The second generation BMW 3 Series was presented in 1982 presenting new design, optimised aerodynamics, more space and comfort, extra power and additional body and engine variants. The new car’s lines were significantly tauter and smoother than those of its predecessor, and its drag coefficient had been reduced by almost 15 per cent.
The new Competition Package has been developed with a keen eye on enhancing driving dynamics. It includes a power boost for the 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine of 29 kW/40 hp over the standard unit, to 441 kW/600 hp. Peak torque also rises, from 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) in standard tune to 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), and is available across an extremely wide rev band – between 1,500 and 6,000 rpm.
The first ever Transit came down the line at the company’s Langley commercial vehicle plant in Berkshire, England on August 9. in 1965. It was already packed with innovations like a printed circuit in the instrument panel, an optional steering lock, a side loading door and seatbelt attachment points.
The Mimram brothers took over the Lamborghini company in July 1980, and established the Nuova Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini. The new owners started production of the Lamborghini LM002 off-road vehicle and also replaced the Lamborghini Silhouette with the Lamborghini Jalpa.
amborghini Silhouette was presented at the 1976 Geneva Auto Show as an evolution of the Urraco. Lamborghini Silhouette was a two-door, two-seat, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car. With the Targa roof, the Silhouette proposed an alternative open version with the intention of winning over the difficult United States market.
In 1994, BMW M3 debuted as a four-door sedan. This car enabled BMW to meet the desires of a large number of customers for a compact, luxury saloon with the genes of a high-performance sports car. The four-door BMW M3 Sedan car was undoubtedly the most successful combination of sportiness and everyday road use that had been sold up to that point under the M3 badge.
Opel Vectra arrived in 1988 to replace the successful Ascona, which was introduced in 1970 and had evolved through three model generations. Everything about Vectra was new. Only Ascona’s front-wheel drive layout and size was carried over, while space was dramatically increased.
The Vauxhall Astra GTE mk1 marked Vauxhall’s first foray in to the relatively new ‘hot hatch’ segment, which had been dominated by the Golf GTI since the late Seventies. Based on the 1980 Astra Mk1, Vauxhall Astra GTE was powered by fuel injected, naturally aspirated 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine producing 115 bhp.
Designed by Ferrari’s new designer, Carlo Chiti, the Ferrari 156 F1 had a tubular spaceframe chassis that proved serviceable but could not match the designs of Lotus or BRM. Visually, the car was beautiful, simple and remarkable at the same time. At the front it featured the famous sharknose, named after its distinctive two-fold air inlet.
Porsche 911 GT3 R is customer sport race car designed to compete in the GT3 series around the world. Based on the 911 GT3 RS production sports car, Porsche 911 GT3 R developes more than 368 kW (500 hp).