Tuesday, November 29, 2011

1950 Jaguar XK120

The XK120 is often voted as the one of the most beautiful cars ever built. I can see why. But what makes it really cool is the 120 denoted how fast it could go, 120mph. It was the fastest standard production car when it was released and with the windscreen off and a few aerodynamic aids it could go a lot faster. By aerodynamic aids I mean things like a tonneau cover for the passenger seat.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

1968 Lamborghini Islero

The Islero was a good step up from the 400GT it followed. With better visibility, cabin space and with the S version 350 BHP it was an excellent car. Yes there were issues with panel fit, and it does seem a bit like an 'in-between' car, but if it was good enough for Ferruccio it's definitely good enough for me. In my opinion the Islero would be a great addition to any car collection because only 225 were built and apart form the panel fit were an excellent GT car.

Why did they only build 225 then? That was because of another Lamborghini grabbed the world's attention, the Miura.