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Bitter CD Supercar Information

Erich Bitter used the shortened chassis of the Opel Diplomat as it had been developed for the Opel Styling CD concept car. Positively received at the Frankfurt Salon, the Opel CD Concept progressed to prototype stage by Frua before the program was eventually......

BMW E26 M1 Supercar Information

The BMW M1 was produced in limited numbers from 1978 to 1981. It was essentially a homologation special that was virtually hand-built. It had a tube frame and a 24 valve, fuel-injected 277 horsepower engine with six separate throttle butterflies, four......

Ferrari 308 GT4 Supercar Information

At the 1973 Paris Motor Show, after 20 year of exclusive collaboration with Pininfarina, Ferrari unveiled the Dino 308 GT4. This is a V8 engine model designed by Bertone with a 22 seating configuration. The car was positioned in the Ferrari lineup as......

Ferrari 308 GTB Supercar Information

Introduced in 1975, the stunningly beautiful 308 GTB, Ferraris second V-8-engined road car, marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed Dino 308 GT4. The 308 was a short-wheelbase Berlinetta sharing a similar mechanical layout......

Ferrari 308 GTS Supercar Information

. The 308 shared both its tube-frame platform and double-wishbone independent suspension with the Ferrari 308 GT4. Power was from a 2926cc transverse V-8 offering 240. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 156 mph. The 308 GTS proved to be the more......

Ferrari 512 BB Supercar Information

The Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer (BB) used designed themes from the P6 Show Car of 1968. The original Berlinetta Boxer was introduced at the 1971 Turin Motor Show with the 512 introduced in 1976. It featured a powerful five-liter flat twelve with an......

Ferrari 512 BBLM Supercar Information

Ferrari 512 BBLM with chassis number 29507 was constructed on October 30th of 1979. It was never raced, except in historic competition. It was sold to Albert Obrist in January of 1980. A few months later it became the possession of Jon Masterson of......

Ford Probe I Concept Supercar Information

The Ford Probe I was the first Probe Concept created. The Probe Concepts that followed were the Probe II, Probe III, Probe IV and Probe V. The Probe cars followed an aerodynamic theme. The Probe I was very angular that had a relatively open cockpit......

Lamborghini Countach LP400S Supercar Information

Four years after the production Countach LP 400 was introduced at the Geneva Salon in 1974, the company introduced the second variant, the Lamborghini LP 400S. The 400S received very few changes to the cars aesthetics, retaining the same distinct flair......

Lotus Esprit S2 Supercar Information

Lotus introduced the Esprit at the 1975 Paris Auto Show and during its production lifespan, it would enjoy an evolving evolution with its shape being influenced over the years by three well-regarded designers, Giugiaro, Peter Stevens, and Julian Thomson.......

Maserati Merak SS Supercar Information

The Orsis family, which were owners of Maserati, sold out to Citroen in 1969. Shortly thereafter, Maserati introduced the V-6 powered Merak in 1971. It shared its platform and Giorgetto Giugiaros Italdesign styling with the V-8 engined Bora. In......

Porsche 935 Supercar Information

Peter Gregg won six IMSA GT Championships and notched 41 victories during the 1970s. 1979 was his final and perhaps finest season as he drove his famous number 59 Porsche to eight victories (Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, Lime Rock, Brainerd, Mid-Ohio, Sears......

Prophet MKI Supercar Information

The Prophet CanAm racer was based on the 1973 Formula 5000 Lola T330 design. It was raced during the 1978 and 1979 season accounting for two wins. The main sponsor was Ampex Cassettes. Drivers in this vehicle include racing greats such as Bobby Rahal......

Rolls-Royce Corniche Supercar Information

The Rolls-Royce marque registered the Corniche name in the 1930s and assigned it to a prototype based on the Bentley MK V. Due to the onset of World War II, the model was never progressed. The moniker lay dormant until it was first employed in 1971 on......

TVR 3000 Supercar Information

Great Britains TVR had a brilliant chassis but by the 1970s, it was starting to show its age and required re-engineering and modernization to remain competitive in the sports car niche. Company owner Martin Lilley personally helped with the design of......