Today is Pancake Day 2017 and we want to celebrate it with some of our favourite flat cars. These cars may be as flat as a pancake, but they are also some of the fastest, so here are a few of our favourite treats to feast your eyes on.
We just had to include the Lamborghini Countach on favourite flat car menu, which is just a few centimetres lower than the Ford GT40. The production of the Lamborghini Countach started in 1974. The cab-forward design, made way for a bigger engine which lent extra speed to this model, making it was incredibly moreish. The popularity of this delicious design saw production continue through to 1990. Standing at just 1.07 metres off the road to the tip of the wing the Countach was aerodynamically designed to be as low as the Formula One car of the time with just enough ground clearance to creep over speed bumps and low curbs.
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If you're not tempted by the devilishly rich design of the Lamborghini Countach, then perhaps the Lotus Europa at just over 106 cm will make your mouth water. Less is more in this dish; the Lotus Europa is a simple recipe with a dash of style. With only 9000 of these produced ever, it is rare to taste the Lotus Europa. The low bonnet slope and now retro styling show the age of the car but that doesn't hinder the performance figure that claims on a good day to reach 62 mph from a standstill in 9.3 seconds.
This recipe of the pancake cars was revolutionised with the introduction of the Ford GT40 with lashings of speed, could the Ford GT40 be quite possibly one of the world's most stylish flat cars? This sports endurance vehicle was cooked up in the 1960s. The recipe for the GT40 was concocted as a result of Ford's will to enter the world of endurance racing, so a dash of Ford and a sprinkle of Ferrari were combined to create the Ford GT40, the first of our favourite flat cars with a height that is little over a metre. If you love the flavour of Ford, then why not check out our current Ford leasing deals.
Ferrari Pininfarina Modulo
The symmetrical presentation of the Ferrari Pininfarina Modulo is the lowest on our menu at just over 93cm. The crowd at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970 were whisked into a frenzy at the presentation of this space-age dish. Inside the strawberry red seats fascinated many spectators. Today the recent Ferrari Coupe stays true to the lovely low design.
Although interesting to see around a track or glimpse on the road you have to agree to live with a flat car inches of the floor wouldn't always be practical. If you are interested in great deals, then give our All Car Leasing team a call on 01565 880880, or visit our special offers here.