Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revealed!


Not convinced by its looks? Don't worry, the most interesting part lies under the front hood. A 730 Hp naturally aspirated ferrari V12! And according to Ferrari that makes it the new fastest (road going) Ferrari ever built, outperforming cars like the Enzo and the 599 GTO. What makes the F12 Berlinetta a very fast machine is its aerodynamically optimized body and its relatively low weight of 1525 Kg, especially compared to its predecessor. Its body is also 20% more rigid and generates a downforce of 123 Kg at 200 km/h. The F12 Berlinetta hits 100 Km/h in 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 340 Km/h. Perhaps one of the most interesting parts is the Active Brake Cooling, "...a system that opens guide vanes to the brake cooling ducts only at high operating temperatures".



[Source: Ferrari]
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mercedes AMG W03 revealed


Yesterday, the Mercedes AMG F1 team revealed its 2012 competitor, code named W03. The team chose not to reveal its car in the Jerez test session like all the other teams did earlier this month. Ross Brawn said that this two-week delay allowed the team to have more time to focus on the car's development. After the first shakedown in Silverstone, the team seems pretty confident about the new car's performance. Could this be the car that will allow Shcumi to win again and bring Nico Rosberg his first win?




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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible Promo Videos


A 560 HP tubocharged V8 and a lighter body than the M5 thanks to a carbon fiber roof. The new M6 is also sportier than its predecessor. Purists will have to wait for the six-speed manual as this option is still not confirmed yet.. Click past the jump for more pics and videos.


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Friday, February 10, 2012

Random Pic: Snow Covered GTO

Photo credits: PW Photography

Poor GTO, left out in the snow. This is not cool!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

CLS “Black Bison Edition” by Wald International


The changes are purely aesthetic but this CLS Black Bison Edition by the the Japanese tuner Wald International looks great!


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VIDEO: Drifting in The Snow in a Formula Car with Andreas Gülden



Andreas Gülden is the chief instructor at the Nürburgring Driving Academy who once offered us one of the greatest driving videos around the green hell. In his first video, the instructor took a Formula car for a frightening lap around a very wet Nordschleife track. It was a great demonstration of his drving skills and we all enjoyed it. Apparently, the wave of cold crossing Europe these last days didn't stop him from doing what he does best. And for that, we are thankful! Because now we have the snow version of his video.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Red Bull's Mysterious Little Air Vent


The teams seem to be working hard to hide the secret parts of their new F1 cars but that did not stop some curious photographers from getting closer shots of Red Bull's mysterious little air vent. It could be not that mysterious... But our passion for this sport makes us thirsty for details!

Could it be the key element of the new RB8's design? Adrian Newey admitted that last year, they built their car around the exhaust position. This year, with the blown diffuser solution banned, the world champions might want to find another trick that'll make their car the fastest on the grid.
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F458 Italia with Vintage F40-like Wheels by HRE

Photo credits: Jack Darton

Have you ever wondered what a Ferrari 458 Italia will look like with F40 inspired wheels? That's what HRE wheels has to offer for the F458 owners. I might need more real life pictures to get a clearer image. But since i'm in love with everything F40-related, i would go for these wheels if i was a F458 Spider owner. It looks gorgeous. Checkout more vintage wheeled supercars at HRE Wheels' official website.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Williams FW34 revealed: the most Pronounced Stepped Nose yet


What an exciting season it will be! New technical regulations, new drivers including a returning world champ which makes six world champions on the grid, a new Gran prix in the USA and 26 unbelievably fast ugly F1 cars equipped with KERS, DRS, powered by 750+ Hp V8 engines and weighting less than 650Kg (driver included)!

Now here's Williams' new FW34. After a disastrous 2011 season, Williams switched to engine supplier Renault and hired Bruno Senna to drive alongside team-mate Pastor Maldonado. It's a fresh start for the once successful team. Let's hope they'll do a lot better than last season.


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Monday, February 6, 2012

Scuderia Toro Rosso Reveals its STR7


More teams continue to unveil their new F1 cars and this time it's Toro Rosso's turn to unveil the STR7. The Ferrari powered F1 car follows the trend of the stepped nose with a design slightly similar to that of the new Sauber C31. All the teams (exept Caterham and Mercedes GP) are expected to be at Jerez tomorrow for the first official testing session which marks the official start of the 2012 season.


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VIDEO: The RB8 Revealed! (UPDATE)


I guess we'll have to wait a little bit more to get a clearer view of the RB8. One thing is sure however, the car does feature the same stepped nose solution as the other teams, though it looks to be smoother and more elegant just like they have predicted..



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2012 Sauber C31 revealed: The thinnest nose yet


It's a great day for F1 fans. As the beginning of the season approaches, all the teams have started to take wraps off their 2012 contenders. The first testing session starts tomorrow at Jerez, and all the teams will be there for a first shakedown for their machines. Just like, Ferrari, Lotus, Caterham and Force India, the Sauber C31 has a stepped nose designed to avoid the lowering of the whole front end. This solution allows to avoid reducing the height of the suspension rods which will cause a handicap in handling and also have an impact on the airflow underneath the car's body. There is a particularity with the nose of this C31 however, it is incredibly thin. It'll be interesting to see how these things will behave on a crash...



















[Source: Sauber F1]
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