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Fastest cars of the eighties

The eighties were a decade of madness – also on the streets. Almost 40 years ago, some sports cars reached more than 300 km/h.

First of all: Many of the vehicles in this series of photos are absolute cult today. The prices are correspondingly brutal. If you still want to park a Lamborghini Countach LP5000S Quattrovalvole in your garage, you need deep pockets. The same applies to almost everything from Maranello, the Ferrari city. It becomes a bit more bearable with a look across the pond, because the V8 sports cars from the USA are also rare, but apparently less popular among classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

Well-preserved models of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am start at around 20,000 euros. You could get a Buick Grand National Regal for 50,000 euros if it doesn’t have to be one of the rare “GNX” models and a little less power is enough. The “Bond submarine”, the Lotus Esprit, is also found in this price range.

Little going on for less than 100,000 euros

1 Turbo is available for around 120,000 euros, and an iconic Testarossa also changes hands from around 100,000 euros.

After that it becomes painful. A Lamborghini Countach will not change garages for less than 400,000 euros, the extremely rare Aston Martin V8 Zagato is also in this price range.

Millionaires are free to choose: a Porsche 959 is available from 1.3 million euros, a Ferrari F40 in very good condition currently costs two million euros, sometimes even half that. It looks really bad when it is supposed to be a Ferrari 288 GTO. The offers for this vehicle start at 3.5 million euros.

1986 from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds

But which car is now the fastest in this series of photos? The Lamborghini Countach with its 455 hp is not. From 0 to 100 kilometers per hour, the racing flounder needs 4.9 seconds, at 295 km / h is the end. Neither is the Aston Martin V8 Zagato with its 438 hp. It takes around five seconds to reach 100 km/h – too slow.

So Ferrari? Not quite. The 288 GTO is definitely out. It “only” reaches 305 kilometers per hour and does 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

The Scuderia shares first place with Porsche. The F40 super sports car shines with the highest top speed: 324 kilometers per hour. But for the 100 km/h it needs 4.1 seconds. This is where Porsche comes up trumps: The Porsche 959 reaches 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. But five kilometers per hour are missing for victory in terms of top speed. At 317 kilometers per hour, it is a little behind Ferrari.

1. Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
  • Manufacturer/model: Lamborghini Countach
  • Years of construction: 1974 to 1990
  • Special features: The “LP5000S Quattrovalvole” had the greatest power with 455 hp. Lamborghini built 610 of them.
  • Current used car prices: between 400,000 and 500,000 euros are due for the high-powered models.

2. Porsche 959

Porsche 959
Lamborghini Countach, one of the fastest cars of the 80s
  • Manufacturer/model: Porsche 959
  • Year of manufacture: 1986 to 1988
  • Special features: Was considered the fastest production vehicle in the world. The six-cylinder boxer engine delivers 450 hp.
  • Current used car price: If found, the price is between 1.3 and 1.7 million euros.

3. Porsche 911 SC Turbo

Porsche 911 SC Turbo
Porsche 911 SC Turbo, one of the fastes cars of the 80s
  • Manufacturer/model: Porsche 911 SC Turbo
  • Year of manufacture: 1978 to 1989
  • Special features: The Porsche 911 Turbo of the eighties had a maximum of 300 hp. A vehicle from 1982 is shown.
  • Current used car price: Models in good condition currently cost around 120,000 euros.

4. Manufacturer/model: Ferrari F40

  • Years of manufacture: 1987 to 1992
  • Special features: Enzo Ferrari’s last Ferrari. For a long time the fastest and most powerful Ferrari, put 478 hp on the road.
  • Current used car price: A good offer would be one million euros, two million are usual.

5. Buick Grand National Regal GNX Year of manufacture

  • Manufacturer/model: Buick Grand National Regal GNX
  • Year of manufacture: 1987
  • Special features: The GNX was only built for one year, Buick made 547 copies. The car delivers 276 hp and, due to structural features, straightens up when you accelerate hard.
  • Current used car price: A real “GNX” is very difficult to find, in the US prices are around 200,000 to 250,000 US dollars.

6. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

  • Make/Model: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • Years: 1982 to 1992
  • Special Features: Knight Rider’s favorite car. The 5.7-liter V8 of the years ’88 and ’89 made 225 hp.
  • Current used car price: Rare, but not too expensive. Beautiful models are available from 22,000 euros.

7. Lotus Esprit

  • Manufacturer/model: Lotus Esprit
  • Year of manufacture: 1976 to 2004
  • Special features: The car was used as a submarine in the Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977).
  • Current used car price: The prices are between 28,000 and 55,000 euros, depending on the engine and equipment.

8. Ferrari 288 GTO

  • Manufacturer/model: Ferrari 288 GTO
  • Year of manufacture: 1984 to 1986
  • Special features: There were less than 300 copies in total. He established the tradition of building supercars.
  • Current used car price: under three million euros no chance, currently 3.5 to four million euros are usual.

9. Aston Martin V8 Zagato

  • Manufacturer/model: Aston Martin V8 Zagato
  • Year of production: 1986 to 1990
  • Special features: Not beautiful, but rare. No more than 130 of the Zagato Aston were built.
  • Current used car price: In fact, the prices are between 350,000 and 450,000 euros because of the enormous rarity.

10. Ferrari Testarossa

  • Manufacturer/model: Ferrari Testarossa
  • Year of manufacture: 1984 to 1996
  • Special features: In the eighties, a Testarossa had 390 hp. Elton John, Dr. Dre and Dieter Bohlen had one.
  • Current used car price: There are good vehicles from around 100,000 euros upwards.

Kenyan celebrities who are LGBTQ+ members

The term LGBTQ+ refers to members of the public that do not identify to the conventional genders of male and female. LGBTQ+ comprises lesbians, gays, bisexuals, queer (sometimes questioning), and the plus includes all other forms one may choose to identify with. LGBTQ has been used as an umbrella term for sexuality and gender identity since 1990

It seems Kenya is joining the western world by embracing different sexualities. While the Kenyan constitution does not mention whether it is legal or not, Kenyan politicians have responded to the questions around the issue by saying that Kenyans are coexisting well and the LGBTQ+ debate is not an issue in Kenya yet.

Kenyan celebrities have come out as gay and notified their fans about their sexualities.

So who are the Kenyan celebrities that have come out as gay or lesbian? Below is a list of Kenyan public figures that are proudly members of the LGBTQ+ community.

1. Dennis Karuri

Dennis Karuri
Dennis Karuri

Dennis Karuri is a successful makeup artist who identifies as gay. He becomes one of the few men to succeed in the makeup industry which has been dominated by women for a long time. He likes wearing makeup to look like a woman and he is never shy about his sexuality.

2. Willis Chimano

Willis Chimano
Willis Chimano

Willis Chimamo is a member of the Sauti Sol music group. Many Kenyans suspected that Willis Chimamo was gay before he came out of the closet. Like many other celebrities that came out as gay or lesbian, Willis faced online criticism from his fans but he still remains a proud gay.

3. Silas Miami

Silas Miami
Silas Miami

Silas Miami is a South African based Kenyan filmmaker who once posted his white male partner on his social, announcing to his fans that he was happy in his relationship with the man.

4. Anita Nderu

Anita Nderu
Anita Nderu

Kenyans knew about Anita Nderu’s sexuality when she posted on her socials expressing her wish that her children should not undergo the same discrimination she has because of her sexuality. Kenyans ridiculed her but the came out strongly affirming that people should be allowed to form their own identities rather than being forced to conform to existing norms. “I will never be bullied into silence. As human beings we have the right to refuse to be defined by what other people think rather we must define ourselves,” she said.

According to, she later changed her mind about being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. The Star had reported the news anchor as having asked Kenyans to embrace LGBTQ as a norm.

5. Makena Njeri

Makena Njeri
Makena Njeri

Makena Njeri is a former Tahidi High Actress who dated Michelle Ntalami before she allegedly cheated on her. Makena Njeri is the founder of Bold Network Africa, which serves as a voice for the disenfranchised people of the queer community in Africa.

6. Notiflow

Noti Flow
Noti Flow

Noti Flow is a gifted Kenyan female rapper. She has always been open about her sexuality. Per Nairobi News, Noti Flow has had a short term relationship with Vanessa Chettle and previously released videos in support of LGBTQ. Noti Flow has also been linkd to King Alami (an Instagram influencer)

7. Brenda Jons (Mama Kingston)

Brendah Jons

Mama Kingston, also Brenda Jons, is a Kenyan content creator who revealed her sexuality to her Kenyan fans before finding out that her girlfriend had cheated on her almost immediately. She then confessed that the news of being cheated on broke her heart.

8. Michelle Ntalami

Makena Ntalami
Michelle Ntalami and Makena Njeri when they were dating

Michelle Ntalami is the founder of haircare brand Marini Naturals. For a long time she has been the dream of every man until she decided to come out as gay, disappointing many in the process. She dated fellow celebrity Makena Njeri and the two separated. A year later, Michelle wrote this on her socials: “It is the month I once shared with the world my own story to release my hurt and begin my healing finally. It is the month many of you told me that I unknowingly saved them too, just by sharing my own experiences regarding life’s storms. (Yes, fam, you are not alone.) It is usually the one month in my lifetime, I may have been down on the ground, but I have risen like the phoenix I am.”

Fittest female Kenyan celebrities

Ever wondered why most celebrities not just in Kenya but around the world have well looking bodies? Well, the secret lies in exercising and keeping fit. Sometimes surgeries, but mostly the gym does the trick. Exercising is by far the best method to achieve a desired body.

Eating a healthy diet is also a key step to a toned body. So who are the fittest female celebrities in Kenya?

1 Talia Oyando

Talia Oyando

The night nurse! Literally. No other Kenyan celebrity shows her fit body like Talia Oyando does. Just look at this image! Have you seen what we saw? Well to keep up with Talia Oyando’s hot fitness pics, you should definitely follow her on her Instagram. She has the body and exercising is all worth it.

2. Chiki Kuruka

A fit Chiki Kuruka
A fit Chiki Kuruka

Chiki Kuruka is a iving testimony that keeping fit does not have to be accompanied by difficult exercises. While Chiki Kuruka does not visit the gym often, she achieves her great body figure with her love for dancing. Chiki Kuruka was part of the Slim Possible show that helped women lose their weight. She is married to Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime, with whom they share some exercising videos on their socials.

3. Yvonne Okwara

Yvonne Okwara exercising

Yvonne Okwara is not just gifted for media roles. She has a great personality and she complements it with a stunning body. Her body does not come from heaven like manna. Look! She even took a picture of herself in her fitness suit. Not all women can pause like so.

4. Natalia Tewa

Well toned Natalie Tewa
Natalie Tewa in her exercise costume

A tiny waist and curves is the dream of every woman. While some are naturally blessed with this look, it does not come easy for the rest. Natalie Tewa’s body is goals for every lady, and she has been serving us hot pics on her social media ever since she came to the limelight. To keep her body in shape, Natalie Tewa exercises quite often. You should emulate her.

5. Fashionable Step Mom (Catherine Kariuki)

Good looking Fashionable Step Mom

Catherine Kariuku, popularly known as the Fashionable Step Mom, is a “mother” to seven kids but she does not look it. She is another Akothee. Fashionable Step Mum is a Kenyan celebrity who is always conscious of what she eat and then commits herself to the gym three times a week. Well, it paid off because this beauty used to be a plus size woman. She shared her before and after photos on Instagram.

6. Akothee

Akothee in a gym session
Akothee in a gym session

The controversial singer is just like the fashionable step mum. One glimpse at her and you wouldn’t think she has more than five children. Akothee’s well-toned body is thanks to her regular exercise routine.