Hey! What are you doing right now? Is it drooling over 33 of the most amazing cars to ever roll across pavement? Because if you got four and a half minutes, that’s exactly what you could be doing. Nitto has released “Getting Started,” a compilation of the sights and sounds from some of the greatest automotive icons throughout history. We’re talking about everything from the 1957 Jaguar XKSS to the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
This video includes America’s burbling V-8 superheroes, like the 1965 Ford Mustang, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, and 2005 Ford GT. It also has serenading European exotics, like the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 1971 De Tomaso Pantera, and 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. There are high-end luxury cars like the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed, and high-strung racing cars like 2013 Radical RXC. It doesn’t really matter where along the petrol-spectrum your interest may be centered, this video pretty much has it all.
Seeing all this epic machinery back-to-back-to-back is actually a little overwhelming, to be honest. There’s so much going on here, it’s like putting your top favorite songs on speed shuffle. As soon as you hear those pistons fire, all you want is to let it wind out, but instead, you’re shoved straight to the next hook.
Not that I’m complaining, really. Despite the huge breadth of model years, the spread in cylinder count and configuration, the different countries of origin, and the vastly separate philosophies, in the end you come to realize all these exhaust notes are actually playing the same tune.
Click past the jump to read about two of these exotic and classic cars.
1990 Ferrari F40
Although it was created a quarter century in the past, the F40 is every bit as capable as a modern supercar. Designed to commemorate Ferrari’s 40th Anniversary, this gorgeous slice of red, purpose-built awesomeness is the culmination of Enzo Ferrari’s aspiration to offer one final machine of extraordinary capability.
Using the 288 GTO as a development base, the F40 evolved into a stripped-down, no-nonsense racer with every bolt twisted toward the accumulation of velocity. The interior is awash in bare carbon-fiber, bucket seats, and not much else. The mid-mounted, twin-turbo V-8 produces 471 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque, which propels 2,425 pounds of Italian fury to a 3.8-second 0-to-60 and a top speed that cracks the 200-mph barrier. Originally offered for $400,000, modern examples have been known to fetch upward of over a million dollars.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette
Recognized best as “America’s Sports Car,” the Corvette first saw light in the early 50s. Rocking a 5.7-liter, V-8 engine, the bowtie flagship combined lightweight with big power, a combination that stuck with subsequent models.
The second generation, known as the Sting Ray, was introduced in 1963, sticking around only four short years before seeing a total redesign. During that period, the ‘Vette came with a variety of performance upgrades, like four-wheel disc brakes and an independent rear suspension. It also featured an optional big-block, 6.49-liter V-8, complete with scorching side exhaust pipes. The cost for this bigger engine in the mid-60s? A mere $292.70.