Jaguar has confirmed the production of the supercar C-X75, which will implement by 2015 a limited edition of 200 copies. It mounts a hybrid engine composed of a 4-cylinder 1.6 liter double charged (volumetric and turbo) and two electric motors. The total power on the C-X75 will exceed the 500 hp, and the maximum speed of the unit up to almost 10,000 rpm. It will be combined with a 7-speed robotic gearbox and four-wheel drive, the chassis and body are made of carbon fiber. The C-X75 series is expected to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and reach a top speed of at least 320 km/h. The autonomy of the C-X75 in zero emission mode will be about 60 km, with speeds limited to 65 km/h. The price should be between 700 and 900.000 pounds.
giovedì 26 luglio 2012
I spotted this car in Maranello, look at all my photos:
mercoledì 25 luglio 2012
Here you can see a lot of my photos about Ferrari into a private garage. Never seen something like this: Ferrari F40, F50, Daytona, 512 BB and other all togheter! See other pictures:
Watch the video and all the pictures!! Now also the video with Alonso and Massa test driving the F12 for International media.
Bentley has decided to make 60 copies of the Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee Edition on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It is distinguished from the others due to some details: tailor made embroidery on the four headrests with gold seams, picnic tables with gold representations depicting the royal English carriage and pillows with the same logo. Under the hood of the Diamond Jubilee Edition, we find the old twin turbo 6.75 liter V8 engine with 512 horsepower at 4,200 rpm and 1,020 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, which allows it to reach 100 km/h from rest in 5.3 seconds and touch 296 km/h of top speed. The colors available for this edition are: Beluga / Claret (bicolor), Sapphire Black, Claret and Pale Sapphire / Black Sapphire (color) while the interior will be in the French Burgundy or Marine.
Here are some pictures I took at the Autodromo di Modena of a Corvette Z06 427 Limited Edition. Compared to the standard version is distinguished by specific new chrome rims with red brake calipers. The body is also in special red called "red crystal", a tribute to the historical model, with black graphics on the long hood to form a "V" narrow, and 427 logos distinguish the car. New and specially designed even the rear spoiler. The interiors are complemented by the label on the bottom of the console showing the serial number and signature of Will Cooksey, the Corvette Plant Manager: he retires after 15 years of career. The 427 Limited Edition is powered by the same 7.0 V8 of the Z06 that produces 505 hp and 637 Nm of torque, copled to the 6-speed manual gearbox. It reaches a maximum speed of 320 km/h, it accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 s and from 0 to 160 km/h in 8.5 s. The Corvette 427 Limited Edition was produced in only 505 copies.
martedì 24 luglio 2012
The tuner Mansory offers a modification of the 458 Italia: the result is called Mansory Siracusa. Thanks to the adoption of components made of carbon fiber, the weight of the 458 Siracusa decreases of 70 kg compared to the 458 Italia. In addition to the special two-tone livery, to catch the eye immediately thinks the original aerodynamic kit: it is aggressive in looks but also functional thanks to the downforce generating and it stabilizes the rear at high speed. Lowering of the car body (-20 mm) and exclusive forged 21" wheels complement the operations for the set of this exclusive supercar. The introduction of a high performance air filter, the optimization of electronics and a new exhaust system are switch the power from 570 to 590 hp and torque from 540 to 560 Nm. This allows the car to reach 330 km/h maximum speed, and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.
The Audi SQ5 TDI is the first model of the sporting range of the four rings to mount a diesel engine. The design includes elements such as reinforced bumpers, 20" wheels, sport chassis, roof spoiler and four exhaust. The interior of the passenger stands for sports seats in Alcantara and leather and the sports steering wheel with shift paddles. Under the hood of the Audi SQ5 we find a twin turbo V6 3.0 TDI 313 hp and 650 Nm, coupled to 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, that allows an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and reach maximum speed of 250 km/h electronically limited.
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato, the concept car that last year was ranked in first place at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, will go into production, though in a limited edition of 101 pieces. The V12 Zagato is based on the V12 Vantage, it features a 6.0 liter V12 engine with 517 hp at 6,500 rpm and a torque of 570 Nm at 5,750 rpm, rear wheel drive and six-speed automatic gearbox. The car can reach a top speed of 305 km/h, covering the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The price should be around 330,000 pounds including taxes.
lunedì 23 luglio 2012
The Nissan Juke-R, presented in January in Dubai, will be produced in limited editions of 20-25 copies at a price of 590,000 dollars. The first three copies will be delivered in late summer. The car is built around the 3.8 V6 biturbo taken by the GT-R and enhanced up to 545 hp. Transmission, gearbox and suspension are those of the GT-R 2012 edition. The original Juke-R, equipped with the 485 hp variant of the six-cylinder, was able to reach 257 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.
BMW spreads new official video dedicated to the M135i, the current sportiest version of the entry-level model of the German house. The car has new bumpers and a rear spoiler. To distinguish it from other Series 1 there are the 18-inch alloy wheels and some interior details: inside there are aluminum "branded" inserts and new alcantara upholstery for the seats.
The engine pawing under the bonnet of the BMW 135i is the 6-cylinder 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo, capable of 320 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm. The M135i accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, if you opt for the automatic transmission and in 5.1 s with a 6-speed manual transmission. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
Here some photos and the video with the engine sound and some driving scenes:
The traditional Spanish house Aspid Cars has released the first images of an original supercar that will be produced within two years. The structure uses aluminum from the aerospace industry, ultra light steel and other composite materials able to keep the weight below 1,000 kg dry. The push rod suspension is double wishbones made of lightweight extruded aluminum tubes, while the brakes use a Twin Brake Disc system that should have the advantages of the carbon ceramics. The engine of this GT-21 Invictus is a V8 BMW-derived 4.4-liter turbo, capable of developing 450 bhp of maximum power and 440 Nm of torque. The power is transferred to the rear wheels through the double clutch gearbox 7-speed. Thanks to these characteristics the Spanish house estimated acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, for a maximum speed of 305 km/h. The GT-21 Aspid Invictus, whose price has not yet been defined, will be produced in 250 copies a year.
venerdì 20 luglio 2012
The movie starring the Novitec Rosso Ferrari FF came out today. All new aesthetic elements are made of carbon fiber. The kit consists of a new front spoiler, a small rear spoiler, new side skirts and rear diffuser. Carbon is also found on the rear lights and the mirrors and front grille. The changes were tested in a wind tunnel to obtain the best possible drag coefficient. New ultra-light forged alloy wheels 21 "and 22" were developed from Novitec Rosso. Thanks to a reprogramming of the ECU and a new stainless steel exhaust system the 6.3 liter V12 engine gets 42 extra horsepower going from 660 to 702 hp. To be able to withstand this increased power, Novitec has made new suspension included in the kit. The FF accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and top speed rises from 330 to 340 km/h.
Watch the video and see other photos:
In 2009 it was presented the GT-R SpecV, improved version: it weighs 60 kg less than the standard GT-R, the power remains unchanged, the button on the steering wheel increases the torque of 21 Nm with overboost, thus arriving at a maximum of 609 Nm between 3,500 and 5,200 rpm. The new equipment also includes new racing carbon fiber seats Recaro, two new double titanium exhaust, new Brembo carbonceramics brakes. The suspensions are equipped with stiffer Bilstein dampers tailor-made, but can not be adjusted from the cockpit in mode soft, medium and hard. The alloy wheels are signed by Nismo and we can find a new aerodynamic front carbon fiber splitter, with air intakes for the brakes.
Hamann has released some images relating to its interpretation of the McLaren MP4-12C. The German tuner aims a kit for the English super car, called memoR, with the purpose to further enhance the racer spirit and originality of the car. The special package includes: a brand new front bumper with integrated LED lights, the bonnet revisited, a showy airscoop on the roof, a new three-way exhaust, a extractor from the increased size and a big spoiler. The McLaren MP4-12C by Hamann sports a black coat embellished with decals and red details. These two shades are then taken on too flashy 21-inch alloy wheels. The aesthetic facelift is completed by the yellow brake calipers on which is written the name of the preparer.
The engine remains the standard: 3.8-liter supercharged V8 with an output of 600 hp and 600 Nm of torque, rear wheel drive and semi-automatic sequential gearbox with electronically controlled seven-speed. Consequently the performance are unchanged: 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h.
giovedì 19 luglio 2012
This is a very special modification of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and was built by Mansory and renamed Linea Vincerò d'Oro. The car, with numerous gold detail, has received a small facelift of the front comprising two strips of bright diodes. On the side gold alloy wheels and new side skirts, while on the rear there is a new extractor. The highlight of the car is the body, made of carbon fiber: as well as advantages in terms of weight, it gives the car an extremely exclusive. The interiors are colored and finished with several LEDs. The modification is also available without the details in gold plain. The edition is limited to three specimens.
Here are some photos of a Rolls Royce Ghost, spotted in Maranello, in front of the Ferrari factory and the restaurant Cavallino!
mercoledì 18 luglio 2012
As Audi R8 GT Coupe, the production of the Spyder is limited to 333 copies worldwide. The new R8 Spyder GT has received the same treatment as her sister's closed to reduce weight: the use of a thinner windscreen, the use of carbon fiber or other materials more efficient for aerodynamic elements or techniques such as transmission or the exhaust system. Putting the car on the scale, compared to the R8 5.2 FSI Quattro Spyder, this treatment has saved 85 kg. The V10 5.2 FSI with 560 hp coupled to an automatic 6-speed R-Tronic, can reach the 317 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds (with launch control).
Mercedes has published the price list of the new Class A. It looks very different than previous versions, the Class A proposes at launch, five different engines, two diesel and three petrol, with outputs ranging between 109 hp of the A180 CDI and 211 of the A250 BlueEFFICIENCY. In addition to design, even the car handling is much changed, thanks to the same frame of the new Class B, now the small of Stuttgart offers an unprecedented driving dynamics, more sporty and direct, but not less convenient and comfortable than the previous versions. The fittings are three: Executive, Sport and Premium.
martedì 17 luglio 2012
The Maserati Kubang represents the challenge of the Trident in the SUV market, born from the alliance with Americans Chrysler. The forms are due to the Maserati Style Centre, while the new generation of engines that will power the Kubang will be designed in Modena, and produced by Ferrari in Maranello. Under the Direction of Product Development of the Maserati, you will develop the eight-speed automatic transmission, suspension, brakes and steering. It will be on sale from 2013.
Presented at the last Geneva Motor Show, the Bentley SUV was taken in recent days at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. For the Bentley, EXP 9 F must be the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world. Under the hood is placed the 6.0 W12 twin-turbo already available for the Continental, combined to a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. Next event in August for the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach.
lunedì 16 luglio 2012
Here my photos of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti in Modena during Modena Terra di Motori. In the video the start up of the car and an on board tour!
Here some photos taken by me of a red Pagani Huayra and a video that shows how it goes! The Huayra in the video was driven by Chris Harris, enjoy the scenary and the sound of the turbos!
sabato 14 luglio 2012
The LFA is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 that produces 560 hp at 8,700 rpm and 480 Nm at 6,800 rpm. The production started in 2010 included only 500 copies. Most of the production is artisanal, and this explains in part the high price of around 375,000 euros. The LFA weighs only 1,480 kg, on the body for 65% carbon. Performance: 0-100 km/h in 3.7 s and top speed of 325 km/h. Then they released a special version, the LFA Nurburgring Edition, only 50 pieces with several improvements: 10 more hp, shift times reduced, new exhaust system, aerodynamic and ground clearance reduced by 10 mm.
venerdì 13 luglio 2012
Ferrari F40, 458 Italia, F430 Scuderia & Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera on the track (photos + video)
Here some photos and the video taken by me of Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari F40, Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera, on the Modena racetrack. Watch the video and listen to the amazing sound!
Here some photos taken by me of two Ferrari 599 GTO.
The 599 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata), produced in 599 copies, is the most powerful road car ever produced by Ferrari in its history, with a lap at Fiorano in 1 minute and 24 seconds. The 5,999 cm3 V12 engine produces 670 hp at 8,250 rpm (only 30 hp less than the 599 XX) with a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 6,500 rpm, features which push 1,495 kg of mass, allowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.35 seconds and a top speed of over 335 km/h. The ratio weight power reaches a value of 2.23 kg/hp. Braking from 100 to 0 km/h amounted to a value of 32.5 meters, thanks to carbon-ceramic brakes.
BMW may also develop an estate version of the new 6 Series Gran Coupe. Here are renderings (unofficial) that suggest a possible BMW 6 Series SW, a sporty station wagon. After the presentation of the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake is not excluded that the BMW follow the example!
giovedì 12 luglio 2012
mercoledì 11 luglio 2012
With the all-new ADAM, Opel is entering the fashion-led A-segment with a chic, small, urban car. It will debut at the Paris Motor Show 2012, after the summer. It is 3.7 meters long, 1.72 meters wide, with a pitch of 2.311 meters, the new Opel Adam has dimensions very similar to those of the two main antagonists, MINI and Fiat 500. The new Adam, at launch, will be available with three petrol engines EcoFLEX, all four cylinders in line: a 1.2-liter 70 hp, a 1.4-liter, 87 hp and a 1.4-liter 100 hp, all offered in combination with front-wheel drive, a five-speed manual transmission, a modern version of the ESP with Hill Start Assist and Start&Stop system offered as an option. Here some photos of the car and the promotional trailer video.
martedì 10 luglio 2012
To celebrate the participation of the car in the movie Transformers 3, the Chevrolet sells a special version of the Camaro. The new Transformers Special Edition is offered as an optional package of 3,000 Dollars for versions 2LT V6 and V8 2SS Rally Yellow and will include painting, the RS appearance package, the black stripes, blacks alloy wheels 20" sport tires, rear wing, external Autobot logos, black leather interior with yellow stitching and logos on headrests and center console. In the photos the SS version, which features a 6.2 V8 engine that produces 405 hp and 553 Nm with 6-speed automatic gearbox. In the video you can see a walkaround of the car, external details, and fly-by in the Modena racetrack. In the photos also the interior of the car.
The Japanese tuner Wald International has developed the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, the most expensive and luxurious convertible exists. The changes mainly concern the appearance and leave out the mechanics: LED daytime running lights, front bumper, generous air intakes, side skirts, rear diffuser with exhaust and impressive special alloy wheels 20 inch blacks. The V12 engine has not changed, it is a 6,750 cc V12 engine that produces 460 horsepower.
lunedì 9 luglio 2012
The production will be only 500 copies, certified by a label inside cabin, and the price of the Mopar Challenger will be between $ 38,000 of automatic version and $ 39,000 of the manual version.
The new video of DC Shoes was released today: Ken Block's Gymkhana Five, Ultimate Urban Playground, San Francisco. Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features to focus on fast, accurate driving and raw action. Filmed over four days, director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on Their second Gymkhana Entire production and delivered the city of San Francisco as Ken Block's gymkhana personal playground. Here the video:
domenica 8 luglio 2012
The new Boxster (project number 981) was presented in two versions: Boxster 2.7-liter engine with 265 hp and 280 Nm of torque, Boxster S 3.4 liters for 315 hp and 360 Nm of torque, both with direct fuel injection, and 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed PDK. 18" alloy wheels for the 2.7, 19" and 20" for the S, removable rear spoiler, start&stop, LED headlights, different side air intakes and many changes in the interior. The new Boxster states performance slightly higher than the 987, compared with consumption and weight slightly decreased: top speed of 279 km/h, 0-100 in 5.0 s. It will be produced starting in September. Meanwhile choose your favorite color!
sabato 7 luglio 2012
The new Toyota GT 86 is officially on sale. The design of the GT86 is the result of a long development, which has led to define the essential elements such as rear wheel drive with limited slip differential, balancing weights (53% rear) and the driving pleasure (thanks to the stability control with three setup ), despite having to deal with a price range accessible to the widest possible number of customers. The result is a 2+2 coupe with a 2.0-liter boxer D-4S direct injection 200 hp and 205 Nm of torque, for a total mass of between 1,240 and 1,280 kg depending on version. Faced with an average promised consumption of 7.8 l/100 km (which descend to 7.1 with automatic), GT 86 states 226 km/h top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 s, values that go down to 210 km/h and 8.2 s for the automatic.
At the launch, Fiat 500L offers three powertrains: two petrol engines (0.9 TwinAir 105 hp and 1.4 liter 95 bhp) and a turbodiesel (1.3 Multijet2 85 bhp). The outfits are four: Pop, Pop Star, Easy and Lounge. From the 2013 debut of the Natural Power natural gas engine, on the Turbo TwinAir. Prices start from 15,500 euros.
The German tuner ABT has put his hands on the station wagon A6 Avant transforming in the AS6. The engines subject to the preparation are two:
- 3.0 V6 TFSI led to a power of 420hp and 540Nm of torque.
- 3.0 TDI V6 bi-turbo diesel brought the power of 360hp and 700Nm of torque.
Changes were made to the braking system, the structure has been lowered and stiffened, also mounted side skirts and front and rear spoiler with new exhaust. The alloy wheels are available from 19 up to 21 inches. Here some photos taken by me:
venerdì 6 luglio 2012
Chevrolet is honoring it’s 100th birthday with a special edition of the Corvette. The 2012 Centennial Edition package will be available across the entire Corvette range and includes both appearance and content upgrades. All Centennial Edition Corvettes wear Carbon Flash Metallic paint, black alloy wheels and red brake calipers. Magnetic Selective Ride Control, previously available on ZR1 and Z06 models only, is also included on all special edition cars. The interior of the Centennial Edition is the theme of the exterior color. A logo with the image of Louis Chevrolet is on the uprights, wheel hub cover and steering wheel, while the centenary logo is carved in relief on the headrest of the seat.
lunedì 2 luglio 2012
- Ferrari 458 Italia: V8 4.5 liter engine that produces 570hp at 9,000rpm and 540Nm at 6,000rpm of torque, direct injection, electro gearbox with double clutch 7-speed, 0-100km/h in 3.4s, top speed of over 325km/h.
- Ferrari F430 Scuderia: V8 4.3 liter engine that produces 510hp at 8,500rpm and 570Nm of torque at 5,250rpm, automatic trasmission "F1 SuperFast2" 6-speed, 0-100km/h in 3.6s, top speed of 320km/h.