sabato 30 giugno 2012

Porsche Cayenne Vantage 2 Lemon

The Top Car tuning brand has made ​​some elaborations of the finest luxury vehicles Porsche, but their latest version of their much vaunted Cayenne Vantage 2 seems to have taken the direction of the lemon. Commissioned by one of its customers, Top Car was asked to design a Cayenne Vantage 2 looking very colorful. The Russian tuning company has agreed to the request and has produced the Lemon Cayenne Vantage 2.
As the name implies, the Porsche SUV was wearing a special color created ad hoc, Citreous Lemon, which was accentuated by a special paint Lime Pearl on various parts of the exterior. Similarly, the interior of the Cayenne are fitted with perforated black leather seats in the center and lime green on the sides.
The project also includes a new body kit consisting of front bumper, wheel arch extensions, side skirts, bonnet, sills, tailgate spoiler, rear diffuser and a new set of 5 spoke alloy wheels, all rather similar to the design Cayenne Top Car Vantage 2.
Moreover, the Cayenne Vantage 2 Lemon gets the same performance changes made ​​on the standard model, which includes a new engine management software system, new air filters and a new sports exhaust system. Thanks to the changes, the SUV is able to produce a power of 780 hp, a significant increase of the model standard 500 hp.

BMW Zagato Coupe (video + photos)

Presented at the Concourse d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2012, the BMW Zagato Coupé is the result of a collaboration between BMW and Zagato. The body was built entirely by hand, based on the Z4, and the car was homologated for road use. The grid is composed of innumerable small chrome "z" of Zagato. The Zagato Coupe is equipped with 19" wheels with five spokes in matte painting, playing on the contrast with the brilliant red body paint. There is no information on the mechanics. Here it is my video where you can listen to the sound of the engine, and also some photos taken by me.

Bentley GTZ Zagato (photos)

This is one of nine exclusive models of the value of 800,000 Euros of the Bentley GTZ. Born from the Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​but, thanks to Zagato, it has evolved into a unique creature with a V12 engine with 610hp. Aluminum body to decrease the weight, roof with two humps just mentioned, alloy wheels 20" and carbon-ceramic brakes. Leather interior virtually anywhere, even on the roof, thick carpets on the floor and in the trunk. So much elegance accompanies an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5s for a top speed of 330 km/h. This supercar was presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2008, and I saw it at the Concourse of Villa d'Este 2012.

venerdì 29 giugno 2012

Lamborghini Aventador Mansory Stallone

This supercar is a customisation of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. It is not only through the design that Mansory’s customised Aventador impresses. Thanks to an optimised engine-management system and a high-performance exhaust system, both engine power and acceleration are improved. Thanks to 754hp at 8,300 rpm and 750 Nm at 6,000 rpm, the 12-cylinder accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in a breath-taking 2.8 seconds. The top speed of 355 km/h is also higher than with the basic vehicle. 

BMW i8 Concept (photos)

The BMW i8 is a 2+2 seats plug-in hybrid under development by BMW. The BMW i8 is part of a new brand, the "Project i", and it will be the first model available from 2013. This concept car is a plug-in hybrid with a 1.5 liter three cylinder turbodiesel engine producing 220hp and 300Nm of torque. Additionally, there are two electric motors with 139hp. The result is a combined output of 349hp. It allows an acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. All four wheels provide regenerative braking. The estimated all-electic range is 50 km and the 24-litre diesel tank extends the total vehicle range to up to 700 km. The lightweight chassis is made mainly from aluminium. The windshield, top, doors and fenders are made from polycarbonate glass, with the body having a drag coefficient of 0.22. Under normal driving conditions the i8 is expected to deliver 2.9 l/100 km under the European cycle. A full charge of the battery will take less than 2 hours using 220V. The i8 will cost more than 100,000 euros. Here some photos taken by me:

giovedì 28 giugno 2012

Renault 5 TURBO (photos)

The Renault 5 Turbo is a road car, the sport version of the Renault 5 from wich it derives, it was designed to be used in competitive rally. The engine that drives it is placed in the rear longitudinal center, is a 4-cylinder in-line 1,397 cc engine, delivers 160 hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 210 Nm at 3,250 rpm. It is turbocharged with Garrett T3 turbocharger with a pressure of 0.86 bar and has an air to air intercooler. Traction is back, using a dry twin-plate clutch and a 5-speed manual gearbox. It reaches a top speed of 200 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds. Here you are some photos:

Alfa Romeo 4C (photos)

Here you are some photos of the Alfa Romeo 4C. This car won the "Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes" at the Concourse of Villa d'Este. The final version of the 4C will maintain an appearance very similar to the prototype in these photos. The Alfa Romeo 4C is equipped with 1,750 direct injection turbo petrol with 230 bhp of the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde and combined with the automatic transmission with double clutch TCT modified specifically for the 4C. The objective of Alfa is to have a weight lower than 1,000 kg: frame of carbon fiber and alluminium, body of composite materials. The 4C will go on sale next year with a price of about 50,000euro. Top speed of 250km/h and 0-100km/h in less than 5s.

New BMW M6 (photos)

Here some photos of the new BMW M6, in the coupe and convertible version. The engine is a V8 4.4 TwinPower Turbo that produces 560hp and 680Nm of torque. It has a double clutch gearbox with 7 gears, and also the function of Launch Control and Lower Speed Assistance. Acceleration 0-100km/h in 4.2s and top speed of 250km/h. What version do you prefer, coupe or convertible?

mercoledì 27 giugno 2012

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano modified (photos)

Here the photos of a modified Ferrari 599 fitted with HGTE wheels, 599XX side wings and Tubi Style exhaust system. Engine: 6.0 V12 with 620hp / 608Nm. Performance: 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration in 3.7s, top speed 335km/h (208mph). 

martedì 26 giugno 2012

Ferrari 599XX

The 599xx is the most evil version of the 599GTB Fiorano, and it may be used only on the track. The engine is the 6.0 V12  that produces 750bhp and 700Nm of torque on the EVO. The 599XX is the first road car derived from a model to break the record of seven minutes on the Nurburgring circuit in Germany with a time of 6:58:16, beating, however, in the month of June by the Pagani Zonda R with a time of 6:47:50. Recently the 30th 599XX was sold to an American client for over 1.4 million euro, at the Ferrari auction for families of earthquake victims in the North of Italy. This exclusive car is a real one-off and will sport a special commemorative plaque signed by Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and the two Scuderia drivers. It will also be personally delivered to its owner by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the next Italian Grand Prix at Monza. 

lunedì 25 giugno 2012

NEW Aston Martin Vanquish! (video + photos)

Video and photos of the new Aston Martin Vanquish. This supercar was at the world debut at Concourse of Villa d'Este, under the name of Project AM 310. In the video a walkaround of the car with interior and exterior details, the start up of the engine and some insane revs. The engine is a 6.0 V12 with 575bhp. And also look at the key in two photos! Do you like this car? 

sabato 23 giugno 2012

Renault Twizy: video test drive and photos

In the video a walkaround, some details and the test drive of the new Renault Twizy ZE! It's the strangest looking car I've ever seen: a two seater, four wheeled city car that's barely bigger than a motorcycle, zero emission electric vehicle. Length: 2337mm, width: 1191mm, height: 1461mm, weigth: 450kg, power 10-18bhp, max torque 57Nm, top speed: 80km/h. In the video you can see some accelerations, driving scenes and the top speed. 

venerdì 22 giugno 2012

Peugeot 206 WRC vs Citroen DS3 R3: LAUNCH, BURNOUT & DRIFT

In the video you can see the show at Raduno dei Raduni 2012, organised by Quattroruote, between two rally cars: Peugeot 206 WRC driven by Luca Pedersoli, and Citroen DS3 R3 driven by Simone Campedelli. The exibition is the launch and the full throttle acceleration along the straight of high speed, burnouts, donuts, drifting and a lot of smoking tires!! Watch the video below.

Porsche 911 Carrera S

Here some photos of the new Carrera S, taken by me at Raduno dei Raduni in Vairano. The car has a 3,800cm3 rear engine, that produces 400bhp and 400Nm of torque. You can choose manual gearbox with 7gears or PDK, a duble clutch with 7gears. Acceleration 0-100km/h in 4.3s, top speed 304km/h. I don't think yellow is the best color for this car, I prefer black! What color would you choose for a Porsche Carrera?

giovedì 21 giugno 2012

Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 was built from 1987 to 1998, created to celebrate the first fourty years of Ferrari. The body design was created by Studio Pininfarina, and it was the last car seen and approved by Enzo Ferrari. It was the fastest road car ever built, with a top speed of 324km/h! The engine is a V8, 2936 cm3, two turbocharges, with a maximum power of 478 bhp at 7000rpm, maximum torque of 577 Nm, manual gearbox with five gears. The 0-100km/h in 4.56s. This is one of my favorite supercars, I think everyone loves F40! Don't you? Here some photos taken by me:

500 Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati

This 500 Abarth is a convertible limited edition designed for combine performance, sportiness and elegance. It is equipped with a colour "Bordeaux Pontevecchio" and electric hood in gray fabric. The engine is the 1.4 16V Turbo Tjet 180bhp, with the "Abarth Competizione" gearbox, an electro-mechanical with 5 gears and paddles on the steering wheel. Maximum torque 250 Nm in sport mode at 3500 rpm, 0-100 km/h in 6,95 sec, top speed 225km/h. Here the photos:

mercoledì 20 giugno 2012

Opel Astra OPC

Here some photos of the new Opel Astra OPC. This model is based on the GTC, the coupe version of the model. The engine is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection that produces 280bhp, 400Nm of torque. Performance: 0-100km/h in 6,0s; top speed 250km/h.
What do you think? Do you prefer this compared to Renault Megane RS or VW Scirocco?

Porsche Carrera Sport Classic

Here the photos of a Carrera Sport Classic, spotted by me. This supercar is special because it is a limited edition produced in only 250 pieces. The engine is the 3.8 liter boxer, that produces 408 bhp, new exhaust system, manual gearbox, it was realized only in grey livery with brown interior. Do you like this?

martedì 19 giugno 2012

Pagani Huayra

Here some photos of the new Pagani Huayra. This supercar was exposed in Modena during the show "Modena Terra di Motori" (Modena Land of Engine) 2012. You can read the charateristics in one of the photos. I hope you like!

lunedì 18 giugno 2012

What prototype is this?

Yesterday I saw this SUV parked in a small town near Ferrara, Italy. I have no idea of which car could be. Every marks were covered, no adhesives, no marks, no number plates. Have you got ideas? Here the photos:

sabato 16 giugno 2012

Ferrari 458 Italia epic burnout!

I have never seen a Ferrari owner that treats his 458 Italia like this! To be honest there is to say that he knows how to drive well his supercar and he makes a lot of show! The crowd went crazy!! What do you think? Watch the video below

Ferrari 250 GTO: the most expensive car in the world!

Here some photos of the Ferrari 250 GTO. The car was produced from 1962 to 1964 in 39 pieces, but now there are only 36 pieces in the world. The price is still growing, in February 2012 a 1963 250 GTO was sold for 32 million dollars!

Ferrari F1 F2008 at Raduno dei Raduni 2012

In the video below you can see the full throttle acceleration of the supercar Ferrari F2008, on the Vairano track, during the Raduno dei Raduni 2012 organized by Quattroruote. The car of Formula One was driven by Davide Rigon, official tester of Ferrari. In the video the launch, accelerations in the straight stretch of high speed, upshifts and downshifts, burnout and a lot of smoke for exite the crowd!