Silent Savior - 2007 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

In the R10, Audi used a traditional Vee-angle of 60 degrees between the cylinder banks. For a V12, this was the ideal layout, giving smooth power delivery from evenly spaced firing intervals. Peugeot on the other hand, decided differently. Keeping in mind the weight penalty of a diesel engine over a petrol-fed unit, the company opted for a 100 degree angle, making the engine nearly flat.

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Verstappen 2.0 – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen On The Influence Of His Father In His Path To F1

Max Verstappen’s swift rise through motorsport’s junior categories saw him promoted into Formula One faster than any driver before. And it has proved to be a risk worth taking for Red Bull, as Verstappen has since become the youngest driver ever to win a race or score points in the series. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to the Dutch teenager to find out more about his path into F1, and why he is full of praise for the focus and dedication passed on to him by his father, Jos.

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Beautiful Nightmare - 1968 Alpine A220

Luckily, French engine wizard Amédée Gordini had a perfect solution to this problem. The last prototype Alpine had raced, the A210, featured a 140 horsepower 1.5L twin-cam four cylinder developed by Gordini himself.

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Fridge Magnet - 1974 Maki F101 Cosworth

The car looked unlike anything the paddock had ever seen. Its bulky oversized bodywork made it appear much bigger than it actually was. With its sizable airbox and gigantic sidepods, the car looked as gracious and nimble as a block of freshly hewn granite.

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Big Fish - 1983 BMW 635 CSi Group A

In an effort to counter the 400 horsepower V12 Jaguar, the 3.5L M30B34 from the 635 CSi was taken as a starting point. Since BMW still hadn’t committed to a full factory effort, engine tuning was handled by specialists Alpina and Schrick, while final assembly fell into the very capable hands of Team Schnitzer.

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Natural Desperation - 1990 Peugeot 905

Seeking a perfect balance between power, packaging and efficiency, Peugeot had gone for the still brand-new V10 layout. This type had only been introduced two years prior by Alfa Romeo in their ill-fated 164 ProCar, but it was already busy conquering F1 in the back of the Honda-propelled McLaren MP4/5. Tuned for long distance use, the SA35-A1 80 degree V10 produced a whopping 650 horsepower at an ear-splitting 12.500 rpm.

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Natural Desperation - 1990 Peugeot 905

Seeking a perfect balance between power, packaging and efficiency, Peugeot had gone for the still brand-new V10 layout. This type had only been introduced two years prior by Alfa Romeo in their ill-fated 164 ProCar, but it was already busy conquering F1 in the back of the Honda-propelled McLaren MP4/5. Tuned for long distance use, the SA35-A1 80 degree V10 produced a whopping 650 horsepower at an ear-splitting 12.500 rpm.

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Absurd Annexation - 1998 Vector M12 ASR GT2

This situation put MegaTech in a bit of a pickle, as they now had no car to put on sale and no-one to design a new one. Luckily the company has recently acquired Vector’s biggest rival, Lamborghini. Seeing an easy way out, MegaTech brought the two brands together. The ungainly product of this arrangement appeared in 1994 as the M12.

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