The Isdera Commendatore 112i was built in 1993 as a one-off prototype. The hand-built high-performance supercar was built in Leonberg, Germany and was based on designs produced by Eberhard Schulz and his sons. The mid-engined car is powered by a 400 horsepower 6-liter V-12 Mercedes-Benz engine. Many of the mechanics are borrowed from Mercedes-Benz while the styling drew inspiration from Porsches racing program, such as the Porsche 968 and 917. Zero-to-sixty is accomplished in 4.7 seconds while top speed is achieved at 212 mph. Power is sent to the rear wheels by a six-speed manual gearbox. To improve handling at speed, the vehicle has been equipped with a velocity-sensitive electronic chassis which lowers the car three inches. The design is elegant and the gull-wing doors are futuristic.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2005
|THE McLAREN F1|
|FOR THE DRIVER VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLAREN'S WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE
The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without reserve 'a driver's car', an extremely high-performance design which advances all conventional boundaries. It combines Formula 1 racing car dynamics with genuine Grand Touring capabilities. ▪ Beginning with its radical and entirely innovative one-plus-two seating configuration, the McLaren...[Read more...]|
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|• Exclusive Sports Car Builder to display its new exclusive made-in-the-USA sports cars as well asthe DeltaWing Roadster prototype race car at the annual automotive and motorsports|
March 10, 2015, Atlanta – Panoz, the Georgia-based manufacturer of exclusive luxury sports cars, is rolling into the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance this week with its 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder and Spyder GT sports cars and a car that changed prototype sports car road racing – t...[Read more...]
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|◾Ford's all-new Focus RS makes global show debut in Geneva; introduces advanced performance technologies to deliver the ultimate fun-to-drive experience
◾Third-generation Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for class-leading cornering speed and limit handling
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◾2015 Alfa Romeo 4C wins the Car Award for Sport Cars
November 21, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Alfa Romeo 4C made lasting impressions on the automotive editors of Popular Mechanics, each being chosen as recipients of Popular Mechanics 2014 'Car Award.'
For this year's Car Awards, the editors at Popular Mechanics got their hands on as many makes and models as they could and dro...[Read more...]|
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August 7, 2014, Hoschton, Ga. – The excitement is building for the annual automotive celebration that is Monterey Car Week, and Panoz will be there with the 2015 Panoz 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder on display at the exclusive Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center.
Like past years, t...[Read more...]|