Buggy VW bug

By Fahrzeugwelt

A dune buggy or beach buggy is a recreational motor vehicle with large wheels, and wide tires, designed for use on sand dunes, beaches, or desert recreation. It is called a "Beach Buggy" in the United Kingdom, Ireland and many other English speaking countries.

3 CommentsMarch 12 2016

Martini Porsche livery

By Fahrzeugwelt

Martini Racing is the name under which various motor racing teams race when sponsored by the Italian company Martini & Rossi, a distillery that produces Martini vermouth in Turin. Martini's sponsorship program began in 1968. The race cars are marked with the distinctive dark blue, light blue and red stripes on white, red or silver background body cars.

5 CommentsMarch 08 2016

Ducati 900 SS TT IOM 1978

By Fahrzeugwelt

Created at Ducati, and as always, worked on by its best mechanics, the bikes were then assembled by NCR. The bike reached 87 hp which was somewhat underpowered compared with Read's official 4-cylinder Honda, built just to win the TT1 world championships.

3 CommentsMarch 04 2016

Ferrari 458

By Fahrzeugwelt

The 458 is powered by a 4,499 cc (274.5 cu in) V8 engine of the "Ferrari/Maserati" F136 engine family, producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 9,000 rpm (redline) and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) at 6,000 rpm with 80% torque available at 3,250 rpm. The engine features direct fuel injection, which is a first for Ferrari mid-engine setups in its road car.

2 CommentsMarch 10 2016

Porsche 908

By Fahrzeugwelt

The 908 originally was a closed coupe to provide low drag at fast tracks, but from 1969 on was mainly raced as the 908/2, a lighter open spyder. A more compact 908/3 was introduced in 1970 to complement the heavy Porsche 917 on twisty tracks that favored nimble cars, like Targa Florio and Nürburgring.

2 CommentsMarch 09 2016

Lamborghini Miura

By Fahrzeugwelt

The Miura was originally conceived by Lamborghini's engineering team, who designed the car in their spare time against the wishes of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. He preferred powerful yet sedate grand touring cars, rather than the racecar-derived machines produced by local rival Ferrari.

No CommentMarch 02 2016

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000

By Fahrzeugwelt

The Trent 7000 is the seventh generation of the market-leading Trent family of large engines, and is the exclusive engine for the Airbus A330neo. The Trent 7000 builds on the unrivalled reliability record of the Trent 1000 on the Boeing 787, the world's most efficient engine technology utilised by the Trent XWB, and the unsurpassed Trent 700 experience and market-leading position on the A330.

2 CommentsMarch 04 2016

Salt Surfboard

By Fahrzeugwelt

Modern surfboards are made of polyurethane or polystyrene foam covered with layers of fiberglass cloth, and polyester or epoxy resin. The result is a light and strong surfboard that is buoyant and maneuverable. Recent developments in surfboard technology have included the use of carbon fiber.

No CommentMarch 01 2016

Porsche 917

By Fahrzeugwelt

There are at least eleven variants of the 917. The original version had a removable long tail/medium tail with active rear wing flaps, but had considerable handling problems at high speed because of significant rear lift.

1 CommentMarch 01 2016