1971 Ferrari Daytona – Harrah Hot Rod

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In 1968 Ferrari introduced the 365 GTB/4. A first, second, and third place finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona gave it the nickname “Daytona”.  Owned by a casino magnate and enthusiast collector, this nice car was “upgraded” . It was given nine-inch alloy racing wheels, thicker tires, and wider fender flares to accommodate the new setup, not to mention a more powerful engine – the specifics of which were unknown.

2017 Rolls Royce

June, 2017 § Leave a comment

Rolls Royce latest creation is a custom-built car for a “collector”… a one-off coupe named Sweptail. With a special rear, a kind of  “boat tail” design. A lot of wood and leather, of course. Just a strange model from RR, but I love the front…  next RR will keep this design?

2016 Renault Tresor

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Laurens van den Acker has held the role of Design leader at Renault since 2009. New Espace, Scenic, Clio, Captur, Kadjar… a lot of good designs that are helping the French brand to improve revenues.

To honor this great creator, I’m posting the gorgeous Tresor, a high-performance electric two-seater GT concept. A beauty with a bold design using hexagons… only Lamborghini dare to use them on their cars.

1969 Mclaren M6 GT

May, 2017 § Leave a comment

Bruce McLaren decided he was going to build the fastest mid-engine car in the world to contend the Group 4 category in the World Sportscar Championship.

A nice sport car powered by a 5.0-litre Chevrolet V8 designed by Bruce McLaren… you know… a guy who’s dream reach nowadays thru the F1 lengedary team and McLaren supercars.

2017 Fitipaldi EF7

May, 2017 § Leave a comment

A two-time Formula 1 world driving champion and two-time Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fitipaldi, created a nice race-car:  the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo. Designed by Pininfarina the car has a shark theme: aggressive and streamlined but with a grace in motion. Engineered by a the german HWA company HWA (a Mercedes AMG Spin-off) with a naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 engine producing 600 horsepower.

The Vision Gran Turismo suffix to this car’s name denotes the fact that it will also appeal in the virtual world, in this case the upcoming PlayStation 4 video game “Gran Turismo Sport.”

1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo

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The 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo concept car was created by Marcello Gandini, and was based on one of the most beatiful cars on history the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. But Alfa had trouble finding buyers due to its price. As a result, five of the Stradale chassis were passed to Italian carrozzerie: two to Pininfarina, one to Italdesign and two to Bertone. One of them, this Carabo with a V8, red-lined at 10,000rpm, and 230bhp.

Carabo is derived from ‘Carabidae’, a family of ground-beetles with a distinctive green and gold colour.

2004 Maserati MC12

May, 2017 § Leave a comment

This supercar  is built on the chassis of the Ferrari Enzo, and they share the same 6 L V12 engine that produced 620 hp of power.  Maserati only built a total of 50 MC12s.

Frank Stephenson did the majority of the body styling, but the initial shape was developed during wind tunnel testing from an idea had by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The exterior is available only in the white-and-blue colour scheme, a tribute to the America Camoradi racing team that drove the Maserati Tipo Birdcages in the early 1960s.