crazy ……i wonder if those cars have their own bathtubs and massage therapists as well?
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Based on a VW?? Sounds like another 914, to me….
Motor Authority seems to think it’s gonna happen, and they think it’ll be 356-ish….i think it’s all false.
IEDEI blog LOVES Alpine-Renaults, and the A110 and A310 especially. Here’s a fantastic film of a bloke just driving his A310 through some great roads….
This was due to be the replacement for the Lamborghini Urraco, however it was launched to the world as a concept in 1974 by Bertone, however the global economy was slumping, fuel costs were rising, and Ferrucio Lamborghini was retiring. From what i’ve read, there is widespread reporting that this Bravo was tested heavily prior to its introduction (40,000+ miles), but unfortunately it never made it to production. 3.0L engine pumping 300hp through a small, relatively light body and short wheelbase. Smaller, lower, and shorter than the Countach, it definitely ‘borrowed’ some ideas from the Countach.
It looks like Lamborghini would have definitely had an amazing rival to the Ferrari Dino, had they have made this…..
Word is, you can still see the car at the Bertone Museum in Turin, Italy.
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No commentary or music in this video, just pure Group B exhausts! right on.
Who is gonna buy a $200k+ Lexus? I know most people who are shopping for a car with a $200k budget are certainly NOT going to. So who is gonna buy it? The Japanese, probably…and maybe some arab and korean billionaires. Who is gonna ditch a Lambo to buy this? or a GT3? or an F458 Italia?
Obviously, Lexus are making this car for image’s sake—however it certainly doesn’t have a classic shape in any way, in fact it reminds me (almost a little too much) of those awkward “sports cars’ they used to sell in the 80s and 90s—like the Dodge Stealth, Subaru SVX, and Nissan 300zx. Cheesy, at best…
So congratulations Lexus, you’ve built one hell of an ugly supercar. But what can it do? Looks like pretty standard supercar stuff as you can read below. Nothing a Porsche turbo can’t deal with…
LImited to 500 cars
560hp. 4.8L V10. 8500 rpm redline.
0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Top Speed 201 mph
Price: est. $200k
Yeah, there are some oddities in the VW lineup when it comes to selling stuff in China. Most of all is the super weird MK2 Jetta, which is still a huuuuuge seller in the chinese market! How the chinese keep buying it is beyond me. It looks absolutely miserable. The original MK2 was actually pretty damn good looking for the time—-the revised one, as you can see below…..is just……weird.
Then comes another grand surprise! VW still sells a version of the Quantum (yes, the 1980s VW Quantum!) under the name Santana Vista. How does it look? Well, again…it looks completely terrible. Archaic technology, only the chinese could love….
Next there are two cars i have NO IDEA about. One is called the VW Lavida….which looks almost like a Daewoo/Chevy/Kia and the other is just a bunch of chinese letters i cannot read. These cars are probably being made in China or Korea, and selling under the guise of VW. I can’t be arsed to really look up what they are….but it’s strange to see two VWs selling under the badge, while completely unknown outside the Chinese market.
for more information on these, ahem, GLORIOUS chinese VWs, go to: www.vw.com/cn
The original Lancia Delta Integrale was a beast of a car. Obviously we never recieved it imported to the USA, so it was added to the mental list of “yes i want but i cannot have” and put aside into the closet.
Lately there’s been some talk of Chryslers being sold here as rebadged Lancia Deltas (see article http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1036481_chrysler-lancia-to-share-products-delta-could-come-to-u-s ).
Could this mean that if a Delta Integrale or Delta HF is produced, then we might see one? Maybe as an ‘SRT’ model? Dodge Delta HF? Sounds funny i know…but it would be fantastic!
I can’t tell you what the article says, because i don’t know spanish. But the photos are great!
Thanks to Colla Verglas for the info: http://collaverglas.net/2009/10/17/per-somiar-que-no-quedi-lancia-delta-hf-per-luis-camino/
Very cool 10 minute video outlining the history of Volvo motorcars. I know that voice, just can’t remember the guy’s name—-he does alot of the old F1 narrative videos…..Some interesting classic footage in this well made company video.