Prodrive design, build and run motorsport and vehicle technology programmes for vehicle manufacturers. Programmes included Subaru World Rally Team, Ferrari 550GTS and the Aston Martin Le Mans cars.
Thanks to a friend of mine, he let me accompany him on a yearly fund raising event held by Prodrive for automotive professionals.
We had a chance to sit in Colin McRae’s WRC winning 555 Subaru Impreza and also the Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello driven by McRae. We also saw the development of Aston Martin v12 engines used in the Le Mans cars. There were also a few £80,000 gear boxes made for Subaru that changed gear in 8 milliseconds and a customer was hanging around with the engineers as they put his new engine through its paces on the dyno. Loud!!