Last week's article was my final look at the Japanese Car Scene. However, I have some photos left over from when Bingo Sports World was kind enough to let me take photos of the absolutely stunning and rare cars they had on display.
As soon as you walk in the doors, you're greeted by none other than a Ferrari F40. The F40 had it's roots in the Group B rally racing. Enzo Ferrari was developing the 288 GTO Evoluzione for Group B when the 1986 televised accident in Portugal ended the class. Not wanting to waste the development, the technology and lessons from Group B was directed to producing this car, the F40.
The placement of the two intercoolers for the twin turbocharged 2.9L V8 coupled with the heavily louvered rear hatch hint at the airflow direction and magnitude. In other words, this car pulls a crap ton of air up and through the rear hatch to cool the intake charge.
But here's the thing. The F40 on the right pales in comparison to its sibling on the left. I'm kicking myself for not taking more photos, but this car is the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione. Yes, the one that was being prepped for Group B duty. There are only 5 of these cars in the world, and according to word, these cars put out 650 Horses out of the same 2.9 L V8 seen in the F40.
These two Ferrari Daytona are official Race ready models. Essentially the owners had to send these cars back to Ferrari to get it upgraded to the Race trim. No DIY work done by an engineering firm - all of this was built by Ferrari.
Moving left is the Ferrari 308 GTB - aka the Ferrari I would buy if I had the means. The motor is underpowered, and this was built at the height of Ferrari's criticism for being too soft, but the understated styling catches my eye every time.
Another Group B legacy car, the 959 was built out of Porsche's scrapped research. The direct competitor to the F40, the 959 is essentially the grand daddy of all things turbocharged, electronically controlled, and all wheel drive. This is easily one of my favorite Porsches,
To Round out the front row was the BMW 3.0 CSL. The CSL was a homologation special built to allow BMW to compete in the 3+ Liter class in the European Touring Car Championships. But like all other BMWs from the late 60s, early 70s, it also looked like a piece of art.
If you look at the back of the photo you can see the wing on the 3.0 CSL. That wing was actually put in the trunk when the car was sold, because it was illegal for German cars to have that type of aero kit.
And Last but not least is the Pagani Zonda Revolucion. This was the final version of the Pagani Zonda before it was superceded by the Huayra. Similar to the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione, there are only 5 of these in the world, but unlike the 288, I have more than 1 photo of it.
The insane aero kits on this car always catches my attention, but what's really cool is the fact that everything has been attended to. There's a manual or algorithmically controlled DRS system, a Formula 1 Spec sequential gearbox, and 748 ponies per ton. To put it another way, this car has nearly as many horsepower per ton that the Huayra.
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