Commiserations: Volkswagen Nardo and Porsche 919 Avenue
They had been by no means meant for manufacturing however scorching rattling, any excuse. The VW Nardo was a extremely practical supercar prototype, which set common pace information utilizing the revolutionary new W12 engine in 2001. So far as VW was involved, that was job finished. The Nardo was merely a mule to show the efficiency and reliability of the W12.
As for the 919 Avenue? Revealed this 12 months, it by no means handed the clay mannequin part and truthfully, was by no means thought-about for manufacturing. Porsche design bods simply needed to behave out what a road-going model of the 919 Le Mans-winning LMP1 sports activities prototype may appear to be. Oh boy, how we had been robbed.
Did you get to the tip of this? If that’s the case, congratulations. It’s been a protracted emotional journey to put in writing and we suspect, to learn additionally. Are there any sorely-missed almosts of the automotive world we forgot to say? Which of those we did are you the saddest we didn’t get? Tell us.