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Final Gear Top 100 - 4 votes

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Just a small list for 4 votes:


Lamborghini Diablo
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Lamborghini began developing the car in 1985 as a replacement for the Countach model, introducing it for sale on January 21st, 1991 at a base price of $240,000 USD.

Power came from a new 5.7 litre, 48 valve V12 featuring dual overhead cams and computer-controlled multi-point fuel injection, producing 492 horsepower (367 kW) and 427 foot-pounds (579 Nm) of torque. Driven hard the vehicle could reach 60 mph in slightly over 4 seconds, with a top speed of 202 miles per hour (325 km/h). As in the Countach, the Diablo was rear wheel drive and the engine was mid-mounted to aid its weight balance.


Rolls Royce Phantom
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The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a luxury saloon (sedan) automobile made by Rolls-Royce. It was launched in 2003 and is the first Rolls-Royce model made under the ownership of BMW.

It has a 6.75 L, 48 valve, V12 engine that produces 453 hp and 531 ft.lbf (719.9 Nm) of torque. The engine is derived from BMW's existing V12 power plant. It is 1.63 m (63 in) tall, 1.99 m (74.8 in) wide, 5.83 m (228.3 in) long, and weighs 2485 kg (5478.5 lb). The body of the car is built on an aluminium spaceframe and the Phantom can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.7 s. It has a six-speed automatic transmission and double wishbone suspension.

Instead of a tachometer it has a novel power reserve dial telling you how much of the engine's power is left available to the driver.


Ferrari 250
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The Ferrari 250 is a series of sports cars from the 1950s and early 1960s. It was the company's most successful early line of vehicles, produced for over a decade from 1953 to 1964 and spawning countless variants. The 250 was replaced by the 275. The most celebrated 250 is the 1962 250 GTO, a true supercar that spawned countless imitators. Most 250 road cars share the same two wheelbases, 2400 mm for short wheelbase (SWB) and 2600 mm for long wheelbase (LWB).

Most convertibles used the SWB type. Nearly all 250s share the same engine: The Colombo Type 125 V12. At 2963 cc, it is not a large engine, even for the time, the output (up to 280 hp) was impressive, and the light engine propelled the small Ferrari racing cars to victory after victory. The 250 series is the most celebrated and valuable of all Ferraris. With its numerous low-production models and racing success, various 250s will make up most of any "most valuable Ferraris" list. The GTO, Testa Rossa, LM, and Monza all command US$2,000,000 or more today.


AC Cobra
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The AC Cobra was a powerful Anglo-American sports car built in the 1960s. It was far from the first car to combine a lightweight European chassis and aluminum body with a big American V8 engine, but it is possibly the most famous. The later, larger-engined cars are still among the highest-performing road vehicles ever sold.

Like many British specialist car manufacturers, AC Cars had been using the smooth, refined Bristol straight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace 2-seater roadster. Unfortunately for AC and other manufacturers, Bristol decided in 1961 to cease production of its engine and instead to use Chrysler V8 engines. Thus, AC had a car without a future source of power. Into this void stepped American ex-racing driver Carroll Shelby, who in September 1961 airmailed AC a proposal to ship its engineless cars to Shelby's California works to be fitted with American V8s. Shelby had previous experience with Anglo-American hybrids, having raced an Allard.

AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. It was, in the form of Ford's 260 HiPo (4.2 litre) engine - a lightweight, thin-wall cast small-block V8 tuned for high performance. In early 1962, the first engineless AC Ace was air-freighted to Shelby's Los Angeles facility, where it was fitted with an engine and transmission in less than eight hours and taken out on test. Carroll Shelby claims the name "Cobra" came to him in a dream, and the car was given that name.


That's it - four cars with four votes. Expect the 5 vote section in time :)
 
Hehe, this was short. :)

All nice and understandable choices, though I didn't vote for any of these iirc.
 
tough one
edit: how do you vote anyways.. no poll? :|
 
None of mine in that little list, so far only one appearance (a 3-voter). What will the 5-voters be I wonder...
 
:thumbsup: Keep up the good work Overheat.
 
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