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Saturday, February 16, 2013

The “Spider” Cars

A list of cars that are named after the spider.

Jaguar, Mustang, Cougar, Ram, Pinto, Buck to name a few are just animal names but are also names of some popular models of cars. I wonder why those marketing geniuses keep naming their new models with animal names. Your guess is as good as mine but I believe that there is beauty in them. Below is a list of popular cars that are named after the SPIDER.

Alfa Romeo Spider

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From the Italian car manufacturing giant Alfa Romeo, comes this sports car that made its public debut at Geneva Sports Show in March 1995. The Alfa Romeo Spider which starts production in 1995 up to 2005 replaces the 30-yr old Giulia Spider. This sports car works on a 2.0 L engine with a 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission. The car’s dimension is: length (167.7 in), width (63.9 in) and height (49.7 in).

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M

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Known race car manufacturer Ferrari, after capturing its 16th F-1 Constructor’s championship, launched the F430 Scuderia that is equipped with a 510 hp 4.3L engine and 6-speed manual transmission that runs at a top speed of 315 km/h. The car’s dimension is: length (4,512 mm), height (1,214 mm) and width (1,923 mm). To date less than 500 units are produced that comes in only three colors: red, yellow, and black.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

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In 1953, German car manufacturer Porsche introduced this 2-seater sport car at the Paris Motorshow. However, the actual production started the next year and ended the following year. Porsche 550 Spyder runs on a 1.498 L engine, 6-speed manual transmission and has a top speed of 220 km/h. The body’s dimension is: length (3600 mm), width (1540 mm) and height (1050 mm).

Fiat 124 Spider

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Fiat of Italy developed and produced this sport car that can seat two passengers in the front, in addition to two smaller seat at the back for children. After it was introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1966, production started up until 1985. To note, more than 150,000 Spiders alone had been produced. Fiat 124 Spider runs on a 1995 cc engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. It can go up to 102mph. Other car specification include: length (3912mm), width (1631mm) and height (1240mm).

1980 Fiat Spider 2000

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First built by Fiat in 1978 but the next year changed it name to Spider 2000 by the introduction of a 1995cc engine/single carburetor. By 1980, a mix of both carburetted and fuel-injected cars are produced. Considered as a roadster, Spider 2000 has a 5-speed manual transmission and could attain a top speed of 102mph. The car’s dimension include: length (13.58 ft.), width (5.29 ft.) and height (49.2 inches).

Renault Sport Spider

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The Renault Sport Spider was developed in 1994 by Renault Sports, a known French car manufacturer. Designed as roadster, a concept version was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show where it earned some accolades. Production started the following year up until 1999. The car runs on a 1998 cc straight-4 engine with a 5-speed manual transmission and could reach a maximum speed of 251km/h. Other specification include: length (3795 mm), width (1830 mm) and height (1250 mm).

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider

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Lancia of Italy introduced the Lancia B54 Spider at the Brussels Motor Show in 1955. Since then only 240 units are built. Run by a 2.45 L engine and could attain a top speed of 174 km/h, it is considered as the father of true Gran Turismo automobile. The car’s dimension include: length (4200 mm), width (1550 mm).

31 comments:

  1. The 1955 Porsche looks awesome. I bet it will cost million of dollars to get one.

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  3. I've always want a vintage car but a lot of people is telling me that it will make me bankrupt. haha

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  4. my son is a car lover.. he'll surely love to see this

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  5. I wonder why they'd name their car after spiders. Maybe they have spider senses and have the capability to sense when a car is about to bump you. Kidding aside, this cars are really great.

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  6. I never knew that those expensive car brands were spider-inspired. hihihi

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  7. Spider cars a head turner! Though very expensive but are great. I love the Alpha Romeo Spider.

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    1. Still love the Alpha Romeo Spider. Hope to have like this soon. Hmmmm...dream big and dream high. Lubos-lubusin ko na lang..hahahaha

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  8. thanks for sharing such things about cars..

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  9. Awesome collection of photos sir! I've always wanted to own one fast car :)) It would be sooo cool!

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  10. wow! those cars a poppin' hot!! Would love to own one too. First i want a hummer hahha great compilation xx

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  11. the Lancia Aurelia is so vintagy! and i love it.. someday i wanna have this kind of luxury car.. even though not something like this.

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  12. Ferrari Scuderia is the bomb. Great find Papaleng!

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  13. The cars are really sleek and fast. Sarap siguro sumakay dyan.

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  14. I would like to own and drive any of them. I am sure I will be an instant celeb, haha. 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider is classy but still a stunner.

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  15. I want one Ferrari Scuderia Spider, please! Haha lately I'm looking for a car to drive to work every day. This race car is truly lovely but the price is not worth it for my lifestyle. :)

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  16. Interesting. I'm not so familiar with car types even some car brands and I find your article helpful for knowing some.

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  17. whoa!these are dream cars!i guess i would buy one for my collection..lol..in my dreams where everything is free!Yahweh bless

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  18. Nice list, Interesting how people create anything out of simple inspiration, like spiders.

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  19. you will just be amaze of cars evolution nowadays. .

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  20. those are expensive cars and you will be amazed how people buy those that cost millions of dollars for collections.

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  21. awwww!!!!!!! i've always love vintage cars!!! even the scale models... they are just so expensive... :(

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  22. they share the same two-door look. quite interesting. i love the vintage :)

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  23. Me think what's in a spider? :) You are really good in research Papaleng! Keep it up! ^^

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  24. I never come across a post that actually wrote about a list of cars that had an animal names to them, let alone focusing on spider-named vehicles. If I were to choose from one of the cars mentioned, I'd probably want to ride the 1980 Flat Spider 2000.. looks so vintage yet classy!

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  25. I never come across a post that actually wrote about a list of cars that had an animal names to them, let alone focusing on spider-named vehicles. If I were to choose from one of the cars mentioned, I'd probably want to ride the 1980 Flat Spider 2000.. looks so vintage yet classy!

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  26. Awesome vintage spider car collections. Although expensive but worth having.

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  27. Wow! I'd go for the a Red Ferrari if given a chance to pick one to take home. :D

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  28. Cool cars. Sir kahit anong ibigay mo sa akin masaya na ako:)

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  29. If women like Birkins, men naman like spiders hihihi!

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  30. Now, I'm really curious why they all call those luxury cars with animal names. Intriguing indeed! As usual, I learned good points from your post today.

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