September 3rd 2005, Monterey, California – After years of applause, celebration, doubt, then ridicule, the first production Bugatti Veyron has hit the road as the fastest available supercar. Bugatti has little to be embarrassed about since the 16/4 is very similar to the extreme proposals made in 1999.
The Dino family of cars was named after Enzo’s son who played a large role in the development of the V6 drivetrain. The Dino 206 GT was the first road-going Ferrari to adopt the V6 which previously, had been exclusive to racing models. The 206 GT was an alloy-bodied coupe that was first seen on the market in 1968. During its release, the 206 GT changed Ferrari’s market. This was a less expensive and less powerful model than all the other Ferraris at that time. This made the 206 and subsequent 246 GT, direct competition with marques such as Porsche.
Affalterbach, Apr 30, 2004 – The most successful car in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) race series is set to transform its dominance on the track into a conquest of the roads. The CLK DTM AMG has inherited the genes of the DTM-winning Mercedes and possesses all the ingredients necessary to set the pulses of car and motorsport enthusiasts racing that extra bit faster. This exclusive AMG high-performance speedster is modelled both stylistically and technically on the car that romped away with the DTM title in 2003.
Results from the Car & Driver Supercar Challenge prove that John Hennessey’s Vipers are the fastest tuned cars in America. Hennessey took the grand prize last November with a specially prepared, twin-turbo version of Dodge’s Viper that won both the 0-150-0 and road course tests against the best that Kleemann, ReNNtech and Lingenfelter had to offer.
Of all the Ferraris made by Neri & Bonacini, the small series of Nembo Spyders was their greatest. From a small shop in Modena, they transformed unwanted Ferrari chassis into something much more special. Built on the 250 GT plaform, the Nembos were influenced by the Ferrari GTO, but featured distinctive proportions.
To continue the success of the 6C 1500 Super Sport and 6C 1750 Grand Sport, Alfa Romeo had Vittorio Jano design an eight cylinder engine with the same features as the 6C models. This 2336 cc engine was mounted on both the short and long wheel-base chassis, including Alfa’a P3 Grand Prix car, to dominate an array of motor sport events.
For the factory works effort Porsche began fitting their 6-cylinder engine into the 904 chassis. 12 of these cars were so equipped and used a chassis number of 906-0xx. Read about this car.