GTS Cars until 1965
GTS Cars up to 1965
The GTS class was extremely popular with racing spectators during the early 60s. Maybe that’s why also manufacturers took these cars to their hearts and development departments with huge budgets and resources. There was prestige and good PR in winning motor races.
Many of these cars were not only technically advanced but also sheer beauties. Notably the Italian marquees such as Ferrari and Alfa Romeo were front runners in the beauty contest. And while Porsche made its way up through the ranks and files, British brands such as Jaguar, Lotus, Austin Healey, Aston Martin and the American Ford Mustangs, Shelbys and Chevrolet Corvettes fought intensely to win merit and honour.
The international racing regulations requested that there should be seats for two persons in the cars and the cars were defined as Grand Turismo cars. And although the Lotuses were not grand they were quick. Therefore, pay attention to the in fights between Goliath and David in the streets of Copenhagen.
GTS cars often participated in endurance races as the 24 hour races at Le Mans and Sebring. By the end of the period development of these cars nevertheless came to an almost halt. And Porsche continued to develop the legendary 911.