Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Aston Martin V8 Series 5 (1986-89)

The fuel-injected Series 5 2-door coupe was introduced in 1986. 
Series 5 was the most powerful V8 among the Aston Martins of the late 80s.
Engine: 5,340 cc V8 providing 380 hp. 
Acceleration 0–60 mph: 5.2 seconds
Top speed: 168 mph
Only 405 Series 5 cars were built before production ceased in 1989.

The Coupe Version

The Convertible Version

1999 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Supercharged Le Mans

Aston Martin announced in 1999 the commissioning of a series of 40, 
special named and numbered editions of the V8 Vantage
 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Aston Martin's victories 
at Le Mans and in the World Sports Car Championship. 
604 hp. top speed of 200 mph (or 320 km/h) and 
zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

1969 Bertone Runabout Concept

Unveiled at the '69 Turin Motor Show, the Autobianchi Runabout Concept designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, took its inspiration from the motorboat world. Featuring a mid-mounted 128 SOHC engine & gearbox taken from the front wheel drive Fiat 128. The prototype was a serious proposal at the time and became the bases of the Fiat X 1/9which was launched a couple of years later.


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