These two Engined Beasts have names: "Hell Raiser" and "Showtime". They are V8 powered four-wheel drive monsters producing 700 Hp. Now there's no doubt about it anymore: anything sitting on four wheels with tubular chassis has to be awesome.
Now turn up your speakers! Grrrrrr!
The sound of the M5 E60's V10 is clearly recognizable. It's one of the greatest BMW engines of all times in my opinion. Not that i'm not a big fan of the Subaru Boxer engines, but a 5.0-Liter naturally aspirated V10 pumping out 507 Hp of ///M Power will always be better.
I've spotted this picture a few minutes ago on the Nürburgring Webcam. It seems that the McLaren guys are cooking something for us because they braught an orange McLaren MP4-12C to the Ring. Maybe they are a little bit annoyed by the LFA Nürburgring edition's 7:14 lap time and they think that if an orange machine has to be on top, it must be a McLaren. Stay tuned for more details.
Cam-Shaft has introduced its slightly modified version of the Ferrari 458 Italia. No big changes on the exterior except the black rims and the tiny bits of chrome accents (front wings, rear diffuser and roof) that make no big harm. Thanks to a modified ECU, the 4.5-Liter V8 now develops an extra 18 Hp over the original amount of 562 Hp. You can observe these changes from every angle on the high res gallery below.
At first glance, it looks like a nice custom built muscle car with a homogenious combination of classic and modern design elements except for the weird quadruple headlights. Then you notice the Ferrari badge and things get complicated. You start wondering what's really hiding under that red skin. Well, wonder no more, the donor body is that of a Ferrari 456 that the author of this car transformed into a sort of hommage to the classic Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta. The design is still made of pixels but there's a good chance it will take shape in real life as a one-off. You may not be convinced by the whole concept but under the bonnet, there is a naturally aspirated Ferrari V12 mounted to a proper 6-speed manual transmission... For me, this custom built Muscle Car would be an exellent creation if it wasn't carrying the prancing horse badge. It may have the soul of a Ferrari but it doesnt' look like a Ferrari enough.
Even after the Lamborghini Aventador hit the market, the outgoing Murciélago SV hasn't taken one single wrinkle. Sitting next to the 700 Hp beast in this awesome photo shoot by Mr Jordan Shiraki, the Murciélago SV has nothing to envy to its younger sister. You can check by your self in the gallery below featuring the two hottest raging bulls of the moment.
If you payed enough attention while watching the Jay Leno's review of the Zonda R you might have noticed the red Pagani Huayra sitting on the other side of the garage. Now click past the jump to have a closer look at the 700 Hp road legal (except for the U.S. because it lacks some airbags) beast with Jay Leno and Horatio Pagani.
Faithful to its simplistic and pure style, ALPINA has revealed its D5 model based on the BMW 5-series F10 both in sedan and wagon shapes. The BMW Alpina D5 bi-Turbo is powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbo straight-six diesel engine developping a respectable 345 Hp. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 5.2 seconds and the top speed is 270 Km/h (168 mph). Check out the gallery below for high res pictures of the saloon and wagon ALPINA D5's photo session.
There are cars that we never, ever get tired of seing, or hearing. And the Pagani Zonda R is definitely one of those. It has a 700 Hp screaming AMG V12 and a splendid carbon fiber body that weights just 1,071 Kg. This time, Jay Leno welcomes the carbon fiber record setting beast in his garage as well as its creator Mr Horatio Pagani himself. Click after the jump to enjoy 4 minutes of symphony making V12.
Swiss tuner Mansory chose to drop the flexible front lips of the Ferrari 458 Italia in favor of a more Enzo-like front end. The result is quite disturbing but the gain in performance is noticeable. The extensive use of carbon fiber led to a significant weight gain of 70 Kg. The Siracusa develops an extra 20 Hp over the standard 458 Italia which means it can go from naught to 100 Km/h in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 330 Km/h (206 mph).