Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

From 1986 until 1989 Ford UK made a special version of the brand’s mid-size Sierra, called the RS Cosworth. As the name implies, Cosworth produced engines for these special edition lift-backs and sedans – a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that made between 204 hp and 224 hp depending on the year and trim level. The mostContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth”

Winged Car Wednesday – BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’

Racing homologation has given us some of the greatest cars of all-time. Here is one of them, the BMW 3.0 CSL. Built for competition in the European Touring Car Championship, the ultimate version of the car arrived in 1973 with a 203 hp 3.2-liter straight-six engine and all the aerodynamic bodywork one could ask for.Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’”

Winged Car Wednesday – 1998 Dodge Viper GT2 (GTS-R)

In 1997 Dodge decided the brand should take the Viper to Le Mans, so it set out to create the legendary Viper GTS-R. As part of the process to take it racing, Dodge need to create a road going version of the Viper for homologation purposes. Enter the GT2. Yes, the GT2. That is theContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – 1998 Dodge Viper GT2 (GTS-R)”

Winged Car Wednesday – Noble M12

Last week we featured the Vector M12 for Winged Car Wednesday, so it is only fitting to feature the other big-winged M12 this week; the Noble M12. Built in South Africa, the M12 was a lightweight supercar available from 2000 to 2008. During its lifetime, the Noble was available in many different configurations, but twoContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Noble M12”

Winged Car Wednesday – Vector M12

Based on the Lamborghini Diablo, the Vector M12 achieved the seemingly impossible of being even more outlandishly styled than the Lambo. The M12 was a short-lived, ultra rare exotic car produced from 1996 until 1999. Less than 20 cars were produced during that time because it was basically a worse Diablo for more money. ItContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Vector M12”

Winged Car Wednesday – Toyota Pikes Peak Monster

Suzuki isn’t the only Japanese manufacturer to achieve success on the fabled Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Toyota has quite the storied history as well. Starting in 1994, Rod Millen rocketed up the hill in a Toyota Celica, crushing the overall record by almost 40 seconds. The al-wheel drive Celica was powered by a four-cylinderContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Toyota Pikes Peak Monster”

Winged Car Wednesday – Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak

It is week four of our Pike’s Peak special edition Winged Car Wednesdays. Today we are honoring the 1988 Peugeot 405 that attacked the mountain in dominating fashion in both 1988 and 1989. Based on the Paris-Dakar rally racer, with roughly 600 hp pumping out of the 1.9-liter engine, the 405 T16 was a monsterContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak”

Winged Car Wednesday – LoveFab 1991 Acura NSX

Continuing on with our theme of Pikes Peak monsters for the third straight week, this time we are taking a look at a privateer effort. The 1991 Acura NSX prepared by LoveFab literally has wings set upon wings in some places. Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine boosted to within an inch of itsContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – LoveFab 1991 Acura NSX”

Winged Car Wednesday – Suzuki Pikes Peak Monsters Part 2

Last week we covered the earlier Suzuki monsters that attacked Pikes Peak. This week we are covering the Suzuki’s that dominated the event. Although the late 1990s Escudo rose to fame through the Gran Turismo series and is by far the best known Suzuki Pikes Peak vehicle, it never won a race. Its predecessor wonContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Suzuki Pikes Peak Monsters Part 2”

Winged Car Wednesday – Suzuki Pikes Peak Monsters Part 1

For the next several weeks on Winged Car Wednesday we are going to focus on some of the Monsters that have attacked the Pikes Peak Hill Climb over the years. To start, we begin with the Suzuki Cultus Pikes Peak of 1992. After a few years of development, 1992 and 1993 had strong finishes atContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Suzuki Pikes Peak Monsters Part 1”