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
Work on new models – Lanos, Nubira and Leganza – began in late 1993 with the so-called “V100 project”. Cars were intended for world markets, and made them “the whole world.” The overall engineering development of Leganza was conducted by the English MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association).
In 1998, the gaining strength of the Korean concern Daewoo launched a massive attack on the world market. The flagship of the squadron, consisting of completely new models, was the Leganza sedan. Since before the company was engaged in the production of only licensed copies of other people’s cars, to Continue reading