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Steer away with the exotic autos

Steer Away With the Exotic Autos

Experiencing a ride in an exotic car or owning one is a dream come true for many. The first thing that comes to our mind about an exotic sports car is, either it’s expensive or it’s fast. They are also known for their streamlined, sleek and elegant design, which make them stylish and visually appealing. Speed is another most important part of an exotic sports car. This is the sole factor that differs an exotic sports car from the rest. These cars are designed for higher acceleration and maintainable road speed.

Exotic cars are engineering marvels designed for speed, handling, comfort and style. These cars are designed to showcase the most advanced technologies a manufacturer has to offer the public. Most exotic cars have a rear mid engine and rear wheel drive for better weight distribution and agile handling. They have high power engines, low vehicle mass for greater acceleration and superb handling. They are built for maximum cornering with super road gripping ability in order to achieve superior cornering speeds.

The craze for the fastest cars is undying and manufacturers of fast street cars are providing their customers with some exotic car designs, combined with brilliant acceleration and top speed. Exotic cars are not mass produced,but are only made available in a limited number. The rarer and more difficult to acquire, the greater a car’s exotic value.

Some of the leading exotic sports car makers are Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ford, Alfa Romeo and recently McLaren has joined this prestigious list. Car makers like Ferrari hire design houses to come up with their car designs. Most of the cars on the list are Italian exotics. But Ferrari remains the best-known producer of exotic cars with some of the popular and fastest makes in its basket like Ferrari 360, F430, Scuderia and the limited-edition Superamerica. Even Lamborghini is not far behind with some of it’s world class exotics like Diablo, Murcielago and recently Gallardo.

Own an exotic car and make your own style statement in the society.

Alfa romeo all car history volume

Alfa Romeo — All Car History Volume 15

Alfa Romeo is a name synonymous with performance and style. The company’s ‘cuore sportivo’ – or sporting heart – lives on to the present day, though the company has been a part of the Fiat Group since 1986. Alfas are thoroughbred cars with a racing heritage.

The fundamentals of sports car handling, performance and safety are carried over from competition to road cars. The current Alfa Romeo models include the Alfa 147, 159, Alfa GT, Alfa Brera and Alfa Spider.

ALFA ROMEO HISTORY

Founded in 1910 in Milan, Italy, Alfa came under the control of Nicola Romeo in 1915 and the company was renamed Alfa Romeo five years later. In 1920, the Torpedo 20-30 HP became the first car produced with the Alfa Romeo badge. Alfa Romeo enjoyed racing success between the wars, but still made solid road cars.

After WWII, Alfa changed to smaller mass-produced vehicles introducing the Giulietta series and classic twin cam engine. Models produced since the Fiat takeover combine Alfa’s style and sporting panache with mass production.

ALFA ROMEO FACTS

  • Type: a subsidiary of Fiat
  • Founded: 1910
  • Headquarters: Turin, Italy
  • Key people: di Montezemolo – President, Luca De Meo – CEO
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Products: Cars

FEATURED MODELS

  • ALFA ROMEO 147 – The 147 is a small family car produced with three or five door versions.
  • ALFA ROMEO 156 – A compact executive car introduced in 1997 and produced until 2005
  • ALFA ROMEO GT – A Bertone-designed coup?. Engine options include two petrol and one diesel versions. It shares its he interior with the 147
  • ALFA ROMEO GTV – The GTV is a sports car produced by Alfa Romeo from 1995 to 2006. A 2+2 coup?, it was the successor to the long-discontinued Alfetta GTV coup?

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Legend has it that Henry Ford doffed his cap when an Alfa went by
  • The first time he managed to beat the Alfas, Enzo Ferrari cried like a baby. Enzo was a racing driver and team manager for Alfa in the 1920s before founding Ferrari
  • There are many myths surrounding the origins of the first Alfa Romeo badge, but it is thought that it was inspired by Milano’s coat of arms, the city where the company originated, and still is
  • From Edward Fox in The Day Of The Jackal, to Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, Alfa Romeos have always had a place in popular culture. They are often considered as fiery, temperamental Italian cars driven by likeable, interesting people less concerned with cold efficiency and much more interested in being interested
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