This is an introductory article about the Ford Mustang where Ford created a new type of sports coupé – the pony car with the “long hood, short deck”.
The Mustang has been in continued production since 1964 although, unlike the Porsche 911, it has gone through some big design changes.
American cars have made little impact on the UK and Europe in the 1960s and 70s. The Mustang and Corvette were at least recognised and treated with interest while the larger cars were dismissed. Continue reading Ford Mustang→
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is a racing car built by Mercedes AMG from 1997 that required road cars to be built to meet the homologation rules.
As a racing car, it was so good, that no other competitor was prepared to compete in the 1999 GT1 class. Overall the car competed in 22 races and won 17 of them. The car won the constructors and driver’s championships in 1997 and 1998.
Between 1993 and 1997 Dauer Racing took the Le Mans winning Porsche 962 and turned it into a road legal GT1 car (the Dauer 962) by changing the body slightly to add a second seat and some luggage space.
It was then turned back into a racing car (the Dauer Porsche 962) that won the 1994 Le Mans 24 hour race using a loophole that didn’t specify any minimum numbers for production cars. Continue reading Dauer Porsche 962→
The TVR Tuscan is a two seat sports car built from 1999 until TVR’s administration in 2006.
It had a choice of two fibreglass bodies – a targa top or convertible – and five different options of the inline six cylinder engine producing between 350 and 440 hp. This meant that all Tuscans were very quick.
The Vector M12 is basically a rebodied Lamborghini Diablo for those people who wanted more drama than Lamborghini were prepared to give in the 1990s. Just 14 were produced between 1995 and 1999 along with four prototypes.