The Mazzanti Evantra was first introduced in 2011, and presented by Faralli and Mazzanti. Fast forward a year later, the company is now just Mazzanti, and the Evantra has been redesigned to energize its performance to top of the line comparisons. Before getting too excited, understand there are only going to be five of these beauties completed, and it will make its debut at the Top Marques Monaco in April of 2013.
The original version of the Evantra sported a flat six engine with 403 horsepower, with a twin turbocharger, amp that up to 603 HP. Under this configuration 60 mph can be reached in 3.7 seconds. The new Evantra will be powered by a V8 7.0 liter engine and go from 0 – 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.
The 2013 model also features 20-inch wheels by OZ featuring tires by Continental. Power is distributed to the rear wheels by way of a direct shift gearbox that utilizes a paddle-shift designed by Sila. This dream machine is available, as a Pro-body comprised of a carbon-fiber composite or a One-body that is a customizable all-aluminum shell. Automakers and sport car enthusiasts anxiously await the 2013 unveiling; it is expected to be worth the wait.
When you think of performance vehicles, Ferrari is a manufacturer that is most always at the top of anyone’s list. The 1992 Ferrari 348 ts features a 2-door targa style body with rear wheel drive and a 5 speed manual transmission. This baby accelerates from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and from 0-100 in just under 6 seconds. The 348 ts achieves a top rated speed of 170 mph. This is a blistering pace for a modern sports car.
Measuring in at 166 inches from front to rear the Ferrari 348 ts has a wheelbase of 96.5 inches. It is rated with an estimated driving distance of 415 miles per tank. Though not rated as a fuel efficiency car, this machine would be a valuable asset to any automobile collection.
Featuring a Ferrari Dino V8 Tipo F19 engine with indirect injection and natural aspiration, the 348 maximizes performance. The Bosch Motronic 2.5 DOHC helps to attain a 296 HP rating with 238 ft-pd of torque. When you are behind the wheel, you can feel the power surging through.
With a longitudinal placement, the engine, transmission, and rear suspension were contained in a tube that is removable and sports a rear sub-frame. Other innovative additions to the Ferrari 348 include a centrally located fuel tank, double-redundant anti-lock breaks, and optional traction control.
One of the most beloved automobiles in American automobile lore is the 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback. This car symbolizes the epitome of American muscle cars. Automobile visionary Lee Iacocca knew that he wanted to make a car that would be remembered, and teamed up with racing industry success Carroll Shelby. The sleek look, the proven power, and the famed white with blue stripes of the Shelby Cobra made this vehicle a marvel to look at.
The Shelby GT350 was manufactured from 1965 – 1968. This machine can go from 0 – 60 in 6.7 seconds, and reaches top speed at 137 mph. This Shelby has a V8 engine, and sported a 4 speed Borg-Warner transmission with an aluminum case to reduce overall weight.
Ford wanted a car that would be used for racing as well as for enthusiastic drivers. However, with an asking price of just over $4,500.00, there were not too many people who could afford the vehicle upon its introduction in 1965. Fortunate owners were far from disappointed in their pricey purchase.
One of the most noted features of the Shelby GT350 is that it does not have a back seat. This was due to racing regulations in the SCCA not allowing anything over a two-seater. In place of the seat was fiberglass flooring and a spare tire placed under the rear window. The 1965 Shelby GT350 is one of the best known pony cars. Although its initial sales looked dismal, it is a time tested classic that has been re-released.