Some Really Cool Cars
on 7/24/2005 (20)
Check these cars out. Wow!
Mach 5: A real life rendition of the 1960's Japanese Anime genre cartoon "Speed Racer", is custom built by Speed Racer Auto works, LLC, and is the exclusive world-wide licensee for the development and sale for the Mach 5 and all other vehicles featured in the Speed Racer cartoon series. Is it possible to lust after a car? This one, it is!
Racer X: Built by the same company that built the Mach 5, The Racer X car, Shooting Star, was probably the more difficult of the two to bring to life, as it conceals many soft lines and liquid shapes. Still very seductive, nonetheless.
Original Batmobile: The original 1966 TV series Batmobile was a one of a kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, built for the then, and even now, fantastic sum of 250,000 dollars. With such bold and testy features as lacking roll down windows (airflow was supplied through the cabin from ducts under the chassis), the massive 2 ton car understandably never hit mass production, and wound up in the hands of automotive designer George Barris, commissioned to build a car for the TV series. Inherently bat-like in shape, the car was a bat-natural, and was sold to Barris by Lincoln for the amazing sum of one bat-dollar!
Back to the Future Delorean: The famous Back to the Future "Mister Fusion" time machine is neatly tucked inside the ubiquitous stainless steel bodied Delorean gull-wing dream machine, powered by a rear-mounted, 130-horsepower Peugeot-Renault-Volvo fuel-injected, aluminum, 2.8-liter V-6 engine with a Bosch K Jetronic fuel-injection system. It sits on a Lotus-designed, double-Y, backbone-frame chassis and features independent four-wheel suspension. Only 8353 Deloreans were built, including two 24 karat gold plated variations. Still fresh in appearance and performance since it's induction in 1981, the Delorean still keeps dreams of going back to future alive, flux capacitor not included!
ThrustSSC (Thrust-powered SuperSonic Car): More of a F-15 fighter without wings than a car, the ThrustSSC was designed to crack the elusive land sound barrier with the help of a Cray super computer in May of 1994. Funded by Castrol and built by engineer Richard Noble, on September 25th of 1997, the ThrustSSC team reached their goal by setting a new World Land Speed Record, with a two-way average speed of 714.144 m.p.h, shortly afterword punching a supersonic hole in the sco
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