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Le Mans Cars – low drag


Check out this video of Low Drag Le Mans Cars including the Porsche 956 and the Jaguar XJR-9LM with it’s 7.0 V12 engine producing 750bhp.

Formula 1 Turbo Cars

F1 Cars

Turbo Formula 1 cars from around the mid 80’s, Ayrton Senna’s JPS Lotus and Nikki Lauda’s McLaren MP4/2, Alboreto’s Ferrari, Arnoux Renault, Derek Warwick and Eddie Cheever, Thierry Boutsen’s Arrows A9 BMW 1500cc Turbo, Fabi’s and Patrese’s Benetton, among a few at Goodwood. read more

Ferrari 599 Scuderia, 599 GTO, Enzo & Lamborghini’s

Ferrari Alonso 599 Scuderia

Just an everyday car park full of supercars at Goodwood Members Meeting including an awesome Ferrari 599 Scuderia Alonso edition, a 599 GTO, Ferrari Enzo, a 458, Lamborghini’s and Maserati.

Cool cars at Autosport International Show 2014

Ford Mustang Shelby

Cool cars at the Autosport International show at the NEC, Ferrari, Ford Mustang, Noble, McLaren, Audi R8, Mono, Lamborghini, TVR, Shelby to name a few.

Ferrari Mythos

Ferrari MythosThe Ferrari Mythos, based on the Testarossa chassis was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1989 it certainly got the world talking. Visually different from the norm the Mythos breaks of the traditional linked panels. The designers attempted to merge the front and back into a single flowing shell. The Mythos is a sporty compact 2 seater ‘Barchetta’. A Coupe, targa and speedster bodies were all considered but the latter was chosen because of the racing connection. That meant neither a roof or side windows had to be dealt with when designing. The aggresive stance is partly due to the rear being more than 8 inches wider than the front. To help with downforce the rear wing can lift nearly a foot, the front lip was also retractable. Like the exterior the 2-seater interior was upholstered in red leather and was intended to recapture the spirit of racing ‘Barchettas’ of the 1960s.

Mechanicals come straight from the Testarossa, including the 12 cylinder, 4942cc flat boxer mid mounted engine. Only the exhaust system had to be revised because of the Mythos shorter rear end. The reinforced tubular steel frame is also derived from the Testarossa. The doors and body panels were all carbon fiber. Pirelli PZero tyres covered the basic Ferrari 5 spoke alloy wheels which helped put the 390 horses firmly on the ground.

Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTOThis is without a doubt one of my favourite Ferraris. It looks exactly what a Ferrari should look like, sleek, powerful and loads of character. A twin turbo charged V8 could catapult the GTO from 0-60 of around the 5 second mark and could go on to 190mph.

The =&0=& (often referred to as =&1=&) is an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 through 1985, designated GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologato (homologated in Italian).
The Ferrari GTO was built to compete in the new Group B Race series and a minimum of 200 cars were required for homologation. However, after the death of  Henri Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto in the 1986 Tour de Corse, the FIA disestablished the class, leaving just the Group A Rally championship. As a result, the 288 GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained purely road cars.
Some of the 288 GTO’s styling features were first displayed on a 308 GTB design exercise by Pininfarina shown at the 1977 Geneva Salon. This included the deep front spoiler, fender flares, rear lip spoiler, front lid radiator cooling louvers and quadruple driving lights.
The GTO was based on the mid-engined, rear wheel drive 308 GTB (which has a 3.0 litre V8 engine). The “288” refers to the GTO’s 2.8 litre V8 engine as it used a de-bored (by 1 mm) V8 with twin IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli fuel injection. The 2855 cc engine capacity was dictated by the FIA’s requirement for a Turbocharged engine’s capacity to be multiplied by 1.4. This gave the GTO a theoretical engine capacity of 3997 cc, just under the Group B limit of 4.0 litres.
Unlike the 308’s 2926 cc engine, the GTO’s 2855 cc engine was mounted longitudinally, using the 308’s rear boot space. This was necessary to make room for the twin turbochargers and intercoolers. The racing transmission was mounted to the rear of the longitudinal engine moving the rear differential and wheels aft. As a result the wheelbase was 110 mm (4.3 in) longer at 2,450 mm (96 in). The track was also widened to accommodate wider wheels and tires (Goodyear NCT 225/50VR16 tires mounted on 8 x 16″ Speedline wheels at the front and 255/50VR16 mounted on 10 x 16″ wheels at the rear) to provide increased cornering and braking performance and the ability to apply 400 hp and 366 lb·ft of torque to the ground. The GTO was an impressive performer with 0-60 mph times in the upper 4 second range. Ferrari claimed 0-125 mph in 15 seconds flat. Top speed was 189 mph, making it the first street-legal production car to reach 186 mph.

Ferrari 288 GTOEvoluzione
Ferrari also built five 288 GTO Evoluzione models with more aggressive and aerodynamic body styling and increased power. The engine in the 288 GTO Evoluzione originally put out as much as 650 hp. With weight of 940 kg (2,072 lb) the car had a top speed of 225 mph.These cars form the clearest visual link between the 288 GTO and the F40 soon to follow.
All five are still in existence with one owned by the Factory on display in the engine manufacturing facility in Maranello.


La-FerrariFerrari,  everyone has heard of Ferrari and has adorned many young boys walls, and this follow-up to the Ferrari Enzo will be no exception. LaFerrari, their new hypercar with Formula 1 technology. A 6.3 litre V12 capable of pushing out 789BHP with an extra 160bhp on tap through an electric motor derived from F1 KERS technology. It’s a beast that will go like stink.!

=&0=& (also known as the F70, and by its project name, F150) is a limited production hybrid sports car built by Ferrari. The car and its name were officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. It is based on findings from testing of the Ferrari XX and on research being conducted by the Millechili Project at the University of Modena. Only 499 units will be built and each will cost more than ₤1 million.