Nelson Piquet / Brabham BT52
The BT52 was powered by the BMW M12, and could, in qualifying mode, reach about 850bhp, perhaps the highest power output of that same season.
Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Aerodinamica (1984)
Apparently the Aerodinamica was the last series to have the hands of Pininfarina in its heart, but it’s lacking confirmation (I’m sure terta will care to prove me right or wrong!)
Either way, the Spider (in any form, but especially the Duetto) is still my summer car of choice (in my mind only, sadly).
Personal note: I’m going away for the rest of the week to Lisbon. So if any of you followers from Lisbon (there might be at least four of you, wow, watch out) care to join me for a cup of coffee, drop me a word.
John Watson, McLaren MP4.
Monaco Grand Prix, 1981.
Ferrari 512BB, 1980, Le Mans.
Nelson Piquet, Monaco Grand Prix, 1981.
Here driving the Brabham BT49.
Lancia 037 Rally (driven by Carlo Caponne, 1984)
McLaren M81 Mustang (1987-ish)
The first of Ford’s Special Vehicles Operations. Only 10 were built due to a high price tag, making these pretty much the rarest Mustangs on earth.
Patrick Depailler’s Alfa Romeo 179,
Hockenheim, 1980. He survived the crash, but not for very long, dying from severe injuries moments later.
Franco Forini — Osella FA1G (Alfa Romeo 1.5 V8T)
Monza, Italy, 1987.
Porsche 911 at Rally Bulgaria (1984)