If Sn210 is coming with 16 cylinders, how about the other end of the spectrum, a rear-mounted flat-twin?
Cars come in all sizes, from the huge Hummer, to the petite Peel. Big cars are en vogue right now, but for a time in Europe after WWII, tiny was in. And here we have the tiniest ever made. (Well, the Peel P50 is actually a tad smaller, but it had a roof and wasn’t as cute.)
I’m getting the feeling that LaLD thinks the 787B is probably the greatest rotary-powered vehicle ever made.
Concluding Engine week with one of my most favorite DieCast cars in my collection. A Corgi Juniors NSU Ro 80 with amazing blue paint and an opening hood to show off the under-appreciated Rotary Engine that pulled this lovely car along. This is one of my favs because I love rotary engines and oddball cars. This is the…
The day of the Wildcard! Finally I can show a 5-pot, just as I showed a bit on Loophole Week Wednesday. But, as you see the mighty V60 by MBX, you already know what direction this is heading. But give me a break, as it’s Wildcard day anyway. And... It’s not just a 5-pot. It’s being helped by...
In 1991, Mazda completed the improbable. They won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with this car. To this day, they remain the only Japanese manufacturer to win Le Mans and the only car to win with a non-traditional reciprocating piston engine. And this is my Auto Art of that car in 1:18 scale.
How do you know a company is serious about racing? When they double up on the name. Rennsport Rennwagen (motorsport racecar). Hell yeah.
You want Turbos? I’ll give you Turbos.
In this forced induction segment of Engine Week, I decided to dig up this Kyosho 1:43 Ferrari F40 from the archive. Almost four years ago, I wrote my first Concours d’Modella and was navigating in this new world of diecast photography.
A familiar face returns. Let the groans begin!
Ah, it’s turbo time!
Most of us have either seen this car or Philiphilip’s Gozzy K3 before so I will keep this short. Basically Kremer was taking 935's and going crazy with the rules. Body work was practically an ‘anything goes’ affair and they definitely pushed the limits. I decided to get this Dick Barbour Racing version because I love…
Someone clearly had to beat me posting today’s Turbo Day as Nick posted his entry at 11 minutes after Friday had started for Kinja-land! But as it is Friday I’m sure it won’t be the last R5 Turbo we’ll see.
As others here can testify, there are just so many options when it comes to 12-cylinders. From the moment Engine Week was announced, I was pretty much set on showing you guys my Enzo. That particular car means so much to me because it’s the first car I truly fell in love with, before the R35 GT-R came around and…
For the turbo-day I would like to show you a french classic, that took part at the FIA World Rally Championship.
Well yesterday I posted a Huracán...today it’s a Diablo SV! I’ve had this 1:18 Maisto piece for at least a decade now and as is such it’s pretty dusty and has some blemishes. But that doesn’t change how much I love it! The details are solid considering I got this for $20 Powered by a potent 5.7L V12, this is one of my…
You might recognize this one as I’ve shown it way, way before. About two years ago. What I never did know though was... It has an openable bonnet!
Fantasy cars count right? Nevermind the fact that this car is based off the Vukovich Streamliner which had a paltry 4 cylinders. Mattel knows what deserves 12 and Turbolence got the nod. This is one of my favorite modern era Fantasy Castings. The Black and Gold go together perfectly (All Lotus fans would agree).
Legendary. Red. Flat-12. 4.9 liters. Fuel injected. Dry sumped. Normally aspirated. 600 bhp. 563 Nm. Fiberglass. Tube frame. 220 mph(!!). Porsche.