Video: Mighty V8 Cheetah deafens everyone at Brands Hatch

14th March 2017
Ethan Jupp

When you’ve got a racing car fresh out of a full restoration on your hands, the unnerving truth is you have no idea how that car is going to behave when you put it to the test

There’s nothing for it but to jump it, fire her up, and go out for a shakedown session to get to know the car and work out its foibles. That’s exactly what CCK Historic did following its three-year rebuild of their Cheetah. Now rocking a 5.4-litre Chevy V8 under that distinctive bodywork, this thing sounds seriously mean. By the looks of the on board video above, it goes pretty well too. Not bad for one of this car’s first runs out for a shakedown at Brands Hatch. That yellow BTCC Ford Focus doesn't seem to be quite so well hooked-up!

  • Cheetah

  • 75MM

  • 2017

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