic trans­mis­sion spe­cial­ist, Penn Au­tos, based in Wolver­hamp­ton, has raced street le­gal Vaux­halls for about 30 years.

He lost the world ti­tle to an Amer­i­can driver a cou­ple of years ago but is keen to get it back and is aim­ing to make a fur­ther at­tempt in Bahrain in Novem­ber.

The cur­rent record stands at 5.84 sec­onds for a stand­ing start quar­ter-mile.

Andy says: ‘The record at­tempts have to be done out in Bahrain to get sta­ble weather con­di­tions and that in­volves a lot of ex­pense.

‘The last at­tempt in March pro­duced en­cour­ag­ing num­bers but also ex­ten­sive engine dam­age.’

Andy and his team are now busy with re­pair work in a bid to get the car ready for the Novem­ber at­tempt.

Mean­while, Andy’s loyal band of sup­port­ers, The Red Vic­tor 5 Sec­ond Club, is hold­ing a fund-rais­ing event at The Fort, Wolver­hamp­ton, from 2pm on 30 Septem­ber.

Red Vic­tor at its last World Fastest Street Le­gal Car at­tempt in Bahrain.

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