The Lotus 102 is the car used by the Team Lotus team in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1990. This is a profound evolution of the Lotus 101, both chassis and engine.
Franck Dernie and Mike Coughlan are backing the design of the 102 on the chassis of the Lotus 101, their previous creation.
The most important point is the integration of the Lamborghini twelve-cylinder V 650 hp.
This engine has major disadvantages such as its imposing size, a weight of 150 kg and a high fuel consumption.
The size of the block implies a very low positioning in the chassis and a large fuel tank. Most elements of the 101 are lightened to compensate for engine integration.
The cockpit of the 101 is redesigned so that the new drivers, much larger than their predecessors, can take place there. The team is very confident in its new car.
At the end of the season, Team Lotus ranks eighth in the constructors’ championship with eight points. Camel leaves Lotus and fails to provoke the bankruptcy of Lotus.
In December 1990, Peter Collins and Peter Wright bought the stable. Lotus does not have the means to design a new car for 1991, an evolution of the 102 is created, the Lotus 102B who abandons the Lamborghini engine for a V8 Judd.
The model found is quite exceptional since it is a Formula 1, a Lotus 102 ex Dereck Warwick (GP Italy to Monza 1990!)
It has its V12 engine Lamborghini but the interior is empty.
In 1991 Team Lotus uses it for promotions of the brand or its sponsors of the 1991 season!
Rare for sale, this is a real opportunity to own a real Lotus Formula 1 with its V12 Lamborghini at a reasonable price.
The Dodge Viper was created at the initiative of Bob Lutz. To provide a historic bond and legitimize the Viper, the group will appeal to Carroll Shelby to soften the eyes of the public. The latter will even say that to build this type of car, you only need a powerful engine, and only think about the rest then.
The first prototype is tested in January 1989. It debuted in 1991 with two pre-production models like the Indianapolis 500 car when Dodge was forced to replace it in the Japan-built Dodge Stealth because of complaints from United Auto Workers, and went on sale in December 1991 as RT / 10 Roadster.
The first Viper (designed with the help of Lamborghini for the mechanical part) is marketed under the Dodge brand and quickly becomes a benchmark sports car in the US market. The model is particularly easy to recognize thanks to its unique and aggressive look and unusual engine. It is immediately a commercial success and a symbolic car for the Dodge brand, which is becoming known all over the world.
After years and several different models (Dodge Viper RT / 10, GTS, GTS-R, ACR, SRT-10, SRT-10 Coupé), the Dodge Viper remains a reference in the market of “muscular” cars (“muscle cars”). “) in North America.
The engine comes from the new V10 block for the Ram pick-up range, although the Viper block is made of aluminum, where the pickup blocks are made of cast iron. The latest version of this engine is a V10 developing 600 hp . Dodge has equipped its Ram, a model of pickup very sold in the United States, in its version SRT-10 (510 hp ).
Its gearbox makes it possible to reach in first gear the legal speed on American motorways, which is generally 55 mph (88 km / h ).
But the Dodge Viper created and developed by engineer Neil Heinneman has been especially successful on all the circuits of the World where it has achieved many successes, including the famous 24 Hours of Daytona in Florida. The first to have it run is a Frenchman, Michel Arnaud, who entered two copies at the 1994 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, entrusted to experienced and renowned drivers (René Arnoux – Justin Bell – Philippe Gache – Bertand Balas – François Migault). Both American cars were ranked second and third in their GT1 class. This feat gave ideas to the parent company in Detroit, Michigan, who decided to invest in developing a competition version. Subsequently, the prestigious Oreca team engaged them in competition and she obtained many successes.
The year 1996 was marked by the start of production of the second generation of the Viper, called SR II. The car was essentially an updated version of the first generation of the Viper, since most of its parts were passed on to this generation.
The RT / 10 has undergone minor changes, the most important being the exhaust positions. The exhaust from the car was moved back to release the return pressure, which increased power to 415 hp and torque to 662 Nm. A removable hardtop was now available with a glass window. sliding. Some components of the steel suspension were replaced by aluminum, resulting in a reduction of 27 kg.
A new Viper model was introduced in late 1996. Known as GTS, the car was essentially a more powerful version of the RT / 10. The roof of the car was designed so that pilots could adjust their helmet during the track days. This was called the double bubble and was used for all subsequent generations of the Viper after the SR II. More than 90% of the GTSs contained new parts compared to the RT / 10 despite similar looks, and the 8.0-liter V10 received an increase in power, the engine now producing a maximum power of 450 hp. The GTS was also the first Viper to receive airbags.
In 1997 and 1998, the Viper would continue to receive minor updates. The GTS would obtain second generation airbags, revised exhaust manifolds and a revised camshaft for 1997, while the RT / 10 increased power up to 450 hp by 1998.
The Ad that caught our attention is this 1997 Dodge Viper GTS, which is 45,000 km long and seems to be in good condition.
Many recent expenses have been incurred according to its owner:
new injectors (1500 €) all new engine sensors new front and rear brakes engine belt steering wheel pump lamda sensor drain and filter Spark plugs etc
It is equipped with an exhaust valve (original available) and a set of chrome rims (original option) can be included in the sale. It is also equipped with a kilometer gauge and a type gtsR rear wing
The price is quite reasonable for this supercar of the 90s registered in France.
The De Tomaso Pantera was introduced in 1970 at the New York Show, it will be produced from 1971 to 1992. The Pantera, which succeeds the Mangusta, was designed by Tom Tjaarda. Unlike the previous model, which was mounted on a steel frame-beam, the Pantera has for the first time in the history of De Tomaso, a monocoque chassis, also made of steel.
The first Pantera was equipped with a Ford Cleveland 5.8 liter V8 engine, a 330 hp , as well as a ZF transmission already used by the Mangusta, the Maserati Bora and the Ford GT40. It goes from 0 to 96 km/h in 5.5 seconds.
That same year Ford will import Pantera for the American market, through the Lincoln Mercury brand. A total of 1,007 Pantera European models were shipped to the United States, but poor manufacturing and finishing quality was a problem during Ford testing.
At that time, the concepts of safety during crashes and rust protection were not or poorly known. Several modifications were made to the following models of the year 1972, the engine was also replaced.
The Pantera L (Lusso), better equipped, was marketed in 1972. It was equipped with a Cleveland Ford engine of 248 hp , and, for the American market, large black bumpers. Ford stopped importing the car to the United States in 1975, after having sold 5,500 copies. De Tomaso continued to build other models, improving performance and equipment. Some of these models were exported to the United States in the 1980s. A total of about 7,200 Pantera were built.
The Ad that attracted our attention is this De Tomaso Pantera L commissioned on April 1, 1972 in the United States, color night blue / black with a beige / black interior and showing 67 000 km.
The recent painting of the vehicle presents very well according to its seller, the body was laid to bare metal for the operation.
No evidence of corrosion on the chassis or the body. The doors are very good and after inspection, the car has no trace of repair and accident.
The rims, originally magnesium Campagnolo, have been repainted in anthracite gray.
The tires and brakes are in good condition as well and do not require any costs.
The original seats are in perfect condition (the seat has been redone) as are the carpets, door panels and the roof top.
The car has retained its lap belts (homologated until October 1972). The momo steering wheel is retractable, it was installed by the former owner so that it could get out of the vehicle more easily.
Note that two other seats are also available with the vehicle, beige, with a seat more comfortable and better lateral support.
The original air conditioning is functional like all the elements and instruments of the dashboard. Note that the fuse box of origin is sometimes a little capricious, badly recurring beautiful Italian of this time.
This Pantera has 3 anti-reconciliation bars arranged in a triangle in the front compartment of 30 mm and in trapezoid of the same size for the rear part.
The braking has been optimized with, in particular, raised discs mounted on 4-piston floating calipers with aviation hoses.
Koni adjustable dampers, slightly shorter springs associated with aluminum triangles at the front and anti-roll bars of 25mm diameter, everything is calibrated so that the vehicle is exploitable. The steering rack has also been redone.
The vehicle has a preparation made by its former owner in the United States who has restored the vehicle.
Water pump, belts, alternator, starter, universal joints, ZF 5-speed gearbox of original series in very good working condition.
High Performance Clutch. High Performance aluminum pressurization and expansion vessels. Ignition with additional module, coil and MSD distributor. Air filter K and N. Fuel filling cap with valve. Holley fuel pump. Holley Performance SR5533 carburettor, 4 bodies, aviation hose. Edelbrock Performance intake pipe. Premium oil pan Avialu Competition. Performance engine support. Gibson Group 4 exhaust that gives it a beautiful sound. The 351 Cleveland 408 engine, or 6.7l, is an Edelbrock preparation with Ford Racing Solution aluminum cylinder head, pistons, valves, camshaft more pointed. This allows it to develop 420 hp on the wheels (bench record available).
Front aluminum radiator associated with 2 fans, the water hoses are also in aluminum.
The vehicle is sold with a french “Carte grise de collection”.
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