RED VICTOR 3’S BID TO RECLAIM WORLD TITLE
4000bhp Brit returns to Bahrain in November to topple US challenger
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.