06th Dec2010

Genuflection: Ferrari Testarossa

by Trent

Ferrari Testarossa

Genuflection:
gen·u·flec·tion
/ˌdʒɛnyʊˈflɛkʃən/ [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]
–noun
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.

Nothing is quite so striking as a Ferrari. Especially when the world is used to Camry’s and Minivans. I was reminded of this as I ran into(not literally) a childhood dream car over the weekend. It was a Red on Red Ferrari Testarossa. It has the updated 512TR wheels, but it was classic Testarossa. And I was lusting after it in spite of it’s many flaws. (more…)

13th Oct2010

Genuflection: Porsche 911(993)

by Trent

Porsche 911 Carrera 2
Genuflection:
gen·u·flec·tion
/ˌdʒɛnyʊˈflɛkʃən/ [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]
–noun
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.

It was 1994, Electronic Arts released the greatest racing game of all time(at that time). The Need for Speed hit the shelves and our lives were never the same. Our time came to drive the fastest cars we’ve ever driven…virtually. One stuck out of the crowd though, it was a Porsche 911 Carrera. It had a unique look that Porsche’s today still try to emulate. It was fast, handled great until snap oversteer kicked in, and it was unlike the other cars on that game.

Seeing these Porsche’s drive around wasn’t a regular occurrence, but it was an event when you did see one. It solidified a place in my heart for Porsche that grows fonder today. Being the last air-cooled 911 though makes their desirability shoot skyward and their prices often surpass the 996 model 911’s. It didn’t matter if it was a Carrera 2 or 4, Turbo or Turbo S, I wanted it! This car was raw, and yet refined at the same time. Those features made it truly amazing.

-Trent Bray

[Photograph by: The Car Spy]
[Source: Genuflection: genuflection. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genuflection]

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31st Aug2010

Genuflection: Lamborghini Countach

by Trent

Lamborghini Countach

Genuflection:
gen·u·flec·tion
/ˌdʒɛnyʊˈflɛkʃən/ [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]
–noun
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.


Admit it, you had a poster of this car on your wall when you grew up. The one, the only, Lamborghini Countach. This is in my opinion the greatest looking Lamborghini ever…next to the Muira. I didn’t grow up with the Muira so it doesn’t quite hold that special place in my heart. Originally it was a 4.0L, then a 5.0L, then a 5.2L, but they all had one glorious thing in common…12 cylinders. Just go to youtube, find a clip of a Lamborghini Countach with an aftermarket exhaust and you’ll see what I mean.

This car with it’s giant rear spoiler option and aggressive Bertone styling helped fuel the dreams of future car modifications. This car, in my opinion, helped Subaru and Mitsubishi realize they could throw a large spoiler on their cars and people would still buy it. The Countach is still desirable to this day despite having little to no rearward visibility and it’s many other quirks. I can only hope to one day own one of these fantastic automobiles.

-Trent Bray


[Source: Wikipedia.org]
[Photograph by: exfordy]
[Source: Genuflection: genuflection. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genuflection]

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23rd Aug2010

Genuflection: Lancia Stratos HF

by Trent

Lancia Stratos

Genuflection:
gen·u·flec·tion
   /ˌdʒɛnyʊˈflɛkʃən/ [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]
–noun
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.

Here at Cars And Modifications, we want to pay tribute to some of the cars that inspired us to love and appreciate cars. One such car is the famed Lancia Stratos. This car has come into the spotlight again recently due to a modern version being conjured up by one wealthy individual based off the Ferrari F430. The original Lancia Stratos HF received it’s power also from a Ferrari, but it was a V6 from the Dino Ferrari. Even with a 190HP V6, it produced incredible 0-60 times that are still nothing to scoff at to this day. It dominated many rally races thanks in part to a Turbocharger slapped onto it’s motor in Group 5 Competition.
Why did it inspire us? It’s unique body lines and no compromises attitude with rally heritage says it all. This is a vehicle I will continue to lust after for a long time. Who wouldn’t want to modify one of these into an SCCA RallyCross car?

-Trent Bray


[Source: Wikipedia.org]
[Source: Photograph by .Robert.]
[Source: Genuflection: genuflection. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genuflection]

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