CAR Magazine pits the Ferrari Boxer, Porsche 911 3.0 Turbo, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and Lamborghini Countach against one another for a stunning road test circa 1984.

And so it begins:

Road cars come no fast than these; together they amount to an astounding £185,000 and 1500bhp. For this test we took them to racing circuits and to Britain’s most challenging back-roads; we blasted them down motorways and hacked them in the city. And found, above all else, that unless you drive these cars together, you know very little about any of them…

(click through each for a very readable 3312×2288 pixel version)

– scans via flickr

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