Posted 24 October 2000 - 17:31
So if design freedom produces the most interesting machinery, what year had the most varied solutions to the same problem? I would say 1976- Ferrari 312T2/boxer 12 vs. McLaren M23/Cosworth with its pioneering rising rate suspension. And just to liven things up you had the long, narrow, rocket in a straight line March, the beautiful, triangulated Brabham, the hulking but swoopy Ligier, and oh, yeah, the Tyrrell P34, with the Lotus 78 waiting off stage...
When might the cars have been equally diverse- 1955? The mid thirties? I'm thinking of the Auto Union and the Lancia D50 and the M-B W196, but I still like 1976. Am I missing something?
Posted 25 October 2000 - 10:01
Posted 25 October 2000 - 10:53
airboxes, shark noses, semi-automatic, active suspension, ABS, traction control, turbos then normally aspirated,
v10s, v12s. The cars were pretty different, a Mclaren looked noticably different from a Williams, from a Benetton, from a Ferrari
Posted 26 October 2000 - 17:32