The motor world has had emblematic vehicles that are now classic, and that is why we bring you 4 examples that can be catalogued like this in the future.
When we look back, we find a series of vehicles that can no longer only be classified as classic, but also emblematic. We petrolhead dream of getting one of these models, but the high demand from a broad audience has caused some to reach exorbitant prices. However, time continues to pass. More or less current cars is possible to be the classics in the future.
That is why today at our blog, we will talk with you a few vehicles that are exclusive or unusual on the configuration. They will end up becoming authentic classics. Some of them has been popular, and the sale price is rising in recent years, so if you are thinking of acquiring a better one hurry up.
BMW 1M: the sports coupe that captivated us all
It was in 2003 when the German firm wanted to enter the swampy terrain of the compact with Series 1 and, without a doubt, it was a wise decision. The success of this model from BMW caused a coupe variant to be created to further fuel the clear sportsmanship that resided in the Series 1, and which was further used in the surname versions “M”.
In this way the BMW 1M Coupé was born, a variant in which the acronym was reversed to avoid confusion with the typical M1. Thanks to a much more muscular aesthetic, a quadruple central exhaust outlet and an engine with excellent performance, the Bavarian firm managed to dazzle a large number of fans with this spectacular creation.
In the bowels of the 1M hid a six-cylinder propeller in a turbocharged 3.0-litre line capable of generating 340 hp of power and 500 Nm of torque, figures that were sent directly to the rear axle. At present, this model enjoys an excellent reputation, and its price has been rising.
Audi A1 Quattro: the warrior pellet
Everyone is known about the great fame of Audi in the world of competition, especially in the rally category. There were numerous victories collected by the Audi Quattro A1 of Group B, a surname that would be repeated years later in the compact of access of the signature of the four rings. With this premise, the Audi A1 Quattro was born, a rare variant that directly collected the legacy of those rally vehicles.
Aesthetically we find a much broader and more imposing Audi A1, in which there were a more prominent defence and a spoiler on the rear that uncovered its true identity. Quattro traction was one of the most significant innovations in the model next to the tires, which evoked those used by the rally vehicles of yesteryear.
Inside it was hiding a four-cylinder 2.0-litre propeller that developed 256 hp and 350 Nm of torque, figures that catapulted it to 100 km / h from a standstill in just 5.7 seconds. The production of this vehicle was limited to only 333 units, so we can guess that the price is still going to increase in the next years.
Ferrari 360 Modena with manual transmission: a rare Avis
The Ferrari 360 Modena with manual transmission can be a classic vehicle because this type of transmission is not only disappearing in the segment of supercars but in all.
Recall that it was in 1994 when the firm of Cavallino Rampante launched its new representative of the V8 engine, the 360. At that time the Ferrari F1 automatic transmission was already beginning to be present in most of the supercar units, so those that left the Maranello factory with manual change were scarce.
The Ferrari 360 had an eight-cylinder propeller in atmospheric 3.5-litre “V” capable of yielding 400 hp and 373 Nm of torque. Said heart associated with a manual gearbox with grid offered a pure and endangered combination, which is why we can find units in the market for 100,000 euros.
Audi R8 V8: an option that should not be underestimated
When Audi announced the arrival of its first supercar, it was a revolution in the history of the car. His name was R8, and he quickly fell in love with a large group of customers who took over the first units of the most radical offshoot of the four-ring firm.
Over time, the German firm decided to incorporate a variant moved by a V10 heart that caused the access V8 to move to the background quickly. However, its atmospheric condition and the ability to find units associated with a manual change make it a vehicle that should not be overlooked and especially for the future.
This 4.2-liter eight-cylinder engine was capable of developing 420 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque, figures that, together with its aesthetics and engine position, make it a supercar of pure strain.