Il Maestro drives the Alfa Romeo 158/159 “Alfetta”, one of the most gorgeous vintage F1 cars. Honestly, if F1 cars nowadays looked as good as this I would watch a race or two…
Month: August 2018
EQ Silver Arrow
So far I’m not a great fan of electric cars, but I confess this looks really good:
According to Mercedes-Benz, the Silver Arrow EQ is a homage to the 1938 W125 Stromlinie. However, in my eyes it looks a LOT like Mercedes’ arch-rival at the time, the Auto Union Typ C Stromlinienwagon. Independent of which car is the homage for, the fact is the car looks great.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled the prototype at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this week, and there’s a short video showing the car here.
Definitively a model I would like to add to the W–143 garage.
“Le Mans” crash
Without a doubt, I’m here today because of Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans”. I think I first watched it in 1976 or 77, and the film really marked me. It’s the sole reason why I love so much the 917K and why I like Porsches in general. And the same reason why Ferrari will never be my favorite brand – the 512S was not the “hero car” .
Mostly filmed during the 1970 Le Mans race and released in 1971, you just can’t compare the quality of the film to something modern. But back then, Michael Delaney’s crash really impressed the kid that I was:
Now I know that my beloved 917K was not harmed, since they used a Lola T70 GT Mk. III disguised as Delaney’s Porsche. Seems like even back then a 917K was much more expensive then a T70. But that film was what got me interested in race cars and Le Mans in general.
Think I’ll have to watch it again
I don’t like gold cars. Heck, I don’t like gold in general. I always thought gold stuff looked tacky. So a golden 911? Heck no! Never!
Until I saw this…
Porsche created a brand new 993 Turbo S, with air-cooled boxer and all (it’s called Project Gold). It’ll be the only one, and I have to say it looks g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. Goldy gorgeous. Now let’s just hope Spark or Minichamps recreate it in 1:43.
Looks like it’s revelations day… Bugatti just revealed the Divo, their new hypercar. Based on the Chiron, it’s basically a stealth fighter with wings. And ice cool.
Definitively will be part of the W–163 garage
The new Aventador: SVJ
Lamborghini officially revealed the new Aventador SVJ today. The 1525 kg beast is powered by a 770 hp V12 – it goes from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and topples 350 km/h. That’s good enough to be the new record holder at Nürburgring.
I have to say it looks pretty good! Specially in that loud green. So this is a model that I definitively would like to add to the W–163 garage.
Driving a 250F. With Fangio
Not for the faint of heart, Il Maestro rips aboard a Maserati 250F!
REVIEW – 1982 Lancia LC1/82 #51
1982 Lancia LC1/82
Pilots: O. Larrauri, M. Sigala, M. Cohen-Olivar
Team: Scuderia Sivama Motor / Griffone
Race: NC (C class) at Le Mans in 1983
Spark - S0663 (resin)
REVIEW – 2017 ORECA 07 #38
2017 ORECA 07
Pilots: H-P. Tung. T. Laurent, O. Jarvis
Team: Jackie Chan DC Racing
Race: 2nd place GC (LMP2 class) at Le Mans in 2017
Spark - S5824 (resin)
Le Mans, 1963
Quite different from how it is today…