Monday, February 28, 2011
Tuner Hamman has given the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, what is called the "hawk treatment". Starting with the engine, the SLS AMG’s 6.2-liter V8 engine has recieved an additional 65 horsepower, for the total of 636HP and a maximum torque of 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) at 4,850 rpm. The extra horsepower comes from a high-performance titanium exhaust system, new tubro manifolds, and a sports air filter. As a result, the top speed is increased by 3 km/h higher to 320 km/h (199 mph), while the 0-62 mph is only 3.6 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the standard production car. It is supposed to appear at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
Get more pics and info at ---> CarScoop
Wow, Canadians got style. Duane got this 1989 Toyota Supra, and tuned it to its potential. This is a nice piece of work, a 9 second car. Started out with a dream just to have a 13 second car, but the addiction of fast got him. Does 147mph at 9.9 seconds, props to this guy for making a good looking Japanese car, and not a ricer. Respect. Check out the full details, more pictures and article at ---> Import Tuner.
Horacio Pagani, has taken the Mercedes SL65 V12 engine, and has heavily modified to their liking for their new C9. This is what they are denying but we know it's true. Because they are saying they are to use a V12 AMG engine. It is said to have a 6.0l engine delivering 700hp and roughly 738lbft of torque. It will have a carbon titanium chassis and specially made Pirelli tires. When we see it on the streets it will have a price of roughly $1.2 million.
1. Ford F-Series: 27,630
2. Chevy Silverado: 22,772
3. Honda Accord: 20,759 (1,737 Accord Crosstours included)
4. Nissan Altima: 18,636
5. Toyota Corolla: 17,121
6. Chevy Malibu: 16,439
7. Toyota Camry: 15,792
8. Honda Civic: 14,693
9. Chevy Cobalt: 12,962
10. Ford Fusion: 12,179
Toyota significantly dropped in sales last year, yet Ford has reached the top in the current economy after facing 2 years of losses. And GM has finally made a profit since 2008. Congratulations to the American Auto Industry.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Audi has redesigned the old Quattro, for its 30th birthday. It has all wheel drive which is nice, it's a 408hp, turbocharged inline-5 engine. With almost an all carbon fiber interior, when and if this car comes out, it will be nice to see an old legend on the street, and the real meaning of Audi.
A car made for Apple fans, the Mercedes Brabus SV12-R. Feautures a Mac Mini, two ipads with apple keyboards, that can be used for work and controls the whole cars operating system, everything from climate control to navigation system.
With 750 horsepower and almost 1000-lb/feet of torque on tap, the huge car can reach 211mph, and goes from 0-60-mph in four seconds. That's fast enough to embarrass just about any exotic sports car, and this one can carry four passengers with their luggage.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
BMW is coming out with a great surprise. Soon we will have our hands on the BMW 1 M coupe. If you really want to feel the real BMW, like the old, E30 m3, 535is, M5. This car might be just for you. The 1 series really reminds me of the E30, it handles like a toy, feels like a toy, it basically does what you want it to do. Just what a real sports car should do. It will be about $43,000 msrp.
335hp @ 5900rpm
Torque 332 lb-ft
twin-turbocharged, aluminum, 3.0L inline 6 cylinder engine
6-speed manual transmission with dry sump cooling system and 3.15:1 final drive ratio, with M gearshift knob
13.2 second quarter mile
155mph top speed
The most powerful made stock VW Golf is to North America, called Golf R. The car is fitted with a turbocharged 2.0l inline-4 engine, a 6 speed transmission and all wheel drive. Made to compete with the Impreza STI, and Mitstubishi Evo, with a low price tag.
2.0l inline 4, turbocharge
270 HP at 6,000 RPM
6 Speed Manual
0-60 mph 5.7s
top speed 155 mph - gov.
Friday, February 25, 2011
This year BMW will introduce a new concept call "Vision Connected Drive" at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. The roadster will provide comfort, security and entertainment so it can be adapted to the tastes of different drivers and passengers. In addition it is also equipped with a system or technology that facilitate the work of the driver.
Welcome back old friend, sick of all the 745's, 760's, and 750's. The 740i is back and better then before. Our long lost friend is back, thank you BMW. "Car and Driver" decided to take it for a road test and here are the specs and results.
PRICE AS TESTED: $81,625 (base price: $71,025)
ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 182 cu in, 2979 cc
Power: 315 bhp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 330 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting
Wheelbase: 120.9 in Length: 199.8 in
Width: 74.9 in Height: 58.3 in
Curb weight: 4381 lb
SPEED TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.8-5.9 sec
EPA city/highway driving: 17/25 mpg