BMW 2002 Turbo

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The BMW 2002 Turbo was the first European production car to be fitted with a turbo, paving the way for cars like the Porsche 930 in the years shortly thereafter. The 2002 model series is one of BMW’s most famous, the story of how it came to be is too good not to share –…

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Ferrari BB 512

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Ferrari produced the Berlinetta Boxer series between 1973 and 1984, they were all powered by mid-mounted flat-12 engines and many of the styling cues introduced on the BB series can still be seen in Ferrari’s current model range. The Ferrari BB 512 was the middle child in the series, it was also the most powerful…

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Race For Survival: The 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally

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The 1984 Paris-Dakar was a seminal year for the annual race, Porsche made their first appearance with the 953/991 – a car that would be developed into the now legendary Porsche 959. In 1984 the Stuttgart factory entered three cars with Rothmans livery, the team was headed by Formula 1 icon Jacky Ickx who can…

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Nissan Fairlady Z 432

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Although the Nissan Fairlady Z 432 may look a lot like its far more common stablemate the 240Z, they’re actually two quite different motor cars once you take a look under the skin. The Z 432 was fitted with the same drivetrain as the formidable Nissan GT-R, the engine was the race-ready 160hp 2 litre…

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Shelby Series 1

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The Shelby Series 1 is a car that holds a special place in the annals of American automobile manufacturing – it was the first and only car ever designed from the ground up by Carroll Shelby, one of the country’s greatest automotive legends. The Series 1 was built in very limited numbers, only 249 factory…

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Caterham Seven 620 R

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The Seven 620 R is listed by Caterham as being the fastest road car they’ve ever made – and the only reason they stipulated “road car” is because they have a Formula 1 team with cars that are marginally quicker. Discussing specifications can sometimes give you a good idea of what a car’s capabilities will…

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Jaguar D-Type

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The D-Type Jaguar is an excellent example of what happens when you take an aeronautical engineer and have him design you a racing car. Post-WWII Britain was brimming with engineers used to the fast-paced design and engineering required during times of war, and this mindset helped launch the country to the forefront of both automobile…

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Bugatti Type 57SC Cutaway Wallpaper

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The Bugatti Type 57SC represented to the final evolution of the storied Type 57, a luxurious grand tourer fitted with a Bugatti Grand Prix engine capable of launching it to just a whisker under 100mph – an astonishing speed for 1934. As the model was developed by its creator Jean Bugatti (son of company founder…

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