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  1. 1946 Metéor (FIAT) 1100 Coupé Aerodinamico

    Meteor was founded in 1946 by race car driver Dario from Monte Casoni and based in Varese. They created very limited amount of sports cars through the late forties. Their achievements, with extremely elegant finishes, were mainly addressed to a post agonisitico and, indeed, the extremely sophistication of aerodynamics and bodywork consists of an extremely light, so the weight was only around 150kg. The first 1100 Coupe built could easily to reach 145km/h without any mechanical detail. In addition to this coupe with the same Dal Monte Casoni took part in some races, was made a spider, either on Fiat chassis 1100A is about Lancia Aprilia. Météor prepared some pure sports cars, also on a Fiat 1100, Fiat 500 or Aprilia chassis, which were developed by engineering and preparatory Nando Tajana and Samuele Baggioli.

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  2. 1987 Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione

    This is probably the strangest looking Countach ever, it looks as if it left the factory before it got painted or upholstered, this is the Evoluzione, a mobile test-bed for new ideas.
    The Evoluzione was designed and built in 1987 under the direction of Horacio Pagani, by the newly-formed 'Composites Department', they decided to change the steel space-frame of the original Countach to a chassis/body construction in composite materials.
    The cockpit, including the floor and roof panels, the central transmission tunnel, the door sills and the front and rear bulkheads were all made in one piece of composite materials. A honeycomb and aluminum foil sandwich material, Kevlar and carbon fiber bonded together under partial vacuum at 140 degrees Celsius.
    Various body parts were also changed to composite ones, the front lid, the engine cover and boot lid, the front spoiler, which used a simpler design and was a little lower than the original Countach and the wheelarches, which were now connected through sills with air-cooling vents for the rear brakes. These sills would later be used on the Anniversario in a slightly altered design, the wings and the doors remained in aluminum Thanks to the extensive use of light-weight composites, the total weight of the Evoluzione was only 980 Kg, or about 500 Kg less than the Countach QV5000S, this and a minor tuning of the engine, now with 490 Bhp, made the Evoluzione reach a top speed of 330 Km/h. at the Nardo test track. This engine was 'blue-printed' and still used the same transmission, but with a modified gate to allow a shorter 'throw' between the gears.
    The car was never painted and the riveting of the body parts remained visible when you opened the door, even the carbon fiber and Kevlar kept their natural gloss under their thin layer of glue to keep them in shape. On the inside the same rough appearance was evident, only two seats and a small carbon-fiber dashboard were used, with a tachometer, water temperature, fuel level and oil pressure gauges. A few pieces of carpet were used to mask the many colored wires which used to be connected to various test and recording equipments, no air-conditioning, no headlights, no horn and not even a wiper were installed.
    The wheels remained, but got carbon-fiber disc covers, these didn't allow enough cooling for the brakes and were later removed. Various new ideas were installed on the Evoluzione before it was crash tested; an electronically controlled damping system with variable ride height, an ABS braking system and a four-wheel drive with variable torque split were installed. Even a fully retractable wiper system was installed on it, various parts and even some of these latter designs were later used on the Anniversario and the Diablo VT.
    But production of a composite based Countach was too expensive, and in case of an accident the complete shell would have to be replaced because repairing a composite body/chassis is very hard if not impossible, therefore the Evoluzione performed a last test : the crash barrier test, which revealed valuable information on the impact resistance of this kind of chassis structure.

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  3. 1935 Jawa 750 Coupe Czech 1000miles Racecar

    It’s been a long, hard race for the Jawa 750. The fiery red car, the last of its kind, has been fully restored and now sits proudly in the National Technical Museum in Prague, Czech Republic.It took 70 years for the machine to reach its new home. The car was created to participate in the Czechoslovak 1,000 miles race, an annual non-stop, open-road endurance contest that was held briefly in the 1930s. Such a race demanded light, fast cars that could reliably burn through long hauls at high speeds. Fortunately, the Czechoslovakians boasted an auto industry that was one of the most innovative in the world. Engineers at Prague’s Jawa car factory thought up a compact two-seater with a unique and innovative construction: The car was supported by only a wooden frame. This light structure allowed the two-stroke, 750-cubic-centimetre engine to give the car a good boost down the road.Jawa built six 750s, all of which were entered in the 1935 race. Although none took the event’s top prize, they finished in the first three positions in the 750 cc category. The winning roadster boasted an average speed of 83.7 kilometres per hour during the race, impressive even by today’s standards.Unfortunately for the 750s, the 1935 version of the Czechoslovak 1,000 miles race was the final one. The cars were returned to Jawa and later ended up in private hands. Over the years nearly all of them disappeared, but in 1976, a badly dilapidated one found its way into the possession of Jan Egidy, who subsequently gave what was left of the car to the National Technical Museum in 1992.The terrible state of the machine necessitated a massive overhaul, an effort that consumed much time and capital. The museum found a private partner in SKF Loziska a.s., and in 2001 the long and painstaking restoration project began.The car was finally unveiled at a ceremony in the museum’s cavernous Transport Hall on June 15, 2005 – the 70th anniversary of the race it participated in. It makes for a striking exhibit: a compact, lethal and stylish racer with an aero-dynamic bubble of a hood, sculpted wheel wells and a solid, old-fashioned front grille. Dating from a time when custom automobiles were objects of beauty, the Jawa 750 is a valuable piece of mechanical art. This, combined with its heritage as a swift little racing machine, means that Jawa’s creation is still very much a winner.

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  4. Anyone know what Ford Concept this is?

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  6. I'd drive that.
  7. 2007 HWM Targa BT01

    Sports car enthusiasts to see the world, not only embodies individuality, performance and exclusivity in an automobile but also want to experience the impressive driving dynamics and the enormous performance potential of a race car with road license, apply to HWM Cars in the Aargau Safenwil a manufactory of special Art Original and still specializes in the repair and restoration of sports cars and classic cars and widely known in this context about the country's borders for first-class craftsmanship, has HWM cars in recent years, more and more well known as a center of excellence for the production of created exclusive and unique sports car. The youngest member of the House HWM Cars - the, is the result of many years of experience in the field of automotive engineering, BT01, is the predicate for Swiss quality, perfection and also represents the high point in the history dar. To the questions of to the targeted customer segment, Francis Meier explained: "We speak to potent Customers who are looking for an individual vehicle and do not want to get lost in the crowd of Porsches, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. It is likely that our customer segment especially people who have a passion for racing and race or even drive yourself or have driven. " The stunning performance of BT01 The BT01 is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 mid-engine Chevrolet with 320 kW (430) PS and a maximum torque of 550 Nm. Thus the sprints just 1100 kg light heavy weight in about 4 seconds from zero to 100 km / h In addition, another variant with 7.0 liter engine with 377 kW (512) PS and 600 Nm is available. In order for the sprint from zero succeeds to 100 km / h mark in under 4 seconds. The top speed of both the 6.2-liter as well as 7-liter engine due to the electronic lockdown at 250 km / h The 4.2 meter long, 1.8 meters wide and 1.1 meters high only BT01 is built on a chassis and powder coated tubular frame spritzverzinktem. The body is made of aluminum, glass fiber reinforced composites. The chassis has been made by the German premium manufacturer KW specifically for HWM. The high-performance braking system originates from Porsche, the 17-inch alloy wheels are Keskin. The basic version of the BT01 is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and costs in this version around 240,000 francs. Thus HWM offers its clientele a stunning performance at a highly competitive price-performance ratio. In addition, HWM Cars offers a whole range of individualisation options. Francis Meier: "In principle, we can meet almost any request, where the basic concept of the vehicle allows it." Above all, however, the individualization moved in the following areas: • Optional engine 7.0 liters • transmission versions (translations) • Different variants brake • Options 'pure' data differ from such as ABS, audio system, air bags etc • design of the interior • modifications to the bodywork, including variations with carbon parts • Of course, an unlimited variation of rims and paint

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  8. 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale coupe SN 039 S

    1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale coupe, S/N 039 S, Rosso Barchetta with brown, 2.0 litre Colombo V12 engine with single Weber carburetor, 5 speed gear box, delivered new via Milan Ferrari dealer Franco Cornacchia, originally delivered with less than elegant Touring body, beautifully re-bodied in 1953 by Vignale, numerous Italian owners throughout the 1950s and just two USA owners from 1990 to 2013,fully documented by noted Ferrari and Vignale historian, Marcel Massini.

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  9. 1963 O.S.C.A. 1600 TC (Trave Centrale) #00129

    This O.S.C.A. shown at the Turin Motorshow at 1964 as an OSCA1600 TC Coupé using Fiat 1600S mechanicals.This unique prototype created at 1963 when O.S.C.A. sold to Count Domenico Agusta.The project was a vision of an elegance & sportive car with modern lines.In the chassis used a central beam ('trave centrale' in Italian, hence TC) whilst the body is made from a composite fiber reinforced material, by a small carrozzeria named Corbetta mostly designing boats (near Milano). The engine is 1568cc dohc, with 125bhp @ 6,800rpm. The wheelbase is 2400mm, total length 4350mm, width 1590mm, height 1220mm and an empty weight of 790kg. The prototype after test drives not goes to mass production and was sold finally in 1967 to the liquidation of the company and remains hidden until today.Design by F.Scaglione.

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  10. What in the freaking world is this spaceship?

    My first thought was Lambo as it sped by due to the color and styling but then I realized no Lambo has that back.

    Sorry for the shitty picture, did the best I could. Wish I was able to capture the front as well.

    The car seemed incredibly long for a supercar (that doesn't really come across in the pic) if that helps give more perspective.

    Seen driving from Delhi to Gurgoan in India.

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  11. It looks like something custom built, but I'm afraid I have no idea.
  12. DC (Dilip Chhabria) Avanti
  13. Innotech with the knowledge - never fails.

    I'd forgotten about DC cars, but now I am remembering a green one called the Infidel
  14. 1960 Drogo Ferrari 250 TR / 250 GTE Coupe

    Chassis #0716TR started life as a pontoon fendered Ferrari 250 TR in 1957. Piero Drogo removed the original engine and replaced it with a 250 GT-engine from a wrecked car.

    In 1964 the car was rebodied with a GTO-like body by Drogo. Chassis #0716TR received a replica 250 TR-body by Fantuzzi somewhere in the late '70s, early '80s and the GTO-like body is currently placed on a 250 GT chassis #2493GT.

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  15. Awesome, you sir are a gentleman and a scholar. Thanks!
  16. 1952 Bentley R-type La Sarthe

    The La Sarthe has an elegant, beautifully made, two door aluminium body fitted to the chassis of a 1953 Bentley R-Type saloon. The design of the car has more than a nod to what a possible lighweight Bentley coupé, entered for the 24 Hours of Le Mans of that period, may have looked like. The chassis, of matchless engineering quality and durability, is totally rebuilt, as is the original engine, driving the car through a manual gearbox rebuilt to final factory specification.
    Details on the light weight aluminum body include: cowled front with inset stoneguard, rearward opening bonnet with two full louvre panels. (Louvres can be omitted if required), twin "Le Mans" type 125mm fuel filler caps mounted on rear quarters (Can be changed for hidden fuel fillers) and original wheels with original pattern (new) wheel trims.
    The essence of the La Sarthe is ageless style and panache, interwoven carefully with practical modern details. The emphasis on the luxurious, handcrafted interior: Specially designed sports seats with backrest adjustment, customer specified leather upholstery to seats, door and rear quarter panels, customer specified veneer (wood/aluminium) to dash face and door applique, dash design can be completely tailored to customer requirements and customer specified carpet and headlining.

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  17. One of my personal favorites. Love it.

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  19. omg I love the EB112, I really hoped they were going to make that back then (1994?), so much sexier than the EB118 too
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  21. 1965 Karmann Ghia convertible concept by G.Giugiaro

    The talented Giorgetto Giugiaro joined Italian coachbuilder, Bertone, in December 1959 and having designed the Alfa Romeo 2000 Sprint, Gordon Keeble GT and the Aston Martin DB4 GT Jet, moved to Ghia as Head of Design in late 1965.
    Shown in a Paris garage, the completed prototype coupe was shipped back to Osnabrueck for a few final adjustments at the Karmann factory. Satisfied with the result, Karmann Jr. requested a meeting with Volkswagen’s Nordhoff and Dr. Karl Feuereissen, head of sales. The coupe caught the men by surprise, and the reaction was said to be overwhelmingly positive.
    A production deal was put together, and in July of 1955 the Karmann Ghia coupe was revealed to the motoring press, with its public debut taking place a few months later at the Frankfurt Auto Show. In 1956, Karmann began work on a convertible version of the Karmann Ghia, and production of this model began in August 1957.
    Honoring the Karmann Ghia’s 60th birthday, Volkswagen Classic, the automaker’s division dedicated to supplying parts for out-of-production models, will loan three Karmann Ghia prototypes to British specialist firm VW Heritage. Visitors to this year’s VolksWorld Show, scheduled for March 28 and 29 at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey, U.K., will get to see the 1953 Karmann Ghia prototype that launched the product line, alongside a futuristic 1965 Karmann Ghia convertible prototype that never progressed beyond the concept stage and a 1965 Karmann Ghia hatchback, based on the larger Type 34 Karmann Ghia, that also never saw production.

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  22. 1961 Volvo-Aston Martin DP208

    A interesting story is the Volvo P1800 with Aston Martin-engine. In the late 50’s and early 60’s Aston Martin had the idea to produce engines for other manufacturers to create some extra income. But Aston Martin didn’t want to sell their own six-cylinder engine and let other manufacturers have a look what Aston Martin’s specialty was, so they decided to develop a smaller four-cylinder engine (known as Project DP208). When the engine was ready (a 4-cilinder in-line 2.5 litre DOHC engine, delivering 151bhp; the engine was based on their prestigious 6-cilinder engine) Aston Martin needed a car to test the new engine. They took a 1961 Volvo P1800 Jensen and the engine was fitted into the car. Only one P1800 was equipped with the Aston Martin-engine and only three DP208 engines were build.
    Several years later Aston Martin-specialist Beat Roos (Bern, Switzerland) made a replica of the P1800 with Aston Martin-engine, based on a 1963 P1800 Jensen. With some modifications (modified rear axle, a custom-made radiator, steering housing and box of the Triumph TR4, bigger hood etc etc) the car was ready. A very nice result as you see in the pictures!

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  23. i love that volvo!
  24. Very cool
  25. Ferrari 330 P4 replica by Sbarro

    Any tiffosi dream to have in his garage a Ferrari 250 GTO and Ferrari 330 P4. Both are unfortunately rare. The GTO was produced only forty copies (in violation of regulations at the time that required 100). And the P4 has been made in only 3 copies in 1967 (4th was built later, but many see it as not a "real" P4). So, to satisfy our desire, we must first find an owner and convince him to sell his car and then meet a sum of approximately $ 10.5 million (the price of a transaction in 1989 for P4 No. 0856). I think that, like me, you can not meet these two conditions, then you're ready to go in search of a replica!
    There are some replicas of Ferrari P4. Noble Motorsport has presented one in 1988. The copy was good, but according to some purists, the engines lacked nobility (PRV V6 or V8 Rover). A replica powered by Ferrari V12 engine was produced by Norwood in the United States. But they were not approved in Europe. At this stage, there is only one person who can help you: Franco Sbarro.

    Sbarro knows perfectly the Ferrari P4. He spent many years as chief engineer in the famous Scuderia Filipinetti with Ford GT40, Lola T70 and ... Ferrari P4. That is why a rich enthusiast, who had already ordered a Ford GT40 at Sbarro, asked him to consider the case of a replica of P4. The solution was to repackage a Ferrari 308 GTS. The choice of the 308 allowed to remain faithful to the Ferrari brand and keep a certain legitimacy. On the other hand, the 308 car was a relatively common, which facilitated the maintenance of the replica. And above all, the Sbarro Tipo P4 is perfectly consistent with the legislation, since the structure of the original 308 remained.

    The donor car was completely stripped then bodied with a polyester shell with the general forms of the P4. This is not an exact copy, the dimensions of the original did not correspond to those of 308. That is the price to pay when you do not want to tamper with the architecture of the car donor. The line was therefore of the P4, so as to maintain the philosophy. The P4 Sbarro Tipo inherits from this subtle harmony of sweetness and aggressiveness of the true P4. The objective is achieved.

    The interior has been treated in the same spirit, Sbarro seeking to replicate the atmosphere of prototypes of the sixties from the interior more modern and civilized of 308.
    The mechanical is stock: it is the same engine block Ferrari 308 (version Weber carburetors double body) developing 255 horsepower. Suspension components are also original. A version powered by the flat 12-cylinder Testarossa, it seems, was produced, to be closer to the original car.
    Again, Sbarro has signed a true masterpiece with the Tipo P4, to recall the feeling of legendary sports cars of the sixties, without fear of breaking a $10 million real Ferrari P4.

    V8 (Ferrari 308 GTS)
    mid engine transversal
    2926 cc - (81 x 71 mm)
    four carburators Weber double corps
    255 BHP @ 7700 rpm
    29 mkg @ 5000 rpm
    rear wheel drive
    5-speed manual
    4 discs ventilés
    1100 kg (estimation)
    wheelbase 2,34 m, lenght 4,20 m (estimation)
    top speed
    230 -240 km/h (estimation)

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