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Friday, February 29, 2008

2008 BMW 135i

BMW is finally back, the 135i drives and feels like the 1989 BMW M3. Small, tight, when driving it you can actually the road. Control every aspect and move of the car. You also have a twin turbo 300 hp engine, for such a small car that only weighs 3438 lbs.

Power bhp: 300hp
Torque lb-ft: 300
Type: Twin Turbo Inline 6

Acceleration 0-60: 5.3 Seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)

Base Price 2008 BMW 135i: $35,000

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

2007 Audi R8

Finally an exotic Audi, after 3 years of waiting it is finally here. It has the style and looks, and the performance, but how does it do on the track. And you do get what you paid for, an Audi. A wide screen navigation system. With thrown in bucket seats, and a V8 engine which will keep you to the edge of your seat.
Displacement cu in (cc):254 (4163)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:420(313) / 7800
Redline at RPM:8250
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:317(430) / 4500

Acceleration 0-60 mph s:4.4
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):187 (301)
Base Price: 2007 Audi R8 - $109,000

Monday, February 25, 2008

2003 Mercedes SLR McLaren

Inspired by the McLaren F1 and Mercedes Benz 300 SLR of 1955, the SLR is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world. SLR stands for "Sport, Leicht, Rennsport". Also the most expensive Mercedes-Benz ever made. And in 7 years of productions only 500 have been made. And also it's only a V8, while most Ferrari's it compares with are V12's.

Power hp: 626 hp
Torque lb-ft at RPM: 575/ 3750
Type: V8

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.2 seconds
Top Speed mph: 225

Base Price: 2003 Mercedes SLR McLaren - $495,000

2009 Nissan GT-R

The all new Nissan, probably the best yet import ever made, that is legal in the U.S. It can compete with the BMW M3 and the Ferrari Spyder and at a low price of $69,850. The most anticipated skyline is to come out in 2009.

Displacement cu in (cc): 214 (3498)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 480 hp /6400 rpm
Redline at RPM: n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 430 tq/ 3200-5200 rpm
Type: Twin-turbo V6
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
Top Speed mph: 196 mph
Base Price: 2008 Nissan GT-R - $69,850

Saturday, February 23, 2008

2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Top of the line Mercedes, with all the features you can ask for, this car is like a home, you can live and sleep in. And the price itself is like a home for some people. Very fast, and eats lots of fuel, but if you can afford the car, you can afford the lifestyle right? It has a Bi-Turbo it goes from 0-124 mpg in just 13.3 seconds. That is very fast for a luxury sedan, but that is what you get from Mercedes, comfort and speed.

Displacement cu in (cc): 365 (5980)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 604(450) / 4800
Redline at RPM: 5950
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 738(1000) / 2000-4000
Type: V12, Biturbo

Acceleration 0-60 mph: 4.2
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): 13/20 (n.a.)
Top Speed mph (km/h): 155 (250) - electronically limited

Base Price: 2007 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG - $180,000

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo

One of the cheapest yet most world wide known exotic car. The Lamborghini Gallardo, is for those who can't afford a Diablo or a Murcielago, but still have the chance to show of their wealth. The slick design of Lamborghini's is most stunning to me, first time I've seen the Gallardo was in a video game "NFS: Most Wanted". Although I've never been in one, I am most looking forward to it.

Displacement cu in (cc): 303 (4961)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 520(362) / 8000
Redline at RPM: n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 376(510) / 4250
Type: V10

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.0 seconds
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): 9/15 (17.0)
Top Speed mph (km/h): 196 (315)
Base Price: 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo - $175,000

Thursday, February 21, 2008

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Still the most affordable exotic sports car there is today. Handles like a Ferrari, flies like a Beamer. Although considered a muscle car, I wouldn't agree, because muscle is mostly made to go straight and fast. The Corvette though has both the handling ability and the acceleration.

Displacement Liters:
5.7 Liter
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 385/ 6600
Redline at RPM: 6600
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 385/ 6600
Type: V8

Acceleration 0-60 mph:5 Seconds

Base Price: 2001 Corvette Z06 $26,500

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2007 Rolls Royce Phantom

Every mans dream ever since they were kids. This car is not meant to be driven by the owner, but driven around by their own private driver. This car feels like home, with a nice fuzzy carpet, tables that recline out of the seat where you can have lunch, it has enough room to sleep in, and it is also comfortable. And if you need to get somewhere fast, it has the power.

Displacement cu in (cc):412 (6748)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:453(338) / 5350
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:531(720) / 3500

Acceleration 0-60 mph s:5.7

Base Price: 2007 Rolls Royce Phantom $332,000

2002 Ferrari Enzo

Probably the most anticipated Ferrari in history. When buying the buyers are invited to the Ferrari factory to have the cockpit of their car tailored to their specific needs. There will be a choice of four width fittings for both the cushion and backrest of the leather trimmed multi-adjustable Sparco seats. The position of the accelerator and brake pedals can be adjusted fore and aft – and sideways to accommodate drivers who prefer to use left-foot braking. Named in honor of the Italian auto maker’s founder, the Enzo is the latest special edition supercar to come out of Maranello.


Displacement cu in (cc):
365 (5988)

Power bhp (kW) at RPM:
660(485) / 7800

Redline at RPM:

Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:
484(657) / 5500


Acceleration 0-62 mph s: 3.3 seconds
Top Speed mph (km/h): 225 (362)

Base Price: 2002 Ferrari Enzo - $650,000

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8

Thirty some years have passed, since the last time we have seen this car. Dodge's V8 hemi powered engine produces 425 horsepower and 420 torque. With a price for the SRT-8 starting at about $37,995. There is a big line towards purchasing this vehicle, but will hit your nearby dealers in July 2008.

Displacement cu in (cc):370 (6059)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:425(318) / 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:420(569) / 4800
Redline at RPM: 6400

Acceleration 0-60 mph s:4.5
Top Speed mph (km/h):174 (280)

Base Price: 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept -$37,995

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

2009 Cadillac CTS-V

Everyone wants a Cadillac, the new slick design for 2009 is not very different on the outside. But on the inside their you can see a major difference. A supercharged V8 with 550 hp and 550 torque. That is amazing for a V8, but still a 4 door, this makes it not a good comparison to Corvette, or the new Dodge challenger. Cadillac wants the new CTS-V to be faster than the 500-horsepower, $82,900 BMW M5 but cost about $25,000 less. A price from the high $50,000s to the low $60,000s.

Type: Supercharged V8
Displacement cu in (cc): 376 (6162)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 550(410) / 6200
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 550(745) / 6200
Redline at RPM: n.a.

Acceleration 0-62 mph s: 4 seconds

Top Speed mph (km/h): n.a.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

2007 300c SRT-8

The Chrysler 300c SRT-8 is an amazing vehicle, it is one of the newest American muscles cars and it's great. Although engineered by Daimler a German Motor vehicle company it is still seen as an American car. Based on an old Mercedes E-Class chassis this vehicles handles splendidly. With a 6.1 liter V8, and hemi engine, Chrysler can't go anymore wrong with this car. This vehicle reminds me of the 2004 Rolls Royce Phantom, that is probably where the 300c gets it's great looks from.

Type: V8
Displacement cu in (cc): 370 (6059)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 425(318) / 6200
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 420(569) / 4800
Redline at RPM: 6400

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 5-5.5 seconds
Top Speed mph (km/h): n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): 14/19 (n.a.)

Base Price: 2007 Chrysler 300C SRT-8 - $40,420