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Alpine Celebration Concept on display at Le Mans 2015!

Here it is!  After years of speculation; the production design for the upcoming 2016/2017 Alpine ‘resurrection’.

I have no words to say except that i LOVE it.  Similar to how I always imagined the resurrected Alpine to be.

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source:  Largus.fr

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the glorious Bac Mono.

There are a lot of these dedicated performance mini-track cars around; Ariel Atom, Caterham Seven, the recently featured fantastic Donkervoort, and plenty of others.

But I have yet to see one as beautiful, detailed, and as full lovely design as the Bac Mono. From the minimalist name to the beautiful sculpted bodywork—-i think this is the holy grail of these types of cars as far as i’m concerned.   Oh and the interior and pedals can be fitted to suit the size of the buyer.

The Bac Mono starts for around $80k GBP in the UK—however it’s been announced the car will be on sale in the US next year.  Prices for the US market have not been announced as of yet. It’s a fairly new company, started in 2009 out of the UK.  Obviously I haven’t driven one…..but take a look at the numbers:

more details at: http://bac-mono.com/

Overall width 1800mm
Overall length 3952mm
Height 1110mm
Wheelbase 2565mm
Ground clearance 100 mm (f) 110 mm (r)
Kerb weight 540kg
Power to weight 520 bhp per tonne
Weight distribution f/r 48% / 52%
Maximum speed 170 mph
0-60 mph 2.8 secs
Maximum power 280 bhp at 7700 rpm
Maximum torque 280 Nm at 6000rpm
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unknown car of the day. Goliath GP 700 Sport.

One of the post-war cars developed in Germany, loosely based on a VW Beetle platform (correction): upon further investigation, it seems that the most recent sole survivor was discovered with an older VW chassis transplant, however the original GP 700 Sport was based on an OEM original Borgward chassis design. —–with a LOT of design similarity to the Porsche 356 (also Beetle-based), the Goliath GP 700 Sport was built with lots of aluminium, and sported a mighty 36hp.  The amount of parts that it actually shares with a VW is unclear, as it doesn’t use a rear-engined layout like the Beetle did.  Very few of these cars exist (reportedly 3 are still in existence).   Produced between 1950 and 1953, by Borgward. The car had Bosch Fuel Injection (!), front engined, front wheel drive, and a transversely mounted engine—-all revolutionary at the time and very unique.

Lots of information and photos here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=406656&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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foto of the day.

 

Long before there was ever an Audi R8 or Audi TT, there were a series of interesting sports car concepts from Audi.  One of the most memorable was this 1991 Audi Quattro Spyder Concept. I still have no idea why they didn’t make it….it looked spectacularly cool.

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