I first photographed the car at Coys Festival 1995, then again in 1998 at Coys where it was to race. Unfortunately it crashed heavily in practice – don’t ask to see the pictures!
DP215 eventually ran in it’s first race since Reims in 1963 when it competed in the pre-64 GT race at the final Coys Festival at Silverstone during the Summer 2000 and achieved 13th place.
The swept Kamm tail of the DP cars was found to be essential after wind tunnel tests showed massive lift at 175mph. The 4 litre, six cylinder engine of DP215 developed a huge 326 bhp at 5800 rpm – sufficient to achieve 198.5 mph down the Mulsanne straight during practice.