Name: 2006 Chevrolet Camaro Concept
Designer: General Motors
Price: Rs 89
The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by General Motors and Chevrolet under the Chevrolet brand. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.
Here is some trivia about the Camaro:
On June 28, 1966, General Motors held a live press conference (the first time in history that 14 cities were hooked up in real time for a press conference via telephone lines). Chevrolet General Manager Pete Estes announced a new car line, project designation XP-836, with a name that Chevrolet chose in keeping with other car names beginning with the letter C such as the Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette. He claimed the name, “suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner” and that “to us, the name means just what we think the car will do… Go!” The new Camaro name was then unveiled. Automotive press asked Chevrolet product managers, “What is a Camaro?” and were told it was “a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.” 😉
On January 6, 2006, the first official word regarding a fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro from General Motors came at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, where the 2006 Camaro Concept was released. The concept car features the following: 2-door, 4-passenger, rear-wheel drive coupe, while the body-styling is an homage to the first generation Camaro
Wishing to emulate the performance heritage of the Camaro range, the GM team, which designed the latest model, have produced a shape which, whilst retaining elements of the past, looks boldly forward to the future. The unmistakeable front grille and enormous hood bulge hint at the performance capabilities of the V8 engine, whilst the large wheels and tyres with exposed brakes point to the speed of the Camaro Concept.
From the 2006 GM press release:
Combining dramatic design and exciting performance, the Chevrolet Camaro Concept recaptures the spirit of one of the most popular sport coupes of all time and redefines the Camaro for new generations of fans. The Camaro Concept embodies the performance and passion that have made first-generation Camaros some of the most sought-after collector cars, updating the formula with a fuel-efficient powertrain, sophisticated chassis and contemporary design execution. The goal is to make the sport coupe relevant to younger enthusiasts while retaining its appeal to its current fans.
“Millions of people of all ages fell in love with the Camaro for all of the right reasons,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president, global design. “Camaros were beautiful to look at and offered performance that could rival expensive European GTs. Yet they were practical enough to drive every day and priced within the reach of many new car buyers.”
Name: Lamborghini Diablo Roadster
Price: Rs 89
A list of dream cars can never be complete without a Lamborghini in it.
The Lamborghini Diablo is a high-performance mid-engined sports car that was built by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1990 and 2001. The body style choices were either a 2-door coupe or a 2-door roadster.
The Diablo was the fastest production car in the world for the 1991 model year, having a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph), which exceeded the 324 km/h (201 mph) of the previous title-holder, the Ferrari F40. The Diablo held the title until the release of the Bugatti EB110 in 1991, which claimed a top speed of 343 km/h (213 mph).
The car became known as the Diablo, carrying on Lamborghini’s tradition of naming its cars after breeds of fighting bull. The Diablo was named after a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for fighting an epic battle with ‘El Chicorro’ in Madrid on July 11, 1869.
The Diablo’s pop-up headlamp units, the tried-and-true V12 engine under the lid, the rear air ducts all make this a “classic” super car. In the words of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the Diablo was designed “solely to be the biggest head-turner in the world.”
Name: Toyota Celica GT-S
Price: Rs 89
The Toyota Celica name has been applied to a series of coupes made by the Japanese company Toyota. The name is ultimately derived from the Latin word coelica meaning “heavenly” or “celestial”.
The Toyota Celica GTS belongs to the seventh generation T230 series of Celica (1999-2006). This is a 3 door liftback/hatchback with an FF (front-engine, front-wheel drive) layout. It boasts of a more sportier look (hence the “S” in the name)
The 2000 model year Celica was an element of Toyota “Project Genesis”, an effort to bring younger buyers to the marque in the United States. Toyota wanted to appeal to the same buyers of the Acura Integra and Honda Civic. Toyota took time to lighten the car and lower cost whenever possible.
Power window and door lock controls were placed in the center console so only 1 set was necessary for both doors. Initial moonroofs were made of polymer plastic instead of the traditional glass.
Name: Dodge Challenger SRT8
Price: Rs 89
We’ve already seen the Dodge Viper… today it’s time for a closer look at the Dodge Challenger.
Dodge is a United States-based brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles, manufactured and marketed by Chrysler Group LLC
The Dodge Challenger SRT 8 is a rebirth of a muscle car legend. The third, and current generation, was introduced in 2008 as a rival to the evolved Ford Mustang, the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird.
Assembled in Canada, this hard top, two-door coupe with a sun roof and hood stripes, chrome wheels and leather interiors is a blend of muscle and luxury.
Created in the image of the iconic 1970 Dodge Challenger, the all-new Challenger concept car is poised to deliver pin-you-to-your seat power from its Hemi 6.1 engine and head-turning styling that have made the Challenger legendary!
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Name: Dodge Viper GTS
Price: Rs 89
When it comes to cars, age is no bar!
Currently, I am in a race with my nephew to the biggest collection of Hotwheels/Maisto/Welly… as of today, he wins 🙂
The series of cars that are I will be talking about in the coming days are the latest additions to his collection. Here is the first.
The Dodge Viper GTS is a two seat V10-powered sports car made by the Dodge division of Chrysler. The car, and numerous variations, has made many appearances in TV shows, video games, movies, and music videos.
The Viper was conceived as a historical take on the classic American sports car. The iconic AC Cobra was a source of inspiration, and the final version of the Viper bears this out with its powerful engine, minimalist straightforward design, muscular and aggressive styling, and high performances.
A coupe model called the GTS was introduced in 1996. Dubbed “double bubble,” the roof featured slightly raised sections above each seat to accommodate usage of helmets, a throwback to its intended purpose.
Name: Circle Tracker
Designer: Hot Wheels
Birthplace: El Segundo, CA, USA
Manufacturer: Hot Wheels
Price: Rs 89
Released in 2010 as part of the Hot Wheels racing series, the Circle Tracker is a car that stands out from the rest.
One downer for me though was that every part of this car screamed “Hot Wheels”! The logo is not only on the hood, but on each side flap and the rear! Another flaw could be the very obvious rip off of the Toyota Camry grille for the Circle Tracker.
This model is designed in four variants (red, orange, blue and metallic blue)… the red variant being the more favored of them all. The clear windows, tan interiors, race decals and the “33” on sides and roof make this car a prized possession for any race fanatic.
In the words of the guys at Hot Wheels :
“With a cowl induction hood, V8 engine, and streamlined shape for aerodynamics, this stock car of tomorrow was made for tearing up the oval track.”
Name: Porsche Boxster
Designer: Porsche AG
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Price: Rs 120
Another Porsche added to the collection!
The Boxster’s name is a portmanteau of the word “boxer”, referring to the vehicle’s horizontally-opposed (flat) or “boxer” engine, and the word “roadster”, referring to the vehicle’s two seat capacity and convertible top. Roadsters are also called spiders or spyders and traditionally are without a roof, side or rear windows.
The Boxster is Porsche’s first roadster. The blend of the roadster and boxer is taken to another level by combining the styling features inspired by the Carrera GT while the engine output from their corresponding Porsche Cayman variants.
The last time I checked the ex-showroom price of this was Rs 56,60,000 🙂