Beyond the Limit

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Dec 012014
 
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Aston Martin scores a hat-trick of podiums at the Nürburgring, Germany

On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
~ Ayrton Senna

Photo: Aston Martin scores a hat-trick of podiums at the Nürburgring, Germany
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Beyond the Limit

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Dec 012014
 
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Aston Martin scores a hat-trick of podiums at the Nürburgring, Germany

On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
~ Ayrton Senna
Photo: Aston Martin scores a hat-trick of podiums at the Nürburgring, Germany
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ALFA ROMEO 33 STRADALE

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Dec 122013
 
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ALFA ROMEO 33 STRADALE

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is easily one of the top ten cars of all time, and it’s certainly one of the top 5 of the 1960′s. The car made it’s first appearance at the 1967 Turin Motorshow and was responsible for quite literally blowing the mind of every automotive journalist in attendance.

When it went on sale in early 1968 it was the most expensive car in the world, at a cost of $17,000 USD (the average cost of a new car at the time was under $2,800 USD) only 18 of them were ever made, partially due to the cost and partially due to Alfa Romeo’s desire to keep the car exclusive.

The 33 Stradale was fitted with a 2.0 litre V8 that was an engineering revelation in 1967, it had fuel injection, 4 ignition coils, 16 spark plugs, 4 chain-driven camshafts, a red line of 10,000RPM, a race spec horsepower rating of just over 270hp, a 0-60mph time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 160mph.

An Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale in good condition would fetch well over $3,000,000 USD at auction (price estimate from 2011) however this is merely academic as they almost never change hands.

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Porsche Type 64

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Dec 122013
 
Porsche Type 64

Porsche Type 64

The Porsche 64, also known as the Type 64 and Type 60K10, is considered by many to be the first automobile from what was to become the Porsche company, as a true design precursor to the production model of after the war. The model number comes from the fact that it was built mainly from design drawings for the Type-64 “record car”. Most mechanical parts came from the 38 prototype series. The chassis was heavily reinforced and the engine also reworked to produce around 100 horse power. The Type-64 was only a drawing until the three racers were built. The body was also a compromise in that the cab had to look like a KdF car[citation needed], but the rest was ‘record’ car. The VW beetle was the Type-60, and the name the “60K10” means body design 10 for the Type-60 Beetle. Its flat-four engine produced 50 bhp and gave a top speed of around 160 km/h (99 mph).

The body design was made by the Porsche Büro after wind tunnel tests for a planned V10 sports car that never came into existence, the Type 114. Dr. Porsche promoted the idea to enter the car into the 1939 Berlin-Rome race as a public relations ploy. Three cars were made in hand shaped aluminium by the bodywork company Reutter. One was destroyed early in World War II. The two remaining were used by the Porsche family.[citation needed] Eventually they only used one of them and put the other in storage.[citation needed] In May 1945 American troops discovered the one put in storage, cut the roof off and used it for joyriding for a few weeks until the engine gave up and it was scrapped. The last remaining Porsche 64 was owned by Ferry Porsche who had it restored by Battista Farina in 1947. In 1949 it was sold to the Austrian motorcycle racer Otto Mathé and with it he won the Alpine

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