LANCIA BETA MONTECARLO

An Italian mid-engined two-seater sounds like a L pretty enticing proposition, but if it’s got the words ‘Lancia’ and ‘Beta’ in its name, it’s been handed the kiss of death. Which is a great tragedy because while early cars suffered ...

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FERRARI 365 GT4 BERLINETTA BOXER

Lamborghini had introduced the world to the reality of a mid-engined V12-powered road car, but Ferrari persisted with a front-mounted V12 for its range toppers for years afterwards. However, by 1973 the company had joined the ranks of other supercar ...

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Jaguar XJ Series 3

Jaguar’s advertising slogan was ‘Grace, space and pace’ – three qualities the XJ6 had in spades. It was also far more affordable than its rivals (which were few and far between), but Jaguar obviously couldn’t come up with a fourth ...

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FERRARI 308 GIB

The 308GTB and GTS (targa version) represented quite a departure for Ferrari; this was its first mid-engined production car with a V8 engine. Designed to supersede the V6-powered 246 ‘Dino’, the GTB and GTS were born on the back of ...

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Lotus Europa 1967

Intended to be a car for Europe (hence the name), the Europa was radical for Lotus with its mid-engined layout; until now all of the marque’s cars had featured an engine in the nose. But while Lotus had put aerodynamics ...

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