(1983 - 1985)
The Aston Martin EMKA was the product of Michael Cain Racing on behalf of Steve O'Rourke, manager of the the Pink Floyd rock group, so as to able to compete in Group C of the World Sportscar Championship during the 1983 season. The origin of the name 'EMKA' comes from the first two letters of O'Rorkes daughters names, Emma and Katherine. The advanced chassis was designed by Len Bailey of Ford GT40 fame: a neat aluminium monocoque with a flat bottom and air tunnels to provide some primitive ground effect. The normally aspirated V8 engine was especially developed by Aston Martin Tickford Ltd and was rated at 570bhp. This was attached directly to the rear bulkhead and acted as a fully stressed member. The car featured a distinctive 'cab forward' driving position.