what was made, what was made very little of, and what was never made. All three are quattro icons.
src: audi australia
For many of the new readers, you should know I am *obsessed* with the Alpine A110 (and Alpine as a marque in general). that is all. My general interest in automotive topics continues to wither and fade, but Alpines and Audis seem to be completely immune to this destructive force.
src: renault classic
I love this colour combination, a dull grey and a shiny grey combining to create a visually striking textural enterprise! As we all know, there have been many limited edition Veyrons cross the stage since the car was launched, primarily for rich sheikhs who have nothing better to do with their pocket change. That being said, none of that negates the fact that the Veyron is by far the most staggeringly well-engineered production car made in our lifetime—and while i’m never much a fan of ‘open top motoring’ (as I look and feel like Dracula-in-a-convertible every time i have driven a convertible), this Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Vitesse really does look the part with its ‘Jet Grey’ paint scheme.
The Donkervoort D8 GTO is easily one of my absolute favourite cars in production right now…..just amazing to look at, and transcends the idea of the Lotus Seven straight into the 21st century. The GT4 version won the GT4 class of the 24 hours of Dubai, so it is developing a racing pedigree all of its own.
To me, in my current state of mind—-mixing modern and vintage. This may be the perfect interior. The stuff daydreams are made of…
Well I have to say I am entirely intrigued by these “Secret Spot” pics posted over at Type-01. If this is a single location; what kind of a location will have the combination of cars seen in this pic? More mysteriously—–what are those two Bugatti concepts doing there!?!? I would think those 2 concepts would be under the ownership of Bugatti/VAG. I don’t recall them ever being produced for private ownership. Hmm.
Beautiful greyscale photos as well.
The Lotus Elan—-a car i love, but largely ignore. I have to say….this 2+2 is beautiful with a much nicer roofline than the original Elan, IMO—-and very nicely appointed interior. It’s on sale…..for only $40k! Come on and buy it….you only live once.
This car is completely restored and is a 1971. Follow the link at the bottom for more info:
the car is on sale at Hyman Ltd.
the 1962 Rene Bonnet Djet—-mid-engined (one of the first mid-engined production cars, along with the 550 spider), and essentially what would evolve into Matra Djet afterwards. Mid engined and super cool.
Interestingly enough, Matra (plastics/industrial company) was not even involved with this car as it was developed, however supposedly bought Bonnet in 1963/1964 after Rene Bonnet (developer of the Djet and race car driver) hit financial trouble— and then Matra evolved the Djet into a street going sports car.
This beautiful photograph was taken by Dirk De Jager