lunedì 24 settembre 2012

Maserati GranCabrio MC

The Maserati GranTurismo MC, the soft-top version of the GranTurismo MC Stradale, will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Under the hood there will probably be the same 4.7-liter V8 of the GranTurismo MC Stradale, capable of developing a maximum power of 450 hp and a torque of 510 Nm.

sabato 22 settembre 2012

Jaguar F-Type

The first photos of the F-Type appared on the web, but it will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. The engines will be three: a 3.0-liter V6 with 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque, a 3.0-liter V6 with 380 hp and 460 Nm of torque and a 5-liter V8 supercharged with over 500 hp. All engines will be combined to the automatic transmission. The frame is in aluminum and the roof made in tissue to reduce weight.

venerdì 21 settembre 2012

Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 comes into the top 5 of the queens of the Ring, after a lap of the Nurburgring in 7'14'', although its development is not finished yet. The 918 Spyder uses a hybrid platform plug-in, consisting of a 4.6 V8 naturally aspirated with 580 hp, combined with two electric motors with 122 and 109 hp, for a total power of 795 hp and over 750 Nm of torque, and the dual-clutch gearbox PDK seven-speed. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, covering the 0-200 km/h in less than 9 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 325 km/h and can travel for about 25 km in zero emissions mode.

giovedì 20 settembre 2012

Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake (video)

Here it is the test drive video of the new Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 63AMG, driven by the famous Chris Harris. The AMG version is equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo, declined in variants with 525 hp and 700 Nm and 557 hp and 800 Nm, this reserved to the Performance edition. Both are combined with the AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of performance, both reach 250 km/h, while the 0-100 km/h Performance guarantees a one-tenth lower step than the normal version: 4.3 s instead of 4.4. Enjoy the test drive!

Red Night in Maranello - Notte Rossa a Maranello (photos+video)

Here you are my photos of the Red Night in Maranello, here you can see the most popular and recent models of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Now also my video! 

mercoledì 19 settembre 2012

Shelby GT500 Super Snake

The Ford Mustang GT500 will be available with the Super Snake package: it stands for fiberglass bonnet, Borla exhaust and 20-inch alloy wheels, plus a special setting of the suspension, Wilwood brakes and an enhanced cooling plant. Under the bonnet is placed the 5.8 liter supercharged V8, which in the entry level version produces 671 hp and 855 Nm, up to 862 hp with another kit. It will be produced only 500 units.

Mercedes CLA

The CLA is the younger sister of the CLS, built on the platform of the Class B and Class A, which is very similar. It will mount the same engines as the Class A: the 180 CDI, 200 CDI, 180 and 200 petrol, in addition to 250 with 211 horsepower. The 2.0 petrol will be derived in a sport version 45 AMG with an output estimated of 340 horsepower and over 400 Nm of torque. The engines will be combined with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive 4Matic and six-speed manual gearbox or robotized 7G-DCT dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. 

martedì 18 settembre 2012

McLaren MP4-12C Spider

The new McLaren MP4-12C Spider is the UK's answer to the Ferrari 458 Spider. The car is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with 625 hp and 600 Nm of torque between 3,000 and 7,000 rpm, combined to a seven-speed dual-clutch. The English Spider accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and covers the 0-200 km/h in 9 seconds. The maximum speed is 329 km/h. The frame and the folding roof made ​​of carbon fiber allow to maintain proper stiffness and reduce weight. The starting price for the UK is £ 195,500.

lunedì 17 settembre 2012

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

The Countryman JCW is the first sports model of the British brand equipped with the MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive. The car is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 218 hp and 280 Nm of torque (300 Nm with overboost). The traction is permanent all-wheel-drive and the transmission is provided by a six-speed manual gearbox or to a six-speed automatic Steptronic function and shift paddles on the steering wheel. All of this allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7 seconds and reach a top speed of 225 km/h.

Koenigsegg Agera R BLT

The Koenigsegg Agera R BLT was tailor-made for a wealthy Chinese customer thanks to the personalization program Koenigsegg. This one-off shows the blue carbon fiber bodywork with red details and black alloy wheels. The interior also take up the dark blue color for the leather seats, steering wheel with carbon inserts and the dashboard.
The Agera R is powered by a powerful 5.0 V8 twin-turbo engine with 1140 hp and 1200 Nm of torque when powered with E85 ethanol. With a weight of 1,435 kg, the Agera R can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed close to 400 km/h. The strike price for the "standard" version of the car is 1.2 million euro.

domenica 16 settembre 2012

Orange Audi TT S Roadster (photos)

A very eye-catching color for this Audi TTS that certainly does not go unnoticed! Color aside let's talk about the technical characteristics: it's equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that develops 272 hp and 350 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm and constant up to 5,000 rpm. With the transmission S tronic dual-clutch six-speed the Audi TTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and the top speed is 250 km/h. Look at my pictures!

giovedì 13 settembre 2012

Landini Velite start up (video + photos)

In this video a Landini Velite of the 1934. This type of tractor, because of the mode of starting up, in Italy is called "testacalda" that means hot head. The process of starting the engine requires a lot of time and experience, as you have to heat the head of the engine. It mounts a 1-cylinder engine with 28 hp. Watch my video and look the photos taken by me.

New Audi A3

In these days begin the first deliveries of the new Audi A3. The range comprises of the versions 1.4 TFSI 122 hp, 1.8 TFSI S tronic 180 hp, 1.6 TDI 105 hp and 2.0 TDI 150 hp. In the future it will be added with the 1.4 TFSI 140 hp with cylinder on demand, the 1.4 TCNG 110 hp natural gas and the sporty S3 equipped with the turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI with 280 hp. The S3 and the Sportback version will be exhibited during the Motor show in Paris, and next year will be presented the RS3 with 350 hp and the convertible version. Prices start from € 23,050.

mercoledì 12 settembre 2012

Porsche Macan, the new compact suv

The Macan is the compact SUV by Porsche. It will be built on the mechanics and frame of the Audi Q5, distinguishing from it for specific settings. It will be presented in September 2013 and will go on sale in January 2014, but right now the forecast sales are 75,000 units per year. Under the bonnet we will find a 4-cylinder 2.0 TFSI with power above 220 hp, the well-known 3-liter 6-cylinder TDI with 245 and 313 hp and a new 3-liter V6 gasoline with 245 hp which will create the hybrid version.

Alonso driving Ferrari 458 Italia at Hockenheim (video)

Look how to push to the limit a Ferrari 458 Italia: driver Fernando Alonso on the Hockenheim trackrace. 

Pagani Zonda 764 Passione

The last Pagani Zonda assume the name of Zonda 764 Passione, it will be realized starting from the frame of the Zonda F. The AMG V12 7.3 liters produces 760 hp, 20 more than the Zonda R and 90 hp more than the Zonda Cinque. The gearbox will be manual. The Passione will be characterized by carbon fiber body with some hints of pink, such as the brake calipers and the logo "Passione".

lunedì 10 settembre 2012

Ferrari 599 GTO by Wheelsandmore

The German tuner Wheelsandmore has decided to pay homage to the GTO dedicating a special kit. A remapping of the ECU and the new stainless steel handmade exhaust brought the power of the V12 6.0 aspirated to 715 horsepower and 665 Nm of torque. Also noteworthy are the external changes.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is born from the mechanics of the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. It has a V10 engine that produces 570hp, combined with four-wheel drive and automatic transmission. Thanks to the carbon the Sesto Elemento weighs just 999 kg, you get a weight/power ratio of 1.75 kg/hp which enables performance within the reach of very few hypercar, such as the 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and the top speed over 300 km/h.
The new Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will be produced in just 20 pieces intended only for track use. Deliveries will begin in 2013.