Surely it’s not fair to compare the notoriously lambasted Ferrari 348 with its lauded successor, the F355? But could it be that the former is simply misunderstood – and maybe offers something that’s missing from its illustrious successor?
The Penske PC-23 is famous for its 12 of 16 victories in the 1994 IndyCar season and equally notorious for exploiting an ambiguity that surrounded pushrod engines, which saw it utterly dominate that year’s Indy 500.
Recession, war and punitive emissions legislation rarely make for decent sports cars. But ironically that’s precisely what happened in the Nineties. Car-wise, the Eighties came to an end some time between August 1990 and September 1992.
Both of these archetypal Eighties executives began their lives well before they went into production, one a joint venture with rivals, the other as a last stand at independence. With the Alfa Romeo 164 and Jaguar XJ40, they're both cars you buy with your heart over your head, one more so than the other.
Marriages of Italian styling and German machinery are a rarity, but the clever way Bertone clothed a 964-generation 911 showed how creativity and ingenuity from Turin worked well on a chassis from Zuffenhausen
The UK’s foremost modern-classic BMW collectors have an eerie ability to find improbably original low-mileage examples. This boxfresh 740i proves it: these grandmasters of Bavarian metal have glitched our concept of reality once again…