Vintage: Citroen SM | drive it
When the Citroen SM was first presented in 1970, it looked like a car from a different planet. No carmaker had ever built a mass-production vehicle with such striking lines or aerodynamic contours. And the 170hp Maserati engine under its hood rocketed the SM to 225 km/h. Georg Johannes from Düsseldorf is a big fan of the model.His 1971 SM has 250,000 km on the odometer, and he still takes it touring.
Compare it! Alfa Romeo Spider vs. BMW Z4 | drive it
These are two of the most extravagant 2-seater sports cars around. Elegant and exceptional in design. We're talking about the Alfa Romeo Spider and the BMW Z4. Both have an ice-cold air about them. Speed should be the deciding factor, but which top opens quicker and which car has more storage space? Drive It! puts both cars through their paces.
Vintage -- the Peugeot 403 convertible | drive it
The Peugeot 403 convertible made its debut at the 1956 Paris Motor Show.Visitors were overwhelmed by its marriage of Italian class with French elegance. The body styling was done by the legendary experts at Pininfarina. Typical for the pontoon form were the bulge on the hood and the suggestion of fins at the rear with the vertical rear lights. In total some 1.2 million Peugeot 403s were built --- although only 2,000 of them were convertibles. Probably the most famous one was the car driven by Peter Falk in his role as lieutenant Columbo.
vintage: The 1968 BMW 1600 ti touring sedan | drive it
The souped-up 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces 150 horsepower. Not a great deal by today's standards, but out on the track this 42-year-old car shows its special qualities.A tight suspension, excellent balance and precise steering keep the rear-wheel drive steady through the tightest turns. drive it! tests whether the car can live up to modern standards.