- Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 250 GTO
2.9 L turbocharged V8
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).
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
4.0 L - 5.0 L V8
1,060 kg (2,337 lb)
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.
90 degree aluminium V8
0-60 mph (97 km/h) (s)
0-100 mph (160 km/h) (s)
240 bhp (179 kW; 243 PS)
270 lb·ft (366 N·m) at 4000 rpm
152 mph (245 km/h)
3,950 [read more...]
- Jaguar XJR-15
Jaguar Sport XJR-15
Jaguar Sport (TWR), Wycombe Mill, Bloxham, Oxon
6.0 L V12
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.
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.
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
Carrozzeria Touring for
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
3,464 cc (211.4 cu in) 60° aluminium V12 DOHC
5-speed ZF manual
2,550 mm (100.4 in)
1,730 mm (68.1 in)
1,220 mm (48.0 in)
1,450 kg (3,197 lb)
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
Hethel, Norfolk, England
2- or 2+2-passenger coupé
Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
3.5 L Toyota 2GR-FE V6
(280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp))
3.5 L Toyota 2GR-FZE V6 (supercharged, 345 hp)
2,575 mm (101.4 in)
4,342 mm (170.9 in)
1,848 mm (72.8 in)
1,223 mm (48.1 in)
1,350 kg (3,000 lb) 2-passenger variant
1,380 kg (3,000 lb) (2+2-passenger variant)
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.
The Lotus Evora is based on the first all-new vehicle platform from Lotus Cars since the introduction of the [read more...]
- Dodge Viper
Chrysler Corporation (1992–1998)
Chrysler LLC/Chrysler Group LLC (2008–2010, 2012–)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
7.998 L (488.1 cu in) – 8.4 L (510 cu in) V10
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...]