Taurus debuted in 1985 in Los Angeles. The front-wheel drive, mid-size Taurus was available in only two bodies: a four-door sedan and a station wagon. The curb weight of the car was about 1450 kg with a wheelbase of 2.7 m. The futuristic form of the Ford Taurus did not have a radiator grill, but just a panel in body color, where Ford’s oval was located between the headlights. Due to the large glass area and narrow racks, the car had excellent visibility.
Taurus was introduced in four versions: L, MT-5, GL and LX. The L and MT-5 models were quite simple, equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that developed 90 hp. These modifications had the main difference in the transmission: L was supplied with a 3-speed automatic transmission of the ATX type, and MT-5 with a Continue reading
Ferrari with an index of 250 were produced from 1954 until the end of the 60s in numerous modifications, most of which were assembled “individually” or in very limited quantities. All the 250s were a 2-door rear-wheel drive coupe “berlinetta” with a hard (hardtop) or open (convertible) top and belonged to the GT class – Grand Tourismo, but in essence they were real supercars. The name of the model comes from the number of “cubes” (cm³) per cylinder – 250.
The production of the Ferrari 250 GT model with a three-liter engine from Gioacchino Colombo for more than a decade (until 1968) established for Ferrari the unofficial title of “master of the roads”. Up to 20 Continue reading
The first Dodge Caravan appeared back in 1983 and immediately gained popularity, as it laid the foundation for a completely new class of roomy family cars. To please fans of different brands, the same car was sold under the names Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. They could only be distinguished by branded “nameplates”, elements of the front of the case (grille, bumpers) and some differences in the cabin.
The Americans immediately liked these very roomy minivans with low operating costs and excellent handling characteristics, which completely replaced the usual earlier full-size station wagons like Station Continue reading