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1977 Fiat X 1/9

Welllll here is a street legal go cart if I’ve ever seen one.  I would like to see a NA Miata and this car side by side for a size comparison.  I’m always inspired to see an old Italian car like the Fiat or Alfa Romeo’s parked on the street.

The X 1/9 is one of my favorite Fiat vehicles and I think they are a bit underrated.  Granted, they did have a parsley horsepower and torque rating but the design aesthetic and MR setup make for a perfect recipe. I have heard of people swapping in the venerable K20 Honda motor to give this thing some pep – would love to drive one. Enjoy

And don’t forget to check out some other Fiat’s we’ve spotted:

1981 Fiat 2000 Spider

1976 Fiat 124 Spider

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Spotted – Alfa Romeo 4C

Spotted this magnificently sans-pigment Alfa Romeo 4C.  Often underappreciated, the Alfa Romeo 4C is a true Mid-Engine Sports car.

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As usual, some information via Wiki:

The Alfa Romeo 4C (Type 960) is a small, lightweight, rear wheel drive sports car. Available in coupé and spider bodystyles, it uses a carbon fiber tub, front and rear crash box, and hybrid rear frame mainly out of aluminium to keep its weight at 895 kilograms (1,973 lb) and 1,050 kilograms (2,315 lb) in the United States. The 4C is the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo car to re-enter into the United States market.
Production of 4C began May 2013 at Maserati’s plant in Modena, with an expected production of up to 2500 units per year. It will be the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo car for re-entry into the US market.
Production of Alfa Romeo 4C was originally estimated to be over 1000 units per year,[26] with an upper limit of 3500 units per year, depending on the quantity of carbon fiber chassis that can be built by the supplier Adler Plastic. Within the 3,500-unit quota, 1,000 units of which are earmarked for Europe.

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2012 Lotus Evora spotted in Glendale

Here it is – one pic.  The owner of this fabulous Lotus raced off in a stupendous hurry once he saw the paparazzi eyeing up his white Lotus!

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Some information about the Lotus Evora via Wikipedia:

Evora is the first product of a five-year plan started in 2006 to expand the Lotus line-up beyond its current track-specialized offerings, with the aim of making Evora a somewhat of a more practical road car that would appeal to the mainstream. As such it is a larger car than recent Elise models and its derivatives (Exige, Europa S, etc.), with an unladen weight of 1,383 kg (3,049 lb).
It is currently the only Lotus model with a 2+2 configuration, although it has been announced that it will also be offered in a two-seater configuration, referred to as the “Plus Zero” option. It along with the BMW i8 are the only 2+2 mid-engined coupés on sale. The interior is larger to allow taller persons to fit, such as Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley, and two 6’5″ (195.6 cm) tall people.
The cooled boot behind the engine is large enough to fit a set of golf clubs, although Lotus Design Head Russell Carr denies that this was intentional. Lotus intends Evora to compete with different market sectors including the Porsche Cayman.
The Evora is constructed from a modular lightweight bonded aluminium structure with composite body panels. It features forged aluminium double wishbone suspension with Bilstein high-performance gas dampers and Eibach coaxial coil springs. Steering is by hydraulically assisted power steering. The Evora is equipped with a mid-mounted, transverse, Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre 24-valve V6 engine. The Evora S uses the same engine but with a supercharger.