Vector W8

Vector W8

September 27, 2016 admin 0

                                            Vector W8   Automotive gamblers could easily lose their shirts on this one. Only 19 Vector W8s were built, hardly anyone has ever seen one – and anyone who did spot a W8 for the first time would […]

Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2

September 26, 2016 admin 0

                                               Toyota MR2   The legendary influence of Lotus, especially strong throughout the 1970s, spread to some unlikely places. Toyota produced cars a world apart from Lotus’ philosophy of sports car design. Only their research team had the freedom to […]

Sinclair C5

Sinclair C5

September 26, 2016 admin 0

                                                Sinclair C5   The mistake was to call it a car in the first place. The Sinclair C5 was a genuine attempt to create an environmentaUy-friendly, personal urban transport. It was a revolutionary idea, planned as […]

Renault 5 GT Turbo

Renault 5 GT Turbo

September 26, 2016 admin 0

                                    Renault 5 GT Turbo   When the ‘Supercinq’ (‘Superfive’) launched the second generation of the Renault 5 supermini in 1985, it brought with it a GT Turbo version which urban fashionistas dubbed not only ‘cute’ but ‘Le Car, on Steroids’. Boy racers […]

Porsche 964 Carrera 4

Porsche 964 Carrera 4

September 26, 2016 admin 0

                                   Porsche 964 Carrera 4   The philosophy of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ underscores t he history of the Porsche 911. For more than twenty five years, Porsche colluded with 911 buffs by labeling every improvement and styling tweak as an […]

Nissan 300 zx (Fairlady Z)

Nissan 300 zx (Fairlady Z)

September 26, 2016 admin 0

                               Nissan 300 zx (Fairlady Z)   By the early 1980s Nissan had enjoyed huge success with their Z car series. It had begun in 1970 with the Fairlady Z, a name used only in Japan where it was already well-established by Nissan’s earlier Fairlady roadsters. […]

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

September 25, 2016 admin 0

                                           Porsche 959   The Porsche 959 was designed for ‘Group IF racing, a new category for factory-built experimental cars, and the racing prototype was unveiled at the 1983 Frankfurt Auto Show. Porsche had only just initiated the homologation production […]

MG Maestro Turbo

MG Maestro Turbo

September 12, 2016 admin 0

                                         MG Maestro Turbo   Always rare, the MG Maestro Turbo remains largely unknown even among MG owners. Unveiled without fuss at the 1988 Birmingham Motor Show, it was Austin-Rover’s superficially dignified response (they could afford dignity – they knew what […]

Peugeot 205 GTi

Peugeot 205 GTi

September 11, 2016 admin 0

                                              Peugeot 205 GTi   The launch of the Peugeot 205 supermini in 1983 changed perception of the company and saved its fortunes; but it was the Peugeot 205 GTi version of 1984 that captured international hearts as […]

Opel Manta B GT/E

Opel Manta B GT/E

September 10, 2016 admin 0

                                   Opel Manta B GT/E   The Opel Manta both created its own wave and rode it successfully without interruption from 1970 to 1988. The enormity of that achievement in an overcrowded and competitive market is obscured by the reality that when most people […]

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