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Vettel’s Infiniti FX confirmed for production

  1. Infiniti sponsors Red Bull F1, so a Vettel ‘special edition’ Infiniti was inevitable. But why, oh luxury-arm-of-Nissan, did you slap the world champ’s name across your lardiest 4x4? Why not the nice little G37?

    Sure, this tweaked FX50 has an F1-ish front bumper and big rear wing. Sure, it has 25bhp more than the standard FX50, and a de-restricted 186mph top speed. But, this beast has the F1 heritage of a rhino wearing a HANS device. But at least it’s not the worst racing-driver special in history…

  2. Subaru celebrated Richard Burns’s return to the team in 1999 by producing 444 ‘steel blue’ Imprezas. A WR Sport Performance Pack for 237bhp and Prodrive suspension kit made the RB5 Impreza a cast-iron hero among boy racers.

  3. Essentially an American NSX-R, this was billed as the ‘best-handling and quickest model ever’ from Honda’s posh US marque. Only 50 were made, all with lighter wheels and battery, race suspension, single-pane glass and a titanium gearknob. Yes.

  4. Touring car ace ‘Smokin’ Jo’ was honoured with 51 lightweight M5s, shorn of sound-deadening and ‘non-essential’ luxury items but gaining a two-tone black/silver paintjob and Recaro seats. Beats having a park bench named after you…

  5. Don’t let white wheels and a plaque fool you into thinking the actual Séb Loeb had anything to do with the C4 By Loeb. He didn’t. There was even a diesel version By Loeb. And a Citroen C2 By Loeb. None of them were ‘By Loeb’. Sorry.

  6. The Abarth styling kit, chrome gearstick-surround and Schumi signature on the boot-lid obviously made this limited-edition Seicento really, really fast. Here’s hoping Michael got paid enough to suffocate his shame under wads of cash.

  7. Formula One legend Alain put his name to this 50cc ‘ped after announcing a deal for Peugeot engines in his Prost F1 team in 1998. Still, it came with blue paint, chrome kickplates and red wing mirrors. Which makes it all better. Not.

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