Sunday, December 19, 2010

VIDEO: Autocar compares the Porsche 911 GT2 RS with the 911 Carrera S



According to Jamie Corstorphine, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS betters even a Ferrari 599 GTO. Well, that would've been a much more interesting battle to see. Instead, we have a comparaison with the entry level 911 Carrera S. But we're not going to complain! Video after the jump.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe is Finally Revealed (with video)



The car that everyone wants to drive is finally here! And now you can know everything about it. The twin turbo 3.0-Liter straight six is finally rated at 335Hp which allows the new 1 Series M Coupe to reach 100 Km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds. There is no mention of the top speed since it is limited to 250 Km/h (155 mph) but i don't think that's important for this kind of cars. what's interesting though, is that the car is delivered with a proper six speed manual transmission. That should be good news for purists. Automatic gearbox lovers don't have to be so sad since BMW seems to be cooking something for them too. The M drive button will make his appearence in the 1 series M coupe as well and will have as effect the sharpening of the throttle response.

A few days after its official unveiling, the 1 series M Coupe has already proven its self as a track beast by beating both the E60 M5 and the E46 M3 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time board. No lap footage has been made available till now by you can watch a real life footage of the car in which you can hear its engine sound too in the video below. Don't forget to check out the high res gallery below.


































[source: BMW Blog]
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

VIDEO: 2010 Formula One Season Highlights



Despite two or three boring races, this year's Formula 1 season was one of the most disputed since a long time with five drivers still in the hunt within one race from the season'w finale in the wonderful Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

In the end, we saw the birth of a new and promising champion, his name is Sebastian Vettel and he is determined to steal every single record from the previous champions including seven time world champion Michael Schumacher. And judging by his talent, his age and the support he is getting from the Red Bull Team, he seems pretty well on track.

[source: Axisofoversteer]
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Picture: Ferrari F40 LM


I couldn't leave the F40 fans and my self with that horrible picture in the front page. So i'm pretty sure this beautiful F40 LM will fix things up.
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Why?



The only thing that makes me feel better after seeing this, is that the car used as a basis to make this atrocity come to this world isn't one out of the 1,315 produced F40s. This is just a replica, no F40s were harmed while doing this. Unfortunately, this aweful limo comes from Japan..

[source: Autogespot]
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG Widebody by Misha Design



After the Mercedes-Benz SL Black series and its widebody kit came out, a lot of tuning companies started to make their wide bodykit projects based on several SL AMG Models. And i have to admit that every time i'm stunned by the result. Like the Prior Design wide bodykit SL we saw months ago, Misha Design now joins the game with its SL55 AMG based project that you've probably seen in the latest SEMA show. No technical specs have been released but instead they offered us these stunning pictures of the beast.


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jay Leno's Garage Welcomes the Hennessey Venom GT



The Hennessey Venom GT is a pretty unusual car. It's a 900,000 $ stretched Lotus Elise with a Ford gearbox and a turbocharged Chevrolet V8. But you have to digg a little deeper to justify that price. The engine used in this car is the turbocharged LS9 coming from the Corvette ZR1 and now it's packing out more than 1,200 hp. The gearbox is coming from the Ford GT supercar which according to John Hennessey is pretty much qualified to handle power figures surpassing the 1,000 Hp bar. But that's not all, this car is all about lightweight with just 1,071 Kg (2,361 punds). The result is a supercar that is nearly half the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport's weight but that has the same amount of power. This may lead to some serious performance figures and a mindblowing top speed. You can watch some track footage of the car as well as an interview with John Hennessey in the video below.



[source: Jay Leno's Garage]
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Picture: Yellow LFA

Photo Credits: Nue Vue

It's too heavy, too much expensive, not as fast as you've expected but you still want one. That's LFA magic. I'm stunned by the work done on this picture. Credit for this beautiful shot goes to "Nue Vue". (which somehow translated to French would be "Naked Sight")
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kicherer introduces the SLS 63 Supersport

Photo credits: Frank Luger

The guys at Kicherer managed to squeeze 31 more Hp out of the Gullwinged supercar's 6.3-liter V8 to make it barely pass the 600 Hp bar. Some of the most noticeable changes from the exterior are the RS-1 forged wheels and the new rear diffuser. More discrete changes include a carbon fiber front splitter and stainless steel exhausts. Another interesting feature is the lifting system that allows the whole vehicule to sit 30mm (1.2 inches) higher at the push of a button. More pictures of this beauty in the gallery below.


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ADV.1 Wheels Ferrari F430


The Ferrari F430 might have been eclipsed by its successor whether it's in terms of performance or in terms of styling. But it's still a very pretty car, especially when it's tuned with taste like this one and sitting on some magnificent ADV5 Track Spec wheels from ADV.1. Check out more beautiful shots of this beast in the gallery below.




















[source: ADV.1 wheels]
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