In the mid-1950s, the Kurtis 500X was built with a total production of 6 to 12 cars. They were made for road racing with Kurtis designed 'space' frames and an all-alloy body.
Canadian born Bill Sadler built many big-engine sports racers, Specials, and Formula cars during the 1950s. His first creation was the MK1, which was soon followed by the MK2, MK3, MK4, and lastly the MK5.
In 1956, Porsche introduced an improved version of the 550 Spyder, dubbed the 550A-RS. It sported a completely redesigned and more rigid frame along with major suspension improvements and an upgraded engine producing 135 horsepower.
The Lotus Eleven began production in 1956. The 'Eleven' was Colin Chapmans next evolution of phenomenally successful sports cars. The vehicle was dubbed 'Eleven' because it was the Mark XI and due to its 1100 cc engine capacity.
Wolfgang Denzel's built Volkswagen-based sports cars in a shop on Gumpendorferstrasse in Vienna, Austria. Branded 'WD' at first and based on the Kubelwagen, he mostly used a box and tube 'short' chassis, shorter than either Volkswagen or Porsche
The Mark 1 was the first ELVA intended for sale to private owners. The ELVA factory raced previous prototypes up to 1955. The Mark 1 has a complete Triumph front end and is differentiated from the later model, Mark 1B, which has an ELVA custom fabricated front suspension.
Sports car racing had been slowly growing in popularity since the conclusion of the Second World War. As the 1950s were coming to a close, the interest in the sport began to peak. Competition had grown and designs had became perfected. Cooper began work on their racer in 1958, with the intention of competing during the 1959 season.
The Townsend Typhoon's, also known as the Townsend MK1, were built by Frank Townsend, his brother Robert, and his friends. Frank's background included hot rodding and racing which soon led to modifying and creating his own race cars.
Owen Gibson of Arivaca, Arizona is twice blessed. Not only did he discover the 1957 Townsend Mark 2 in 2000, a car he reintroduced to the world at the 2006 Monterey Historics, he uncovered the wildest of all Towsend creations, the midengined Mk 4. This makes Gibson the caretaker of Frank Townsend's first and last American road racing specials, a distinction he relishes.
During the production of the Scarab Sports Roadster, European sports car rules were changed to permit only engines up to 183 cubic inches. This made the Scarab's small block Chevy 283 cubic-inch V8 obsolete. Other engines were tried but were met with dismal results, so the Chevy powered Scarab racers were limited to the U.S. with Chuck Daigh and Lance Reventlow driving. No car was more successful in SCCA B-Modified during this period.
The McLaren F1 is regarded by many as the car which rewrote the supercar rule book. With only 64 roadcar examples built between 1993 and 1998, the original McLaren F1 is one of the rarest and highly-regarded models among collectors, enthusiasts and petrolheads. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) continues to maintain and manage McLaren F1s globally, and is offering one of last ever and finest examples of this highly-regarded model for sale.
Later in 2016, Porsche will offer two new Cayenne Platinum Edition models. Porsche uses the Platinum Edition designation for selected configurations that are offered for only a limited time. The Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition variants will be recognizable by their distinctive sporty appearance.
The all-new Jaguar XFL delivers unparalleled passenger luxury and technology to the business segment; this is a luxury long-wheelbase saloon that is as good to be driven in as it is to drive. Jaguar's peerless design discipline, together with class-leading dynamics, offers a unique and compelling alternative to the Chinese business customer.
Following the debut of the new 718 Boxster, the new 718 Cayman complements the roadster in the mid-engine model line-up. This third generation of the mid-engine sports coupe has a more striking and athletic appearance, and for the first time, the coupe is priced below the roadster.
Volkswagen debuted the T-Prime Concept GTE in a world premiere at Auto China 2016 in Beijing today. The concept car previews the future Volkswagen SUV. The T-Prime Concept GTE is a full-size sport utility vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. Volkswagen's new Curved Interaction Area is a completely new digital display and control concept.
Bentley is enhancing its new Mulsanne range at the Beijing Auto Show with the global debut of the highly exclusive Mulsanne First Edition.
Shell has unveiled a concept city car which, if it were ever to go into production, could deliver material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector. The three seater car is tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting edge technology available today through a process of 'co-engineering' whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together.
Racing is in Aston Martin's blood. From outright victory at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959, to countless race wins in GT3 and GT4 categories and a continued race and title-winning form in the production-based GTE category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Aston Martin is proud to be at the forefront of GT racing.
Ford Performance is adding more standard features to the new Shelby® GT350 Mustang on sale this June. These new offerings are the best of what customers have been asking for from the most track-capable, race-ready Mustang ever built.
Lincoln today reveals the all-new Navigator Concept, introducing quiet luxury to full-size SUVs and offering a glimpse at what comes next for the brand's best-known nameplate.
'The all-new Navigator Concept reinforces our commitment to give every Lincoln client what we call quiet luxury – vehicles and experiences that are elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene,' said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. 'This kind of quiet luxury sets Lincoln apart. Now, we're showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road.'
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