Ford Escort RS Cosworth (1993-1998)Read more
Ford put a smaller Garrett T25 turbo on the phase 2 car, reducing power to 217hp but improving the road car’s usability. Power was still sent to all four wheels but Ford’s decision to split the drive torque 34:66 front to rear pays dividends on the road and the race track……..
Audi S8 D3 (2006-2010)Read more
In normal D mode, it’s fast; and the S sports mode is more rapid still, with more of that metallic growl emanating from up front. Play around with the paddle shifts and suddenly you’re in a great big Lamborghini with four doors and an Audi badge……..
AUDI S8 D2 (1996-2002)Read more
The big S8 attracts absolutely no attention, including that of law enforcement as its comes with 155-mph capabilities. It can blast the 0-60mph time in 6.2sec, even in the rain…….
Bmw E21 3 Series (1975-1983)Read more
The E21 bread and butter editions came with a four-cylinder M10 powered engines which were modest, but they were quick enough and always dependable. Visibility is astounding through deep windows and past slim pillars…….
BMW E21 Alpina C1 2.3lt (1982)Read more
The famous German car tuner Alpina has established itself a reputation over its long history of taking great BMW’s and making them just a bit tastier, more luxurious, and well… even faster…….
Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack (1988)Read more
All of this gave it supercar credentials as did it’s price tag, blistering performance, exclusivity and it has a long racing pedigree dating back to the late 1940’s. It’s a supercar that is different from your Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s……..
Hispano Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia (1938)Read more
The most interesting feature of the car was the Dubonnet designed independent suspension. While it provided comfort, it was also agile enough to give the Xenia composure at speed. It was so successful that the patent was sold to several of the largest car companies, including Alfa Romeo, Simca and General Motors……..
Peugeot 505 V6 Danielson (1981-1983)Read more
If you had an affinity for French car luxury but still had a taste for fast stuff, life was to get a whole load more interesting for you because racing driver Danielson came up with a cunning plan to speed up the up to then conservative French car maker. …….
Peugeot 504 Cabriolet V6 (1974-1976)Read more
The 504 V6 Cabriolet was at the upper levels of what was available in the French market when it came to plush Cabriolets, without straying into Mercedes-Benz’s territory. The Peugeot’s biggest competitor was the Fiat 124 Sport Spider……..
Ferrari 512 BB (1976-1981)Read more
The shape of the Ferrari 512 BB is so quintessentially “Ferrari” for enthusiasts who grew up in the 1980’s. Looking back from 2018, it’s hard to believe that the Ferrari 512 BB might not have made it into production. Nowadays, a mid-engine layout is practically standard……
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