Obviously, when it comes to classic cars, there are a lot of different choices. There are classic American cars like the Corvette and the El Camino, classic British cars like the Jaguar and the Rolls Royce, and the exotic cars like the Lamborghini Miura. But which is the best?
Known as the Ultimate Crime Fighter, the Dodge Viper is one of the most desirable exotic cars on the road today. This V10 powered sports car is a true performance vehicle. With over 3,000 units produced, it is guaranteed to draw attention and generate traction.
The first-generation Viper was the first to hit the market. It features a huge 8.4-liter V-10 engine. It boasted a 0 to 60 time of 3.5 seconds and had a top speed of 202 miles per hour. It also had a hefty 490 pound-feet of torque. The coupe model came with exterior door handles, air conditioning and power glass side windows.
The first Viper was launched in 1991. Its most notable feature was the fact that it was the first car in production to be built on a new manufacturing line. The chassis was based on a modified version of the Ram 1500 pickup truck. This new line of vehicles was designed to be more affordable.
The new Viper featured an aerodynamics package that helped to make it a better performer. The new engine improved performance with larger valves and dual electronic throttle bodies. It was also equipped with variable valve timing.
Whether you’re into hot rods, muscle cars, or supercars, the Corvette is one of the most iconic sports cars of all time. The car has a history that goes back to its 1953 debut in New York City. There have been several generations of the car, starting with the C4 to the modern-day ZR1.
The C4 model was a low-and-flat, futuristic design that resembled nothing else on the road. This was due in large part to the fact that the chassis was lifted from Chevy’s sedans. With a sleek and smooth body and a high-revving LT4 engine, the C4 was a winner in showroom stock racing.
The C3 model’s name is a bit of a mouthful. It was the fastest, most powerful, and most technologically advanced classic Corvette ever built. It was also the first model to be equipped with the new fuel injection system. It finished second in class at the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It was also the first model to feature a faux-louvered hood. The C3’s engine was a Chevy “Stovebolt” inline-6 from 1941. It produced a modest 150 hp.
The C4’s Cross-Fire Injection V8 made 205 hp. This was the gimmick, and it was the most efficient engine in the Corvette’s history.
Despite its $30,000+ price tag, the Volkswagen GTI is a fun car. It features sharp handling, a peppy 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and a host of high-tech safety features. It also has an impressive fuel economy.
VW’s next-generation GTI will be available in the U.S. and Europe later this year. It will come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a new flat-bottom steering wheel. The next-generation GTI is expected to be lighter, more refined, and more fuel efficient.
The GTI will be offered with a two-year, 24,000-mile scheduled maintenance plan. It also includes an automated emergency braking system with pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning. There’s also a four-year/50,000-mile warranty. It also comes with an extensive roster of safety technology, including a dynamic road sign display, active blind spot warning, and adaptive cruise control.
The next-generation GTI will be available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged engine produces 241 horsepower, which is up from the previous model’s 228. The engine is also a direct-injection design. It makes a healthy amount of torque, too.
The fifth generation GTI has a more brash, aggressive look than its predecessors. It’s also more stable, with a stiffer structure. In fact, the new GTI is the first Volkswagen to use a multi-link independent rear suspension.
During its production years, the Miura was one of the most successful and popular classic cars. The car has been featured in many “most beautiful cars” lists. It is also one of the fastest production road cars in history.
The Miura was designed by famed coachbuilder Nuccio Bertone. The body of the Miura was designed to fit a transverse-mounted 4-liter V12. It was the first supercar to have a rear mid-engine two-seat layout.
The Miura’s interior was crafted by Carrozzeria Bertone. In addition to its stylish interior, the car features an eyeball-shaped aerodynamic front end. The car also features aluminum louvers in the rear window to allow air to flow through the engine compartment.
During its early production years, the Miura was the fastest production car in the world. It had a zero-to-60 time of 6.7 seconds.
The 400S was added in 1968 and pushed power to 365bhp. It also added wider Pirelli Cintaurato tires. The interior was upgraded with more leather and chrome. It was available in a handful of variants, including the SV/J.
The SV update focused on a wider rear suspension. It also added 1.5 inches to the length of the Miura.
The Miura’s engine has a 60deg V-12, which is a combination of a wet cylinder liners, a deep-sided aluminum block, and four chain-driven overhead cams working through cup-type tappets. It has an 82 x 62 mm bore for 3929cc.
Chevrolet El Camino
Originally introduced in 1959, the Chevy El Camino became one of the most iconic and popular muscle cars of all time. Its distinctive design was a hit with both enthusiasts and truck fans. The fifth-generation model featured smaller styling, a single headlight design, and V6 engines.
Its interior was luxurious and comfortable, with a bench seat and Strato bucket seats. It also had an elongated Mercedes-type grille. It came with carpeted door panels, and woodgrain instrument panel trim. A three-speed manual was standard, with a Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic available as an option.
The third-generation El Camino was built on a four-door sedan wheelbase. It incorporated a new grille, front bumper, and front and rear suspension systems. A 305 hp version of the V8 was available. The 396 ci big-block Turbo-Jet engine was also available, with 375 horsepower. It was discontinued in 2006.
A fourth-generation El Camino was built on the same platform as the Chevelle twin, and it offered a performance version of the V8. Its base engine was a 215 hp 250-cid six-cylinder. It could be optioned with a 250-cid eight-cylinder or a 375-cid big-block.
A fifth-generation variant was built on the same platform as the Chevelle. It offered a high-performance version of the V8 and diesel engines.
Among the most iconic and popular cars in history, the Citroen DS is a symbol of French automotive innovation. In 1955, the DS was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, and was immediately embraced by the car world. It received an incredible 750 orders in less than a half an hour after its debut.
The design was created by the Italian industrial designer Flaminio Bertone and the French aeronautical engineer Andre Lefebvre. Both had an interest in automobile design and they were tasked with designing a vehicle that would be a step ahead of the competition. The end result was a futuristic design that has become timeless.
The DS was also the first mass-produced car to feature front disc brakes. It was also the first to use plastic interiors. The car was also equipped with bespoke radial tyres.
During its production, nearly 1.5 million DSs were manufactured. The DS was designed to target the mid-range buyer. The car was available in both a four-door saloon and a convertible version. The GS model combined a small 41 kW flat-4 air-cooled engine with a Hydropneumatic suspension.
In 1971, the Citroen GS won the European car of the year award. It is also considered one of the most beautiful cars of all time.
Designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari Testarossa is a sports car with classic styling. With a flat-12 engine, the Testarossa offers torquey power at 1000 to 7000 rpm. It also features a rear mid-engine design that increases stability and improves cornering ability.
The Testarossa was unveiled at the 1984 Paris Motor Show. The car was also featured in the Sega video game OutRun. The Testarossa was owned by Michael Jordan, Elton John, and Rod Stewart. It was featured in the popular TV show Miami Vice.
The Ferrari Testarossa is considered an icon of the 1980s. It was a symbol of wealth and decadence. In fact, it was an international sensation. It was also a two-dimensional representation of affluence. It was a car for bros.
The car was a wild machine, but it had a civilized interior. It was fitted with a rear-mounted five-speed manual transmission. It also had a Phil Collins cassette player. It also had larger cross-drilled front rotors.
The Testarossa was made for 10 years, and it was sold in the United States, Australia, and Canada. It was produced from 1984 to 1991. It was renamed the 512 TR (1991-1994). It had a rear mid-engine design that improved the stability of the car.