McLaren F1 LM

In late 1995, five McLaren F1 LM models were built in honor of the five McLaren F1 GTR which finished the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, including taking the overall win. One prototype version was also built but was kept by Mclaren for testing, this was called the McLaren F1 XPLM. The other five versions were all song to the public. Two are owned by The Sultan of Brunei, one by Ralph Lauren who baught it from Frank Selldorff, one by Chris Palmer, which was used by many automobile testers, and also used by Top Gear for testing. The fifth is owned by a private collecter who is rumored to live in the United States. The engine that powers the McLaren F1 LM is a 6.1 L V12 handmade in the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England, generating over 680hp (507kW).

The F1 LM is regarded to be the fastest incarnation of the McLaren F1 roadcars through the gears and in overall track performance. Although, it’s top speed was 15 mph (24 kph) slower than that of the McLaren F1, which had a top speed of 240 mph (386 kph). Here are some pictures of the car.

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM

~Dann

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Site Update 2/6/11

Hello everyone on Super Bowl Sunday! I am excited about the Packers, Steelers game. Personally, I favorite the Steelers. Anyway, I’m afraid that I have to put off articles for a short time, at least until I finish the site editing. I know that a good looking site is key to page visitors. This shouldn’t take long, I have a good friend helping me. I planned on doing a few more articles on Lamborghinis, and a few other ideas in plan, but I will just have to postpone them for next week. I will be putting a few more pages up, finnishing the background and header, and maybe a few more suprises along the way.

Thank-you all for watching! Until next time, see you all. 😀

~Dan

Lamborghini Countach

2042 Lamborghini Countach‘s were made between 1974 and 1990. Made to replace the extremely sucessful Lamborghini Miura, the first Laborghini Countach Prototype LP500 was built in 1970 and showcased at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. The car had a Lamborghini 4.0 Litre V8 Engine that had 447 horsepower. The car crashed in a crash test in 1973 which led to sefety improvements in the Countach LP400. Two other LP500 prototypes were made in 1972, both were sold in auctions in the mid-1980’s for around $700,000. The Countach LP400 was the first version of the Countach to go into major production, it had a less powerful 4.0-litre (3929cc) 353bhp engine. The first L400 was sold in 1974, and 158 were sold by 1977. Around 70 of these cars exist today.

In 1978 a newer, better, and faster version of the Countach called the Countach LP400S. The main difference was the slightly larger engine, and the change in body style. The body featured a longer body, front and rear spoilers, and larger tires. The engine was the same, except it had 375bhp. It was sold for around $80,000-$100,000. 237 of these were made, and 184 remain today. You can buy one of these from $30,000 to $70,000. Another Engine upgrade came in the Countach LP500. The car had a 381bhp engine, this was the only true difference, although it had an optional $5,000 stereo system, 321 of these were made, but only 156 remain today.

The next generation of the Countach was the Countach 5000QV. It had a much larger engine, a larger wheelbase, and a larger front spoiler. With a 5.2 Liter V8 Engine, it generated 455bhp, and had a top speed of 167 mph. The car had a base price of the car was set around $100,000, only 676 were made and 320 remain. The last version of the Countach was unveiled in 1988, the 25th Anniversary Countach it featured a larger spoiler, and different head, and tail lights. It had the same engine as the Countach 5000QV, but had 462 bhp and a top speed of 170 mph. 650 were made and about 620 are around today. Here are some pictures that I have.

Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

A Lamborghini Countach LP500S.

Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

VIN Number 10 of the Lamborghini LP400’s.

Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

The last Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Countach ever made. Featured in the Lamborghini Museum in Italy.

Well thank-you for reading this article, many more to come! I plan to be editing the site soon to get more viewers 🙂 Good-bye for now people! See you around the internet.

~Dan

GT by Citroën

For a car that was meant to be created for a video game, this was a huge success in making Citroën‘s image ever so greater. The GT by Citroën.  In Late 2002 Kazunori Yamauchi and a friend, Takumi Yamamoto; has plans to make a car for their up-coming game, Gran Turismo 4. They named the car “GT” after Gran Turismo. The car had plans to be done with Ferrari, but somehow ended up being designed at Citroën. When the car never made it into the game, they decided to put it in the next game of the series; Gran Turismo 5

They had plans to create a virtual version, and a real-life prototype version of the car in 2006. The Prototype came in a pure white body color. Although the car was powered by hydrogen fuel cells in the game, the real car is powered by a conventional V8 petrol engine built by Ford. The prototype was used to be designed for the real game. The first, truely made, GT by Citroën was made in February 2007. It was reported to have 765 horsepower, but was upgraded to 780 horsepower by a release from Citroën.

The car was also in a game called Racing Live, on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. On the release of Gran Turismo 5, Citroën released a statement claiming that they were going to be making a limited number of GT’s for production. A total of 6 cars are supposed to be made, 5 in white, and one in a special black tuner edition model. Each are supposed to cost around $2 Million, with the tuner edition at $2.5 Million. Any further production would be released around May 2011. Here are some pictures of this fabulous ride.

GT By Citroën

GT By Citroën

Thank-you for reading this article, many more are on the way on a few more Lamborghini’s, and a rare Bentley fit for a Sultan. See you all later 😀 Good-bye for now!

~Dan

Lamborghini Silhouette

Another short article for today, on a historic Lamborghini. Only 54 Lamborghini Silhouettes were produced between 1976 and 1979. the car was the successor to the Lamborghini Urraco. Only 31 of these cars remain alive today. All cars made from 1976 and 1977 where white. Cars in ’78 and ’79 were in other colours, such as blue, orange, and black. It’s top speed is 160 mph. The car had a 3.0  litre all-aluminium alloy Lamborghini V8 internal-combustion engine mounted transversely behind the driver. It reached 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds. These cars are mainly owned by special Lamborghini personel, but several collectors in the United States, Britian, and Italy have ownership of this historic model. Here are some pictures of the Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Silhouette

Lamborghini Silhouette

Lamborghini Silhouette

Lamborghini Silhouette

I have more articles in store for you all tomorrow. By the way, the Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder GT SI article achieved 20 views in about 16 hours!! Keep the views coming guys! 😀 Thank-you. You guys rock! Good-bye for now!

~Dan.

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder GT SI

Special article today on a relatively unheard of car from Italian supercar maker Bizzarrini. The Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder was first made in 1966. The prototype version was unvailed in late February at the 1966 Geneva Auto show. It was the “star of the show”. Two of these prototypes were made out of the total 342 Bizzarrini 5300’s that were made.

Both cars were owned by Bizzarrini founder Giotto Bizzarrini, who was the head designer for many car manufacturers, such as: Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, ATS, and ISO in the 1960’s. The first car was then sold to a car collector from Italy in 1969, whom still owns it today. The second car was put in ferrari storage, both with the stock tires. Both of these cars were in a silverish color, appropriately called, “Bizzarrini Silver”.

It had a Chevrolet Big Block V8 Engine that generated 224 bhp. The price tag on these cars were set at a little over £400000, (about $650,000). Combined, both cars only have about 2000 miles on them. Also, the “SI” in the name stands for Style Italia. Here are some pictures.

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder GT SI

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder GT SI

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder GT SI

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder GT SI

Thank-you for watching 🙂 I plan to be reviewing some famous Lamborghini’s in the coming week, keep tuning in to our website 🙂 Good-bye for now! 🙂

~Dan

MG ZT-T LM

This is a rather short article today. The MG ZT-T LM is the fastest Station wagon ever made! With a topspeed of 226 mph. Only 7 LM models were made in 2003, each in the color red with a white stripe down the middle. Three of these cars are owned by the owner of MG, Richard Prior, two are in storage, and one is owned by The Sultan of Brunei, (One of the cars were destroyed in an accident in the 2004 NRASH Speed Trials). It is, in fact, legal to drive on American streets. It had a special AMG Mercedes-Benz M125 V12 Engine that had 986 horsepower. I suppose this is it for now, here’s a picture of the car.

MG ZT-T LM

MG ZT-T LM

Thank-you for reading this article 🙂 Many more cars to come! Please feel free to comment or subscribe to our blog! 🙂 Good-Bye.

~Dan