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Old 04-19-2012, 01:02 PM
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Unknown supercar/racing car

First of all I'm new here, so hello to everybody
I have been trying to identify this car for weeks without any luck, looking through different search engines and finding cars with similarities, but don't quite match the picture. I asked on Yahoo Answers, and kept getting Honda NSX as an answer, but I don't think it looks anything like a honda NSX, though it does look Japanese.
The pictures are from an old Top Gear music compilation released in 1994, one is the original picture, in the other I have pointed out some features which I will list below:

1) Some sort of "arch" which is connected to the back window (well that's what it looks like to me).
2) This looks like the rear light, and is a circle shape.
3) The wingmirror, it is attached to the door, and seems to be oval shaped.
4) A "depression" in the rear arch. The car would seem to be a Widebody.

Please remember this is from 1994.

I have a scanner but it's in the attic, if anyone requires a clearer photo, I should be able to provide one.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:30 PM
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Looks like an NSX to me and I would know. Im a big Honda fan. Might be a modified one or a JGTC look-a-like
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:02 PM
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Hi TGLS1993, welcome to the forum.

I think the car in question is a C4 Corvette (ZR-1 maybe) , the rear sleeve of the Top Gear-Rock (1994) CD album cover definately looks like it has one with its headlights up on it. You can find the album on Amazon where both covers are shown.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:33 PM
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Maybe an FC RX-7?
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:43 PM
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Alpine GTA? It would match the 3/4 window and maybe spoiler.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:00 AM
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Nice car!!!...
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:34 AM
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I don't think it's a NSX. I see what you mean with the black pillars though, but the rear wing and tail lights don't match.

I think it's a Pontiac Firebird. The tail lights don't match exactly, but the wing and the pillar does.

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:39 AM
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Hi TGLS1993, welcome to the forum.

I think the car in question is a C4 Corvette (ZR-1 maybe) , the rear sleeve of the Top Gear-Rock (1994) CD album cover definately looks like it has one with its headlights up on it. You can find the album on Amazon where both covers are shown.
I think you're right after looking at my CD copy it does look like a C4 Corvette. The shape of the roof and glass hatch look like that of a C4 Corvette. I can picture in my head such a Corvette with that body kit. The only problem is I can't find a picture of a C4 with such a bodykit and spoiler. Must either be a racing car or a one off project someone made a few years ago.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:22 AM
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I think you're right after looking at my CD copy it does look like a C4 Corvette. The shape of the roof and glass hatch look like that of a C4 Corvette. I can picture in my head such a Corvette with that body kit. The only problem is I can't find a picture of a C4 with such a bodykit and spoiler. Must either be a racing car or a one off project someone made a few years ago.
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I wouldn't conclude on the Vette just yet, it looks like an RX-7 to me, i don't see the tail light as being completely round, more like a sideways oval
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:06 AM
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Here's the rear of the cd and the front from same source.
See if it helps
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Mirrors say C4 Corvette.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:26 PM
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I wouldn't conclude on the Vette just yet, it looks like an RX-7 to me, i don't see the tail light as being completely round, more like a sideways oval
That's why i'm leaning towards it being a ZR-1 as it didn't have round rear lights.

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:21 AM
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Does anyone have an account or know someone who has an account on CorvetteForum.com?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:32 AM
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Seems like a Corvette C4 to me. The rear is still hard to tell but the front clearly is a C4.
How old is the album?
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:29 AM
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How old is the album?
It was released in 1994, I think around May time.
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