I have to admit this one had me fooled until I did an HPI check, regrettably after I had posted my original blog, apologies for any distress I caused with my initial posting.
Turns out today’s car is not one of the 50 Jaguar XJR 15’s I first thought it was but something called a CMT.
CMT is a manufacturer so low on the grapevine that it does not even have a website, in fact this blog could well be an internet scoop since there is not so much a single photo of a CMT that I could find on the web.
All that is known about this vehicle is that what ever it is based on dates back to 1996.
The motor size quoted in the HPI check is 3.9 litres / 237 cui so it might have it’s origins in the ubiquitous Rover / Buick all alloy V8, but I do stress the ‘might’.
Like a couple of manufacturers of replica Lancia Stratos vehicles this car was goal hanging outside the Race Retro exhibition, why CMT did not simply hire a stand in the exhibition proper like a number of other replica manufacturers is hard to fathom, but there you go I’ll leave you dear reader to make your mind up if this is a good replica or bad fake.
Hope you have enjoyed today’s internet scoop edition of ‘Gettin’ a lil’ psycho on tyres’, and that you’ll join me again tomorrow for Ferrari Friday. Don’t for get to come back now !