Jay Leno Drives All The Cool Cars, Like This 1971 Marcos GT
When we talk about well-styled classic British sports cars, the first one to come to mind is usually the Jaguar E-Type. Then there are the lightweight cars like the MGB, Triumph Spitfire, and Austin Healey. The Marcos GT is one of those “other” cars that are slightly more obscure and not quite as well-known to most. Luckily, Jay Leno once again does a great job at introducing us to what he believes is “the most unusual and prettiest sports car of all time”, and he’s not alone.
“Sharply aware of the gradual demise of the British Car industry over the years, it was a particular pleasure to introduce Tony Stelliga, Chairman of Marcos, who has not only rescued a famous British marque, but re-established it in the Midlands, the traditional base of UK automotive design and manufacturing. Marcos has in the past, and continues, to embody the spirit of innovation and creativity which Coventry University seeks to instil in its Automotive Design students, and Tony’s lecture (...)
Marcos TSO GT coupe sports car is making its world debut in South Australia at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide motor race. The TSO GT ran pre-race laps before a crowd estimated at over 250,000 race fans. It will now embark on a 2800 Kilometer test and evaluation program as the newley established the business, Marcos Australia, prepare the car for their local marketplace. The two seat coupe sports car delivers stunning performance with a Grand Touring capability and a familiar GM V8 powertrain.
The TSO is a lightweight, high performance race inspired sportscar that delivers breathtaking performance and everyday driving comfort. Instilled with many attributes of the celebrated Marcos race cars, the TSO delivers a sensational driving experience. Powered by a reliable, race proven aluminium 5.7 Litre engine, the TS0 produces up to 400 horsepower and a throaty V8 growl.