When it comes to the ’90s era of BMW, the E38 is, in countless ways, definitive of the marque. The chassis represents a direct focus a unique blend of comfort and power, with the now iconic BMW V12 standing as the must-have power plant option. The autobahn stormer boasted impressive figures: 322 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque in stock trim, making for a prime example of what a grand touring sedan could and should be.
It’s one of our favorites from the past 12 months, and the stats prove it: its one of yours too. The latest StanceWorks Desktop Wallpaper is in celebration of Brandon Miller’s incredible 1984 Nissan R30 Skyline. From bottom to top, it’s a build to envy, although that comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Brandon’s work.
Introduced in 1959, Mercedes’ W111 chassis set the stage for a new era of full-sized luxury automobiles. Following the success of both the W120 “Ponton” and the W186 “300”s of the 1950s, Mercedes continued a trajectory towards passenger comfort, safety, and of course, building beautiful automobiles, and beautiful the W111 is.
It began at the race track. Yannik Maier, at just 14 years old in 2014, was lucky enough to see an oldtimer E28 turned race car during a visit to Germany’s world-famous Hockenheimring, home of the German Grand Prix. Few and far between in contrast to both 3s and 6s, a 5er race car is a rare sight by nearly any measure; however, seeing such an oddity had a lasting impact on the youngster.
The BMW 8 series, at its core, is an astonishing machine. Built as the technical foundation and architecture for BMW models still produced today, it warranted spending nearly a billion dollars in development costs when adjusted for inflation.