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Can it be that
six decades have passed since
Road & Track,
Vol.11 No. 12, reported that the immortal Italian marque Cyclops scored its first international triumph, winning the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans one-two-three with a breathtaking display of team indiscipline, creative rules interpretation, overwhelming Italian feminine pulchritude, massive carb loading, a thorough disregard for sports/racing car design orthodoxy, and Newtonian physics? Yes. Yes it can.
Le Mans 1960 was the beginning of the fabled Cyclops racing dynasty. A trio of Cyclops II Super Sports Coupes sporting bodies of magnesium CinZano signs -- a racing derivative of the Cyclops II GT -- powered by the then new experimental CPM-2-0SROa6 500cc engine -- swept the 28
running of the French endurance classic.