Nikasil was widely used in many engines here in Europe: BMW's M60, M51 (straight 6), Jaguar V8s, Renault's 1.5l, Ford's 1.7l, and many more. Suzuki used a similar alloy, too. If I'm not mistaken, it's present on the Ferrari F50.

We even have the terms "nikasilation" and "to nikasilate" in our language. » 9/22/14 3:01am 9/22/14 3:01am

Here in Spain it was the car that got a whole generation moving. Lots of families started travelling with them for the holidays (5 people plus dog and baggage, travelling from the inner cities to the coast) and it probably meant the beginning of the car culture here. For many, it is a symbol, and a cult object. » 9/02/14 4:14am 9/02/14 4:14am

That's the 1997 Benetton-Renault.
The car has #18, but the '1' looks like a later addition. If it's really the #8 car, it was driven by Gerhard Berger and Alex Wurz, and it won the German Grand Prix in the old, long, glorious Hockenheim. It was the last win both for Berger and Benetton.
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