- Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO Manufacturer Ferrari Production 1984–1985 272 produced Predecessor Ferrari 250 GTO Successor Ferrari F40 Class Sports car Body style Berlinetta (coupe) Layout RMR layout Engine 2.9 L turbocharged V8 Related Ferrari 308 GTB The Ferrari GTO (often referred to as Ferrari 288 GTO) is an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 through 1986, designated GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologato (homologation in Italian). Background 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 as only Ferrari and Porsche, with their 959, entered, the series was soon abandoned leaving just Group B Rally championship. The Porsche 959 (as the Porsche 961) only raced three times in Group B, but 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 [read more...]

- TVR Chimaera

TVR Chimaera Manufacturer TVR Production 1992-2003 Successor TVR Tamora Class Sports car Roadster Body style 2-door convertible Engine 4.0 L - 5.0 L V8 Curb weight 1,060 kg (2,337 lb) Related TVR Griffith The TVR Chimaera is a two-seater convertible sports car manufactured by TVR between 1992 and 2003. The name was derived from Chimera, the monstrous creature of Greek mythology, which was made of the parts of multiple animals. The car used the same backbone chassis as the Griffith and used the same derivatives of the Rover V8 engine. The Chimaera was intended to be the long distance tourer of the range and as such was longer, more spacious and had slightly softer suspension than its sister car. Specifications Engine 90 degree aluminium V8 Model Capacity (cc) Power Torque Max speed 0-60 mph (97 km/h) (s) 0-100 mph (160 km/h) (s) 4.0 3,950 V8 240 bhp (179 kW; 243 PS) 270 lb·ft (366 N·m) at 4000 rpm 152 mph (245 km/h) 5.1 12.5 4.0 HC 3,950 [read more...]

- Jaguar XJR-15

Jaguar Sport XJR-15 Manufacturer Jaguar Sport (TWR), Wycombe Mill, Bloxham, Oxon Production 1990-1992 (50 produced) Successor Jaguar XJ220 Body style 2-door coupé Engine 6.0 L V12 Designer Peter Stevens The Jaguar Sport XJR-15 is a RMR layout sports car produced by British automaker Jaguar between 1990 and 1992. Only 50 were made, each selling for US$960,165. Based mechanically on the Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJR-9, the car had an aerodynamic body styled by Peter Stevens, who later went on to style the McLaren F1. History The car's production was announced in a press release on November 15, 1990. It was then built by Jaguar Sport in Bloxham Oxfordshire (a subsidiary of TWR) England from 1990 to 1992. While all are now privately owned, some were built for professional racing. Design The mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car is powered by a 450 hp (336 kW), naturally aspirated V12 engine of 5993 cc, and has a 6-speed manual, unsynchronized transmission (a [read more...]

- Lamborghini 350GT

Lamborghini 350 GT Manufacturer Carrozzeria Touring for Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A Production May 1964-1966 135 built Assembly Sant'Agata, Italy Successor Lamborghini 400GT Class Grand tourer Body style 2-door coupé Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive Engine 3,464 cc (211.4 cu in) 60° aluminium V12 DOHC Transmission 5-speed ZF manual Wheelbase 2,550 mm (100.4 in) Width 1,730 mm (68.1 in) Height 1,220 mm (48.0 in) Kerb weight 1,450 kg (3,197 lb) Designer Carrozzeria Touring The Lamborghini 350 GT was the first production vehicle produced by Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Production started in May 1964, after its well-received debut at the March 1964 Geneva auto show. Its success ensured the company's survival, establishing it as a viable competitor with sports car maker Ferrari S.p.A. After the testing of his prototype Lamborghini engine in May 1963, Giotto Bizzarrini left the company, and the following month Ferruccio Lamborghini [read more...]

- Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora Manufacturer Lotus Cars Production 2009–present Model years 2010–present Assembly Hethel, Norfolk, England Class Sports car Body style 2- or 2+2-passenger coupé Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive Engine 3.5 L Toyota 2GR-FE V6 (280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp)) 3.5 L Toyota 2GR-FZE V6 (supercharged, 345 hp) Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed automatic Wheelbase 2,575 mm (101.4 in) Length 4,342 mm (170.9 in) Width 1,848 mm (72.8 in) Height 1,223 mm (48.1 in) Kerb weight 1,350 kg (3,000 lb) 2-passenger variant 1,380 kg (3,000 lb) (2+2-passenger variant) Designer Russell Carr The Lotus Evora is a sports car produced by British car manufacturer Lotus. The car, which was developed under the project name Project Eagle, was launched as the Evora on 22 July 2008 at the British International Motor Show. Development The Lotus Evora is based on the first all-new vehicle platform from Lotus Cars since the introduction of the [read more...]

- Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation (1992–1998) DaimlerChrysler (1998–2006) Chrysler LLC/Chrysler Group LLC (2008–2010, 2012–) Production 1991–2010, 2012– Assembly Detroit, Michigan, United States Class Sports car Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive Engine 7.998 L (488.1 cu in) – 8.4 L (510 cu in) V10 Transmission 6-speed manual Designer Tom Gale The Dodge Viper is a V10-powered sports car made by the Dodge division of Chrysler. Production of the two seat sports car began at New Mack Assembly in 1991 and moved to its current home at Conner Avenue Assembly in October 1995. The car, and numerous variations, has made many appearances in TV shows, video games, movies, and music videos. The replacement for the fourth generation Dodge Viper formed the basis for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Although Chrysler considered ending production because of financial problems, chief executive Sergio Marchionne announced and showed on September [read more...]

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