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The Imola GT



1987 Moteur Devoir Papillon Vitesse:

Who knew fast can be so affordable?

A brochure recently scanned which promotes the 1987 Moteur Devoir Papillon Vitesse.

The Papillon Vitesse was designed with being a powerful budget sportscar, taking into account the fact that for about $40000, you can buy two of these things with the budget in mind. This meant that it was rather famous for being able to go break-neck without breaking the bank. It has a D88-series V6 which outputs a fair bit of power for what it is, being able to go about 171mph as its top speed. It makes 312HP and weighs about 1207kg, making it a fair bit comparable to sports cars of its time.
This was Moteur Devoir’s first foray into making a true bang for buck sports car in a similar vein to one of their earlier projects. However, this project has been thoroughly tweaked to offer at least some fun and drivability for itself.
It has all of the premium features you’d expect, with light sporty seats that are also fairly comfortable. It also contains a premium-quality cassette deck which is guaranteed to be reliable like the rest of the car. Despite it being relatively cheap for a sports car in its class, it also has the necessary edges to make it feel nimble and light on its feet around the corners with a sports-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers to overcome whatever obstacle is in its way. It was also specially designed with lightness in mind, offering vortex generators for the rear wheels to keep the brakes as cool as they need to be. It’s as race-bred as a sports car can get for the budget that you’re going to get it for.

Shots of the car


The Helvete Ocelot. We trust that you can read the spec sheet without help.

Th espeed is a lot m8 im gettin a proper right aneurysm


Arion Bullet Special 305TI '82

Produced in a British factory on the verge of bankruptcy (again) was the Arion Bullet. It was offered in different trim grades through the years all using the strong 3 litre V8 midship powertrain but in 1982 near the end of production run, the Bullet Special 305TI was created.

The ultimate and final iteration of this generation Bullet.

Sporting an impressive 0-62mph time of only 4.2s and a maximum speed of upwards of close to 200mph at 194mph, the Bullet Special was nothing to be messed around with. Twin turbos, ABS, Variable Hydraulic steering and a brand new Air suspension system all helped make it as desirable as possible.

The lovely wedge exterior with new bodykit and aero wing for added flair also made it much more agile, as for the “special” was truly on the interior of the car, entirely hand made with leather, alcantara, plastic and specialised magnesium elements. It even featured a surround sound system and subwoofer with a luxury cassette player.


Arion Bullet Special 305TI '82

Chassis: Steel Monocoque with Aluminium panels (1145kg)
Drivetrain: Mid Transverse RWD
Gearbox: 5 Gear Manual exposed shifter
Suspension: Double Wishbone (F&R) Air suspension and Twin-Tube Damping with Passive Sway Bars
Engine: Cast Iron with Aluminium heads 3.0L V8 32-Valve DOHC producing 304.5hp @ 7,100RPM & 265.5lb-ft 4,000RPM
Economy: 21mpg combined (17.5mpg City and 24.4mpg Motorway)
Performance: 0-62mph in 4.2s & 194mph top speed
Wheels: 17 inch Magnesium rims on radial sports compound (P205/45R17 85(Y) & P235/40R17 88(Y))
Brakes: 320mm Solid Disk 1 Piston Caliper front & 310mm Solid Disk 2 Piston Caliper rear
Exterior layout & Interior: 2 door coupe - Hand Made 2 Seater & Luxury Cassette Entertainment
Price: For sale starting at 32,900GBP in '82


Finally found a way how my post works, so here it is again:

Gelera introduces the brand new 1988 Faun. Available with V6 Biturbo or V8 Biturbo.

The brand Gelera:

Gelera is a small sportscar manufacturer from the eastern part of the Netherlands. The brand is named after the county Gelre/Guelders, which is the namesake of the current province of Gelderland. Gelera has been founded by a few engineers previously working at the Autodelta Motor Company. They saw potential in a market Autodelta would never go for, so went their separate ways. Despite that they kept good contacts with the colleauges they left. Which is the only way a small company like Gelera would be able to build two trims of their brand new supercar, the Faun.

The myth, the car:

The Faun is built to be the best companion a traveling human could need. That philosophy was used to name this car: A Faun is a creature from Greek and Roman mythology. Romans believed fauns inspired fear in men traveling in lonely, remote or wild places. Anyone seeing the Gelera Faun on the road will shiver from the sight of this mighty creature, knowing there is no way to keep up or outrun this machine. On the other hand faun were capable of guiding humans in need. And that is something every Faun will do for it's owner!

Gelera engineers have been developing this car for years. In a joint project with the Autodelta Motorsports Programme they built a state of the art V6 engine. AMP put this engine in the Autodelta Orcinus, a front wheel drive performance sedan. Although the Gelera engineers where proud of their part in this project, they were nowhere near to being finished with this mighty powerplant. For the supercar application they were working on, they needed more. So they decided to fit a twin turbo setup on this engine for performance. And the Gelera Faun V6 Biturbo was born!

After extensive testing, most of which was completely legal in Gelera's backyard: the German Autobahn, the engineers came to the conclusion the V6 wouldn't cut it. Rumour has it on one of the many test runs the driver came across an AMG 300E Hammer, started doing a race against him and didn't manage to outrun that German heavyweight. Even though acceleration of the Faun was slightly better, both cars drove for about 40 kilometers long on their top speed, only to have the last car get some slipstream advantage over the leading car and taking the lead again. As they where constantly switching places, blasting towards the busier parts of the Autobahn around the Ruhr area, the test driver broke off the little contest and blasted back to the Gelera headquarters. This was the key moment in deciding they needed to add something to the design of the otherwise perfect Autodelta powerplant.

It didn't take long for the engineers to figure out they could just design a V8 by slightly redesigning the engine. Although this would be the first V8 Autodelta would ever produce, the minor design changes, the bragging rights of building a 300+ km/h supercar engine and a big advance in payment from Gelera for the order made the Autodelta board agree to start this adventure. The new dies for the aluminium 8 cilinder block and heads were delivered fast. The crankshaft and camshaft production just needed slight alterations, and after that it was just using a few extra components per engine to build the V8 instead of the V6. Great, as this meant most of the production line could handle both the V6 and the V8 engines. Gelera soon got delivery of the new V8 and started finetuning the V8 Biturbo model. A new supercar was ready to hit the streets!

Will this Faun V8 Biturbo be the Tristella replacement Jakob is looking for?


As stated before, the Faun comes in two trims. The V6 Biturbo, and the V8 Biturbo. Of both trims the specs are shown below.

First Edition Owners Package

The limited edition first year owners package comes in a luxury box that fits in the fuse compartment in the interior. This package is fitted with a two-piece remote keyless entry system (please make sure to not leave any of those remote controls in the car!), the obligatory owners manual and service manual. But as Gelera dealerships and service points are scarce around the world, Gelera teamed up with Haynes* to equip every First Edition Owners Package with a complete Haynes repair manual. That way every qualified car mechanic knows how to work on the Faun. Even your own local garage mechanic.We also hope this helps to soften the supercar maintenance costs, as every willing owner is able to do the maintenance themselves:

*Obligatory this is just a fictional product without any real ties to the Haynes brand.

As Discourse is hating me, see the rest of this lore post in the next post.


Well, the post still doesn’t work how it should, so I’ll just try and put the rest the way it should be here:

Gelera Faun Details

Every little detail of the Gelera Faun is designed for optimal performance. The body has been built with an unusually high attention to detail. One of the most important things our engineers did was reduce aerodynamic drag. The next aspects are just a few we wanted to highlight. By using these features we managed to build a car with a total drag coëfficient of just 0.368.

Faun Engineering

The Faun is built like a race car. A design based on the most modern competition cars with a steel space frame chassis, fibre glass body, all around independant double wishbone suspension, air suspension and adaptive dampers. The air suspension makes it possible for the Faun to lower itself on higher speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and to raise itself to safely and quickly get of speedbumps. The Faun is fitted with a manual 5 speed gearbox that reaches 100km/h in the first gear. This means every Faun V6 Biturbo owner can brag about a 0-100 time of just 4.5 seconds. And V8 Biturbo owners can even brag about a 0-100 time of under 4 seconds!

Front Body Line

The front license plate is covered with a glass panel following the body lines. This way the license plate doesn’t influence the aerodynamic line of the low front profile:

Mirrors and Side Indicators

The mirrors follow the body line as much as possible, to reduce drag. And even the side indicators have a drop-shaped form for an optimal aerodynamic profile:

Rear Spoiler Profile

The rear spoiler is fitted on the body height, this way the car does achieve the downforce without having extreme amounts of drag because of a spoiler sticking out above the car. Apart from that we fitted the third brake light on the spoiler, so it’s always clear when you are braking. Again without disturbing the aerodynamic lines of the car:

Windscreen Wiper

The windscreen wiper rests in the middle of the windscreen, this way we could fit the front windscreen directly to the body without having the wiper reduce too much drag:

Turbo Wheels

The magnesium alloy wheels of the Faun are designed as a fan to blow hot air away from the brakes. Air comes in through vents in front of the wheels. This is then guided around the brakes and blown out immediately. Combined with a low drag hubcap we used one of any car’s worst aerodynamics aspects for better performance:


Seems like I’m not the only one who submitted an entry using the Caspita mod body, then. By the way, my entry is visually reminiscent of the Jaguar XJR-15; yours, on the other hand, reminds me more of the Corvette Indy and CERV III concepts.


Lovely cars! I looked at the Caspita for my car and didn’t really look at other cars for this. Just did what felt right. And the mirror idea was based on the Zagato Stelvio, only a bit less extreme XD.


Hello, there is

24 (ish) Hours Remaining

I have received submissions from:
@MagikarpDrowned and @AMuteCrypt
@yurimacs and @Elizipeazie


lol I never knew the supercar market could have been so flooded back in 1988. Lots of great submissions so far!


welcome to Automation, where the supercar market is always flooded, even when it didn’t exist


To be fair, I feel like I’m constantly learning about supercars I haven’t heard of outside the usual brands, and sometimes they even made more than four of them!

In the first binning round, we’re going to find out who’s getting listed on “20 most obscure super cars (that failed to sell)” in the future.


1986 Noel Tallahassee Stuwkracht

The year is 1986, and Noel have now been producing the Tallahassee for 11 years. It was a sales success, nevertheless, but it was about time for a replacement. An ultra high performance version was revealed called the Stuwkracht as a swan song for the supercar until its end of production in 1988. A limited run of 459 Stuwkrachts were produced and sold for the equivalent of $73,100 USD. Journalists everywhere praised it for its amazing acceleration and smooth handling, although it does tend to oversteer sometimes.

  • Chassis: Corrision Res Steel Monocoque w/ Aluminum Panels
  • Drivetrain: Mid Transverse RWD, 5 Speed Manual
  • Suspension: Independent Front and Rear Wishbones
  • Weight: 2608 lb/1179 kg (39 F/61 R)
  • Engine: S433 SKT, Tuned all aluminum DOHC 4.2 L V8
  • Output: 425 HP@7400 RPM, 310 lb-ft@6900 RPM
  • Compression: 10.1:1
  • Fuel System: N/A Multi Point EFI
  • 0-60 MPH: 4.3 Seconds
  • Top Speed: 193 MPH/ 310 KMH
  • Quarter Mile Time: 12.43 Seconds


1988 Tanaka X4 Street

From Group B with love…

The Tanaka X4 is a Group B rally machine and it was sucessful back in 1986. But times have change and its time for the X4 to be unleashed to the streets. All of our innovation are jam-packed to the X4, yet weighs under 1200kg. What do we have? Well, a hand-crafted 2.8 litre twin turbo V6 with Multi-Point Fuel Injection producing 360HP and 320lb-ft of torque located in the middle of the car, accompanied by an All-Wheel-Drive system, making it the deadliest combo for pure speed and agility. The low weight and high power, with high traction and controllability allows the X1 (in Street trim) to accelerate from 0-60mph in a neck-breaking 4 seconds and will continue accelerate to a hair-raising top speed of 175mph. The Tanaka X4 is the icon to die for…



The 1988 Mons Valkyre. The brutalist, no nonsense, zero aesthetics, all functionality styling shows that it means business. Serious business.


1988 Sendo GT

a collaboration between @66mazda @Falling_Comet @Tzuyu_main and @variationofvariables

A merger between four Japanese companies, Kaizen, Yuro, Seikatsu and Suisei resulted in the birth of something never to be expected to have come out of the small group of islands in the East.

Destined to tackle the Europeans, the Sendo brand was born in 1988 with their first car, the elusive GT Coupe being launched with a powerful yet refined 6.0L V12 making over 450hp mated to an ultra smooth and responsive 4-speed torque converter automatic.

The interior was something else too, with a fully digital dashboard, fully wrapped electrically controlled leather seating, and one of the best sound insulation systems of its time are among the things combined to make one pleasant grand touring package.

Styling is contemporary and stylish, featuring hideaway headlamps and an aggressive kit with an integrated trunk spoiler to signify it isn’t all soft, as well as a sleek rear lightbar to round off its space-age looks. Side strakes on the doors were a design feature said to be done for aerodynamics, as it enhanced vehicle stability at high speed.

Prestigious 17-inch magnesium wheels with special compound tyres designed to minimize road noise were fitted onto the car’s massive brakes to ensure ultra pristine handling and comfort was available to the driver.

The car boasts a very spacious trunk, with enough space to fit at least eight fully-grown adult human skulls in the trunk, with extra space for either children’s skulls or cocaine.

2020 Automation EOTY Awards

1988 Nazzaro Tempest


I’ve never seen a 4-way collaboration until now, but with the Sendo GT you have delivered a real stunner - it couldn’t look and feel any more mid-to-late-80s if it tried - and it looks best silhouetted against a setting sun on Miami’s Ocean Drive.


1987 Rolland 400 RoadSport

by @On3CherryShake and @Chickenbiscuit