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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#40496
Jaguar XJ220 '92
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In 1988, Jaguar showed a prototype of a new exotic sports car at the Birmingham Motor Show. It was called the XJ220, and the car would see production a few years later, becoming one of the fastest machines on the planet. The "220" in its name was a reference to the car's claimed top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h).

The production of the XJ220 was the result of a joint venture with Jaguar Sports and TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing). TWR developed the Jaguar Group C race car, and was in charge of its racing team at the time.

Under the sleek hood of the prototype car was a naturally-aspirated V-12, but the production model came powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that produced 542 HP at 7000 rpm, making it more powerful than the 12-cylinder. And because it was lighter, the car's handling saw dramatic improvements. The chassis was composed of an aluminum honeycomb and carbon Kevlar composite, which made the entire car very lightweight.

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By Beardroid91
Rank: Petrol Head
#40571
Miao don't you think the BMW M2 is worthy of the list seeing as it is the new version of the old school M3 for the future ;)

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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#40574
Bear304 wrote:Miao don't you think the BMW M2 is worthy of the list seeing as it is the new version of the old school M3 for the future ;)
Never really cared about the M3 and I always thought it was an overrated car, but the M2 is already in the list since its launch day as it received good reception on most forums.
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By Beardroid91
Rank: Petrol Head
#40579
Miao wrote:Never really cared about the M3 and I always thought it was an overrated car, but the M2 is already in the list since its launch day as it received good reception on most forums.
Arh okay most have missed, even though it highlighted in yellow on the list xD and yes BMW M2 seems to be the best car BMW makes right now ;)

And yes i agree the M3's is over hyped, but then again they are some serious drivers cars.
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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#40602
Bear304 wrote:Arh okay most have missed, even though it highlighted in yellow on the list xD and yes BMW M2 seems to be the best car BMW makes right now ;)
No problem, perhaps you should try hittin' ctrl + f next time, it helps a lot. And yep, the M2 is indeed the best and least ugly car BMW makes right now. :P
Warachia wrote:What's up with the hiatus on new car posts?
I'm just waitin' for Shino's return.
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By Beardroid91
Rank: Petrol Head
#40603
Miao wrote:No problem, perhaps you should try hittin' ctrl + f next time, it helps a lot. And yep, the M2 is indeed the best and least ugly car BMW makes right now. :P
I'll keep that in mind ;)
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By 死の (Shino)
Rank: Pit Crew
#40643
Lister Storm V12 '93
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During the mid-1980s, the Lister name was revived by ambitious engineer Laurence Pearce. Whereas the original company had strictly produced competition cars, the most of which were powered by Jaguar engines, Pearce started with modifying / upgrading the contemporary Jaguar XJS. Improving the performance of the V12-engined machine and adding a wild bodykit, Pearce created the Lister Jaguar XJS Le Mans of which nearly a 100 were sold.

With the market for modified Jaguars drying up, Pearce decided to go one step further and develop a brand new car from the ground up. Known as the Lister Storm, it was first shown to the world at the 1993 London Motor Show. The new first new Lister in over three decades combined a bespoke aluminium chassis with the high performance drivetrain of the Jaguar-based models to create what was the fastest 2+2 Grand Tourer at the time. It probably was also the most expensive as the required £210,000 ($350,000) to get one would have bought three Ferrari 456 GTs at the time.

Only 4 road-going Lister Storms were ever produced. The Storm's lightweight monocoque was crafted from an aluminium honeycomb core sandwiched by aluminium sheets. As this material was notoriously difficult to to bend, the chassis was very square. To an extend this also influenced the low and broad lines of the exterior, which were penned by Mike Hughes. Most panels were made from either exotic composites like Kevlar or aluminium. The doors were sourced from a Volkswagen Corrado, be it re-skinned with aluminium. While perhaps not particularly pleasing to the eye, the Storm's exterior design was hugely efficient and allowed the car to run at 300 km/h with relative ease.

The Storm used the largest V12 engine fitted to a production road car since World War II, a 6,996cc Jaguar unit based on the one used in the Jaguar XJR sportscars that competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The bored and stroked two-valve Lister V12 produced 546 hp and 790 N·m (582.7 lb·ft) of torque. The front-engined rear-wheel drive car weighed 1.664 kg, and was capable of sprinting to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds.

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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#40686
Saleen S7 '00
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The Saleen S7 is an elegant midship sports car that perfectly fits the description of "supercar". The Le Mans prototype racecar was released before the street car, and with that kind of detail and performance, it had an unprecedented position for a street car.

The body construction is a slightly old fashioned, aluminum honeycomb composite center hub with steel tube sub frames extending towards the front and back. The front and rear suspension were double wishbones using racing style long arms. The coilover dampers, and brakes developed in a collaboration between Saleen and Brembo, are pretty much racing spec.

The V8 OHV engine may seem ordinary, but this is a Saleen original. An all aluminum, miniaturized engine based on the Ford big block design, it produces 550 HP from its 7-liter displacement, 0-100 km/h acceleration is 3.3 seconds, with 1-100 mph in 8.9 seconds, and a quarter mile time of 11.8 seconds. Top speed is over 346 km/h, and obviously its performance is exceptional.

Mechanically speaking, the specs of the street version were not much different from the Le Mans Prototype Saleen S7R, but its interior was filled with unreal luxury. Of course air-conditioning and an audio system were standard, but of the two full bucket seats made of Connolly Leather, the driver's side seat is custom made to fit the owner.

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By Miao
Rank: Champion
#40930
Disregard.

(This post was only made so the next car post can be at the top of the next page)
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