We have been sent some advance details of a new car which will be available for sale within the next couple of months. The machine is called the Vialto Highway 1+2 and is manufactured by a firm called Hydrotrole, who have not been involved with automobile manufacture before, but, apparently, make the largest range of hydraulic accumulators in the world.
The car will be novel in that the driver sits in a central position in the front and two passengers can sit behind and either side of the driver. According to a rather prosaic and excitable Press hand-out this Imp-powered device (the Rover 3.5 V8 engine is an optional extra!) “Looks very similar to the Porsches which won the 1969 and 1970 Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race”. The rather crude artist’s impression doesn’t look much like the Porsche 917 that Herrmann/Attwood drove to victory in 1970 or, for that matter, the car that won in 1969—actually it was a Ford GT40. Anyway, anyone interested can write for further details to Hydrotrole Ltd., Roth Street, Georges Road Industrial Estate, Stockport, Cheshire.