Ferrari 348 Spider
1995, 320HP, 3405cc, V8
In 1993 the Ferrari 348 Spider was presented simultaneously at the Geneva Motorshow and on the Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. In comparison to the 348 tb/ts the following has changed:
– painting in car color down to the lower edge of the car
– newly framed front grill with “Cavalino Rampante” Ferrari emblem
– additional 20HP due to modifications of the pistons, the valves and the air intake system.
The real number of produced cars is unknown. An estimated 1100 were built; half of which went to the USA. The production period was from 1993 to 1995.
Lamborghini Miura P 400 S
1970, 370HP, 3929cc, V12
Ferrucio Lamborghini founded his enterprise in the early sixties, as an alternative to Ferrari. The first real breakthrough was the Miura, shown here in S-Version. A true gag is a glass window, which allows a view of the rear engine. The styling is impressive till today. Exceptional is that the S-type shown here has covered only 20.000km. The car is in totally original condition.
Highly elegant and powerful, if somewhat temperamental in its performance, would be the correct description for the Lamborghini Urraco. A typical sports car of the seventies that was conceived as a competitor of the Ferrari Dino.
Ferrari 250 GT
1959, 250HP, 3000cc, V12
This Pinin Farina design was the first Ferrari convertible to be built in series. The body designer Pinin Farina presented by this model a masterpiece. Only 40 cars of this type were manufactured by Ferrari. Moreover, the model which is exhibited in the Automobile and Technology Museum is the only one to have a right hand steering. This vehicle was delivered to Hong Kong in 1959 and came later to Sweden from where it was handed over on loan to the Sinsheim Automobile and Technology Museum
Lamborghini Countach LP 500 S
1986, 455HP, 4800cc, V12
This fantastic Lamborghini, designed by Bertone, won the hearts of the sports cars fans. Because of the exclusive styling of the bodywork, you can only find three cars like that with such a restricted accommodation:
– The Bugatti 57 Atlantic, designed by Jean Bugatti
– The Mercedes 300SL (gullwing doors) as well as the
– Lamborghini Countach.
The doors open upward, however, not as wingdoors: They are fixed on the cross-tie at the front. The maximum speed is more than 300km/h.
1989, 478HP, 2936cc, V8
The Ferrari F40 was presented on July 21st 1987 to an exclusive circle of journalists and prominent clients. Enzo Ferrari in person gave order to construct this model on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his enterprise. The presentation caused a run on all available vehicles, so the production was extended up to 1331 cars. The Ferrari F40 is a streetlegal racing car. Only experienced drivers should exploit the potential of this bolide. The acceleration from 0 to 100km/h is below 4.6s, the sprint to 200km/h in less than 11s and the top speed of 324km/h are respectful. Ofcourse the pilot has to master the F40 without the aid of any electronics. Even today the F40 is still one of the fastest road vehicles.
The bodywork of this car has also been designed by Pinin Farina. It is the first Ferrari to be equipped with a 12 cylinder mid engine. This Ferrari 365 Berlinetta has replaced the legendary Ferrari Daytona. The Ferrari delivers 380HP and reaches a maximum speed of nearly 300km/h.
1988, 400HP, 5000cc, V12
The louvers in the doors of this Ferrari, who has got a mid-engine, are the main characteristics of this new bodywork desgined by Pinin Farina. This Ferrari easily hits the 300km/h limit.
The Pantera was another great success of De Tomaso. It is powered by a 5.7L V8 Ford engine, developing an output of about 300HP. In order to make the unique shape of the Pantera more attractive, widened fenders and a rear spoiler were added and the car was placed on oversized tires. The maximum speed of 280km/h is easily reached.
Only six of this early Ferrari were built. The car shown here has chassis-number 240AL. It was the beginning of the cooperation between Ferrari and and the coach designer Pinin Farina. It is the first streetlegal Ferrari to be developed. Despite it’s age, it can reach 200km/h with ease.
Ofcourse, if you can’t afford a 1:1 scale Ferrari, you can always start small.
And if you’re too often offroad, you might be interested in this little purple Lamborghini monster.
All credits go to Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim