Image: Robert Roux
We're suckers here for two things; 1) brutal racing cars of the 1970s and 2) cutaway drawings of brutal racing cars of the 1970s.
When these things come together we are bowled over.
So, for your delight, behold this "
"Which company won the European F2 Championship, F1 World Championship (drivers and constructors), 24 Heures du Mans, the World Sportscar Championship, built its own racing V12 engine AND was involved in the production, first as a supplier then as a manufacturer, "
"If you love to drive, then it follows that you should love your car. It might seem obvious to some that falling in love with the car you drive is something to strive for: but think about it a little "
"written by Neil Siner
The pretty and explosively performing Simca 1300 is the essential Abarth collaboration.
It is 1961 and there are rumours of a new and exciting motoring collaboration taking place between two of the industry’s most colourful figures. When "
Something about Abarth's Lunacy that reached its heights in the little 695 carlo converted Fiat from the sixties. Any manufacturer who would strap an oversize engine into a production car and solve the cooling issue by leaving the boot open is "
Got to thinking the other day that most of the time on British roads it’s pointless having a ridiculously fast car.
Having hundreds of frisky ponies under the bonnet certainly gets you places with panache, resonance, and a certain "
"The Matra Rancho Wind dates from the nanosecond when windsurfing was cool.
Yes, dear reader, 1980.
It's obviously a chopped version of the rump Simca Rancho- which in turn was almost like a budget, down at heel version of the Range "
"There’s a lot in a name. Especially for Alfisti.
It was pronounced ‘duet-o-tanta’. The 2uettottanta was Pininfarina’s headline act of the Geneva Motor Show back in March '09.
The name, as well as being calculated to draw legions "
"Part of the problem with electric bikes is the way they look. Even the most forward-thinking motorcyclist will have, at one time or another, fetishised the visible mechanicity of a motorbike. It’s the simple fact that the engine is "
"There are famous explorers and adventurers we have all heard of, and we know their conquests and trips. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Michael Palin to name some, and when asked about their exploits and why they "
"If you're a devotee of the BTCC, BSB or a fan of the Kaiser Chiefs (we'll return to that) then you'll be familiar with Knockhill, the highest (at around 800 feet above sea level) and most northerly permanent racing circuit in "