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BMWs early flirtations with the electric car, the BMW 1602 Elektro-Antrieb

Posted by Noel Alderman on

When you think about BMW and electric cars, perhaps the BMW i3 or i8 come to mind. But BMWs experimentation with electric vehicles goes back all the way to the original BMW 1600 model. Reimagined with the primitive battery and motor technology of the time, behold, the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb

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Lancia Stratos Alitalia Style

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The Lancia Stratos is one of the most iconic Italian cars. Known for its glorious achievements in motorsport, most notable the a hattrick of WRC championships during 1974-76. It stood out from the crowd thanks to the symmetrical red and green lines of the Alitalia livery

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Ferrari and the Daytona 24

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After having lost in 1966 at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans to the Fords, the Ferrari P series prototypes staged a 1–2–3 side-by-side parade finish at the banked finish line in 1967

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Rally Monte Carlo - The Crown Jewel of the WRC

Posted by Noel Alderman on

Rally Monte-Carlo is the WRC’s crown jewel and the oldest race on the calendar.
First run in 1911,the rally now takes place along the French Riviera in the Principality of Monaco and southeast France

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The Porsche 959 Conquers Paris Dakar

Posted by Noel Alderman on

The Porsche 959 was designed to comply with FIA Group B regulations. In theory, it could compete with other Group B rally cars like Audi Quattro Sport, Lancia Delta S4 and Peugeot 205 T16 in the World Rally Championship, which was the most exciting and most sophisticated rally category ever appeared. But a whole season of WRC might cost dozens of million, which was not affordable by a car maker producing 50,000 cars annually.So Porsche very cleverly chose the Paris-Dakar race for advertising purposes, and simultaneously to test the reliability of 959 in the worst conditions.. It was the most...

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