Fast Car Legends

FCLegends #34 – The Bathurst 1000

at 12:20pm July 1 2015

Huge speeds, wild cars and even wilder fans. The latest inductee into our hall of fame is the Bathurst 1000…

FCLegends #33 – GM LS-series V8

at 01:55pm June 17 2015

With unrivalled tuning potential and great reliability, GM LS-series V8s have become the engine swap of choice for everything from RX-7s 
to BMWs, TVRs and everything in between…

FCLegends #32 – Thundersaloons Race Series

at 12:05pm June 5 2015

Escort Cosworths with Jaguar XJ220 engines, Vauxhall Calibras with big V8s and Honda Preludes with 500bhp Cosworth engines. Welcome to the Thundersaloons race series…

FCLegends #31 – Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2

at 01:15pm April 15 2015

First appearing in 1976, even today the Mk2 Escort RS2000 ticks all the boxes. Two-litre engine, rear-wheel drive, 950kg, cool styling inside and out…

FCLegends #30 – Honda VTEC

at 12:30pm March 30 2015

First appearing in 1983 on a Honda motorbike, it hit the car world in 1989 when the Integra’s B16A1 shocked the world, producing 160bhp from only a 1.6ltr engine…

FCLegends #29 – Jean Ragnotti

at 12:32pm March 18 2015

Jean Ragnotti could handle a lairy rear-wheel drive powerslide as well as any ’80s rally driver, but it was when he switched to a naturally aspirated, fwd drive Clio in the early ’90s that his true genius began to shine through…

FCLegends #28 – E28 BMW M5

at 01:30pm March 11 2015

The first M5 appeared in
1985 and became the fastest production saloon car in the world with a top speed of 153mph, around 30mph more than most production hot hatches of the same period…

FCLegends #27 – Wankel Rotary Engine

at 12:20pm February 25 2015

Despite being over 50 years old, the Wankel rotary engine is not only rarely understood, but is actually by far the newest form of internal combustion engine…

FCLegends #26 – Nürburgring Nordschleife

at 12:10pm February 18 2015

The term ‘legendary’ is banded about far too frequently these days, but when it comes to the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it really is the most fitting description of the place.

FCLegends #25 – Kazuhiko ‘Smokey’ Nagata

at 04:01pm January 21 2015

A tuning legend and one of the pioneers of the Japanese the tuning scene, the latest induction to the FCLegends hall of fame is Kazuhiko ‘Smokey’ Nagata the man behind Top Secret…

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