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Maserati Boomerang

The Maserati Boomerang is a concept car of great unintended consequences. The car was unveiled at the Turin auto show in 1971, but it was not until 1972 at the Geniva auto show that the concept car was finished and was functioning. It took the world by storm. The design was so unique and fresh that it set the tone for auto makers across the globe.

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The Maserati Boomerang ‘s body design of the car that made it so iconic and set the a trend that would last through the 70’s.  Giorgetto Giugiaro designed the car using nothing but a ruler. He said after its completion and during and interview that the car was “perhaps the most irrational car Italdesign has ever built,” which is highly interesting considering its impact. The result was a design made up sharp futuristic lines with equally as futuristic rims, glass paneled doors and roof, and a windshield that almost completely covered the drivers head.

The Maserati Boomerang ‘s design inspired the original VW Golf, the BMW M1, Delorean DMC 12, Lotus Esprit, just about every Japanese sports car of the time, and so many others it would be impossible to find and list them all. Before this, not such design was conceptualized. The inside was as equally as amazing. It was simple, yet effective, and very minimalistic. The steering wheel is probably the most interesting part, as it is built to encircle the gauges.

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The name of the car held true as the Boomerang swung back into play as it appeared multiple times in 1974 car shows, 1980’s in Germany, 1990 at the Bagtelle Concours, at many auctions covered by the media, and recently during a 2014 Louis Vuitton print add feachering model Freja Beha Erichsen.

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There really is not a car, let alone a concept car, that had this kind of effect on the design of other cars in the industry. The concept of the design is so recognizable that anyone with limited knowledge could place any of its designs that it inspired in the appropriate decade; that’s how much of an effect this car had.

Maserati Boomerang

The Maserati Boomerang is a concept car of great unintended consequences. The car was unveiled at the Turin auto show in 1971, but it was not until 1972 at the Geniva auto show that the concept car was finished and was functioning. It took the world by storm. The design was so unique and fresh that it set the tone for auto makers across the globe.

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The Maserati Boomerang ‘s body design of the car that made it so iconic and set the a trend that would last through the 70’s.  Giorgetto Giugiaro designed the car using nothing but a ruler. He said after its completion and during and interview that the car was “perhaps the most irrational car Italdesign has ever built,” which is highly interesting considering its impact. The result was a design made up sharp futuristic lines with equally as futuristic rims, glass paneled doors and roof, and a windshield that almost completely covered the drivers head.

The Maserati Boomerang ‘s design inspired the original VW Golf, the BMW M1, Delorean DMC 12, Lotus Esprit, just about every Japanese sports car of the time, and so many others it would be impossible to find and list them all. Before this, not such design was conceptualized. The inside was as equally as amazing. It was simple, yet effective, and very minimalistic. The steering wheel is probably the most interesting part, as it is built to encircle the gauges.

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The name of the car held true as the Boomerang swung back into play as it appeared multiple times in 1974 car shows, 1980’s in Germany, 1990 at the Bagtelle Concours, at many auctions covered by the media, and recently during a 2014 Louis Vuitton print add feachering model Freja Beha Erichsen.

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There really is not a car, let alone a concept car, that had this kind of effect on the design of other cars in the industry. The concept of the design is so recognizable that anyone with limited knowledge could place any of its designs that it inspired in the appropriate decade; that’s how much of an effect this car had.

McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is one of the most impressive, technologically advanced supercars on the road right now. The concept car version was displayed at the Paris motor show in 2012. And in October of 2013 they began to deliver the final product. 375 units of the car have been made and only 35 of the track only P1 GTR has been produced. The car has two engines, one mechanical, and the other electrical. The electrical engine is employed when the mechanical on needs slack picked up bc its transferring gears or spooling up its turbos. With both engines the car produces around 900 bhp. The car is so fast the in 2015 Lego picked the McLaren P1 as part of the Speed Champions Series of the world’s fastest cars. the car goes 0-62moh in 2.8 seconds and 0-128 in 6.8, and it blasts through a quarter mile in 9.8 seconds. It almost has a 1/1 ratio of power to weight, the car weighs 1,395 kg and with 900 bhp that gives us 647 bhp/tonne power to weight.

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The car offers options and special design so much to the point where 75 percent of orders have had special requests, bringing up the average price for the car from 1.3 million to about 1.6. By the time the car was offered in The Americas, Asia, and The Middle-east, the car was sold out to the point where there were actual production delays.

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The P1 GTR was created to celebrate 20 years after McLaren won the 1995 24 Hour of Le Mans. It goes for about 2.8 Million dollars, and is the most powerful McLaren ever put into production.

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This car truly is one of the most impressive machines in production today.

FERRARI 488

The Test drives for the new Ferrari 488 have started and the reviews are pouring in. Just about every review on this car has been extremely positive minus one thing. They stack it up to the 458, which has been considered to be everything that is Ferrari. And as would expected everyone is saying that its not the same car, or that it does not surpass the 458, but I would go so as to speculate that this is to be expected and by the numbers this car seems to have merits of its own worth that separate it from the 458 herd of models. One would suspect that once the spider and other such models start getting released we will without a doubt see more of a deviation from the 458 and thus have less reasons to compare the 488 to the 458 and more reasons to appreciate it for its own value.

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The Ferrari 488 is a mid-engine Ferrari 154 family v8, which takes its visual inspiration and chassis from the 458. It produces 660hp, it goes 0-60 in 3.0 sec, and its top speed is over 205 m/h. The car has 50 percent more downforce that the 458. And although the inside is very similar to the 458, the transmission system, and slip differential are cutting edge as Ferrari has claimed are designed from what they’ve learned from making F1 cars and the FXX.

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This car is nothing short of impressive, and expectations will be satisfied once the separation between the 458 and 488 occurs.
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SENNA THE RACING GOD

The name Ayrton Senna da Silva is inseparable with F1 racing. His marvelous magic was painted across F1 courses all over the world, he holds the most impressive racing record the world has ever seen, and behind his clam slight smile he knew, just as everyone else would, that he was the best. He was born in 1960, and stated racing at age 13 in karting competitions, and managed to lead most of the races he was competing in, even though his rivals where much older and with more probable experience.

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In 1981 Senna moved to England and started to race in single-sealer winning the RAC as well as the Townsend Thoreson Formula Ford 1600 Championships. In 1983, Senna tested for Formula One teams, and although he did better than all other drivers during the trials he seemed to not be able to find a seat. As a result he joined team Toleman, and hired on  Nuno Cobra to access his physical conditions. He did so well as a rookie that lotus got him to sign with them before his contract was up, thus breaching his contract and being benched for the rest of the races with Toleman. Senna went on to construct one of the most impressive racing records of his time; if it weren’t for a tragic accident then he would have had arguably the best F1 record of all time. Yet many still consider him the best ever to race. Keep in mind that he was racing during the time when F1 was more dangerous, the cars were more powerful and volatile and a driving had to be more daring to win.

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Senna passed away during the 1994 San Marino Gran Prix on a Sunday do to a faulty steering wheel. We will never know the full ability of this amazing human being, but our imagination can stipulate the fullness of his awesomeness. He left us with great memories and a great sample of stellar racing.

maserati ghibli

The Maserati Ghibli is almost as integral to Maserati as the name “Maserati.” It was the name given to three sets of car lines. The first was 1996-1973, the second was 1992-1997, and from 2013 on. The Ghibli is the name of a wind in Libya that blows south- west in Sirocco.

The first release was the 1966 Ghia prototype, which was a two sealer later on two emergency rear seats were added. In 1969 the Spyder Ghibli was released the V8 engine made it the fastest Maserati.
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The second generation was a resurrected in 1992 it was a two door four sealer with a v6. There was a variation that’s worth mentioning, the Ghibli Cup which brought some features to their open cop racer. It surpassed the Bugarri EB110 and the Jaguar Xj220 as far as power. A second round of improvements resulted in a GT variation.
The Current Generation of Ghibli is profound. It was unveiled in 2013 at the Shanghai motor show. One of the variations is the first Maserati to be powered by a diesel engine. This car has become and outlet for a lot of creative exploration for Maserati. They have even had Ermenegildo Zegana help design a Concept car and at one point The Ghibli S Q4 which was featured in 2014 Neiman Marcus. The base on the car is Maserati Quattroporte, with many differences in the engine and cosmetic design. The sportiest S version is available in all-wheel drive of which is the result of the system which splits up the power 50/50 from front wheels to the back. This results in making the overall performance of the vehicle Steller and the handling extremely responsive.
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Overall the Ghibli is an iconic car for Maserati and is completely inseparable. The car has lasted through many generations being revamped, reissued, and re-imagined. It has become as timeless as Maserati itself.
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Ferrari California

The Ferrari California is one of those very odd cars in that its literally almost not even a Ferrari. It was released in 2008 and shown in the Paris Motor Show, but before this the car was rumored to originally be for Maserati, but the design was too expensive, so Ferrari picked it up because they could justify the cost, the company denies this of course, but the consist is that its true, in that it looks very much like what a Maserati is.
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The car was produced until 2013. There was really no variations made except one, the Ferrari California T. But the difference was not great. It was updated with new sheetmetal, a new interior, and revised chassis and a new turbocharger powertrain. Itwas also one of the First cars with Apple play.
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The base design of the car was a front end V8 with a 7 speed dual-clutch transmission, a folding metal roof, a mulit-link rear suspension, and direct petrol injection. This yields a 338 kw engine with 7,750 rpms, with a max torque of 485 N.M at 5,000 rpm. The top speed is 193MPH, 0-60 in 62 mph. In 2012 there was an update were Ferrari made the car lighter and more powerful. After the changed the car was rereleased at the Geneva Motor Show.

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FERRARI F12 BERLINETTA

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a fascinating vehicle. It is beautiful, elegant, powerful, and full of class. This sleek exotic was released in 2012, and was said to be the super car of the year for 2012 by Top Gear. Ferrari did something far from disappointing their fans when it was released at the Geneva Motor Show. It was designed to replace the 599 ground tourers.

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The F12 Berlinetta is a naturally aspirated 6.3 litre Ferrari V12 engine which is the same that’s in the ff, but the F140 FC version installed in the F1 makes it the most powerful Ferrari road car ever to be built next to the La Ferrari, at 8250 rpm and 690-N.M (509 lb . ft) of torque at 6000 rpm. The F12 was designed to be more efficient and more powerful than that of the 599, of which they succeeded beautifully.

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Unlike most Ferraris, there are very few variations for the F12 numbering four in total. The F12 TRS, The Ferrari SP America, and the Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso, and finally there’s the Ferrari F60 America. The F60 is a derivative of the F12 and was built to celebrate the 60 years of Ferrari in North America. It comes as an open top and in a blue. Only 10 of these cars were built. The most interesting part of the design is an American Flag in the backrests of both front seats.

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The vanquish

The Aston Martin Vanquish is one of the most iconic V12 Modern Sports cars. It was introduced in 2001 at the Geneva Motor show and has since then been in production. This was the first in a line of many Aston Martin successes. It busted into the Market with its classy yet aggressive looks; its raw horse power, and its simply classic British design.

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It was not revived with as much zeal until 2002 when it was featured into James Bond’s Day Another Day film, and for the first time in many years, – BMW had taken over Aston’s position as the official car for the James Bond films. After this feature, the car’s production took off as orders started to increase. As a matter of fact, and to show the impact the feature in the Bond movie had, this car holds the number three spot of “Best Film Cars Ever.” It has also been featured in two video games: Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 and James Bond 007: Nightfire.

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There have been a few different models of the Vanquish thus far, grouped up into different generations: the First generation was 2001-2007, and the Vanquish S 2004-2007, the second generation which started with the “project AM310” and birthed the Vanquish of 2012 and its variants which are being built now.
This car is superb in every aspect of its design. It has a perfect balance of everything: luxury, design, speed, power.

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db5

The Aston Martin DB5 Is most likely the most famous Aston Martin ever to be put into production, for it was featured in Goldfinger as James Bond’s car. It’s an extremely classy car, with an unmistakable elegance and sophistication.

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The car was the next evolutionary step to the DB4 V, of which’s primary difference was an all-aluminum engine. It started off as a four speed manual, and later another gear was added. The engine produced 282 horse powers and max its speed out at 145 mph.

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There were only three variations created: The coupe, the Vantage, and the convertible. There are not too many variations between them, that is except for the Vantage; of which was the highest performing of the three. The DB5 Vantage was introduced in 1964. It had three Weber twin-coke 45DCOE side-draft carburetors, an altered cam shaft profile design, thus the engine produced 315 hp. There were only sixty five of these cars made. The convertible version of the DB5 was introduced in 1963 and was produced until 1965. Interestingly enough, they only produced one hundred and twenty-three of these cars and were labeled “Volante.” In 1965-1966 Aston created a different convertible version of the DB5, out of the last 37 DB5 chassis; these were called “Short Chassis,” not because they were shorter to other DB5s but because they were made in such close time to the DB6s that they were thus compared and shorter than the DB6.

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This car is so iconic that it has been used in multiple James Bond movies, Charlie’s Angels in 2003, The Cannonball Run, Grand Theft Auto V, and various other movies, tv shows, and video games. The car is truly one of the most coveted car for any collector.