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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar

The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept - Front Corner - Lamborghini - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Front Corner – Lamborghini – EuroDrift

In a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lamborghini has created a new type of supercar. The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept supercar is a prototype that hints towards the future of the automotive industry. For your knowledge, Terzo Millennio stands for “Third Millennium” in Italian. The Terzo Millennio was first unveiled at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, MA. This prototype is a display of the first complete year of a partnership between Lamborghini and MIT that will span a total of three years.

In-Wheel Electric Motors & Supercapacitors

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept - Side - Lamborghini - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Side – Lamborghini – EuroDrift

As this vehicle is a prototype, the final stage of development is still a far distance away. This means that a lot of the features are still works in-progress. Lamborghini hopes to power the Terzo Millennio with in-wheel electric motors. Furthermore, the car will have supercapacitors built into the carbon fiber panels to help power the vehicle. Capacitors are currently used in hybrid vehicles to restart a motor, but not to fully operate a vehicle. Basically, the car itself will be a battery. The reason for this strategy is that current lithium-ion batteries have slower performance as well as lose recharge capacity over time.

Futuristic Supercar Design with Self-Healing Technology

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept - Rear - Lamborghini - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Rear – Lamborghini – EuroDrift

On the exterior, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar has the trademark Lamborghini “Y” taillights. On the front, the windshield spans from the top of the car all the way down to what seems the pedal level. The overall Terzo Millennio is extremely low to the ground, as if it were part of it. Lamborghini also has plans to bring the exterior of vehicles to the future with the Terzo Millennio. The exterior of the vehicle will detect wear and tear. On top of this, there will be micro-channels within the vehicle’s carbon fiber body that will contain “healing chemistries”. These chemicals will automatically repair small cracks, basically making it a self-healing vehicle.

A Vision of the Future of the Automotive Industry


Overall, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar is vision of the future. From it’s futuristic outlook on power to the self-healing capabilities, this car will be a true feat of engineering. There are currently no plans to bring this car to market, at least for now. The technology that will develop during this partnership with MIT will most likely be visible in future models. It is also expected that these advancements will be used by Lamborghini’s parent company, Volkswagen. In conclusion, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar is a dream of what is to be the next generation vehicle.

Porsche 919 Hybrid: Winner of Le Mans from 2015 to 2017

Porsche 919 Hybrid: Winner of Le Mans from 2015 to 2017

Porsche LMP Team No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid

The Porsche LMP Team No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid is a sports-prototype racing car. This vehicle’s design is for competitive racing in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category of the FIA World Championship. The development of the 919 Hybrid began in 2012 and continued into 2013. The 919 Hybrid made its first debut at the 2016 6 Hours of Silverstone in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the 919 Hybrid was discontinued at the end of 2017 to allow Porsche to focus on Formula E. Furthermore, Porsche isn’t the only manufacturer to back out of this category. Similarly, Audi also sent shockwaves through the Le Mans community as it has left the category as well.

2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine with 900 Horsepower

The Porsche 919 Hybrid sports a 2.0-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with a battery-based hybrid system. This motor configuration produces a whopping 900 horsepower and 1,100 lb.-ft. of torque… phew! The 4-cylinder engine may seem small but in combination with the lithium-ion electric battery hybrid system, this car is a beast. For the transmission, Porsche uses a seven-speed hydraulically-activated sequential gearbox with a rear-lock differential. Another benefit to performance is the carbon fiber composite chassis with it’s honeycomb aluminum core. Furthermore, for the front and rear suspension, the 919 Hybrid utilizes an independent multi-link pushrod configuration with adjustable shock absorbers.

Winner of World Endurance Championship from 2015 to 2017


The Porsche 919 Hybrid is a legendary sports-prototype in the World Endurance Championship series. Overall, the 919 Hybrid has performed in 36 races with 16 wins, 36 podium appearances, 11 poles, and 4 fastest laps. Most noteworthy, this vehicle won the World Endurance Championship in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In it’s first year, the 919 Hybrid merely missed 1st and 2nd place obtaining a 3rd place placement. In the car’s second season, it is estimated that the car contains 85-90% new parts. As a result, this change also alters the class of the vehicle from 6MJ to 8MJ.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is a Legendary Prototype


Overall, the Porsche Team No 2. Porsche 919 Hybrid is a beastly prototype racing vehicle. From its enormous power to its nimble structure, this car is a top contender in the racing world. Above all, the 919 Hybrid has been on the podium in every single race that it competed in, which speaks for itself. Unfortunately, at the end of 2017, the 919 Hybrid was retired to allow Porsche to focus on Formula E. In conclusion, the Porsche 919 hybrid is a racing legend that deserves placement in a museum as an artifact of automotive history.

Koenigsegg One:1 – The World’s First “Megacar”

Koenigsegg One:1 – The World’s First “Megacar”

The World’s First “Megacar”

The Koenigsegg One:1 is known as the world’s first megacar. Introduced in 2014, the One:1 was only a concept and prototype through 2015. The reasoning behind the name is due to two factors. The first factor is the horsepower-to-kilogram curb weight ratio is 1:1. A 1:1 hp-to-kg is the dream ratio of auto design equations. The second factor is that the One:1 has one megawatt of power. This ratio makes the One:1 the first homologated production car in the world… and yes, it has one megawatt of power!

5.0-Liter DOHC Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine

The Koenigsegg One:1 sports a 5.0-liter DOHC twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 4 valves per cylinder and a flex-fuel capability. This motor produces a whopping 1 megawatt of power, or 1341 horsepower, and 1011 lb.-ft. of torque. The rev limiter of the One:1 is limited to 8250 rpm. Within the engine bay, a 7-speed dual-clutch 1-input shaft transmission complements the motor. And yes, this transmission does arrive with paddle shifters… but no manual transmission. The One:1 only takes 2.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. From 0 to 249 mph, the One:1 only takes 20 seconds, making this car a beastly powerhouse. From 249 to 0 mph, this car can stop in as little as 10 seconds. Lastly, through cornering, this car can reach 2.0 G!

Le-Mans Active Wing Config, Venturi Tunnels, & More!

Not to surprise, the Koenigsegg One:1 is loaded with a ton of amazing features. On the exterior, the One:1 has extended Venturi tunnels and side splitters as well as unique track-optimized aero winglets. On the rear of the exterior, a Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration displays a dedication to race engineering. Underneath the vehicle, an optimized under trim air management system is in place. The large air vents allow for cooling while the roof air scoop supports the 1 MW of power. For tires, the One:1 has custom-made Michelin Cup Tires to handle the power and speed of this vehicle. Lastly, for wheels, the car features the revolutionary Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber rims.

Enhanced Rear Triplex Suspension & Double Wishbones

On the suspension side, the system has multiple advanced features to benefit the vehicle’s handling. First, there is an enhanced rear triplex suspension with active shock absorbers and carbon bevel springs. This active system also supports a ride height feature. Next, this car also features double wishbones. This suspension works together to create remarkable handling in a beastly vehicle.

High Modulus Carbon Fiber Chassis with F1 Honeycomb Core

The Koenigsegg One:1 also features a handful of other surprises such as its advanced high modulus carbon fiber chassis. This chassis has a F1 style honeycomb core and integrated fuel tanks. Next, to benefit cooling of the brakes, this car features a ventilated ceramic system. For steering, the One:1 uses a rack-and-pinion steering assisted system. Finally, the car’s last major feature is the F1 traction control with 5 different handling modes.

Only Six Models at $2,100,000 Each!

The Koenigsegg One:1 is the world’s first true megacar. With its hp-to-kg ratio of 1:1 and 1 MW of power, this car is the definition of the future of race cars. The number of custom features makes this car a one-of-a-kind vehicle. This vehicle is limited to only six models which are worth a value of $2,100,000. For a car collector, this car is a great investment as with the limited production, the price of this vehicle should only go up in the future. In conclusion, the Koenigsegg One:1 is one heck of a vehicle that pushes the limits of engineering to the max.
 

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven: A Sports Car Meant for the Track

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven: A Sports Car Meant for the Track

The True Definition of a Track Car

The 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven sports car is a vehicle that is truly built for the track. In 2016, the 3-Eleven was for sale by Lotus at two separate price points. The reason for the separate pricing is that there are two variations of the 3-Eleven. First off, there is the tamer version titled the “Road” model. Secondly, there is a track version called the “Race” model. Each version offers a different take on this sports car which alters the overall purpose of it.

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven - Front - Lotus Cars - EuroDrift

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven – Front – Lotus Cars – EuroDrift

3.5-Liter Supercharged Toyota V6 Engine

The 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven sports a 3.5-liter supercharged Toyota V6 engine. This is the same engine that appears in the Evora and Exige. On a special note, the 3-Eleven is 10 seconds faster around the track in comparison to the Evora 400. First, the 3-Eleven Road has 410 horsepower and 302 lb.-ft. of torque. This version can hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. Second, the 3-Eleven Race has 460 horsepower and 387 lb.-ft. of torque. This model reaches 60 mph in 3.0 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph. Basically, one version is slightly peppier than the other.

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven - Engine - Lotus Cars - EuroDrift

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven – Engine – Lotus Cars – EuroDrift

Deeper Comparison of Road and Street Versions

Other than the power difference, each model is for sale with a different transmission. The Road version has a conventional manual transmission. In the Race model, there is a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The next major difference is the MSRP prices. The 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven Road starts at a MSRP of $129,000. If the Race model attracts you, that will arrive with a hefty MSRP of $181,000. Regardless of the model, both of these cars are unique track capable cars.

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven - Rear Corner - Lotus Cars - EuroDrift

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven – Rear Corner – Lotus Cars – EuroDrift

The Spirit of Lotus is within the 3-Eleven


Overall, the 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven is the definition of a track car with the spirit of Lotus. The 24 valve, water-cooled, and all-aluminum engine complements the styling exterior of this car. The power numbers for the size are phenomenal and allow for a pull-back experience. Lastly, the price difference may be a deterrent but either model would be great for a track day. In conclusion, the 3-Eleven is truly a car that is meant for the track.

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1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa: One of the World’s Oldest Ferrari Race Cars

1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa: One of the World’s Oldest Ferrari Race Cars

One of the World’s Oldest Ferrari Race Cars

The 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa is one of the world’s oldest Ferrari race cars. The 47 Spyder Corsa was built following World War II by Ferrari S.p.A. after Enzo Ferrari left his mechanic and racing position at Alfa Romeo. Recently, a 1947 166 Spyder Corsa with the engine build number ‘002’ was rebuilt by Jim Glickenhaus of Pebble Beach, California. Initially purchased at auction for $770,000 in 2004, this 166 Spyder Corsa was restored with a hefty investment of $500,000. Furthermore, this Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa may now be worth around $8,000,000.

2.0-Liter Supercharged SOHC Colombo V12 Engine

Under the hood, the 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa sports a 2.0-liter supercharged SOHC Colombo V12 engine. This motor produces 128 horsepower and 117 lb.-ft. of torque. In combination with a 5-speed manual transmission, this car can reach around 100 mph. This engine also features two valves per cylinder and 3 Weber carbs. Lastly, the rebuilt model features the build number ‘002’ which makes it the second 166 SC built by Ferrari.

Victory at the 1947 Turin Grand Prix

The engine in the 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa allowed Ferrari to win the 1947 Turin Grand Prix. The 166 SC is an iconic showcase of race car styling in the late 1940s. Although not powerful in today’s terms, this car was a beast of a machine at the time. You may also be wondering what happened to the ‘001’ model of the 166 Spyder Corsa. Unfortunately, the ‘001’ model was lost in an accident.

Current Market Estimation of $8,000,000 Value


Overall, the 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa is the one of the world’s oldest Ferrari race cars. Worth an investment of $1,270,000, the 166 SC may now be worth around $8,000,000. The old frame and motor collaborate to create a unique collector’s car. The 166 Spyder Corsa is a beautiful, rare spectacle that is truly a one-of-a-kind vehicle. In conclusion, the Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa is the definition of an original Ferrari.

Note: The picture and video are of 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa race cars, not 1947 models. The above mentioned ‘002’ model is a 1947 vehicle.

Ferrari Dino 246 GT: A Beautiful Classic

Ferrari Dino 246 GT: A Beautiful Classic

The Ferrari Dino 246 GT is a Beautiful Classic

The Ferrari Dino 246 GT is a beautiful classic car that was produced from 1969 to 1974. There was a total of 3,761 units produced for the GT and GTS models. The design is by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina at the time. The Dino 246 GT is a transverse layout vehicle with a rear mid-engine and RWD. The 246 GT may not be as unique as the 250 GTO, but it is a true Ferrari classic.

2.4-Liter V6 Engine with 195 Horsepower

The Ferrari Dino 246 GT sports a 2.4-liter V6 engine with 195 horsepower. In combination with the engine is a 5-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission. This combo allows the Dino to hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The top speed estimated by Ferrari was 146 mph, but a record of 148 mph has been obtained by third party tester. In the United States, there is a detuned version of the Dino 246 GT which has only 175 horsepower due to an exhaust air-pump and timing change.

Ferrari Dino 246 GT vs. Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS - Rear Corner - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – Rear Corner – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

The Ferrari Dino 246 GT was built in 2 model variations. The two types of Dino are the GT and GTS. The Ferrari 246 GT is a Berlinetta sports car while the GTS is a Targa top version. The cars are basically identical other than the top. Either way, both cars are beautiful stunners.

Current Market Value of Between $300,000 and $500,000


In the end, the Ferrari Dino 246 GT and GTS are amazing sports cars from a past time. These vehicles were shining stars during their day and still shine brightly today. The design of the Dino 246 GT by Pininfarina is exactly what you’d expect it to be. The V6 may not be as big as other models, but it holds its ground. In the current market, the Dino 246 GT is worth between $300,000 and $500,000. In conclusion, the Ferrari Dino 246 GT is another special collector car.

1960s Ferrari 250 GTO: Asking Price $50,000,000

1960s Ferrari 250 GTO: Asking Price $50,000,000

Legendary 1960s Ferrari 250 GTO

The 1960s Ferrari 250 GTO is a legendary classic with a modern asking price of around $50,000,000 USD. The 250 GTO was produced from 1962 to 1964 with a limit of 39 units. The design of the 250 GTO is by Giotto Bizzarrini and Sergio Scaglietti. The body style of the GTO is a 2-door Berlinetta with a FR layout. The 250 GTO fits between its predecessor, the 250 GT SWB, and its successor, the 250 LM.

3.0-Liter Tipo 168 Comp/62 V12

1960s Ferrari 250 GTO - Engine - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

1960s Ferrari 250 GTO – Engine – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

Under the hood, the 1960s Ferrari 250 GTO has a 3.0-liter Tipo 168 Comp/62 V12 engine. This motor produces 302 horsepower and 246 lb.-ft. of torque. In combination with a 5-speed dog-leg manual transmission, the 250 GTO hits 60 mph in only 5.4 seconds. This engine also allows the 250 GTO to hit 100 mph in only 10.5 seconds. On the quarter mile, the GTO finishes in 13.1 seconds. Lastly, on the top end, the Ferrari 250 GTO can hit 174 mph.

Ferrari 330 GTO Specials = Ferrari 250 GTO Body + 4.0-Liter V12

If you’ve heard of a “4.0-liter” V12 250 GTO, you aren’t completely wrong. There were 3 models built called the 330 GTO Specials. These models have the 250 GTO chassis and body but a 400 Superamerica 4.0-liter engine. These cars were built for racing and feature a larger bonnet bulge. Secondly, these vehicles were used in testing by Scuderia Ferrari before being sold to private customers.

From $18,000 MSRP in 1962 to $50,000,000 in 2018

On the current market, the 250 GTO is for sale at $50,000,000. Initially, the car was for sale at a MSRP price of $18,000 in the U.S.. Over the years, the price has steadily grown, but during the few years after, up until 1974, the car was in a depreciation state. After 1974, the car began to increase drastically over the years. This value well exceeds the inflation that one would expect from the 54 to 56-year difference. Using an inflation calculator, the MSRP in today’s market would be around $147,914.40. This means the actual value of the 250 GTO has increased by 338x! Whoever bought and kept these cars have officially hit the jackpot.

The Ferrari 250 GTO is the Picasso of the Car World


In conclusion, the 1960s Ferrari 250 GTO is a legendary car collector’s dream. This car is a beautiful vehicle with its design by Bizzarrini and Scaglietti. The V12 engine purrs magnificently while the Ferrari race design provides the feel of a true race car from the 60s. Surprisingly worth $50,000,000 today, this vehicle was worth only $18,000 back in the early 60s. The Ferrari 250 GTO is an amazing car that is the equivalent of a Picasso or Van Gogh painting in the car world.

1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing: The Wing Door Legend

1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing: The Wing Door Legend

The Legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

The 1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is a beautiful collector car known for its unique doors. The 300 SL was produced as a race car from 1952 to 1953. In 1954, the 300 SL went into full-time production until 1963. In total, there were 3,258 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL models manufactured in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany. Even further, the model breakdown includes 1,400 coupes and 1,858 roadsters.

3.0-Liter Inline 6-Cylinder Engine with 4-Speed Manual Transmission

The 1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing has a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. This motor produces 212 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque. From 1957-1963, the roadster had an option of 222 horsepower. In combination with the engine, the Gullwing has a 4-speed manual transmission. The 300 SL in a RWD vehicle with a front-mounted engine. The car can hit 60 mph in 9.5 seconds and has a top speed of around 145 mph. Lastly, the quarter mile in the 300 SL takes about 15.6 seconds.

1950s MSRP of $11,000, Modern MSRP Estimation of $98,252

Initially, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was for sale at around $11,000 MSRP back in the 1950s/1960s. If you convert the 1950s value to modern times through inflation analysis, the current MSRP value would be around $98,252. Anyone who bought this car and kept it in good condition has hit the jackpot in modern times. Currently, the 1950s/1960s 300 SL is for sale between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. In comparison to the modern inflation value, this is a 2000% growth, at max value. Unfortunately, as most people anticipate, not all the original manufactured models are still around today for various reasons.

The 300 SL is a Museum Worthy Timepiece 


In the end, the 1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a stunning vehicle that takes a person back in time. With its famous gullwing doors and its striking design, the 300 SL is now a true legend. Today, many investors pride themselves in ownership of these fine vehicles. If you didn’t know, the 300 SL made an appearance in the movie titled The Green Hornet. Unfortunately, that movie didn’t receive amazing reviews. In conclusion, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a special vehicle that deserves placement in museums across the world.

1964 Aston Martin DB5: “Bond, James Bond”

1964 Aston Martin DB5: “Bond, James Bond”

The Well-Known 1964 Aston Martin DB5

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5, known as the legendary Bond car, is a British luxury grand tourer (GT). The DB5 was made by Aston Martin but designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. This car was built from 1963 to 1965 with only 1,059 total units. The “DB” designation honors Sir David Brown, the owner of the company from 1942 to 1972. Furthermore, the DB5 obtained its popularity from the film Goldfinger in 1964.

4.0-Liter DOHC Straight Six-Cylinder Engine

Aston Martin DB5 - Engine - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DB5 – Engine – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

Under the hood, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sports a 4.0-liter DOHC straight six-cylinder engine. This motor produces 282 base horsepower and 281 lb.-ft. of torque. For the transmission, there are two options for the DB5. The primary option is a 5-speed ZF manual box. The optional transmission is a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle can hit 60 mph in 8 seconds and has a top speed of 143 mph. Lastly, the weight of the DB5 is 3,311 pounds.

Factory Standard Options in the Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5 - Interior - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DB5 – Interior – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

Standard options on the 1960s Aston Martin DB5 include:

  • Chrome Wire Wheels
  • Electric Windows
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Full Leather Trim
  • Magnesium-Alloy Body
  • Oil Cooler
  • Reclining Seats
  • Twin Fuel Tanks
  • Wool Pile Carpets

The chrome wire wheels complement the exterior of the vehicle. The full leather trim, reclining seats, and wool pile carpets provide luxurious comfort in the interior. Technological wise, the electric windows were a nice feature for the time. Although the magnesium-alloy body isn’t basic knowledge, it is a superleggera inspired frame. For performance, the oil cooler and twin fuel tanks were nice features to drive in attraction. Lastly, just in case, the DB5 has a fire extinguisher.

Aston Martin DB5 - Rear - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DB5 – Rear – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

DB5 Coupe, DB5 Convertible (Volante), and DB5 Shooting-Brake

Aston Martin DB5 Convertible (Volante) - Front Corner - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DB5 Convertible (Volante) – Front Corner – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

The DB5 has 3 total variants including a coupe, convertible, and shooting-brake model. The DB5 Vantage Coupe is the basic model with the solid roof and James Bond style design. Next, the DB5 Convertible, or the DB5 Volante, is a drop-top version of the coupe. For general knowledge, Volante was not in use at the time by Aston Martin. Lastly, the Shooting-Brake concept model was specially produced for Sir David Brown in a wagon style coupe.

Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake - Front Corner - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake – Front Corner – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

“The names Bond, James Bond”

The fame of the 1960s Aston Martin DB5 started with the famous 007 film Goldenfinger in 1964. The silver-birch DB5 was chosen by John Stears, the special effects expert for the movie at the time. In the movie, the DB5 prototype was used as well as a base model for stunts. The DB5 also made an appearance in multiple other 007 films including GoldenEye, Skyfall, Spectre, and Tomorrow Never Dies. Bond wasn’t the only movie series that the DB5 made an appearance in. The DB5 was also in two other films: The Cannonball Run and Thunderball.

“The most famous car in the world”

The 1960s Aston Martin DB5 became famous for its appearance in Goldenfinger alone. This led Aston Martin to display the car at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. This appearance let to a surge in sales of the limited 1,059 models. At this event, the DB5 was dubbed “the most famous car in the world” at the time. Now, the DB5 is a rare spectacle and more so a collector’s car. Although, they do tend to make appearances at modern day car shows in certain cities.

Currently, the DB5 is worth an estimated $750,000 to $1,250,000


In the end, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is a forever famous grand tourer. With it’s large straight six and it’s gullwing doors, this car stuns spectators still today. In modern times, the 1960s DB5 ranges in price from roughly $750,000 minimum to around $1,250,000. With time, this price will only increase as the models gain age. In conclusion, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is the true car of “Bond, James Bond”.

The Utterly Infamous Jaguar XJ220 Supercar

The Utterly Infamous Jaguar XJ220 Supercar

The 1990s Jaguar XJ220

In the first half of the 1990s, Jaguar designed and manufactured the infamous Jaguar XJ220 supercar. This 2-seater supercar was produced from 1992 to 1994 at JaguarSport in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The XJ220 was limited to only 275 units. Initially, the XJ220 concept has a V12 engine, as anyone expects, but the production version has a smaller motor. Jaguar was initially planning to install a V12 engine in the XJ220 but it wouldn’t have met power goals due to regulations.

Jaguar XJ220 - Interior - Wikipedia Commons - EuroDrift

Jaguar XJ220 – Interior – Wikipedia Commons – EuroDrift

3.5-Liter Twin-Turbocharged JRV-6 V6 Engine

The Jaguar XJ220 sports a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged JRV-6 V6 engine. Yes, a V6 rather than a V12… but hold on. The XJ220 V6 boasts a whopping 542 horsepower and 473 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the XJ220 to hit 62 mph in only 3.8 seconds. This vehicle also completes a quarter mile in only 11.7 seconds. This powerful V6 works in unison with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Jaguar XJ220 - Engine - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Jaguar XJ220 – Engine – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

Guinness World Record Holder for Top Speed in  early 90s

In the early 1990s, the Jaguar XJ220 received the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car at the time. A top speed of 212.3 mph was obtained while in Fort Stockton, Texas. After that, the top speed was beat out by the McLaren F1 at 240.1 mph. That McLaren did not have a rev limiter though. Although this record is long forgotten, this car was once a world record holder… respect.

Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina Edition

Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina - Front - Supercars - EuroDrift

Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina – Front – Supercars – EuroDrift

In 1995, Jaguar was commissioned to build a special edition called the Pininfarina for the Sultan of Brunei and his brother Prince Jefri. This model differs from the production model in a few ways. First, the Pininfarina has fixed front headlights and enhanced rear taillights. The rear wing was re-designed as well as a new interior package was installed on this car. This model was strictly limited to the receivers, making it a one-of-a-kind supercar. Regardless, all of the XJ220 are truly rare supercars.

Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina - Rear - Supercars - EuroDrift

Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina – Rear – Supercars – EuroDrift

Currently Worth Around Half A Million Dollars


Overall, the infamous Jaguar XJ220 supercar was a shining star of its time. With a beastly V6 and a sporty design, this car was up and above sports cars at the time. On the current market, the XJ220 is worth about half a million dollars ($500,000 USD). Not many of these are for sale, so for collectors, now is the time to obtain yours… before it’ s too late. In conclusion, the Jaguar XJ220 is a unique supercar that deserves more respect.

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