Morgan Aero 8 2001–2009

The first all-new offering from Morgan since 1936, the Aero 8 combined modern mechanicals and advanced construction with traditional looks. Its structure was based on a bonded and riveted aluminum chassis tub, attached to a wood frame for the body. In 2008–09 a hundred of a closed coupé version, the AeroMax, were built, and…

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Isuzu Zen 2001

Whimsical concepts are a Japanese thing. The biennial Tokyo Motor Show is usually crammed with them-the event is often more like a design student’s degree exhibition than a serious prophesy of the automotive future. Isuzu Zen 2001 YEAR REVEALED  2001 PLACE OF ORIGIN  Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, and Tokyo, Japan HISTORICAL STATUS  prototype…

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Koenigsegg CCX R 2006

This car’s engine is based on Ford’s V8, but with almost every component, including the block, modified or re-manufactured to give 800 bhp. The first impression of the Koenigsegg CC is its dynamic stance and futuristic, aggressive attitude. Koenigsegg CCX R 2006 Origin  Sweden Engine   4,719 cc,  V8 Top speed  250 mph (402 km/h) It appears…

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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 2006

The archetypal Ferrari for the modern age, this civilized coupé with the classic V12 engine up front is blisteringly quick. Named after the displacement of the motor and the track that Ferrari uses to test its new vehicles, the 599 GTB Fiorano replaces the 575 Maranello as Ferrari’s GT Classed ultra car. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 2006…

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Enzo Ferrari 2002

The name of this vehicle is a tribute to the man who founded the fabulous Ferrari marque. Enzo Ferrari himself died in 1988, but his company-and its incredibly successful Formula One team-have continued to flourish. Enzo Ferrari 2002 YEAR REVEALED  2002 PLACE OF ORIGIN  Maranello, Modena, Italy HISTORICAL STATUS  production car ENGINE  V12-cylinder, 366ci (5,998cc) MAXIMUM POWER  660bhp LAYOUT  mid-mounted…

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Caparo T1 2007

Inspired by racing cars, the T1 was designed by Formula 1 engineers and is powered by an engine descended from Indianapolis racers. The Caparo T1 – a road-legal trackday car created by two ex-McLaren engineers and Gordon Murray himself – is like no other car in history. The Bugatti Veyron is not in…

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Bugatti Veyron 2005

Bugatti’s Veyron is not the very latest supercar we could have chosen to conclude this journey through 120 years of extraordinary automobiles. But it is highly appropriate as a truly grand finale. Bugatti Veyron 2005 YEAR REVEALED  2005 PLACE OF ORIGIN  Molsheim, Alsace, France HISTORICAL STATUS  production car ENGINE  W16-cylinder, 7,993cc (488ci) MAXIMUM POWER  987bhp LAYOUT  mid-mounted…

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Bentley State Limousine 2002

The golden jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, in 2002, was cause for rejoicing around the UK, with ceremonial events and street parties. Bentley State Limousine 2002 YEAR REVEALED  2002 PLACE OF ORIGIN  Crewe, Cheshire, United Kingdom HISTORICAL STATUS  bespoke ceremonial limousine ENGINE  V8-cylinder, 412ci (6,750cc) MAXIMUM POWER  400bhp LAYOUT  front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels BODYWORK  four-door, six-seater limousine…

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The Toyota history

With 7.8 million cars and trucks rolling off the production line in 2009, Toyota is the world’s largest vehicle producer. A pioneer of hybrid technology, this Japanese marque prides itself on quality and innovation. Its range extends from tiny economy cars through state-of-the-art sports and racing cars to executive limousines. AFTER…

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