The db4 gt zagato was unveiled in october 1960 at the london motor show in earl’s court, although it must be said that the show car was fitted with a wooden d***y rather than a real engine. technically speaking, it was based on the db4 gt, which was intended for motorsport racing in 1959, but proved too heavy compared to the ferrari. in autumn 1959, tony cook, the british representative of carrozzeria zagato, established contact with the milanese body manufacturer, which had gained a reputation for making very lightweight car bodies. #grandbasel#zagato
Introduced at the paris motor show in 1953, the porsche 550 model was a beautiful road racer with clean, elegant lines and the very effective 1500cc four-cam flat-four engine, designed by the austrian dr. ernst fuhrmann. the mid-engined roadster was highly successful in competition, often beating significantly more powerful or established rivals. the car weighs only 550 kg and is so low that at the 1954 mille miglia, hans herman managed to drive underneath a level crossing barrier just seconds before an express train sped past. however, more famous than any of the 550’s racing successes is the association it has with film star james dean, who was involved in a fatal crash in his ‘little bastard’ on the way to a road race in california. #grandbasel#porsche
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bang - there it was, the first and ultimate supercar! boy, what a beautiful beast and for me personally the best car of the show. orange with italian prova ("test") numberplates...🏁💯🎶
lamborghini miura seen at @grandbasel
shot with panasonic gh5 and lumix 12-35mm 2.8
wiki (en): "the lamborghini miura is a sports car produced by italian automaker lamborghini between 1966 and 1973. the car was the first supercar with a rear mid-engined two-seat layout, although the concept was first pioneered by rené bonnet with the matra djet in 1964.
the miura's rolling chassis was presented at the 1965 turin auto show, and the prototype p400 debuted at the 1966 geneva show. it received stellar receptions from showgoers and the motoring press alike, each impressed by marcello gandini's sleek styling and the car's revolutionary mid-engine design.
the car featured a transversely-mounted mid-engine layout, a departure from previous lamborghini cars. the v12 was also unusual in that it was effectively merged with the transmission and differential, reflecting a lack of space in the tightly-wrapped design. the rolling chassis was displayed at the turin salon in 1965. impressed showgoers placed orders for the car despite the lack of a body to go over the chassis.
the earliest model of the miura was known as the p400 (for posteriore 4 litri). it was powered by a version of the 3.9 l lamborghini v12 engine used in the 400gt at the time. the engine was mounted transversely and produced 350 ps (257 kw; 345 hp). exactly 275 p400 were produced between 1966 and 1969 – a success for lamborghini despite its then-steep price of us$20,000 (equivalent to more than $150,000 in 2017)." #idolfilms#picturesdopop#carsandtypes#grandbasel#grandbasel2018#supercar#hypercar#supercars#hypercars#italiansupercar#petrolicious#drivetastefully#carporn#cargram#drivetribe#suisse#schweiz #switzerland#cargasm#cargram#carinstagram#carsofinstagram#carswithoutlimits#prova#sportscars#sportscaroftheday#lamborghini#lamborghinis#miura#lamborghinimiura#ferucciolamborghini