1956 Jaguar D-Type “Long nose”

March, 2017 § Leave a comment

I’ve just post the “short nose”, compare it now with its gorgeous longnosed brother whit the big rear wing. Which one do you prefer?

That car , chassis no. XKD 604, is the first of just six works long-nose examples built for the 1956 season, the final year of Jaguar’s D-Type racing effort.

1956 Jaguar D-Type “short nose”

March, 2017 § 1 Comment

The Jaguar D-Type sports-racing car design is one of the most gorgeous of all historic racing cars.  “Long nose” and “Short nose” D-Types won the Le Mans 24-Hours – and from 1955-1957 scoring an historic hat-trick of victories there.

This shortnose was owned and run by the Scottish team named Ecurie Ecosse, campaigned in their illustrious Flag Metallic Blue livery. Enjoy this pictures by Tom Ford.

2017 Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

March, 2017 § Leave a comment

Last concept from Bentley it’s a convertible sports car, with an electric powertrain. It’s design is gorgeous, as it borrows a lot from its sister: 2015 EXP 10 Speed 6 coupe concept.

Nice front fascia, sculpted sides, and oval taillights. I hope Bentley eventually build and sell this car, as new “small car” in their portfolio. At least, to compensate us for the horrible design of the Bentayga.

1953 8V Supersonic by Ghia

March, 2017 § Leave a comment

Just 14 of this stunning Fiat were built. Introduced at the 1952 Geneva Motor Show this competition car has a 2-liter 8V. The Supersonic 8V was coachbuilt by Carrozzeria Ghia (credited to the legendary designer Giovanni Savonuzzi).

Fiat named the new model 8V, they couldn’t use “V8” on the car officially because its was trademarked at the time by Ford.

2017 Koenigsegg Regera

March, 2017 § Leave a comment

The Swedish manufacturer will built only 80 Regera (means “to reign” in Swedish”). A hypercar with 1509hp from its 5.0 liter V-8 engine hybridized with three electric motors! Following the example set by other hybrid hypercars like the 2013 McLaren P1, the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, and the 2011 Porsche 918.

A rare feature for this car: has no convential gearbox! just a hydraulic coupling that, when closed, links engine and wheels directly. Below 30 mph Regera relies on its electric motors, above 30 mph, the Regera’s engine speed and wheel speed rise in direct proportion (some Honda’s hybrid sedans use single-speed transmissions that are similar in concept). The company claims that the lack of a conventional gearbox both saves weight and reduces the power lost to the driveline by over 50 percent compared to a traditional transmission.

1953 Jaguar XK 120

February, 2017 § Leave a comment

The X120 put Jaguar no the map as sport cars manufacterer,  it was a car with incredible style and looks, a powerful six cylinder engine installed in an outstanding chassis… with a remarkably low price, a quarter that of a V12 Ferrari, of similar performance! 

This gorgeous XK120 competition roadster is one of the only 27 cars finished in this rare colour scheme of Lavender Grey paint with Biscuit and Red interior. The engine is a  3.4-litre developing 160hp.

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

February, 2017 § Leave a comment

A new Ferrari comes to replace 2013 F12 berlinetta.  With a 789-hp naturally aspirated V12 and four-wheel steering. It’s also the first Ferrari to have electric power steering instead of a hydraulic steering box.

Once F12 disappear,  it marks the end of the era: Ferrari no longer sells a car designed by Pininfarina !    And believe or not, this car is painted in a new color named “Rosso Settanta” created for the company’s 70th anniversary.