this car is amazing. i wanna make it mine! it is of course the superb audi quattro sport concept.
I saw some photos of the ‘next’ 911 on Car Magazine‘s site earlier….and can’t help but find the new outline a little awkward. That front end looks very upright, and the whole car looks quite a bit longer than the outgoing 997. Whether this is simply an illusion doe to the way the photo was taken, or whether it’s real i’m not sure. But i am sure that i’m not too sure that i like it! We’ll have to wait til the camo comes off for the full view judgement.
last week, i visited a classic car dealership with my mate Brad from the Automobiliac Blog. We both scrounged through their classic cars, and both of us were fascinating by 2 cars in particular; 2 Alfa Romeo Montreals, and a Lamborghini Espada (that had a *cough* transplanted Corvette engine). I still haven’t gotten around to making a post about that visit to Gullwing Motors in Astoria, NYC—-but i will this week with some photos.
In the meantime though, i’ve been mentally admiring the uniqueness and beauty of both of those cars; the Montreal and the Espada.
Some nicer Espadas than the one we saw….truly one of the most stunning supercars ever made.
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No, 1001 HP simply wasn’t enough! It is now 1200 HP, and the top speed is now officially 267 mph, which makes it THE fastest road car in the world…………..again!
It is quite simply the fastest, most outrageous, maddest, and amazing car in the world—-and it’s been reborn to be even better.
Thanks to Motorsport Retro for turning me on to this artist, Nicolas Cancelier. Some great stuff going on here, I especially love the colours he is using to capture the time of these cars. Very cool. These are available for purchase as large, high quality prints as well. Please inquire with Nicolas directly through the links provided.
the legendary Mercedes-Benz 500E. no it’s not a ‘regular’ W124 E-Class MB….the 500E was handbuilt by Porsche…..right alongside the also legendary Audi RS2. It’s a very special car that was brought to the US during the time (unlike the RS2). You can find them regularly on the 2nd hand market, and many people don’t even know the significance of the car………
0-60: 5.5 seconds; 326hp.
about 10,000 produced globally….1500 brought to the US Market.
M5? who needs an M5. I’d much rather have this than an E34 M5.
wish i could read this website for more info, but i can’t be arsed to translate the whole thing!
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As expected, MB has constructed a damn cool museum to display alot of their motorsports and production car history. Here are some of the pics presented by the company to highlight their new museum. You can tour the museum virtually on their website as well. Easier than getting a flight out to Stuttgart!
Online museum tour:
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the original Lancia Fulvia is a total legend……and adding to the legend is this rare, but fascinating rebodied Fulvia redone by Zagato and sold in Limited Edition. A couple of years ago, i had a chance to by an unrestored one of these, but passed it up just due to the huge amount of cash it would have costed to get it back to shape. One day though, when i have enough loot to swing around, i want a Fulvia HF and a Fulvia Sport Zagato in my garage…….together!
taken from the Ultimate Car Page:
“In April 1965 the first prototype was ready and it was Elio Zagato himself who conducted the road tests. Before the end of the year the production of the Fulvia Sport 1.3 Zagato was started. As can be seen in the second picture, the rear hatch could be opened slightly electrically to improve ventilation while driving. The first production were powered by a 1.2 litre V4 engines, pumping out a decent 80 bhp. In 1967 the displacement was increased to 1.3 litres. This larger engine was available in two states of tune, 87 bhp for the Sport 1.3 and 93 bhp for the Sport 1.3S. In 1970 the Fulvia Sport was slightly restyled and a 115 bhp 1.6 litre engine was added to the line-up.”
Here are some of my favourite Fulvia Sport Zagato photographs:
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