Team - Bamtech Sport
2015 Teuton Turbotorc
Released to the public in 2015, the Indian Turbotorc was designed as a budget Sedan/Station Wagon with Sport trims to be exported around the world as a “Budget Luxury” car. The cars came out with a 3.5L V6 with the sport models being turbocharged.
A race version of the Wagon Sport was created by Bamtech Supercars to race in Time Attack events and after a year of competition and lackluster results, Bamtech stopped developing the 3.5L V6 for race use and instead went back to building Supercars.
2017 Teuton Turbotorc ATCC
Bamtech and Teuton had already made the decision to enter the Time Attack car into a form of circuit racing and the ATCC announcement came at the right time with Teuton rebuilding the Time Attack car with standard Turbotorc parts to meet the ATCC regulations.
Bamtech then worked on a new engine to meet the regulations and using their commercial licenses, made a 1961cc engine based heavily upon the 1958 Coventry Climax FPF.
The engine was milled from Cast Iron with the aim of balancing power and weight and so far, all tests have been promising, with the engine delivering around 270hp at 9500rpm.
The car is sponsored by Bamtech, Teuton, KMAC Suspension, Bridgestone Tyres and Castrol Oils as each company has contributed to the car.
Formed as “Bamford Racing Cars” in 1968 as a backdoor way for Bardahl Lubricants to run an F1 team, the team developed a range of uncompetitive F1, F2 and Formula Junior engines before going into sportscar racing soon after.
Having scored many notable finishes at LeMans and numerous touring car titles throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with backing from Ford and later Volkswagen, Bamford won LeMans in the 1990’s and set a land speed record in 2005 before the road car company closed it’s doors in 2006 due to issues with the Volkswagen Group.
Bamtech was formed in the 1970’s as the engine building division for Bamford until the closure of Bamford in 2006. Then the Bamford directors gave control of the company to Bamtech, which was run by the directors of Bamford.
(Yeah, how’s that for dodgy!)
In 2007, Bamtech took over the Bamford factory and began building Bamford Supercars again and have been in control of Bamford ever since.
Teuton was founded in 1972 to sell Ford and Bamford cars in India before they began making their own cars in 1976. Since then they have worked alongside Bamford/Bamtech, with the companies developing engines and chassis for each other.
Driver: Bayley MacKenzie
The grandson of the man who drove the first Bamford F1 cars, Bayley made a name as a top level historic driver during his career, with occasional forays into open wheel racing and a memorable stint in NASCAR before settling into a full time role with Toyota as a touring car driver. Retiring from front line driving five years ago he settled back into civilian life as a bank teller before Bamtech began building race cars again and through fate found himself back on the front lines with the Turbotorc ATCC entry.