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  • Sunbeam Tiger


    The Sunbeam Tiger is a high-performance V8 version of the British Rootes Group's Sunbeam Alpine roadster, designed in part by American car designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby and produced from 1964 until 1967. Shelby had carried out a similar V8 conversion on the AC Cobra, and hoped to be offered the contract to produce the Tiger at his facility in America. Rootes decided instead to contract the assembly work to Jensen at West Bromwich in England, and pay Shelby a royalty on every car produced. Two major versions of the Tiger were built: the Mark I (1964–1967) was fitted with the Ford V8; the Mark II, of which only 633 were built in the final year of Tiger production, was fitted with the larger Ford engine. Two prototype and extensively modified versions of the Mark I competed in the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans, but neither completed the race. Rootes also entered the Tiger in European rallies with some success, and for two years it was the American Hot Rod Association's national record holder over a quarter-mile drag strip. Production ended in 1967 soon after the Rootes Group was taken over by Chrysler, which did not have a suitable engine to replace the Ford V8.

  • Hennessey Viper Venom 1000 Twin Turbo


    The Hennessey Viper Venom 1000TT (Twin Turbo) is an upgraded version of the Dodge Viper produced by Hennessey Performance Engineering, also known as HPE, that can be purchased as a complete car or as an upgrade package. The car can be had as a coupe or a convertible. It has a theoretical maximum production run of 24 vehicles. As tested in 2006 by Motor Trend magazine, the coupe variant weighed , cost $187,710, and had a drag coefficient of 0.52.

  • Karmann


    Karmann buildings in OsnabrückWilhelm Karmann GmbH, known commonly as Karmann, in Osnabrück, Germany, was until its 2009 bankruptcy the largest independent motor vehicle manufacturing company in Germany. Since 1901 the company fulfilled roles including design, production and assembly of components for a wide variety of automobile manufacturers; including Chrysler, Porsche and Volkswagen Group. The company was broken up in 2010 with its components purchased by Webasto and Valmet Automotive — with the Osnabrück plant itself, transferred to Volkswagen.

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