Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pick of the Day: FAB Design SLS


Love it or hate it but you can not ignore it. The FAB design AMG SLS is definitely a head turner with its massive bodykit, additional air vents and LEDs. Whether these modifications are fully aesthetic or performance related remains to be proved. Anyway, if the FAB design SLS suits your taste, you can find more high res pictures of it in the gallery below.

Among the possible power upgrades offered by FAB Design for the SLS is the sport exhaust system that adds an extra 40 Hp to the 6.3-Liter V8 initially rated at 563hp.



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Friday, May 20, 2011

One-Off Ferrari Superamerica 45



Here's a very special way to celebrate 45 years of owning prancing horse models: asking Ferrari to build a one off version of the already gorgeous 599GTB. That's what New York collector Peter Kalikow did. And the result is truly stunning. The one-off model called Superamerica 45 will be publicly unveiled this weekend at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.

The supercar borrows some design elements from the 599GTO like the rear diffuser and the front bumper but it features unique design elements like the double air vents on the front wheel arches, a radically modified rear end with a rotating carbon fiber top featuring a similar mecanism to that of the Ferrari 575 Superamerica and body colored wheels. And in case you were wondering, the cars'color is called Blu Antille, a color used for another bespoke Ferrari model for the same owner.

Delicious!


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

VIDEO: The Latest Raging bull driven by Autocar



The latest model to carry the Raging Bull badge named the Aventador LP700-4 is powered by a fire spitting 6.5-litre V12 good for 691 Hp. The symphony making engine allows the Murciélago replacement to reach the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in less than 3 seconds and have a top speed of 349 km/h (217 mph). This significant increase in performance has been achieved thanks to the intensive wheight reduction that allowed the car to have a dry weight of just 1574 Kg (3,472 lbs) compared to the Murcièlago's 1665 Kg (3,671 lbs). Weight distribution is 43 percent front and 57 rear, which means it's also good at going sideways.

The Aventador's styling is largely inspired by the Sesto Elemento and the Estoque concept cars. You can contemplate the Italian beauty in the gallery below before you watch it going sideways in the hands of Autocar's driver Steve Sutcliffe in the video after the jump.




















[Source: Autocar]


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Friday, May 6, 2011

VW joining the WRC with Polo R based Rally Car



It seems like more and more constructors are attracted with the new WRC formula. After BMW joined the championship this year with the mini coutryman WRC edition, now Volkswagen has decided to join the show starting in 2013 with its Polo R based rally car.

The Polo R WRC car will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbo engine rated at about 300 Hp. Volkswagen's latest crowned participation in the world rally championship goes back to the eighties where the german manufacturer won the Group A rally championship in 1986 thanks to talent of swedish driver Kenneth Eriksson at the wheel of a 1.6-Liter Golf GTI. But we have to admit that the group B monsters were drawing all the attention at that time because of this. Anyway, the Polo R WRC looks good and you can find some high res pictures of it in the gallery below.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Piece of History: Ferrari 350 Can-Am

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Based on the Ferrari 330 P4 le Mans Race car from 1967, the Ferrari 350 Can-Am was not particularly successful in the so named championship. But that doesn't stop the fact that it looks absolutely gorgeous. This beautifuly sculpted prancing horse racer represents the Italian maker's not so successful effort to join the big boys of the Canadian American Championship in the late 60's like the Chevrolet powered McLaren M6A. It's a little bit sad that such a beautiful machine didn't see the days of glory.
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