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The unholy marriage of a quad turbo/quad rotor R26B and a presumably salvage title Audi R8. “Der Ketzer.” #sketching #drawing #quadturbocharged #quadrotor #r26b #wankel #rotary #engine #audi #r8 #stance #stanced #stanceworks #stance_daily #stancenation #driftcar #drifting #jalopnik #petroliciousco #DriveTastefully #drifttastefully #iamthespeedhunter #speedhunters #nittoornothing #rotangklan #jdm #d1gp #formulad

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“Hookin’ and Bookin’”
Hakosuka Gasser
Part of an ongoing design exercise between @the_kyza @jonsibal @walterkim213 @douggas @robevansdesign and myself. #dragracer #dragracing #damon moran #telodyne #damon Moran art #stancenation #gassers #speedhunters #iamthespeedhunter #widebodywednesday #jalopnik #stance #stanced #stancenation #Japanese #import #car #turbo #turbotuesday #turbocharged #anime #animation #hotrodmagazine

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The Least-Depreciated Modern Car is a Ferrari (No Surprise)

Jalopnik released a list of the ten least depreciated (or, in the case of few, most appreciated) automobiles from the past ten years.

No. 1 on the list was no surprise–the Ferrari Enzo.

Rehash: The Enzo, named after the company founder, was Ferrari’s fourth supercar.  It  was in production from model years 2003 through 2005.  According to AOL Autos, the official retail price for ‘03 was $643,000.  Approximately 400 units were produced.

Since production ended, the Enzo’s appreciated by 115% to an average price of $750,000.

The only other car on the list to appreciate was the Ford GT, which was manufactured around the same time.  Two other entries, the BMW 1M (roughly $50K) and Audi R8 (roughly $100K) neither appreciated nor depreciated.

Roxanne covered Jalopnik’s “Most Depreciated” list on our YouTube show.  In case you were wondering or needed reminding (since I know you all watch the show), the most-depreciated car was the '03 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG.

You should know that a Benz is going to cost you.

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Group B was the most epic and powerful era in rally and as part of a design challenge with gtkiller we each have created “What if” cars that weren’t part of the series. I elected to make a BMW E21 re-imagined as a hatch back, rear engined, 4WD rally car as was “en vogue” at the time.

1983 E21 323 Gruppe B Evolution

Manufacturer: BMW
Assembly: Munich, West Germany
Body style: 2-door coupé
Layout: Rear-engine, four-wheel-drive
Engine: 1.5 L I4 ( turbocharged petrol)
Power: 480 horsepower (350 kW)
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Length: 3,890 mm (153.1 in)
Kerb weight: 890 kg (1,962 lb)


#BMW #mpower #bavaria #groupb #rally#car #turbocharged #4banger #inline#midengined #4wd #wrc#worldrallychampionship #petroliciousco#drivetastefully #jalopnik #stancenation#stanceworks #turbo #german #cars#3series #hothatch #whatif #widebody#drawing #sketching #iamthespeedhunter#speedhunters #hoonigan

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Marlboro Motor Raceway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland: It’s an interesting experience to walk up on an abandoned racecourse. I’d seen an article about this track on Jalopnik back in January or December, as it’s now for sale on Craigslist, and it got my attention, seeing as how it combines sportscar racing and urbexing. As it turns out, the track was only about 20 minutes out of our way on our trip up to Detroit, so I convinced our crew to check it out. I used to work at a local sportscar/racecar shop here in Richmond for a number of years, and found out a couple days before we went on this trip that this was the first place that my former boss ever drove a racecar (circa late 50s early 60s).

We pulled up to the gates of the track complex, and could see the remains of the grandstands, but the gates were locked and the area around them looked pretty flooded. It was also pretty visible from the main road that runs nearby, so we thought about just coming back another time, but I really wanted to see it, so I had them pull up next to an abandoned house on the property, and I got out. I walked through the woods for a bit and then found myself standing on what was clearly a hairpin turn; I was there, this was turn 3. I walked up the track for a bit, following my phone satellite view (It was barely visible on there), until I got to the main oval portion of the track. This part was really cool and in quite good condition, with the announcer’s building as well as the grandstands still in place. I left after only a short time because it was so cold, but this really made me interested in preserving the history and memories that lived at places like this, and also interested in the possibility of bringing them back to life. Just think, this track closed right around the time that VIR did, and look at how great it’s been having VIR back open for the past 16 years!