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Aston Martin V8 Supercar Information

This Aston Martin V-8 Volante is powered by a V8 engine that displaces 5340cc and has a light alloy block, a fuel injection system, and dual overhead camshafts. There is a Torqueflite automatic transmission and four-wheel fully independent suspension......

Bentley Turbo R Supercar Information

The Bentley Turbo R was introduced at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show, and brought with it the added refinement of suspension better suited to the cars increased performance. It was visually similar to the preceding Mulsanne Turbo, except for cast-alloy......

BMW Z1 Supercar Information

After a lengthy period in the 1960s and 1970s in which no BMW roadster model was available, BMW surprised the car world with a modern prototype in 1986. The companys technical development subsidiary BMW Technik GmbH had secretly developed a futuristically......

Consulier GTP Supercar Information

Billionaire Warren Mosler has been in the exotic car business since 1985, with his most notable creation of late being the righteously fast Mosler MT900. With a Corvette mill and a lightweight carbon fiber body, the MT900 offers an incredible power-to-weight......

DeTomaso Pantera GT5 Supercar Information

7260 examples of the DeTomaso Pantera were built between 1970 and 1991, and the car was conceived as Ford contender to GM Corvette for the American market. In order to contrast GM product, Ford needed a mid-engined car that could be affordable for......

Ferrari 328 GTB Supercar Information

The Ferrari 308 GT4 was introduced in 1973 and served as a replacement for the V6-powered 246 Dino. The 308GT4 was given an all-new DOHC V8 engine which displaced just under three liters. The 308 range included the GTB (berlinetta) and GTS (targa-top)......

Ferrari 328 GTS Supercar Information

There were 6068 examples of the Ferrari 328 GTS (Grand Turismo Spider) produced. This example is the 5598th to be produced and was built for Bobby Rahal, its first owner. The second owner was Paul Detty, who acquired it after a very successful weekend......

Ferrari Testarossa Supercar Information

The Pininfarina designed Testarossa was introduced at the Paris Auto Show in September 1984 as a replacement for the 512 BB. This was not the first Testa Rossa in Ferraris history. In the late 1950s, the Testa Rossa name was used for one of its vehicles......

Jaguar XJR-9LM Supercar Information

In prototype sportscar racing, the 1980s virtually belonged to Porsche. However, Tom Walkinshaw had designs to bring a famous marque back to the forefront and challenge the Teutonic dominance. The late 1980s would usher in the era of the Big Cats. By......

Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole Supercar Information

Lamborghini introduced a sports car dubbed the Miura in the early 1960s and its stellar performance and equally impressive design resulted in it being the first supercar. It had a mid-engine two-seat layout which would become the standard for high-performance......

Lamborghini Jalpa Supercar Information

In 1981, the Lamborghini Jalpa replaced the Urraco and the Silhouette. The V8 Jalpa was sold alongside the V-12 powered Countach as Lamborghinis smaller offering, and it would remain in production throughout the 1980s. The Jalapa, in traditional Lamborghini......

Lamborghini LM002 Supercar Information

Lamborghini has a history that is built upon a legacy of exotic, mid-engine supercars. In the 1980s, the firm tested the luxury, all-terrain vehicle market and the potential to apply it to military-grade applications. The idea was pioneered in 1977 with......

Peugeot Oxia Concept Supercar Information

Oxia takes its name from a region on Mars called Oxia Palus (longitude 0, latitude 0), which is the possible starting point for calculating Martian time. This sporty two-seater coupe, which is very futuristic and designed to offer every freedom, has......

Pininfarina Hit Supercar Information

The Pininfarina Hit was shown to the public at the 1988 Turin Motorshow. The name HIT was formed from High Italian Technology, an indication that this car was a technology demonstrator. It used the mechanicals of the Delta HF Integrale with the......

Pontiac Banshee Supercar Information

The Pontiac Banshee was introduced in 1988 to provide a glimpse at the high-performance sports car of the future. The Banshee name first appeared in the 1960s as a code name for the forthcoming 1967 Pontiac Firebird, companion to the 1967 Chevrolet C......

Porsche 911 CTR Yellowbird Supercar Information

The CTR was an abbreviation for Goup C Turbo Ruf and was based on the 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2. It was chosen over the factory turbocharged Type 930 because the 3.2-liter version weighed less and had a more desirable drag coefficient. The factory......

Porsche 928 Supercar Information

Production of the Porsche 928 lasted from 1977 through 1995 and was the companys first production V8 powered model. Design studies began in 1971, eventually evolving into the 928. While the 356 was an evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle, and the 911......

Porsche 962C Supercar Information

The Porsche 962 was designed for the International Motor Sports Association GTP racing and as a replacement for the Porsche 956. The 956 had been a highly successful race car and had captured many triumphs including the 24 Hours Le Mans and the FIA series.American......

Porsche Type 959 Supercar Information

There were a total of 283 Porsche 959s produced with 83 created as Sport models and 200 as Komfort versions intended for street use. The original price was %24300,000 which was believed to be half of what it cost Porsche to produce. In other words,......

Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Supercar Information

The Rolls-Royce Silver Spur was four inches longer than the Spirit. Along with a host of luxurious amenities, the Silver Spur was powered by a 412 CID engine offering 220 horsepower and mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. This particular example......