Automobiles Anyone who has seen the Lamborghini Revent?n or the Aston Martin DBS knows that unmistakable feeling. It’s the fun & the attract of the exotic sports car, overhauled & updated for the twenty first century. Since their inception, sports cars have frequently pushed the boundaries of both engineering & art. These are the cars that exemplify speed, power and beauty. Alfa Romeo: The Grandfather of Exotic Sports Cars Alfa Romeo initial began producing racecars in Milan, Italy in 1910. Their first endeavor, the HP 24, turned some heads with its superior speed and handling. Chief Designer Giuseppe Merosi worked on all Alfa Romeo models from 1910 to 1923. When Merosi retired, racecar driver Enzo Ferrari persuaded Vittorio Jano to depart Fiat and take over Merosi’s work. In 1925, Alfa Romeo unveiled the P2 Grand Prix Automobile, Jano’s first car with Romeo and widely thought of the first "supercar." The P2 was powered by a straight-eight cylinder supercharged engine, and placed initial in 14 Grand Pix races between 1924 and 1930. These days, the P2 Grand Prix is considered one in all the foremost rarified of the collectible antique cars, with but a dozen still intact. This year marks the .e of Alfa Romeo to the United States. Their current sports automobile, the 8C .petizione, is beautiful with its sleek lines, 4.7L six-cylinder engine & a prime speed of 181 mph. This car is destined to send ripples throughout the US market. Ferrari: High Performance, Luxury Cars When racing Alfa Romeos within the 1920’s & thirty’s, Enzo Ferrari decided that he needed to build his own racecars. He prototyped some models in the 1940’s, however it wasn’t till after World War II that he found success. Notably, Ferrari’s exotic sports cars took first place within the Formula one World Championships, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Sportscar Championships throughout the 1950’s. Ferrari’s Gran Turismo series remains its most successful lines, with the 2007 599 GTB Fiorano bringing even additional luxury and innovation to the table. Patrons of the Ferrari Club of America cite performance as the first reason for purchasing a Ferrari over different collectible cars. Lamborghini : Exotic Sports Cars for a New Generation Ferruccio Lamborghini had a successful business building tractors in Italy before his eyes turned to the exotic sports car. And it wasn’t a love for performance that stirred his hearth, but a disdain for Enzo Ferrari. Consistent with Lamborghini’s family, Ferruccio purchased a Ferrari 250 GT in the first 1960’s and was unhappy with the handling & response of the clutch. He brought it into Ferrari’s factory and met with Enzo Ferrari to voice his concerns. Ferrari was immediately upset with Lamborghini’s .plaints thus he mocked Lamborghini and sent him away. Lamborghini went home, dismantled the car and discovered that the clutches installed in Ferraris were from the identical manufacturers he used for his tractors. He installed a brand new clutch and vowed to create the next-quality, luxury sports car than Ferrari. While Lamborghini has countless models that produce awe and marvel in automobile enthusiasts, it’s the 1974 Countach that is still their most iconic. Designer Marcello Gandini, then just starting his career, placed his specialize in vogue over aerodynamics. With its scissor doors, sharp lines and low, wide frame, the Countach raised the bar for Lamborghini. The Diablo, the Murci?lago, and even the 2008 Revent?n follow in its wake. Aston Martin: Unforgettable Collectible Cars Britain’s Aston Martin was founded by Lionel Martin & Robert Bamford in 1914. They designed exotic sports cars and drove in .petitions, however it wasn’t till David Brown became managing director of the corporate in 1947 that they were in a position to determine themselves as a maker of high-quality, high-performance sports cars. They introduced the DB line (DB standing for David Brown) in 1950, and several of their models have be.e synonymous with antique and collectible cars. Newer DB models embody the luxurious DB-seven, that was designed by Ian Callum and made from 1994 to 2001. This model won the Jim Clark Award in 1995, and remains Aston Martin’s most successful car to-date. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: