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Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by europerule, Dec 1, 2004.
hemistage, you can't call those ultra rare
very very fiew survivors today plus you don't see many of them on the roads everyday.
Yeah, well, with an ultra-rare car you will NEVER see one on the road, ever.
You are correct. You will probably see them at museums or at car shows. Same is for some ultra rare muscle cars like the 69 camaro zl1 built in 1969, the 50 dodge charger daytona with the hemi built in 1969 and the 132 plymouth roadrunner superbird hemi built in 1970.
1993 Sbarro Urbi
Any Sbarro car is rare... just go to the website.
I know, but that was a particularly good one.
It's the Pininfarina 360.
It's very rare.
Helem PRV Evo GT2 LM
hooray for pics I found 5 years ago
Hooray for you... but it's still rare.
I'll give you that one.
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and thanks, I forgot about that car.
True... forgot about that.
360 Barchetta, wedding present for Luca.
i saw one of these last summer on the Autobahn a really beautifull car in person.
Does any one here have ny specs about the ebgine etc...
Ultima GTR. I think its rare. Sorry for qaulity. I mean I took a pic of a pic I took last year when I didnt have my digi cam.
P.s my teacher would kill me for that repeating
Holden Monaro is the base
GMs 5.7 L LS1 V8,
480-600 to be made.
Automotive manufacturers rarely take part in third-party organizations that completely alter the character and look of a car. This is beyond a Brabus tuning kit for a Benz or Smart, or a Saleen performance pack for various Fords, because the type of transformation we speak of is a rework from the ground up. Bitter Cars, over the years have formed a unique relationship with Opel. Their production history involves taking rolling Opel chassis and mechanical components and heavily reworking both body and interior to create a completely new premium car. After producing two individual models, the CD in the '70s, and its successor the SC in the '80s, Bitter ran into financial difficulties. Although the manufacturer continued to create prototypes such as the Omega/Catera-based Type III sedan in the '90s, there hasn't been a production model since that time. Things might change for the better and it's just a matter of time and moneyÂ
Re-entry into production for Bitter is certainly a big deal to the company. Once again, with the help of a complying GM-Europe, Bitter have an excellent factory-ready product to work with however it's not something that Opel created. Credit goes to GM's Australian arm, Holden whose Monaro sports coupÃ© is the base for the second generation of CD. Americans will also be familiar with the CD II as the Monaro is the car that Pontiac's up and coming GTO is based off of. With a performance legend to live up to, the CD II will be powered by none other than GM's 5.7 liter LS1 V8 motor which has been tuned to a whopping 404 horsepower. It's a respectable gain over the standard 370 horsepower offering of the HSV Monaro. Reflecting the specification list of the old CD and SC models, the CD II will be offered with an automatic transmission as standard, as well as the option of all wheel drive. A modern rendition of yesteryear's Bitter? It's shaping up to be the car we've been waiting for.
On the outside, it's quite hard to trace the CD II back to its origins. For the better part most of the proportions have remained, and little bits such as the side view mirrors have been kept but the entire car comes across as looking more like a BMW 8-Series than a GM product. The hood of the CD II has been angled much more steeply than in any of the other forms, while the sides and rear are simple and free of clutter bar the dramatically flared fenders. Gone are retractable headlamps which were once featured on all Bitter cars, coupÃ© or sedan, but the car still keeps its thin-lipped grille with the Bitter corporate logo up front. Around the back, circular stacked tail lamps and a fastback style C-pillar tidily tie the car together. This is a car that stands out not because its eye-catching, radical shape but because it's so smooth and easy on the eyes. In the same way that the CD and SC captured the wedgy, boxy look of the decade that they were introduced in, the CD II latches on to modern styling perfectly.
Much like other Bitter products, concept or otherwise, the CD II has a reworked interior of the car that it's based on. In this case, the Monaro/GTO receives all the trimmings of a top notch luxury car. Rich, glossy wood has been applied to nearly every accent surface possible: multiple times on the steering wheel, around the instrument cluster surround, on the doors and throughout the center console. Other trim accents include an aluminum shift knob and drilled pedals. The interior has also been re-finished with rich, high-quality leather just as in the cars that proceeded. But as for the rest there's still a little bit lacking. For the price you pay we figure that, the standard simple rotary dials are still fitted, and the lack of navigation will turn buyers away. Room should be decent, with plenty of space for four adults with room in the trunk for several golf bags or suitcases. Perhaps we're nitpicking a bit, but Bitter could have equipped better, considering the price tag for the CD II is a princely Â108,000 ($173,000 CAD, 131,000 USD).
The CD II will be the closest to a production car that Bitter has reached in decades. In just a few short days, the final word will be put in whether or not the CD II will go into production. Erich Bitter, head of the company is working out details for financing the project. So far, the investors have a completed prototype to analyze, and the knowledge that much of the car's workings have already been signed off. Developmental partner IAV located in Berlin, Germany will complete bodywork, with final assembly by Bitter's own workers in Braunschweig. If all goes as planned, the first of the CD IIs would be ready in just eight months with a total production run of four years. In that span, the expected production is between 480 and 600, quite impressive and ambitious for the brand.
Wow! just got told about this site & its nice to see the 400GT getting some favourable comments.
For the record, firstly its GARY Major, not Chris. Chris Hampson, who was sadly killed in a drag racing accident a few years ago was my boss at the time we designed this car.
The styling is the result of some very specific requests by the first owner,picking out some particular design cues from his favourite 60's berlinettas with some low drag E- Type thrown in for good measure. A particular problem at the time was to source a contemporary yet sympathetic windscreen, ( one that would meet safety standards,) & we settled on a Toyota Celica screen.The rest of the car is pure Ferrari- a well used 400i donor vehicle which after a great 3 weeks spent 'waking it up' from a long period of inertia was delivered to Bryan Wingfield, (of Gulf GT40 fame,) who is responsible for engineering & project managing the unique car you see in the pictures.It also drives & sounds even better than it looks.
I had no idea that the car was now abroad, & I urge the new owner to write to Classic & Sportscar magazine in the UK to get hold of the April 1995 back issue for an article on the car.Whilst the content of the article has some inaccuracies the pics are blinding.
Great site guys & thanks to Mike & Will Turner for bringing it to my attention.
congrats on helping to dzsign this car! it looks utterly fabulous
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Ferrari Daytona Spider. RHD. Pic by me <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>