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.
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The Porsche 911 GT2 is a high performance sports car based on the 911 Turbo but lighter and more powerful.
So far there have been three versions:
993 GT2 from 1993 to 1998.
996 GT2 from 2002 to 2005
997 GT2 from 2007 to 2012.
This article focuses on the 997 series of 911 GT2.
Porsche 911 GT2 (997), photo by funky1opti
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The SSC Ultimate Aero is a mid-engine sports car built in the USA.
It has been recognised as the fastest production car in the world with a speed of 256 mph in 2007 before the
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reclaimed the record.
SSC Ultimate Aero TT, photo by Nate Hawbaker
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The Audi RS6 may be an unusual car for me to feature on this blog since it is a large estate car / station wagon.
However, it is extremely fast. The latest version has a turbo-charged 4.0 litre V8 engine producing 553 bhp (560 PS) which means it can go from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds.
That’s supercar fast.
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Jaguar replaced the
XK8 and XK-R (X100) coupé and convertible with the Jaguar XK and XKR (X150). The new car was revealed at the2005 Frankfurt Motor Show and into went into production in 2006.
Jaguar XK (150 series), photo by Rudolf Stricker
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The Nissan GT-R is a two door coupé, launched in 2007 as a replacement for the Skyline GT-R.
It has four wheel drive and a twin turbo 3.8 litre V6 engine that increased in power:.
2007 – 2010 the engine generated 485 hp (362 kW; 492 PS ) at 6,400 rpm and 588 Nm (434 lb ft) at 3,200 to 5,200 rpm.
2010 to 2012 – 523 hp (530 PS; 390 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 612 Nm (451 lb ft) at 3,200 to 6,000 rpm
From 2012 – 542 hp (549 PS; 404 kW ) at 6,400 rpm and 628 Nm (463 lb ft) at 3,200 to 5,800 rpm
2007 Nissan GT-R, photo by Hatsukari715
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The TVR Sagaris is a two door coupé made in 2005 and 2006 before the car company went into administration.
TVR Sagaris, photo details
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The Alfa Romeo Brera is a good looking 2+2 coupé (and later spider) produced between 2005 and 2010 that helped keep Alfa as a desirable brand.
It was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and built by Pininfarina. It first appeared as a concept car at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show.
Alfa Romeo Brera, photo by Pava
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The Caparo T1 is an extreme two seat racing car that’s street legal. It was launched in 2007.
It has been designed by Ben Scott-Geddes and Graham Halstead who were both involved in the development of the
Caparo T1, photo by Robin Corps
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The Lotus Exige is a two seat coupé version of the Lotus Elise roadster. It has been produced since 2000.
Lotus Exige S, photo by IFCAR
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