In today’s General Motors-themed edition, I hope you’re ready to watch a Corvette take on the touge, learn about the new Cadillac Lyric thanks to savagegeese, and see the best neoclassic for sale…anywhere.
In today’s General Motors-themed edition, I hope you’re ready to watch a Corvette take on the touge, learn about the new Cadillac Lyric thanks to savagegeese, the fastest GM ever, and the best neoclassic for sale…anywhere.
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1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech
As hypercar after hypercar smashes the 200 mph barrier, never forget that in the 1980s, General Motors funded multiple generations of an experimental high-speed test vehicles, Aerotech. Weirdly, its recipe for performance is still quite current in 2022—lots of credit should go to Ed Welburn, at the time an assistant chief designer for Oldsmobile who led the program.
Based on a single seater March 84C CART (IndyCar) chassis, the first iteration here in 1987 had adjustable ground effects, 2.3-litre Quad 4 engine with 1,000+ horsepower…and top speed of 250 mph (403.8 km/h), as driven by AJ Foyt at the company’s Fort Stockton test track in Texas. • images via General Motors
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