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James Bond Lotus Special at the Top Gear Test Track

8hrs | The XP-895 Reynolds

During his tenure as the general manager of Chevrolet, John Z. DeLorean always seemed to have his eye fixed on something over the horizon. After the Corvette XP-882 mid-engine prototype chassis improvements were approved (the 882 would morph into the XP-895), DeLorean authorized the design team headed by Bill Mitchell to create a new body for the updated prototype. Something rounder, with big wheel flares, a sugar scoop rear roof treatment, and NACA ducts on the hood. While the final design was nice, it strayed further away from the Corvette “look,” and was actually closer in style to the Two-Rotor (XP-987 GT) mid-engine Corvette prototype. Oddly, the body was mostly made of steel and the car weighed about 3,500 pounds all in—about 100 pounds more than that of a production ’73 Corvette. This would yield no performance improvement at all, so what was the point? It needed to be lighter. It needed to be a car like the Reynolds Aluminum Corvette Prototype. Reynolds Metals (of alum

Wall-pack | 5 Lamborghini Classickx

Buick Explores Future with Avenir Concept

Interview with Laurens van den Acker

“In hindsight I wasn’t at all ready for it, I was na├»ve. In a way it was like trying to compose without knowing how to play the piano.” This is how Renault’s head of design Laurens van den Acker looks back on his involvement in Bugatti’s EB110 supercar. After senior designers fell out he was left as the only interior designer, and none other than Marcello Gandini took care of the exterior. With Volvo trucks the only other work in his portfolio, the monstrous Bugatti wasn’t a bad way to start a career as a car designer.

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Golf Generations - Which One U Like (if any)?

POTD: Citroen Heritage

Vanquish - Official Wallpaper #2 1280x800, 1344x840, 1440x900, 1600x1000, 1920x1200

Vanquish - Official Wallpaper 1280x800, 1344x840, 1440x900, 1600x1000, 1920x1200

BW Lamborghini 400 Wallpaper Pack

Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

Cool Aston Martin Wallpapers - Meet the Vantages.

Wallpaper Pack with Classics

1937 Delage D8 120 S Pourtout Aero Coupe

Wallpaper Pack - BRZ

Wallpaper Pack: Ferrari FF, Jag XJ220S, Mercedes McLaren Stirling Moss (Z199)