Articles tagged Bob Lutz

Page 60 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 2003

Munich or bust

It was quick, powerful, reliable and adaptable. With more finance – and imagination – BMW's rally contender could have been a serious rival to Escort and Stratos, writes John Davenport During the 1970s the Stratos was writing rally history. Following its first appearance in October 1974, it scored three straight world championship titles and won the inaugural FIA Cup for Drivers for Sandro Munari...

Page 29 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 2010

Andrew Frankel

GM's charm offensive One of rather few thrills inherent in attending the Detroit Motorshow each year used to be wondering what stunt Bob Lutz would dream up to introduce a new car. Explosions were common, things falling from the sky not unusual and, through it all, you could count on the grinning countenance of Lutz himself, the most charismatic US car executive of our times and probably second...

Page 74 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1983

Aston Martin's renaissance

The look of pleasure on the faces of the Aston Martin personnel at Le Mans was good to behold. Final practice times issued on Thursday night confirmed that the Nimrod was 16th fastest overall, and quickest of all the normally aspirated cars on the track. The ground effect Rondeaus were too slow on the straight to match Ray Mallock's best lap of 3 min 35.78 sec, and the Ford-Cosworth DFL and DFV...

Page 89 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2005

WB Rumblings

  The Midland AC is holding a centenary tour on August 18 starting from Shelsley Walsh. It will take in the venues the club used for hillclimbs prior to moving to the present historic venue, namely Sunrising, Gorcut, Weatheroak and Middle Hill, before returning to Shelsley Walsh for a gymkhana and supper party. A splendid idea, which might be copied by the Veteran CC with their members using 1905...

Page 32 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 2013

Road Car News

Meet the 205mph Aston MartinFour more cylinders embellish the Vantage with even greater vim. By Andrew Frankel It might be one of the older tricks in the book, but putting your largest, most powerful engine in your smallest, lightest car is a move guaranteed to make headlines in the motoring press, rarely more so when your name happens to be Aston Martin. The new Aston Martin Vantage S is certain...

Page 26 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1984

Tickford Capri

Ford with a touch of class The Capri 2.8i is to the Ford range what the 911 is to the Porsche range, a rather old-fashioned design that evokes envy, admiration, and pride of ownership that knows no bounds. When Ford of Europe launched the Sierra XR4i on the Targa Florio course last Spring they also offered a 2.8i five-speed to drive over the same course, and we have to say that the raw power and...

Page 84 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 1976

German high performers

How the big names of racing and tuning have survived the fuel drought For a country which seems to have the most stable economic base in Europe, West Germany displayed astonishing panic symptoms when the fuel crisis threatened to interfere with its Utopia. The motor car, the very life-blood of practically every German, overnight became a dirty word, leadfoot autobahners turned into mimsers, and...

Page 38 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1983

Road test: Ford Sierra XR4i

A winner As Ford expected, the Sierra model was not immediately as popular as the Cortina model it replaced and it has taken a year for this rounded but aerodynamically efficient car to lead the British sales charts. The XR4i which is now available will certainly enhance the image of the Sierra range, offering a 130 m.p.h. package with a very high level of equipment for well under £10,000. The...


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