No details are stamped on the rear of the wheels, but here's what I gathered:
They seem to be 3 piece wheels (see seal around barrels in pics) and the center is removable. These wheels need a good cleaning but are definitely a rare find!
Only one has very minor curb rash but they all seem very straight.
Black stubby aluminum antennas with 3 o-rings recessed in (for style)
Easy screw-in application enhances the look of your VW
VW Locking Valve caps
One is black/chrome with a keychain wrench
The other is white/blue with an allen key
This 24-car rally collection is being offered as a single lot and includes seven Audi Quattro team cars. One of the younger members of the group is a 1996 Ford Escort Cosworth in Repsol livery and the oldest is a purpose-built 1963 Volvo P544. Find the entire group here from Morris & Welford out of the UK. Special thanks to BaT reader Curt G. for this submission!
This is a truly outstanding group, as our attention would have been grabbed even if only one of these cars was available. To build our ideal collection, we would buy the lot and then sell off three to four Audis to fund some more variety. We would also trade out the Sunbeam, the Sunny, one VW, and the Peugeot for a Gr-B Toyota Celica, the iconic Rothmans Porsche 959, a works Mini Cooper S, and a works Austin Healey 3000.
The theme for the final thesis was "Imagine the new Alfa Romeo flagship model", i.e. a possible successor for the Alfa 166.
The nine final projects were presented in the presence of Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Design for Fiat Group Automobiles and Maserati.
The project were supported by the supervision of Mario Favilla (Centro Stile Alfa Romeo), and developed by the team of SPD teachers and 15 international students, who tried to combine in every vehicle styling elements from the brand's tradition with a contemporary design language.
Additional images of the projects are available on Virtual Car.
Alfa Romeo Camenae by Ryu Seung-Wook (Korea)
In ancient Roman Mythology, Camene where the goddesses of springs. Fluidity is the chosen design language for the Concept by its author Ryu Seung-Wook.
The car surfaces are crossed by flowing lines that become smoother and smoother towards the rear end.
The vehicle is dynamic and features an elongated front-end which allows for a greater interior space.
Alfa Romeo Coelus by Ian Bunjak (Slovakia)
Coelus (Sky in Latin) is a sporty four-seat sedan which combines purity and seduction, dynamism and controlled power in an aggressive and muscular architecture.
Alfa Romeo Phoenix by Iulian Bumbu (Romania)The proposal by Bumbu has a highly effective graphic approach.
The dynamic lines that define the body are concentrated in the font end which appears very personal, with an interplay of parallel and converging lines near the Alfa Romeo's emblem.
Alfa Romeo Tessa by Murat Atvur (Turkey), Adam Denning (USA)
Tessa is a three-box elegant sedan which uses a number of traditional styling cues from the legendary models of the '60s and the '70s, such as the Giulietta and Giulia 1300 coupé.
These elements were reinterpreted and combined with more contamporary solutions also adopted on the 8C Conpetizione.
Alfa Romeo Orbita by Mark Salerno (Australia) and Tulay Engin (Turkey)
The Orbita combines the elegant dynamism of a coupé with the luxury of an executive sedan, capable of transporting four passngers.
Thanks to the high waist-line and the stretched shape of the side windors, the car expresses power and conotrlled sportvity. The sculptural volumes are inspired by classical art.
Alfa Romeo 6C Torio by James Edmund van der Merwe (Sud Africa) in collaboration with Artem Popkov (Russia)
The Alfa Romeo 6C Torio is based on the prestige and status themes. It is a non-conventional interpretation of the flagship concept with a bold sporty connotation.
The surfaces, whose treatment is classical, are suspended on imposing volumes inspired by aeronatical design and technology.
Alfa Romeo Exelixis by Gabriel Feyer (Brazil), Kostantinos Paradeisou (Greece)
Exelixis is a five-seat sedan with a panoramic hatchback rear door featuring a triangular glass surface inspired by the shape of the Alfa Romeo emblem.
Alfa Romeo Essentija by Franco Grassi (Italy), Alessandro Fiorentino (Italy)
The Essentija concept is an agile coupé defined by lines which express compactness and dynamism on the hood surface, which is made even more aggressive by the zoomorphic headlights.
The sides are crossed by a sharp cutline that runs until the rear end, which is defined by a single element that incorportes the tail-lights. The glass surfaces feature a sloped windshield and low side windows with the Alfa's traditional 'elbow' element.
Alfa Romeo MilleMiglia by Aleksej Ivaskievic (Russia)
The Millemiglia Concept is an executive sedan with an essential tratment of shapes, characterized by a concave-convex inteplay. The design combines the dense and compact volumes of recent models with the of iconic model of the past such as the Freccia d’Oro and the Villa d’Este.
Bugatti has official revealed the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport - the open-top, convertible, targa top or whatever you want to call it Veyron. Bugatti didn’t just pull the roof off the Veyron coupe - engineers made a few changes to create the world’s fastest roadster.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport has a slightly higher windscreen, re-styled daytime running lights and a lightweight transparent polycarbonate roof. It was the removable roof that was the main challenge for engineers. The monocoque structure has been strengthened around the side-skirts along with a stiffened B-pillars using carbon fiber support. The interior features moisture-resistant backstitched leather with some new features such as a reversing camera with a 2.7-inch monitor in the rear-view-mirror and the Puccini sound system.
Power comes from the W16 1001 horsepower engine that allows for a top speed of 253mph with the top closed and 190mph with the roof off. With the folding roof in place top speed is limited to a very low 81mph.
Bugatti will produce only 150 units of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport - 50 of which are already going to registered Bugatti customers. The first unit will be sold to at the Pebble Beach Auction with the proceeds going to charity.
Some available are fully stock and others are track ready sporting aftermarket engine, suspension and wheel modifications. Budgets available to suit all enthusiasts needs, from $17 000 to $28 000!
We find this is a great opportunity to get a hold of the only ///M model on the market that actually gains in value yearly...
2009 Maserati Quattroporte Update Inside, the centre console has been re-worked for easier use, as cars of this class are filled to the brim with countless features and gadgetry. Thankfully, Maserati's troublesome satellite navigation system has also been upgraded, and is now incoporated in what they're calling the 'Maserati Multimedia System'. For you and I, this essentially means all systems and controls are better intergrated now, with one primary interface, not unlike BMW's i-drive. There are also two new leather hues to choose from, along with countless others already on offer.
2009 Maserati Quattroporte Update The biggest news with this update is the re-allignment of variants. There now being two to choose from - the base Quattroporte and the Quattroporte S. The entry level car has a 4.2L V8 capable of 298KW, while the S gets a new 4.7L V8 good for 320KW. Both cars are available with a smooth ZF 6-speed self-shifter. This full automatic thankfully replaces the horrible clutchless manual that was a mess to use. The new 6-speed should widen the Quattroporte's appeal now, as the lack of a true automatic always hurt sales as most people who buy these luxo barges usually don't want to change their own gears.
2009 Maserati Quattroporte Update Italian coachbuilding company Superleggera has also announced they will build their stunning Bellagio Fastback Touring in limited numbers. The Bellagio is essentially a Quattroporte with a re-worked, custom rear end, turning it into the ultimate family estate. The extra cargo space now gives the car 1500 litre9080605009mini1ls of space, and the new shape only adds 50 kgs over the standard saloon. With the same basic V8 and running gear as the Quattroporte saloon, the Touring is one extremely desirable and exclusive wagon. If you want one then get on the next flight to Milan, as there will only be 25 built. An instant classic then.
After a long wait we can finally show you the new Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
The F430 Scuderia is an addition to the Ferrari range and it will be sold alongside the F430 Coupé and the F430 Spider. All thre F430s will share the same mechanical underpinnings, but the Scuderia will be lighter and more powerful, much nearer a race-car.
The Ferrari F430 Scuderia showcasees, once again, Ferrari’s expertise in competition and its willingness to transfer know-how from the racetrack to the road.
The F430 Scuderia has an incredbile 2,45 kg/hp power to weight ratio, the result of its 510 hp engine (at 8,500 rpm) and of a weight of only 1.250 kg. For a comparison, the new Porsche 997 GT2 has 530 hp with a weight of 1,430 kg, the same as the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (530 Cv e 1.430 kg).The F430 Scuderia will also have a newer version of the software that manages the semi-automatic gearbox, capable of reducing change times to 60 ms. There’s also a new traction control system that integrates the electronic differential E-Diff with the stability control system F1-Trac.
F430 Scuderia vs 911 Turbo
In celebration of its 2007 MotoGP world championship title win with Australian rider Casey Stoner, Ducati has teamed up with fellow Italian manufacturer, Alfa Romeo, to produce the impressive Alfa 147 Ducati Corse.
With both manufacturers steeped in racing history and pedigree, owners can expect something special. Thus the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse comes with Alfa Romeo’s 170 bhp JTDM turbodiesel, enhanced handling courtesy of Alfa Romeo’s Q2 system, a Sport button that varies the mapping of the accelerator pedal to give a notably sporting response, and some distinctive styling additions.
The Alfa 147 Ducati Corse is available in two versions, the five-door 1.9 JTDM 16V Q2 170 bhp priced at £17,995, and the three-door version priced at £17,495.
Exclusive to the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse is a unique 18” alloy wheel design with 225/40 R18 tyres, red painted brake callipers, satin effect electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors, a rear spoiler, and appropriate Ducati badging.
Customers will also be able to choose from three individual external colours – Etna Black, Ghiaccio White and Giulietta Red.
Inside the cabin, the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse boasts aluminium sports pedals, Ducati Corse sports dials with a red background, sports seats upholstered in black leather with red stitching, cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control with split temperature and distribution function, as well as a car radio with audio CD player, MP3 reader, and an auto-dip rear view mirror.
As is standard with the Alfa 147, this latest Alfa 147 Ducati model also includes ABS with EBD, VDC with brake assist, and remote audio controls on the steering wheel.
Alfa Romeo’s widely acclaimed 1.9 JTDM 16V Q2 170 bhp engine powers the limited edition Alfa 147 Ducati from 0-62 mph in just eight seconds, and to a top speed of 134 mph.
Alfa Romeo is the official car supplier to the Ducati Corse racing team.
I'm assuming everyone knows what the cars posted are, but if anyone wants a description of any particular picture, feel free to let me know.
The phallic symbol was a good luck symbol against the 'evil eye' in the destroyed city of Pompei (appx. 60AD).
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