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Acura NSX Supercar Information

The legendary design firm Pininfarina was commissioned by Honda, in 1984, to design the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina Experimental). It was given a mid-mounted 2-liter engine. This design later evolved into the production NSX, with NSX being an acronym for......

Aston Martin Virage Supercar Information

The Aston Martin Virage was launched at the International Motor Show, Birmingham, in October of 1988. It had a muscular and modern appearance powered by a 32-valve, V8 offering 330 horsepower. Zero-to-sixty took under seven seconds with a top speed in......

Audi Avus Concept Supercar Information

First introduced at the 1991 Frankfurt Show, the all-wheel-drive Audi Avus had projected performance figures that seem amazing even today. The car featured a 6 liter W-12 engine (with 3 banks of 4 cylinders) and 5 valves per cylinder. Output was 509......

Bentley Continental R Supercar Information

As the 1970s came to a close, Bentley sales accounted for a minimal 3-percent of Rolls-Royce Motor cars production. In an effort to avoid extinction the company eliminated the feeling of badge engineering and to re-establish Bentleys credentials......

Bertone Emotion Supercar Information

In 1991 Bertone decided to design a new body for the chassis of the Lotus Esprit, produced by General Motors. This was not the first time that Bertone had worked with GM, given that the 1984 Ramarro and the 1990 Nivola both have Chevrolet Corvette engines.A......

DeTomaso Pantera Supercar Information

The De Tomaso Pantera was introduced in 1970 and was a collaboration between the Ford Motor Company and De Tomaso of Modena, Italy. It wore Tom Tjaarda styling and was equipped with a mid-mounted Ford 351 engine. Although Ford withdrew from the project......

Ferrari 348 Supercar Information

The Ferrari 348, introduced in 1989, was a major departure from the companys successful road-going mid-engine series of sports cars and replaced two of the most popular Ferrari models in history, the 308 and the 328. The 348 featured a pressed-steel......

Ferrari F40 Supercar Information

Gino Rancati, a friend of Ing. Ferrari, was given a plague inscribed To Gino Rancanti for a brilliant idea. after suggesting the name of Ferraris new supercar, the F40, in celebration of the companies 40th anniversary. Enzo Ferrari was nearly 90......

Ferrari Testarossa Supercar Information

The Ferrari Testarossa replaced the 512BBi in 1985 and was first shown at the 1984 Paris Show and designed directly for the American market. Between 1985 and 1991, there were 7,200 examples produced. The Testarossa even placed a starring role in the......

Ferrari Testarossa Supercar Information

Koenig produced aftermarket products for the Ferrari Testarossa which included body parts and mechanical enhancements. The big news was the Twin-turbochargers (KKK) with turbo-manifolds that reduced compression, adding additional oil and gearbox cooling,......

Lamborghini Diablo Supercar Information

The Lamborghini Diablo served as a replacement for the Countach, which had been in production for 17 years. Upon its arrival, the Diablo was the most advanced, fastest, and most expensive vehicle that Lamborghini ever built. It was first publically debuted......

Lamborghini Diablo Jota Americana Supercar Information

This 1991 Lamborghini Diablo Jota Americana is one of only one Americana versions produced. It was originally owned by the famous baseball player, Jose Consco.......

Lotec C1000 Supercar Information

Originally conceived in 1994 with construction completed in 1995 by a United Arab Emirates Citizen who desired to own the fastest, individually owned car in the world! He contracted Mercedes which in turn also contacted Lotec for the body design. The......

Lotus Elan M100 Supercar Information

After laying dormant for fourteen years, Lotus revived the Elan nameplate and gave it a design created in-house by Lotus. The engine and manual transmission were supplied by Isuzu and were developed and built with the resources of General Motors, which......

Lotus Esprit Supercar Information

This Lotus is the pilot prototype car for the Jim Clark Indy 500 Victory edition Espirt. It is number 0 of the 20 examples produced. The car is an Anniversary Edition built in honor of Jim Clarks 1965 Indianapolis 500 victory. It is powered by a race......

Maserati Barchetta Supercar Information

The Maserati Barchetta was designed by Carlo Gaino of the Italian design house Synthesis Design and was produced from 1991 through 1992. The two-seat sports car with mid-engine layout was powered by a 1996cc V6 AM501 Maserati bi-turbo engine with electronic......

Maserati Shamal Supercar Information

The Italian automaker Maserati introduced a two-door coupe named the Maserati Shamal on December 16th of 1989. The car was named after a wind Shamal, which is a hot summer wind that blows in large areas of Mesopotamia. The car wore styling by Marcello......

Mercedes-Benz C112 Supercar Information

For the 1990 racing season, Mercedes-Benz teamed up with Sauber to create the C 111 Group C car. The results were spectacular the team became world champions.Even that was not enough to satisfy our engineers however. They wanted to look for ways......

Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Supercar Information

In 1989 Nissan introduced the eighth generation Skyline. Over the years, various Skyline models were built, with the GT-R model representing the highest performance offerings.With a twin-turbocharged engine, unique ATTESA-E-TS (Advanced Total Traction......

Pontiac Protosport Supercar Information

At the 1991 Chicago Auto Show, a total of 954,785 interested viewers showed up en masse to view the newest lineup of incredible cars. On display was the Mystique concept minivan showcased by Mercury, a Neon with a two-stroke engine by Chrysler, and the......

Porsche 911 CR4 Supercar Information

German tuner RUF became one of the premier shops for Porsche owners seeking to improve their vehicles. Their fame really took off when the legendary Yellowbird shocked the automotive world with its 211 mph top speed in 1987. The 964 generation......

Porsche 944 Supercar Information

The Porsche 944 made its debut in 1982 and would remain in production until 1991. It was constructed on the same platform as the 924 and it would become one of the most successful Porsche production car of the era. In 1989, Porsche introduced the S2......

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 Gunnar 966-001 Supercar Information

The 966, brainchild of renowned Porsche restoration artiste Kevin Jeannette, paved the way for the World Sports Cars and later open top prototypes that dominate modern sports car racing. Based on a 962 chassis, the design inspiration was the three......

Rolls-Royce Corniche III Supercar Information

The Rolls-Royce Corniche added more versatility to the marques model line-up, as it was available as either a coupe or convertible. It was made famous by its iconic role in the 1979 Dudley Moore, Bo Derek comedy 10. When the car was first introduced,......

Vector Vector W8 Twin Turbo Supercar Information

After graduating from college, Jerry Wiegert formed Vehicle Design Force. With the help of Lee Brown, the Vector was built. The Vector was merely a shell that was intended to be outfitted with a Mercedes-Benz Wankel engine. The production plans for the......