The Innovators
CAR|March 2019
The Innovators

The Cars We Drive Today Were Influenced by These Pioneers.

Marius Boonzaier

TURBOCHARGED engines are everywhere, with all but a few automakers applying this tech to meet strict emissions laws without compromising power output or driving pleasure. Back in the day, though, this device was met with lifted brows.

Upon its introduction in 1961, the Oldsmobile F-85 consisted of sedan and station wagon body styles. Later that year, two coupé variants, the Club and Cutlass, were added. Both featured a high compression version of the fourdoor’s Buick-sourced aluminium V8 petrol sending 138 kW and 312 N.m to the rear wheels.

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March 2019