The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by NASA, which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. Read More
Volvo made their motorsport return in the 1994 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with a unique approach, the iconic Volvo 850 Estate. Read More
Subaru debuted the WRX performance variant of the third generation series in April 2007. Power output consists of 169 kW (227 hp) and 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) from its 2.5-liter engine. In response to criticism that the third generation WRX suspension is too soft, and needing to keep on par with rival car companies new releases, Subaru issued several changes in 2008 for the 2009 model year. Read More
Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It is usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors. Read More
Introduced in Europe in late 1996 for the 1997 model year and later in the U.S. for the 1998 model year, the Volvo S70 was an updated version of the Volvo 850 saloon with the S70’s body style overall more rounded compared to its predecessor. Read More
The Tornado is a twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole aircraft, jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany. There are three primary Tornado variants: the Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter-bomber, the suppression of enemy air defences Tornado ECR (electronic combat/reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (air defence variant) interceptor aircraft. Read More
Subaru introduced the “New Age” Impreza in 2000. Larger in size compared to the previous iteration, the sedan increased its width by 40 millimetres (1.6 in), while the hatchback increased by just 5 millimetres (0.2 in).
Turbocharged versions of the 2.0 and 2.5-liter engines were offered in the WRX and WRX STI models. STI models featured a more powerful 2.0-liter (2.5-liter outside of the Japanese market) turbocharged engine. WRX models featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine until 2005, after which they switched to the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine.
Subaru manufactured a badge engineered variant, marketed by Saab as the 9-2x for the North American market in solely the wagon bodystyle. Nicknamed “Saabaru”, the 9-2X received redesigned front and rear styling as well as other interior, acoustic and technical modifications.
The all wheel drive R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R’s new 2,569 cc (2.6 L) RB26DETT developed 206 kW (280 PS; 276 bhp) at 6,800 rpm and 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) of torque at 4,400 rpm, it had a curb weight of 1,430 kg (3,150 lb). Nissan officially started its production run 21 August 1989 and began its Group A campaign in 1990.
To celebrate the success of the GT-R in both Group N and Group A racing, Nissan introduced the Skyline GT-R V·Spec (“Victory SPECification”) package in 1993. The V·Spec added Brembo brakes and a retuned ATTESA E-TS system. The V·Spec was available in both ‘plain’ and ‘N1’ variants, with all V·Spec cars using the lightweight aluminium bonnet and front bumpers from ‘Nismo’. The cars also replaced the standard 16″ wheels with 17″ BBS wheels with 225/45R17 tyres.
In 1994, the Skyline GT-R V·Spec II was released, with the only change being wider 245/45R17 tyres. The ‘plain’ V·Spec and V·Spec II had a curb weight of 1,480 kg (3,263 lb), weighing 50 kg (110 lb) more than the standard GT-R. Total production of the V·Spec and V·Spec II was 1,396 and 1,306 units respectively.
VHS (Video Home System) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes. Developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in the early 1970s, it was released in Japan on September 9, 1976 and in the United States on August 23, 1977. Read More
The F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft and is the result of the Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. Read More
As the replacement for the popular 850 T-5R and 850 R, the V70 R was unveiled in May 1997. Similar to the previous generation R models it featured a unique leather/Alcantara interior with diamond stitching on the seats. Further styling touches were a special front bumper, blue gauge faces for the instrument cluster, two special colours and special alloy wheels. Read More
For the second generation, the high-performance R/T package was added and came standard with the previous generation’s 440 “Magnum”, with the 426 Hemi optional. The 1969 model year brought exterior changes included a new grille with a center divider and new longitudinal taillights. The bumble bee stripes returned as well, but were changed slightly. Instead of four stripes, it now consisted of a wide stripe framed by two smaller stripes. In the middle of the stripe, an R/T cutout was placed.
There were two different 383 engines available for the 1969 model year: 2-barrel and 4-barrel. The 2-barrel was rated at 290 hp and the four barrel rated at 330 hp. The 330-hp engine was unique to the Charger model in 1969, while it was available with an un-silenced air cleaner option, it differed internally from the 335-hp 383 “Magnum”. In 1969 the B-series engines were all painted Chrysler Engine Turquoise with the exception of the 4-barrel 383 four speed and 440 Magnum engines which were painted Chrysler “High-Performance Orange” and the 426 Hemi was painted “Street Hemi Orange”. The 383 Magnum was used in Road Runners and Super Bees, but did not appear in a Charger body until 1971.