1958 Echidna Special John Staver, Ed Grierson and Bill Larson were responsible for the Echidna, a racecar named after an obscure Australian anteater. They combined their skills to create lightweight versions of the Corvette to go racing in the SCCA B-Modified and C-Modified class. The cars were raced by family and friends, and sometimes by …

1992 Eagle Mark III The Toyota Eagle Mark III is one of the true legends of American motor sport, achieving a record-breaking performance in IMSA racing in the early 1990s. As well as being an all-conquering machine, it was also the last of its kind: the US sports series subsequently moved away from the GTP …

POV Ride In A Ferrari 458 Speciale At Monza The Ferrari 458 Speciale broke cover two years ago, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and it was a last hurrah to the 458 lineup, before the 488 GTB was introduced. The model is the spiritual successor of the 360 Challenge Stradale and F430 Scuderia, and …

1978 Osella PA8 The PA8 was built after several successful years of building racecars for the FIA 2-liter class. Built out of Italy this small volume manufacturer took on the best that Lola and Chevron could produce. Our feature example, chassis 096, was campaigned by Fabio Stradella in many European hillcimbs. The car was raced …

1950 OSCA MT4 Vignale Berlinetta One of the ideal Italian sports cars was the OSCA MT4. It was developed by the Maserati brothers after selling their company due to financial restrictions. Despite loosing the factory, and the right to use their own name, they remained resilient and exercised their talent under the name OSCA. OSCA …

1950 OSCA MT4 One of the ideal Italian sports was the OSCA developed by the Maserati brothers. The model famously won the 1954 12 Hours of Sebring among 4.5-liter Ferraris, the Cunningham C4R, Aston Martin DB3S and Lancia D24s. Despite loosing the factory, the Maseratis remained resilient and exercised their talent under the name OSCA. …

1957→1959 OSCA FS 372 Officine Specializzate Costruzioni Automobili (OSCA) produced just a few examples of the FS 372 which was a sports car that used the 1.5-liter Formula 2 (F2) engine. This raced a larger class than the much more common 1.1-liter MT4. Almost all the cars came with an aluminum body designed by Fratelli …

1960 OSCA 750 S Intended for the Sports 750-class and Sports-850 classes of endurance racing, the OSCA 750 competed successfully against the Lotus 11s, Lotus 17s, Fiat-Abarths, D.B. HBR4s, Moretti 750s and the various Stanguellinis. Automobili O.S.C.A. first entered a 750 at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans and continued to with various successs …

1963 OSCA 1600 SP One of the last competition cars produced by OSCA was the 1600 SP. This was essentially a sports-prototype that used the twin-overhead camshaft 1600cc engine. The 1600 SP was first presented at the Turin Motorshow with a dramatic coupe body and tubular-steel chassis. The twin-spark engine was good for nearly 140 …

1960 OSCA 1600 GTZ The rarest and most desirable OSCA is the 1600 GTZ built by Zagato. This used the largest version of OSCA’s twin-cam engine with a sleek body design from Zagato of Milan. It was based off the 1600 GT Berlinetta, one of the last made with input from the Maserati brothers. OSCA’s …

2001 Osca 2500 GT The OSCA 2500 GT is a prototype and the car was born in 2001, out of a partnership between Luca Zagato former owner of Z Cars and the entrepreneur Japanese Shozo Fujita. To them we owe the initial design of the car, which then put her hands on another great Italian …

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2009 Oreca FLM-09 In 2009 the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) created Formula Le Mans (FLM) as a one-make series intended to level the playing field and curb the increasing costs of endurance racing. The cars were made by Oreca as a variant of Courage LC75 with a near-stock version of the LS3 GM V8 …

2011 Oreca 03 Following construction of the Formula Le Mans prototypes and the purchase of Crouage, Oreca developed the 03 for LMP2 in 2011. The chassis was used with little sucess by Signatech Nissan using a NISMO VK45DE 90º V8 and Race Performance with a Judd/BMW HK 90º V8. Oreca purchased Courage in 2007 and …

2004 Orca C113 Rene Beck’s vision of a supercar is the Orca C113. For the past 15 years, Rene has personally financed development of a car which rivals the Pagani Zonda, Porsche Carrera GT and Ferrari’s Enzo. Rene states ”We will build the fastest road car in the world.” Rene’s project began in 1987, but …

1964 Orbitron VAN NUYS, Calif. – A lost artifact from the pinnacle of the Custom era has been found, and what Hot Rod Magazine dubbed ‘the most incredible barn find ever’ is now in California for a complete and faithful restoration. Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth’s Orbitron, a far-out bubble-topped show car built in 1964 and …

2000 Opel Speedster In Detail engine Inline-4 displacement 2200 cc / 134.3 in³ power 109.6 kw / 147.0 bhp @ 5800 rpm specific output 66.82 bhp per litre bhp/weight bhp per tonne torque 203.0 nm / 149.7 ft lbs @ 1900 rpm body / frame Composite driven wheels Mid Engine front tires F 175/55ZR-17 rear …

2001 Opel Signum 2 Concept The Signum 2 is powered by the prototype of an eight-cylinder direct injection gasoline engine. The so-called ‘Global XV8’ aluminum concept unit was developed by GM Powertrain in the United States. Infotainment (all systems invisible when not in use): Driver side: Customizable monitor (color, 8.9, 2:1 format) Center console: Central …

1993 Opel Omega EVO 500 In Detail engine Inline-6 valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl displacement 3000 cc / 183.1 in³ bore 64 mm / 2.52 in stroke 66 mm / 2.6 in compression 8.2:1 power 238.6 kw / 320.0 bhp specific output 106.67 bhp per litre bhp/weight bhp per tonne torque 280 nm / …

1983 Opel Monza GSE As the Opel Monza GSE turned 30 years old this year, it is now officially a member of the classic car club. This coupé ancestor of the Opel Monza Concept Car, also being presented at the IAA (Hall 8, Stand D09), is an exclusive automobile, with sporty equipment and trim, powered …

1963 Opel Kapitän L Already established as a true classic is the 1963 Opel Kapitän L (L stands for luxury), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is the third, and oldest, Opel highlight on the VDA stand. Straight lines and a stretched form are the Kapitän’s main bodystyling themes, while the slightly arched …

2009 Opel Insignia VXR Luton – Packing 325 horsepower, a sophisticated four-wheel-drive chassis and a sub-six second 0-60 time, Vauxhall’s new Insignia VXR is set to take the mid-size performance saloon market by storm when it goes on sale early this summer, with a level of dynamic prowess which aims to raise the bar in …

2010 Opel Insignia OPC Rüsselsheim. The high performance version of the Car of the Year 2009 will be unveiled on May 7, when the Opel Insignia OPC premieres at the Barcelona Motor Show, ten years after the launch of the first OPC model (Opel Performance Center). The heart of the Insignia OPC is its 2.8 …

2003 Opel Insignia Concept In addition to its progressive, elegant and dynamic design, the Insignia features numerous innovations including extensive use of LED lighting technology and unique pantograph-action doors and tailgate. Further highlights include the versatile interior layout and excellent driving dynamics. Says Opel’s Chairman and Managing Director, Carl-Peter Forster: ‘The Insignia is not an …

2003 Opel GTC Geneve Opel is giving a preview of its future designs with the debut of the GTC Genève concept car – GTC stands for Gran Turismo Compact – at the 73rd Geneva Inter-national Motor Show (March 6th to 16th 2003). Taut lines, clear surfaces, three-dimensional headlights, wide wheelarches and crafted details are the …

2007 Opel GTC Concept 2007-03-05 – Russelsheim/Geneva. The world premiere of the GTC Concept (Gran Turismo Coupe) at the 77th Geneva Motor Show gives an insight into how dynamic and refreshing Opel’s new design language will look in the future. This concept car demonstrates the new interpretation of the Opel brand,” explains Alain Visser, Executive …

2010 Opel Flextreme GT/E Opel will unveil its Flextreme GT/E concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show (March 4 – 14), that will boost the company’s credentials as a leader in green technologies, offering expressive design with efficient environmental performance – and engineered with German precision. In Opel’s strategy for achieving more independence from …

1996 Opel Calibra V6 4×4 In 1996 Opel was one of three manufacturers entering the International Touring Car Championship. Due to the rising costs of dealing with the FIA, this series was cancelled only after one year.