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Jaguar XJ220

Fighting to overthrow the speed record of the 90’s a famous super car Jaguar XJ220 was designed. It was a sports car with central engine, whose name was given by its speed potential of 220 mph (350km/h). It managed to achieve this speed and keep this record for two years as the fastest car in the world. The concept of the Jaguar super car was called XJ220 and was launched in 1989, priced at $ 580,000. It had a 6.2 liter engine and 500 HP, 1560 kg and a name with tradition - Jaguar. The mass production was announced in 1991, and the car was made for only three years, between 1992 and 1994. XJ220's body was built entirely of aluminum, like the chassis. Final weight was 1372 kg, already too heavy for a super car.

Although it is considered one of the most controversial supercars because of its massive depreciation, its poor quality materials, extremely low reliability, and even the turbo lag that all owners were complaining about, XJ220 still remains the British supercar extravaganza and one of the fastest cars on the planet.

Lamborghini Diablo

After more than two and a half decades, the Italian company Lamborghini didn’t yet reached on the hands of Chrysler, but enjoyed the Mimram brothers financing. The year was 1985, and engineers in Sant'Agata Bolognese gave start developing the so-called 'Project 132', an ultra secret creation that would later become the replacement for the legendary Countach. Lamborghini Diablo future task was quite clear: a top speed of at least 315 km/h. The car manufacturer Chrysler, has sponsored the development of 'Project 132'. After they invested approximately £ 6,000,000,000 and five years later, the new Lamborghini Diablo made its debut at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. The very design (originally designed by Marcello Gandini, subsequently amended by the Americans from Chrysler), characterized by terms such as 'low', 'width' and 'fast', the new Lamborghini Diablo conquered the entire world in one moment, at its first appearance. Under the hood, an engine of 5.7 liters V12, delivered the driver somewhere around 500 horsepower. The technical menu was complemented by a rear-wheel drive system. Therefore, the impressive machine from manufacturer in Sant'Agata Bolognese accelerates from 0-100 km / h in just 4.5 seconds, and its top speed was of 325 km/h.


Porsche 959

In 1986 he won the title of fastest car. Throughout its production, was considered one of the most technologically advanced cars ever built. It was a real inspiration for future models. It was one of the first super cars that used a four-wheel drive. Currently, each child interested in cars can has a poster with this vehicle. In the future, this car will remain a rare collectible piece and a part of Porsche history. Ladies and gentlemen, meet one of the most impressive cars of the 80s - Porsche 959!

McLaren F1


It was the fastest car in the world for 11 years. It was a supercar with only 3 seats. The best machine manufactured for street driving. An incredible demonstration of automotive art at the highest level, a symphony of perfection: McLaren F1. F1 McLaren was first unveiled in 1991 at Monaco. The prototype went into production, but only for a limited number of 106 copies, including the ones made for races. It was produced between 1991 and 1998, at McLaren Automotive in England.

Ferarri F50
Every car built by Ferrari since the '40s and ending with today, is a legend of auto history. And yet, the manufacturer located in Maranello always surprised, with a special recipe that, over time was increasingly appreciated. And the best examples given are the models 250 GTO, F40, Enzo and, of course, the worldwide known F50. Unveiled at its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995 and built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company from Maranello, the legendary Ferrari F50 can be considered with great ease 'the nearest thing to a Formula One car 1 of the '90s. Endowed with a nature oriented extreme performance, the Italian supercar manufacturer left out the modern systems such as steering or ABS, relying only on the driver experience.

By Bob Meadow, published at 02/20/2012
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