The specification for the car was unique and featured an apparently more powerful ‘D spec’ race engine (+75bhp over the 2005 spec engine) with generous 34mm air restrictors. The standard DBR9 gearbox was combined with a pneumatically-operated semi-automatic paddle-shift gear change system with a ‘throttle blipper’ to assist speedy down-changes. As delivered, #102 had a particularly high downforce aerodynamic package with an extended high-downforce front splitter balanced by a full-width high-downforce rear wing.
The car plus a generous spares package has, for most of 2007, been offered for sale by Oakfields in Hampshire for a half a million pounds (plus VAT) and was also entered into the 2007 AM/Bonhams auction in Works Service where it failed to reach it’s reserve. Problem in selling the car has been, that with all these unique features, 102 was in need of much remidial work before if could be eligible to race in either FIA or ACO sanctioned events.