Twice the Ferrari 250 GTO – #5095GT took part in the Tour de France. Then it was allowed to retire.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #4757GT did not have much racing luck. But it only became really exciting in the 80s.
Probably no other example was traded as often as the Ferrari 250 GTO – #4675GT. And it also experienced a wild price increase.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #4491GT was modified by David Piper. And was used in a great many races.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #4399GT has been with the same owner for 54 years. And had a wild life before that.
Yesterday, the only Bugatti Chiron Profilée was auctioned for almost 10 million Euros. VAT has to be added on top of that.
Alpina only became a car manufacturer later, this BMW Alpina B2 was still a tuning object. A very valuable one, apparently.
Unfortunately, what we feared is now happening: a hypercar is indeed to be launched under the Bizzarrini name.
Even though the Mazda CX-90 is a mighty SUV, you can still look forward to it. Because: straight-six.
Ford with Red Bull? And then Ford vs. Ferrari? Or more against General Motors? These are wild times in Formula 1.
We make peace with the “housewife” Porsche. It’s not too hard for us, considering a Porsche 924 Carrera GTS.
Again and again we like to describe Group B cars. Even those that didn’t really succeed, such as the Mazda RX-7 Evo.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #4293GT was class winner at Le Mans in 1963. And was also otherwise very successful, for a short time.
The Röhr Tatzelwurm fits perfectly into our series of “unusual” vehicles. And it is somehow understandable that it remained a one-off.
It is nothing but a tragedy: #gims and Qatar. The date is now set, the favours policy is obvious.
The Audi activesphere Concept was probably meant to represent the technology transfer from the Dakar winner. Now it’s another scented candle.
Soon it will be 75 years of Porsche sports cars. And there you have the gift: Porsche Vision 357.
It all sounds good with the new BMW M3 CS, 550 hp, over 300 km/h, considerably cheaper than the M4 CSL. But then we stumble over the kerb weight.
The fifth generation of the Toyota Prius finally looks good. In the first driving report, we find out whether there is more to it.
634 hp, 850 Nm maximum torque: The BMW Alpina B5 GT is the most powerful model of the brand from Buchloe so far. We expect even more.
Toyota also dominated the Rally Monte Carlo. And Sébastien Ogier is now the sole record holder.
70 million dollars were paid for the Ferrari 250 GTO – #4153GT. But it also won the Tour de France.
In the Dacia Sandero endurance test, we can’t help but continue to be full of praise for the compact Romanian.
So far it is only a rumour that Volvo will build an electric minivan. And that Geely is helping out Renault.
Toyota gives its iconic AE86 a purely electric and a hydrogen drive. Especially the H2 concept is interesting.
It seems that every new Aston Martin is sold out, including the DBS 770 Ultimate. But then we have question marks.
The Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Stradale looks like it was home-made. But it was quite “state of the art” in 1976. And a great base.
Until now, the Volvo C40/XC40 Recharge’s weaknesses were too little range and too slow charging speed. Not any more.
No, the AC Greyhound was not really a success. There are good reasons for that, among others the design. And the price. And…
Mercedes’ EQ sub-brand has to die again. This will not make the confusion about the naming of the models any less.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #4219GT was once the trigger of a fierce, but also only short love story.
Actually, we had already written it off, but now it comes once again: Nissan GT-R (R35 – 2023).
The usual newsletter, a few nice things. And then there’s also the resignation from the Car of the Year jury.
“radical” is no longer a member of the jury for “The Car of the Year”. The reasons behind the resignation are manifold.
The Americans have probably hit the bull’s eye with the Jeep Avenger. It is purely electric, looks good – and is also affordable.
radical has voted. And we are happy to explain briefly who is #caroftheyear for us – and why. But we also write: a weak vintage.
This is the Million Dollar Tatra. A beautiful love affair in more ways than one – but the Tatra T77 deserves so much attention.
The Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution is the third version of the US hypercar. It will be lighter, but also slower.
With the RAM 1500 Revolution, Stellantis is now also taking a run at the all-electric pick-up market, which is so important. Looks good.
The Dacia Jogger driving experience is a praise to common sense. There seem to be people who don’t define themselves by the image of a car.
The handling of the Skoda 100 is not without its problems. And that’s exactly why we love it.
With the Peugeot Inception Concept, the French define their future. And there is indeed a whole series of exciting innovations.
With the Competizione Ventidue, the Englishmen from Forge Design are dreaming of a new edition of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta.
Sony and Honda now have a new joint e-brand. Afeela. And a rather broad time horizon.
BMW turns its customers into little Andy Warhol. The new colour-changing technology will be available in the New Class as early as 2025.
We don’t only drive overpowered sports cars and e-thingies. But it took a little getting used to for the Toyota Aygo X driving experience.
The Dakar 2023 is still running until 15 January – we’ll bring you the interim results now and then. And a few nice pictures.
Volkswagen presents its new ID.7 camouflaged under 40 layers of paint and probably therefore at the Color Experience Show (CES).
In memory of the tragically deceased Ken Block, we show all the details of his legendary Ford Fiesta. Great vehicle.
We drive a fine Bentley Continental R Mulliner from 1998, and practise composure.
Bertone went bankrupt in 2014. But now the Italians are back and present the 1100 hp Bertone GB110.
Finally, a new approach to the interior: Aehra consistently exploits the advantages of the e-platform.
After all, we (almost) all wish for a beautiful coupé from Alfa again. Instead there is: Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato.
We take a closer look at the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato and talk to Lambo boss Winkelmann about the future.
No more champagne has to be spilled in the new Mercedes-AMG S63. Instead, there is a very special gold chain.
From Scotland comes the all-electric 4×4 Munro that looks pretty indestructible. It could well be fun.
With the BMW iX1, the Bavarians are making a statement. Surprisingly, also in terms of pricing. Now you really are spoilt for choice.
With the Lancia LC2, the Italians were frighteningly fast, but still not particularly successful. That was also due to Ferrari.
The key figures of the de Tomaso P900 are wild, very hefty. But you’re certainly allowed to ask yourself a question about it.
More of this beautiful racing car by Lancia from the 80s, here: the Lancia LC1. Which was only an interlude.
The list of finalists for «The Car of the Year» 2023 once again holds some surprises (for us).
The new, purely electric Abarth 500e is only half as wild as expected. But at least it can be quiet.
Once again, a hypercar is coming, and it’s called the 777 Hypercar. It actually sounds quite good, but…
All beginnings were (truly) difficult. The Aston Martin DB3 was too weak for a racing car. And then overweight, too.
They are among the most beautiful racing cars of all, the Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo. And they were successful, too.
From Italy comes a new, interesting brand with exclusively e-cars. The background can be found at radical zero: Aehra.
We’ve already had more feisty things than this Newsletter 44/2022, but we still have a few fine stories every now and again. And again.
After the Mk I, it goes without saying that the AC Cobra MK II is also needed. This is another collection that will grow steadily.
The Subaru BRZ/Toyota GR86 remain very entertaining sports cars worth their price. And they are not so easy to compare.
Unfortunately, the DBA Mini Oselli Edition is absurdly expensive. And already sold out anyway. But we had more fun than ever.
We are happy to show this BMW M1 in an unusual colour. But even more important is the first owner.
Newsletter 42/2002 is about Paris, freeloaders, AC Cars and beautiful Ferraris. We also write: Thank you.
The Stellantis boss prefers to look at the big picture – and it’s worth listening to him. And therefore here – no conversation: Carlos Tavarez.
Actually, everything was right with the AC 427/428 Frua, Italian design, a powerful Ford engine, an excellent chassis. But it just wasn’t enough.
With radical, everything has a reason (well: most of the time). And that’s why we absolutely have to tell the story of the AC MA-200 Prototype here.
The Geneva Salon is dead, the Paris Mondial is struggling. Manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz are to blame.
The Renault 4ever is a radical reinterpretation of the R4. Therefore in a talk: Gilles Vidal, Head of Design at Renault.
A French start-up is bringing a visually attractive movement into the topic of hydrogen propulsion. Here it is – radical zero: Hopium Machina.
That will now be sorted out neatly, the one with the poisonous snakes. And therefore here: AC Cobra Mk I.
Within the already rare Ferrari 250 GT “Tour de France” there are also five unicorns with a Zagato body.
We do not present many stories in Newsletter 41/2022. But we are happy to explain why. It’s not what it seems anyway.
Now – radical zero: Polestar 3, which is also about the new SUV, but more about the difference between 400 V and 800 V architecture.
Of course, all Lancia Delta S4s are great. But #215 is even a little bit more great. There are two reasons for that.
We’ll be happy to explain why we’ll be calling it Meghan in the future in the Range Rover (2022) driving report. And there are Hamburgers.
The Lamborghini Miura P400SV – #4924 has a rather convoluted history. And now it’s part of the “Gran Turismo Collection”.
We can now also park a Countach in reverse. But forward is more fun in the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary.
The review of the past week, i.e. Newsletter 40/2022, where we also chat a little about our little secrets of the past.
Lotus is – once again – facing the greatest challenges of its wild history. We talk to CEO Matt Windle.
The Maserati Quattroporte V8 3.2 Evo (1999) experience will remain in our best memories. What a wonderful, completely underestimated vehicle.
The Gran Turismo Collection” is being auctioned off. It’s very cool – but we’ll make a game out of it, because it’s even better, isn’t it?
Everything we know about the 73 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with chassis number #9113600388. And some nice pictures.
We drive a fine Mercedes-Benz 500 SL from 2002 and are surprised at the estimated price.
The new Alpine A110 R will be a very fine piece of sportscar. But something went wrong with Fernando Alonso.
Recently, the BMW 507 – #70059 was sold at auction. For well over two million dollars. That’s enough to make you ask yourself a few questions.
And Modena surprises again. Not only with the new Maserati GranTurismo (2023). But above all technologically.
Audi lets its ten-cylinder coupé gallop one last time. The Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD strikes with 620 hp and rear-wheel drive only.
Lamborghini Miura P400 #3769 goes under the hammer at an astonishingly low estimated price. But why?
Here we go again: Newsletter 39/2022. With a fine review of some nice stories. And also a few new features.
The Lancia Delta S4 may not be particularly beautiful. But technically and historically it is both important and still great. A declaration of love.
With Toyota Land Cruiser (4) follows the fourth part of the Land Cruiser story, this is about the Toyota Land Cruiser J5 (1967-1980).
One of our colleagues drives the BMW M3 Competition XDrive. We’ll be happy to let him report on it.
The Ferrari SP51 is another one-off for a potent customer. The roadster is based on the Ferrari 812 GTS.
We ask ourselves a question or two about the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione. And no, it’s not about the design.
Yes, now we are also starting a collection of Ferrari F40. There are good reasons for that.
This vehicle looks like a Cobra, but it is not. We describe here the AC 289 Sports MkIII.
The Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300 – #IA3*0276 was with the same owner for almost 40 years. And then came Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman.
Yes, we were allowed to drive a Toyota 2000GT. And, by the way, we think it’s beautiful. Here is the story.
We expect something beautiful from Ferrari, something we want to hang on our wall as a poster. But certainly not the Purosangue.
Once again, a Miura has emerged from obscurity. And so here it is, the one and only: Lamborghini Miura P400S – #3997.
If anyone can explain what makes Emilia Romagna so special, it’s him. A talk with: Massimo Bottura.
Only rarely can the designation of a car be attached to a specimen. Here it is: the real Ferrari 250 GT «Tour de France».
An interview with Jochen Neerpasch about juniors, pushing the limits – and, of course, the BMW M feeling.
The Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300 – #IA3*0301 is famous. Also because it was driven by the same owner for over 40 years.
Everything we know about the 73 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with chassis number #9113600465.
Everything we know about the 73 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7 with chassis number #9113601555. Be aware of the H.
The story Ferrari 250 GT SWB – #1931/2021/2035GT is about three cars, obviously. But wait and see.
Maserati rises like a phoenix from the ashes and gives us the MC20, an extraordinary, wonderful sports car.
Marco Marinello has lived in, for and with Porsche for a good half century. What he doesn’t know, nobody knows.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #3909GT has an interesting Swiss past. And later went from being the object of dispute to the object of exchange.
With the Aston Martin Vantage V12 Roadster the English present another special model. Which is already sold out.
The Geneva Motor Show #gims is dead. Nobody thinks about the spectators (customers?). Last of all, the car industry.
The “Best of Show” of the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach are a truly beautiful look back into car history.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #3869GT has been with the same owner in Switzerland for more than 30 years.
A highlight from Pebble Beach: the Bugatti Mistral, a roadster – and the last one with the fabulous 16-cylinder engine.
The Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta are better known as “Tour de France”. And besides, it’s complicated.
The Lamborghini Miura P400 – #3375 was already painted in many different colors. And it had once a Corvette engine.
They definitely deserve more attention: the works of Hermann Graber. That is why there is a collection here.
The Lancia Stratos – #1666 was once a total loss. It is a testament to a «climate change» that such facts become known.
Let the story of the BMW M1 Procar #1066 be told – and in general, let us look back into the history of the Procar racing series.
The Lamborghini Miura P400 – #3537 is the first Miura with the reinforced chassis. And it is actually driven.
The Lamborghini Miura P400S – #4039 was in Japan for many years. And now shines again in a beautiful silver.
It is allowed to have a non-red Ferrari F40 once in a while. Especially since this one wants to have up to 1000 hp.
We have the McLaren F1 – 059 in all its glory, with lots of pictures. And we also explain its special lamps.
Everything we know about the 73 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with VIN #9113600901. And some nice pictures.
The Ferrari 333 SP was a successful interlude for the Italians in sports prototypes in the 90ies. And beautiful it is.
The Nissan GT-R has been history since this year. But how did it become a legend in the first place?
Why is Ferrari selling its “Muletti”, what is behind the sale of Ferrari prototypes? Wild stories…
Everything we know about the 73 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with VIN #9113600476. And some nice pictures.
The Lamborghini Miura P400 – #3435 was never driven by Jackie Stewart in a race. These are also insights.
A nice surprise: The Abarth 1000 SP prototype is actually being built – based on the Alfa Romeo 4C.
The Lancia Stratos – #1559 did not make the rally tracks unsafe, but the race tracks.
The Fiat 8V was a technical masterpiece. And with the “Supersonic” body by Ghia, it also becomes a work of art.
This Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé by Park Ward has an incredible history.
There are exactly two examples of the Ferrari 375 America Coupé Vignale. But we also have the convertible.
With the Cadillac Escalade-V, the Americans continue to expand its V-range. However, it is unlikely to come to Europe.
We had this topic a few years ago, we stick to it: Buy pre-war classics!
A picture book The Mercedes-Benz 500 K was introduced in 1934 as the successor to the SS/SSK. It had an eight-cylinder in-line engine with a…
After a fatal accident, the Ferrari 250 GTO – #3851GT was mainly used in Italian hill climbs.
The Ferrari 250 GTO – #3767GT wore the colour of a sponsor, BP green, right from the start. And was good for the long distance races.
Tomorrow, Sunday, 3.7.2022, Bonhams will auction some fine valuables at the Palace in Gstaad. Among them are two Monteverdi.
Of this Ferrari 410 Sport Spider, Carroll Shelby said, “It was the best Ferrari I ever drove.” That then needs a detailed explanation.
The Lotus Esprit can be seen as a symbol of the whole history of the brand. And as an illustration of the so typical ups and downs of Lotus.
The Lotus Elan was one of the few models with which the company earned money. And the Elan is still fun to drive today.
More than 80 years ago, Bugatti designed its last pure Grand Prix racing car under the leadership of company founder Ettore Bugatti, the Type 59.
There is only one white Ferrari Enzo. You can buy it now. Maybe you need some spare money.
How many Bucciali TAV3 were actually built is not entirely clear. But this fine piece has a wonderful history.
There will only be five copies of the Pagani Huayra Codalunga. We’d still take the McLaren Speedtail.
Bonhams is auctioning a Lamborghini Espada in Gstaad at the beginning of July. However, it is important to read the small print.
We were looking for background material for the Ferrari 500 TRC. And found the Swiss racing driver Gaston “Gus” Andrey.
The Lamborghini Countach LP500 has been resurrected. That’s a good thing, it’s one of the most important design icons of all.
With the Maserati 200S/SI, the Italians continued a success story. It was no longer enough for the great successes.