Ferrari 512 TR

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The 512 TR was Ferrari’s response to the challenge posed by the newly released Lamborghini Diablo, the 512 TR was essentially a continuation of the famed Testarossa with some of the wrinkles ironed out and a little more attention paid to ergonomics. The 512 was named for its 5 litre Colombo Flat-12 and the TR…

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Ferrari 288 GTO

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The Ferrari 288 GTO (or more correctly the Ferrari GTO) was the first prancing horse to wear the legendary “GTO” badge since its predecessor the Ferrari 250 GTO – considered by many to be the most beautiful Italian sports car of all time. At release the 288 GTO was the fastest production car in the…

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Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 is the car remembered for integrating the still relatively new world of technology into the automotive drivetrain – making it an elegant alternative to the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari F40 which both relied on traditional thundering engines and hairy-chested drivers to set competitive lap times. Porsche began the development of the 959…

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Sunbeam Tiger

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The Sunbeam Tiger is a classic British roadster with a fascinating history, it was the brainchild of Formula 1 legend Jack Brabham and none other than Carroll Shelby was tasked with building the first prototype. There’s an obvious parallel between the Tiger and the Shelby Cobra – both were small British convertibles that Shelby took…

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Singer: Porsche 911 Re-Imagined

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Singer Vehicle Design is a company that produces what is inarguably the greatest reimagining of the Porsche 911 ever attempted. Rob Dickinson, the founder of Singer, describes his 911s as being like four-wheel cafe racers and I think this analogy is quite apt – they’re lightened, more performance-oriented versions of the mass produced originals with a…

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Shelby Dragonsnake Wallpaper

Shelby Dragonsnake Car Wallpaper

The Shelby Dragonsnake started life in 1962 as a press car used for reviews and public relations activities around California, in 1963 Shelby loaned the car to MGM where it was used during the filming of “Viva Las Vegas” (starring Elvis Presley and Ann Margret) and “The Killers” (starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and Ronald Reagan)….

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Lamborghini Countach LP400S

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The Lamborghini Countach LP400S represented the first notable tweak of the Countach since its initial introduction in 1971, the LP400S introduced a number of new styling queues that would remain with the model for the rest of its life and become some of the most memorable elements of the Countach. The paradigm changing appearance of the…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was a sports model personally developed by Donald Healey with an aluminium body, no soft top, a perspex windscreen, no overdrive and an aluminium cylinder head – all designed to reduce weight as much as possible without impinging on the reliability required by endurance racing. This fastidious attention to reducing weight resulted…

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1989 Lamborghini LM002

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I’ve always suspected that the Lamborghini LM002 was created in the ’80s by a design team headed by Schwarzenegger and Stallone with additional input on aesthetic direction from Chuck Norris. The fact that it was fitted with the 5.2L V12 from a Lamborghini Countach adds further certainty to this suspicion. Talk to anyone about Lamborghini’s…

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Ex-Schumacher Benetton Formula 1 Car

Benetton-Ford Formula 1 Car

It sometimes surprises me how inexpensive it can be to buy a fully functioning Formula 1 car, although I know £240,000 to £300,000 isn’t exactly cheap it also isn’t stupid money for a car that was Nelson Piquet’s last Formula 1 car before it was assigned to a young Martin Brundle and an up and…

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Full Documentary: Truth In 24

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Truth In 24 is a free-to-air documentary about the extraordinary efforts of the Audi Le Mans team in the lead up to the storied race at the French circuit in 2008, I know many of you have difficultly following racing series that largely take place away from American soil due to television coverage issues so…

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