The ACO banned ALL engines that weren’t 3.5L F1-type naturally aspirated engines for 1992, not just the Rotary. I know I am about to beat a fossilized horse but Mazda won that race due to reliability and fuel economy (and lack of accidents), things usually not associated with rotary engines. Everyone knows the 787B… Read more
What qualifies an engine as legendary? Big power from factory or tuned, huge production numbers, sound, reliability, or the mere fact that people have heard of it for one reason or the other.
Plot twist, the 400Z will be built on the BMW Z4 Chassis
From what I recall these were basically a pet project of Porsche, and less so a sensible replacement for the Beetle. The project kept piling up costs and there were several severe engineering defects (mainly with the engine) that Porsche never managed to properly fix. Given that VW/Auto Union were developing the… Read more
That Grand Prix is retro af
SLK came in a 2.2 Diesel for a few years, Manual, too
That Supercargo reminds me of something. Something slightly older. Something also known as the Supercargo, but built a a wholly different company...
Its a passenger version of the Vito with the rear seats removed. Those do not come with a divider usually. A panel van of that same model would have that as standard.
Nevermind the Skyline and Laurel are closely related anyway
I stand by the opinion that the Stagea is a Laurel wagon, not a Skyline Wagon (C34 = WC34 =/= R33)
Way back when I rode with six others and a dog in a six seater VW Minivan (7 plus dog). I got to share the right half of the boot with our dog
Maybe, but judging from the teaser images it doesn’t seem like the new 4/4 looks much different than it did for the past 65 years. More likely Morgan just put the classic 4/4 body on a modern chassis, because thats what Morgan does.
What if I told you that GM also planned to make a version with a 1.9L PSA Turbodiesel which never reached production? Also manual obviously
Length and Weight laws. Within europe a semi-trailer unit is allowed a maximum length of 16.5m, as opposed to america where only the length of the trailer itself is restricted. The US used to specify a maximum length of the whole combi, which is why until the 1980s Cab-over trucks used to be much more common in… Read more
These were powered by a Ford Flathead V8. Kind of. By the 1960s Simca do Brasil had evolved the 1930s 136ci Flathead into a 2.5L with Overhead Valves and Hemispherical combustion chambers making 140hp.