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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Sports Car (1952)
By July 9, 2015 Read More →

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Sports Car (1952)

The development of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL began in 1950, when Mercedes-Benz began to think about a return to racing. In June 1951, the Board decided to resume participation in racing events from 1952 on, and gave the final orders for the construction of the 300 SL. This car was not sold to the public, it was built just for racing.

BMW M3 GT Coupe (E36) (1995)
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BMW M3 GT Coupe (E36) (1995)

In spring 1995, BMW M GmbH introduced a rather special version when it launched a strictly limited edition as the BMW M3 GT Coupe for homologation. BMW M3 GT Coupe was produced only in a limited edition of 350 cars.

Toyota Celica 1st gen. (1971-1977)
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Toyota Celica 1st gen. (1971-1977)

Toyota unveiled the Toyota Celica at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1970. Toyota Celica was a two-door sports car designed to offer styling and driving enjoyment. The car had a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Celica shared its platform with Toyota Carina. Offered first only as a 2-door coupe, a Liftback model arrived in 1973.

Brabham BMW BT52 (1983)
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Brabham BMW BT52 (1983)

In 1983 Nelson Piquet became the first driver in the history of Formula One to win the world championship title in a racing car powered by a turbo engine: the Brabham BMW BT52. The engine that imbued the Brabham BMW BT52 with its legendary status was developed by BMW Motorsport GmbH under the guidance of its then Technical Director, Paul Rosche.

Citroen DS (1955-1975)
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Citroen DS (1955-1975)

Citroen DS made its debut at the 1955 Paris Motor Show on Thursday 6 October. The model’s avant-garde body design set a new benchmark immediately. Some 12,000 DS 19 models were sold that day, but by the end of the Paris Motor Show ten days later, some 80,000 firm orders had been taken.

Audi 80 (B3) (1986-1991)
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Audi 80 (B3) (1986-1991)

Third-generation Audi 80 was launched in 1986. Design boss Hartmut Warkuß and his team had draped the Audi 80 B3 in a smooth and rounded body with a discreet wedge shape. This body distinguished itself with harmonious design solutions and a drag coefficient of just 0.29 – a colossal advance compared to 0.41 for the B2.