Winged Car Wednesday – Koenigsegg Agera One:1

When a car weighs less than 3,000 lbs, but has over 1,300 hp, a massive wing is needed to help keep the rear-end planted; especially when surpassing speeds of 275 mph. And that is exactly what the ridiculous Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has – a giant rear wing. A nicely sculpted, very functional piece of engineering,Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Koenigsegg Agera One:1”

Winged Car Wednesday – Ferrari F50

The F50 was the pinnacle of Ferrari’s technology in 1995. It took everything the brand had learned over decades of racing and applied it to a road car. That included the 512 hp 4.7L V12 engine, which was really an IMSA racing unit, itself an enlarged derivative of the Ferrari Formula 1 V12.   TheContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Ferrari F50”

Winged Car Wednesday – Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

In the late ‘80s the battle between BMW and Mercedes-Benz for DTM racing supremacy was intense. The two manufacturers kept one-upping each other, attempting to gain an advantage. This led to the creation of some impressive machinery, like the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II. As the name implies, this was the second evolutionContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II”

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”