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LIVE: Vintech's Porsche 550 tribute breaks cover in Pebble Beach | LeftLaneNews

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A French company called Vintech has traveled to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to reveal its latest creation, a retro-styled sports car dubbed P550 Tribute that was designed as a homage to the iconic Porsche 550 of the 1950s.

At first glance the P550 Tribute appears to be only a vague interpretation of the Porsche 550 Spyder that James Dean famously died in. However, when compared to the much rarer 550 Coupe, the P550's design cues immediately fall into place and its true inspiration becomes clear.

From the shape of the windshield to the fastback-like rear end, the P550 is a modern interpretation of Porsche's race-winning coupe. The only exception is that the P550 is fitted with gullwing-style doors, a feature that was not found on the car it draws inspiration from.

Read more: LIVE: Vintech's Porsche 550 tribute breaks cover in Pebble Beach | LeftLaneNews
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PORSCHE CUSTOMIZER PUTS A 1972 KARMANN GHIA BODY ON A BOXSTER S
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Heiße Replika: Die Porsche-Legende 550 kehrt zurück - Auto-News - Bild.de

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Old meets new. The British specialist in replicas, Evanta Motor Company, an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato launched. Using the technique of DB 7 (1994 to 2003)
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How Freaking cool is that, taking a Porsche & turning it into a VW!!!
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just a random photo. was interesting because it showed a battleship from an angle you don't usually see.
I'm pretty sure that's a carrier... I found it interesting because I wasn't aware the Navy ever used the F-86. I searched a bit and can't find anything to confirm it. Anybody know?










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I'm pretty sure that's a carrier... I found it interesting because I wasn't aware the Navy ever used the F-86. I searched a bit and can't find anything to confirm it. Anybody know?

US Navy and Marine versions were FJ=2 and FJ-3, depending upon the engine.
Known as the Fury.

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How Freaking cool is that, taking a Porsche & turning it into a VW!!!]
It certainly must have seemed like an odd request to the fabricator.

What really ruins it for me is the raked angle of the Boxster windshield.

Sort of like these (see below) not to my personal taste creations.

http://lostinasupermarket.com/2010/07/rossi-motors-sixtysix-revives-soul-of-the-stingray/



Pure Rossi

I have seen the Rossi cars at car shows and in private collections, just not my thing. Same with the other boutique shop retro cars, they don't do it for me, but some are better than others.

In fact, the more they stray from the original inspiration and become something more of their own identity, the better I like them. The ones which are a mockery of hodgepodge elements are just too disturbing - no flow of lines, and awkward.
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This is a Canadair Saber Mk 6. Its a license built copy of the North American F-86. Note the see through plexi panels over the gun bay and the engine compartment. Cool, aint it?
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Canadair produced six versions of the CL-13 Sabre. The sole Sabre Mk.1 was essentially the same as the North American Sabre F-86A. It had a General Electric J47-GE-13 turbojet of 5,200 lbf (23 kN) thrust.......................

The Sabre Mk.5 was the next production version, equipped with an Orenda 10 with 6,500 lbf (29 kN) thrust. A change to the Orenda 14 with 7,440 lbf (33 kN) powered the Sabre Mk.6.

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The XP-86 was fitted with a General Electric J35-C-3 jet engine that produced 4,000 lbf (18 kN) of thrust. This engine was built by GM's Chevrolet division until production was turned over to Allison.[21] The General Electric J47-GE-7 engine was used in the F-86A-1 producing a thrust of 5,200 lbf (23 kN) while the General Electric J73-GE-3 engine of the F-86H produced 9,250 lbf (41 kN) of thrust.[22]
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This has been posted before but what-the-hell. In keeping with the current trend - the F-86, a thing of beauty (for me at least) & is the personification of what a jet aircraft "should" look like.

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