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Acura NSX Supercar Information

The intention in creating the Acura NSX, first introduced for the 1991 model year, was to produce a hand-built, exotic, mid-engine sports car that would establish entirely new levels of prestige, performance, refinement, drivability and reliability.......

Aston Martin Virage Supercar Information

At the Birmingham International Motor Show in 1988, Aston Martin introduced their new Virage which was to serve as a replacement for the Vantage V8 model. It was co-designed by John Heffernan and Ken Greenley from the Royal College of Arts. It was given......

Chevrolet Corvette CERV III Experimental Supercar Information

The Corvette CERV III was a final and valiant attempt in putting a mid-engined Corvette coupe into production. The Corvette Indy Concept, introduced just a few years before, had also been a mid-engine design. The Corvette Indy Concept was basically a......

Chrysler TC Supercar Information

Built between 1989 and 1991, the TC was the result of a longtime friendship between Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca and Maserati owner Alejandro DeTomaso. Iacocca had a desire to build an image car for Chrysler using the mystique of the Maserati name.Though......

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 Supercar Information

The De Tomaso car company of Modena, Italy was founded by Argentinian racing driver Alejandro de Tomaso in 1959. Originally, DeTomaso built race cars and automotive prototypes, but in 1963 they began focusing on high-performance sports cars. The most......

Ferrari 348 Supercar Information

Ferraris new 348 model was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of 1989, and featured a monocoque main structure. It shared its V-8 engine with the Mondial, but was enlarged to 3.4-liters and mounted longitudinally in a steel rear sub-frame......

Ferrari F40 Supercar Information

This vehicle is a 1992 Ferrari F40 GT Berlinetta with a 2936cc V8 engine with twin-turbochargers and 760 horsepower. There is a five-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes. It is one of the five F40 GT models constructed. It was sent to the......

Ferrari Mondial t Supercar Information

The Mondial was launched at the 1980 Geneva Auto Salon and represented Ferraris first departure from its traditional three-digit naming schemes. The name Mondial means world, honoring Ferraris successful four-cylinder sports-racers from the early......

Ferrari Testarossa Supercar Information

The Pininfarina designed Testarossa was debuted 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 Test Rossa name was used for one of its vehicles......

Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Supercar Information

Production of the Lamborghini Countach lasted from 1974 to 1990. Its design both popularized and pioneered the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look and the cabin-forward design required to fit a large, mid-mounted engine. The exotic design continued to......

Lamborghini LM002 Supercar Information

The same company that made the exotic Miura, Countach Diablo, and Murcielago was also responsible for the 6,000 pound, four-wheel drive off-road LM002. Although this may seem a little out of the companys wheel house, their history and fortune were......

Lancia Delta Integale Supercar Information

Lancia has long enjoyed an illustrious tradition of rally racing, and the Delta is the most successful model ever to compete in rallying. It dominated the World Rally Championship from the late 1980s through the early 1990s. It was first shown eat the......

Lister Knobbly Supercar Information

The Geo Lister Company was formed by George Lister in the late 1890s. Geo Lister formed a partnership with Charles Flatters and Harry Branch, creating a general engineering, blacksmith and wrought ironwork shop. When the partners retired and his sons......

Lotus Esprit Supercar Information

The Lotus Esprit began as the Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Ital Design project car at the 1972 Turin Motor Show. The silver prototype came about as a chance encounter between Lotus boss Colin Chapman and Giugiaro. The design was well received and a protracted......

Maserati Chubasco Supercar Information

The Maserati Chubasco was a design exercise a static model that displayed an aggressive and bold supercar that was both an design and engineering marvel. Before production began it was estimated that development and production costs would be too high......

Maserati Shamal Supercar Information

The Maserati Shamal was in production from 1990 to 1996. It was a two-door coupe that was named after a hot summer wind that blows in large areas of Mesopotamia. It wore a design by Marcello Gandin and powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It had......

Mercedes-Benz Sauber C11 Supercar Information

Before Michael Schumacher tooled around the grand prix circuits of the world in the mighty Benettons, and later, Ferraris, one of his first experiences with extreme forms of horsepower would come in 1990 and 1991 driving this, the Sauber-Mercedes C11. Like......

Nissan 300 ZX Supercar Information

The Nissan 300ZX sports car was sold in Japan (as the Fairlady Z) from 1983 to 2001 and in the United States from 1984 to 1996. The much-vaunted 300ZX continued the reputation created by the previous Z Cars that began with the 240Z of 1969 and progressed......

Nissan Skyline GTR Supercar Information

The Prince Motor Company introduced the Skyline in 1957. The small company located in Japan built the small and modestly powered car. In 1964, the S54 Skyline 2000GT powered by a six-cylinder engine was introduced. It was designed to compete in the GT-II......

Oldsmobile Expression Concept Supercar Information

The Oldsmobile Expression Concept was unveiled to the public at the 1990 Chicago Auto Show. Just like many concepts, its design was exotic and so was the material used to construct the vehicle. The vehicle was clothed in fiberglass and featured four......

Porsche 911 CTR C4 Supercar Information

Just before World War II, Alois Ruf, Sr. formed AUTO RUF, a company that serviced vehicles and was situated in Pfaffenhausen, Germany. A year later, in 1940, a gas station was added. A bus company was added in 1949. The company grew into a prosperous......

Porsche 962C Supercar Information

The Porsche 956926 Series cars are iconic endurance racing machines that have won the Daytona 24-Hours six times, LeMans 24-Hours race no fewer than seven times, and the Sebring 12-Hours four times. They dominated the FIA World Championship, winning......

Porsche 964 RS Competition Supercar Information

One of 20 four-wheel drive competition cars built by Jurgen Barth in Porsches Customer Racing Department.......

Porsche BTR C4 Lightweight Supercar Information

By the time the 1980s were coming to a close, Alois Rufs German firm had been granted full manufacturer status by the German government, and they were no longer just a mere Porsche tuner. The Ruf BTR (Gruppe B Turbo RUF) was the first product from the......

Vector W8 Supercar Information

The Vector W8 was an attempt to make an American supercar to compete with Ferrari and Lamborghini. It is powered by a twin-turbo all aluminum 365 cubic inch V8, coupled to a modified GM transmission. At the time of a Car and Driver test, they obtained......