Last Call: Eight is Great Edition

gordini When you think of tuners, there a certain few that will likely immediately spring to mind, Abarth, Shelby, AMG. One that may require a second pass at the ol’ memory banks is Gordini, the French tuner and often time Le Mans participant. That’s where this glorious straight eight competed for a brief time powering the Gordini Type 24S. The 2,982-cc engine produced a healthy 88.87 bhp per litre and pushed the 24S to a 6th place overall and 1st in the 3-litre class at the 1953 running of the venerated 24-heuers du Le Mans race. Now that you know all that, Gordini may be the first tuner that, in the future, springs to mind. Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day.  It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. Image:

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