Motoring enthusiasts are well-known for their passion for all things automotive. Whether it is the latest car technologies, luxury cars, vintage cars or racing gear, people who love their machines love it all. We have curated a selection of videos, galleries and articles to take you into well-known events to live the world of motoring.
Noble supercars, Designed to Inspire
Find out how designer Peter Boutwood went from dreaming up clothes for pop stars to making every Noble supercar an unforgettable high octane experience.
BMW has been celebrating its centenary in 2016. From the Goodwood Festival of Speed to the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, there have been numerous events to mark the occasion.
BMW itself decided to look ahead, unveiling radical "Vision Next 100" concepts for its core brand, as well as Rolls-Royce, MINI and its motorcycle wing.
Short for “Bayerische Motoren Werke,” has come a long way since its inception in 1916. Initially manufacturing aircraft engines, its first BMW motorcycle, the R32 twin, was launched in 1923.
When Gabriele Artom’s father and uncle started to buy historically significant Ferraris in the 1960s, they probably didn’t think that the same cars would be in the family half a century later. Or, that those cars would have become more revered than some of the greatest works of art ever created.
“We’re very lucky to own such fabulous vehicles, which we bought at a time when nobody really wanted old Ferraris; they were much more affordable back then,” explains Milan-based Artom. “My father Franco and his brother Guido always bought cars together. While my father loved the engineering that goes into these glorious machines, my uncle didn’t care much what was going on underneath the voluptuous bodywork. It was the timeless, beautiful designs and the history that appealed to him. All of our Ferraris are as attractive now as the day they were built.”
Toyota 2000 GT
Japan didn’t build cars in significant numbers until the 1960s, and the rest of the world generally didn’t get a chance to buy them until the 1970s. As such, most developed countries were decades ahead, but that hasn’t stopped Japan’s car manufacturers from producing some incredible machines over the years, then going on to show rivals how it’s done. There were so many more models we could have included, including multiple generations of some iconic cars. Use the comments section below to tell us what you’d like to add.
Toyota Land Cruiser (1951)
First seen in 1951, Toyota’s super-tough off-roader is still going strong. Usually seen in the most inhospitable of conditions, the Land Cruiser has proved to be far more reliable than any of its rivals.
TOYOTA CELICA (1970)
From 1985, the Celica would be front or four-wheel drive, but early editions had power going to the rear wheels only. Stylish but extremely rust-prone, these early Celicas are very collectible, and superb to drive.
MAZDA RX-7 (1978)
Mazda's previous rotary cars were unsuccessful, but the RX-7 became the world's best-selling sports car. There were three generations of RX-7, including a seriously fast twin-turbo edition.
NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R R32 (1989)
The R32 was a watershed in the Skyline's evolution, with its four-wheel steering, four-wheel drive and electronic gadgets galore. The 276bhp twin-turbo straight-six provided a genuine 155 mph.
SUBARU IMPREZA TURBO (1994)
With its distinctive boxer beat and astonishing pace, the Impreza became an icon for good reason. It didn't just move the goalposts, it ditched them altogether. No wonder it achieved so much in the World Rally Championship.
NISSAN GT-R NISMO (2015)
The original GT-R of 2008 was a phenomenal machine, with its 478bhp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6. But, when the Nismo (Nissan Motorsport) version arrived in 2015, it pushed the boundaries even further, with a 591bhp engine – enough to take the car to 196 mph.
MITSUBISHI EVO (1992)
When the Evo first appeared in 1992, nobody could have guessed what a phenomenon it would become. Even early Evos had four-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2-liter engine, but WRC victory wouldn't arrive until 1995.
HONDA NSX (1990)
The world's first ever all-aluminum production car, the NSX was developed with the help of Ayrton Senna. An all-new, more high-tech NSX is just hitting the road, just as the original is becoming extremely collectible.
DATSUN 240Z (1969)
The car that launched the Z legend, and what a car it was, with its 2.4-liter straight-six, rear-wheel drive and superb balance. Even now there’s a Z-car in the Nissan range, in the form of the 370Z.
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