Cars of the world Championships from 1930 to 2018
These cars advertised on all world Cups since 1930
Welcome to chronicle of the world Cup. Only today we find ourselves not in the football world Cup, and in a car its counterpart, because since the inception of the FIFA world Cup in 1930, the manufacturers instantly knew it was time to take the bull by the horns, it will bring enormous profits, if the right to advertise on their automotive products.
Here are all the cars from the world Cup from 1930 to 2018. Pleasant viewing!
Bentley 8-Litre Open Tourer
In the first year of the tournament held in 1930, Uruguay became world champion. England, the mother of football, not even reached the final. Instead, the British first advertised sports car, which was all of 200 horsepower, 8 litre, and Bentley name.
Cadillac Series 452 V16
Model from the USA world Cup was the Cadillac V 16 (series 452). It was the first production car with 16-cylinder engine. Under the hood was the engine 185 SAE-PS from 7.4 liters! It was a breakthrough, in the same way, the US team, who reached the semi-finals.
Mercedes 770-K Cabriolet
Daimler-Benz introduced in 1930, the “big Mercedes” Type 770. The name of this huge machine was hidden the presence of a 7.7-liter inflatable eight-cylinder engine capacity of 200 HP in Just eight years, it was created less than 120 pieces. Price: about 40,000 Reichsmarks. In those days, Benz was the culmination of the German automotive industry.
In 1934, Italy became the world champion in his own country. But the most important car of the year came from France: they became the Bugatti Type 57.
Citroën Traction Avant
With Citroën Traction Avant appeared in France in the same year, becoming one of the most famous cars of the 20th century. The drive was to the front wheels, the body supporting structure, had excellent suspension. The innovations were so numerous that the model stood on the line an incredible 23 years. In 1957, his technical level was quite competitive and only appearance gave him as a veteran.
Opel 6 became a bestseller in Germany in the thirties. The name mentioned its six-cylinder engine producing 36 HP that was typical of middle-class sedan. The long version of Pullman to cheer used in a taxi.
Simca 8 Berline
In 1938, the winner once again become Italian. The host of the tournament – France. There is a Simca car company introduced a new model “8”. The compact model has received a lot of body styles, including sedan, convertible, coupe. Production continued after the war until 1951.
1938 is also the year of the birth of one of the most famous cars of all time: this year Volkswagen.
At the end of 1938 in rüsselsheim produced the first copies of the new luxury car of Opel Captain.
In 1950 after the Second world war, the first world championship. Uruguay won in Brazil the team of Brazil. Realizing that will soon come to an end, the German DKW brand tries to advertise themselves at a football event, showing the new model F89. Then two-stroke engines in cars was not yet something strange.
Volkswagen T1 Transporter
All of the famous Volkswagen T1 and sport are inseparable. Their merger took place in 1950.
Lancia Aurelia Berlina
After the war in Europe was a little beauty. It tried to fix Lancia, offering luxury, compact sports car. V6 engine, cylinder head aluminium semi-trailing arm rear suspension, the new gearbox. No wonder the model turned a great future in rally.
1954 – the year the legendary victory of the German team against Hungary in Bankcorporation in Bern. A few days ago, the young Federal Republic was struck by one of the most attractive and advanced cars of the last decade: the Borgward Hansa 1500, which was also destined to become a legend, but a little later.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
In the same 1954, the Cup was presented to the model Alfa Romeo Giulietta. About who she became in the end, to say, maybe you shouldn’t.
Jaguar scored a direct hit in the same year. Model XK 140 was a real gap pattern among the sports car class. Such a catchy and beautiful. For fast movement in the region of 200 km/h under its hood was a 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine.
Aston Martin DB4
In 1958, Brazil became the world champion on football. The world Cup was held in Sweden, but the Saab or Volvo did not prepare the debut of new products. But this is taken care of in England, from whence came the Aston Martin DB4. His data: 240 HP “shot” with a 3.7-liter inline sixes, 224 km / h, acceleration to 100 in 9.4 seconds.
Austin-Healey Sprite has also arrived at the world championship 1958 the Car clearly looks like a frog and got a modular design. The car was positioned as a sports car. 44 HP with a maximum speed of 130 km / h was not very cool even for a late 50-ies.
Chevrolet Impala Convertible
Chevrolet Impala with its huge rear fins ripped fashion trends two years before the beginning of 1960-th year. All attracted not only the appearance but also the technical characteristics of the car. In the 50-ies at the Impala had air suspension, and a 4.6-liter V8 could develop from 230 to 290 HP, the Europeans couldn’t keep up.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Berlina
In 1962, Brazil won in Chile, and Alfa Romeo Giulia newly introduced sport model Giulia. Fans will adore this model for another 10 years.
Lotus Elan S4
Another child in 1962 became a car maker from Britain that issued in a sense, a forward-time model – Lotus Elan. It comes with a plastic case (steel frame) the elegant little car weighed less than 700 pounds, which gave him more opportunities even with an engine power of 100 HP.
MG MGB Roadster
MG B is probably the most successful British sports car of them all. Until the mid 70-ies he was trying to keep up.
Opel Kadett A
Opel Kadett came in 1962, to push VW Beetle from the throne. Alas, failed. But those who have been in the championship 62-year remember posters with images on them Opel Kadett.
Sometimes whirled some models… Possible in Chile needed the car. By the way, since 2010, production of the P50 began again.
A Jensen FF GT sports car of the highest class, which was remembered by two unique traits: he’s got permanent four wheel drive and began to install a simple anti-lock brake system. Football in 1966, England won!
Fiat-124 Sport Spider
A living legend so familiar to the Russian ear the name. Fiat-124… two-door Zhiguli could be.
And again a sports coupe with a 2.6-litre V8 at a reasonable price. Football fans appreciated the efforts of a small car company.
Opel Rekord C
Opel, once again in the history of promoting their new models in unconventional ways.
Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
In 1966 the Lamborghini Miura was one of the most impressive and fast sports cars. The mid-engined projectile acceleration to 295 km / h and his masterpiece is a 3.9-liter V12 with 350 (later 385) HP was something beyond fiction.
A beautiful tale, ending not a good ending. In all there were 13 thousand units of the model SM.
Ford Taunus 1300 XL Coupe TC-II
Superuniversal from Ford, who tried his hand in Europe.
Dodge Challenger R-T
Dodge Challenger R / T – bright representative of the tribe of muscularis. Its features were the 426 – horsepower seven-liter Hemi V8 under the hood and racing ambitions.
Muscle car European. Something in this model, the Opel was from the Americans.
Land Rover Range Rover
In 1970, when in Mexico, Brazil and Italy fought for the title, the Land Rover has opened a new page in the history of SUVs. Ahead of many rivals for decades.
Volkswagen Golf I
1974 was the automotive world for the appearance of another legendary model, which came to replace the “Beetle”. It was a Golf of the first generation.
Citroen CX-GTi Turbo
Citroën CX joined the same Course in 1974 as the successor to the legendary and innovative model of DS. He was less revolutionary than “the goddess DS”, but with its stylishly idiosyncratic design modern hatchback, and with numerous technical refinements and exceptional driving comfort has become a typical Citroën in the best sense of the term.
The successor to the Miura blew the already electric air 1974 when major football battles took place in West Germany.
In the mid-70s the car could accelerate to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds. Even any proof of exclusivity is needed?
But Volvo 244 character was quite different. It’s a family sedan, which has strengthened the reputation of the car as a pioneer in the development of the world’s safest cars.
Somehow VW, many associated with football. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the company often advertises their models on similar Championships. That Polo made its debut in the midst of football fights of the Championship.
In 1978 Argentina became world champion in football. Automobile milestone of the year was the BMW M1.
Fiat Ritmo was in many ways a strange car that was supposed to conquer new markets in the Gulf countries. Did not work…
Who doesn’t know her? Probably not such a person! In 1978 he was presented the Mazda RX-7, one of the few most efficient sports car with a Wankel engine.
Another legend, which was advertised during the world Cup – a Saab 900. Now isn’t that just classic and a real work of art on wheels.
Mediocre model with time-turned in a decent sports car. This was made possible by the 180 – horsepower engine.
In 1982 Italy became the world champion in Spain, beating Germany. But the Germans are in debt does not remain, intimidate Italians one of the most unimaginable models of the XX century – BMW 3-Series E30!
Mercedes 190 W201
Mercedes also played unbeaten map, showing football fans model W201, the “Baby Benz”.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2600
Don’t know about you, but an old Pajero beginning of the 80’s I like more than the modern model.
Nissan Micra K10
Nissan Micra – square, compact, low-power. Nissan was able to make it a successful model.
This is perhaps one of the most affordable Porsche models in those years. Sport are drawn to the sport. Here and in the Porsche it is realized, however late.
BMW 730i E32
1986: Argentina became the world champion in Mexico, Germany again lost in the final. This time with 3: 2.
BMW tried to comfort the nation and brought a new model BMW 7 Series E32 body. Talk about it, that chief designer Klaus Louth BMW has built himself a monument with an infinitely dynamic lines.
Bavarian “Jaguar”, which in the eight years of its production practically has not changed and even in the end, the curtain career was still considered visually and technically advanced. Who after this will get upset about a defeat at the world Cup?
Unremarkable car from Citroen, the diesel engine which consumes just 3.2 liters at a speed of 90 km/h.
World Cup England departed in the quarter-finals. Jaguar has more luck, his new model is still not relegated from the top ratings around the world.
You recognize him by photo. Omega can still be seen on the roads. Neubivaemaya car! A terrific example of the German school.
Volvo 480 ES
The first Volvo with front-wheel drive, for which the words “sport” and “beauty” was not alien. In addition, the car had folding headlights, trip computer, access to the interior with a key ring and signals indicator with customized sound.
BMW 3-Series E36
1990. Germany became world champion, and BMW also brought a stunning E36. There are still many young people dream about owning such a car… Only so condition as new!
Fiat gradually descended to a low position in Europe. The Italians kept from last forces.
Honda 1990 NSX was the Japanese Ferrari with a V6 engine which had titanium connecting rods. The power unit effortlessly developed 8,000 rpm. Lightweight construction – the chassis is mainly aluminium. The great Ayrton Senna car very much. From the NSX, of course, had the genes of a champion.
Toyota Previa GL
Toyota brought futuristic and totally unique Previa minivan. The motor is not located entirely under the hood and closer to the front seats, drive the minivan was back, and all auxiliary devices were located in the engine compartment and is driven by a long belt. The drawback was the service.
Car 1991 had become a “Paradise” Renault Clio. At least advertisers want customers then believe that the car was made in Paradise.
Alfa Romeo 145
Be as small as a Clio, but how much more stylish?! 145-I Alfa Romeo in 1994, showed how to look modern compact car.
Audi RS2 Avant
Audi RS2 is a giant step for Ingolstadt. The combination of a 315 – horsepower engine and all-wheel drive forced the engineers to put on a little wagon Porsche brakes.
Ferrari 355 GTS
A red Ferrari and the football. What else do you need from life?
In the 90s many people in Europe love these machines.
Toyota RAV4 began a new era of SUVs.
Audi TT Coupe
And in 1998, with the arrival of the Audi TT was launched the era of compact sports cars. By the way, the world champion in that year was France.
The center of attention – the biggest step Ford at the turn of the second Millennium. Echoes of the success of heard so far.
The car in time for a football player. The main thing is the trunk, and it will get a ball and shoes.
As a reminder, in the second half of the 1990s was a popular small car.
Porsche 911 (996)
Completed Millenium Porsche 911 996 in body.
The era after 2000. All these cars you just remember, therefore, to describe their characteristics will not. Just recall what the car was heavily promoted in four of the past 16 years the Championships and what was presented on the current world Cup held in Russia.
BMW Z4 M Roadster
Alfa Romeo Brera
Mercedes-Benz R 320
Opel GT 2.0 Turbo
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Volkswagen Golf VII
Model 2018, which we saw at the Championship in Russia