Taraschi switched from building small sports cars such as the Urania and
the Giaur to F Junior in 1958. the Taraschi used a Fiat engine, mounted
in front of the driver, wishbones with coil springs/dampers and, unusually,
a De Dion type rear axle. The car proved successful in 1959 and 1960 winning
a number of races at venues such as Pau, Albi and Vallelunga. However
by the end of 1960 Cooper and Lotus began to make their mark and Taraschi
went back to tuning Fiat road cars.
A single Taraschi finished 11th, three laps behind the winner, at Caserta
in June 1964.