In 1963, DeTomaso launched its first production road car, the Vallelunga. Perhaps even more importantly, the compact machine was also the first mid-engined Italian road car. Clearly inspired by the DeTomaso competition cars, the Vallelunga was built around a steel backbone chassis, featured a Ford Cortina-sourced engine and a lovely Ghia-built coupe body. DeTomaso only produced a few dozen cars as there were problems with chassis rigidity and build-quality. Very rare today, the Vallelunga remains as one of the great could-have-beens. We have taken a very detailed look at one of the finest survivors in this 29-shot gallery.
Rounding up our coverage of this week's LA Auto Show, we have added additional shots of the Fiat 124 Spider, which show the new roadster in its natural environment.
Also added today are two new Japanese concepts launched in LA: the Subaru Impreza Sedan, which follows in the footsteps of the hatchback launched last month in Tokyo, and the Scion C-HR that may inspire a new model-line of compact cross-overs.
Finally rounding off today's news feature is another Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 we have added to our ever expanding article. The featured chassis 911 460 9074 was raced extensively in period and returned to the track recently for the very wet Dix Mille Tours early last month.

Enjoy the links:

1964 - 1968 DeTomaso Vallelunga - Images, Specifications and Information

2015 Scion C-HR Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

2015 Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

2016 Fiat 124 Spider - Images, Specifications and Information

1974 - 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 Chassis 911 460 9074 -