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History of AMG

For 47 years AMG has been home to some of the fastest, mightiest, most exciting road and race cars ever created – the latest chapter of which is revealed at 19:30 GMT tonight. So this seems to be an excellent time to reminisce…

AMG was formed by two motorsport enthusiasts - Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher.

History of the M3 (2014 M3 M4)

The new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe represent the fifth generation of a pure-bred sports car offering excellent everyday usability – one which has raised the bar in the ultra-high-performance mid-size sedan/coupe segment at every turn over the last three decades. “The BMW M3 has been our iconic model in the high-performance sports car segment since 1985, when the company unveiled the first generation of the BMW M3 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt,” recalls Dr Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M GmbH.

Classic Maseratis to remember Tazio Nuvolari

Andrea Cittadini drove four historic models and two from the current Maserati range in Nuvolari's stomping grounds.  Photos by Angelo Corradini, Maserati

Porsche's Turbo a brief history.

At the 1973 IAA Frankfurt motor show, a silver prototype on the Porsche stand attracted much attention, not least due to its extraordinary appearance. From its engine cover extended a distinctive rear spoiler, with air intake louvres and edged by a thick rubber lip.

History of the Porsche 911 - Seven Generations of 911

Few are the cars in the sportscar kingdom that are as well loved as the Porsche 911.  Porsche claims that about 80 percent of all 911s ever made are still around today with the vast majority still clocking up miles. If there was any one car that is "legal tender" in the automotive world, its has to be the 911. Of course Porsche didn't know that when he built the 901 but by building the best engineered car at that time and at each and every time he created a cult following and an unshakable loyalty for the 911.

Porsche 911 50th - the Coveted few

Since 1986, Porsche has been offering high-end factory-installed vehicle upgrades under the name Porsche Exclusive. This lets customers order a unique vehicle that meets all of their special wishes – in terms of both styling and performance. Nearly any customer request can been fulfilled. It only needs to be feasible given technical, legal and quality-related constraints. Besides offering custom manufacturing to its customers, Porsche Exclusive also produces extraordinary limited production series.

History of the 911 Turbo S

Ever since the early days of the Porsche 911, the letter “S” (Sport) behind the model designation has highlighted a particularly sporting high-performance version of this outstanding sports car. But in this article we trace the origins of the “S” version of the 911 Turbo and what the engineers were trying to develop and how the marketing evolved around this concept of a high powered Turbo version into the GT2 versions in the subsequent 911 model change.

Porsche's 911 turns 50

Stuttgart Feb 2013. For five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series.

History of BMW's M6

• 1973: BMW 3.0 CSL: the large coupe is a dominant force on the race track.
• 1984: the BMW M635i production sports car driven by motor sport technology.
• 2005: BMW M6: an instant byword for supreme performance in its most prestigious form.

History- 60 Years of the SL

Sixty years ago the story that would immediately become a legend began. Six years following the end of the war – a time during which some of the Daimler-Benz plants still lay in ruin – the Head of Testing, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, was inspired to shed a positive light on the developments taking place at Mercedes-Benz through successes in motorsport. The means available were limited, and he made a virtue out of necessity by building the first SL from the components available and from a generous portion of pioneering spirit: a racing car which was sent to the international race tracks as early as 1952.

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