mercoledì 31 ottobre 2012

McLaren MP4-12C Volcano Orange one-off

This model, which will be presented in the Middle East, was designed to show the new range of customizations available for the MP4-12C. The one-off is recognizable by the special satin paint Volcano Orange and the use of carbon fiber for bonnet, rear deck, spoiler and roof. The bumper is new as well as the air vents built into the wheel arch. In the interior you can see new Alcantara lining with orange stitching and inserts made ​​of carbon fiber that recall the color Volcano Orange of the exterior. The steering wheel is made of carbon with chromed spokes.

martedì 30 ottobre 2012

The great Ferraris of Sergio Pininfarina Exibition (photos)

The Ferrari Museum in Maranello inaugurated the Great Ferraris of Sergio Pininfarina exhibition which focuses on the years during which Sergio, the son of founder Battista “Pinin” Farina, made a pivotal contribution to the creation of the Prancing Horse’s most famous models. A collaboration that started in 1952 and which represents one of the great icons of the Made in Italy phenomenon. The exhibition, which runs until January 7th, comprises 22 models, including one-offs: the extraordinary Pinin, Ferrari’s only experimentation with a four-door car, the 330 GTC Speciale once owned by Princess of Belgium, the 250 LM, Ferrari’s last overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 500 Mondial and 250 MM berlinettas, the classic 375 MM racer, the spectacular BB Le Mans, the short wheelbase 250 GT Berlinetta in which Stirling Moss won the Tourist Trophy, and the Sigma Formula 1 prototype from 1969. The 11 road cars in the exhibition are divided between the front-engined berlinettas, such as the 1964 275 GTB4 and the Spider version of the legendary Daytona, the mid-rear-engined models, notably the milestone BB, and the contemporary creative evolution which encompasses, amongst others, the Testarossa and the 599 SA Aperta, the latter a homage by Ferrari to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina. 

Range Rover Sport GTS-X by Overfinch

The GTS-X is the most powerful and fastest Range Rover Sport-based model that Overfinch has ever made. The GTS-X maintains the supercharged 5.0 liter V8 of the Range Rover Sport, which here produces 580 bhp and 700 Nm of torque, thanks to the remapping of the ECU and the new intake and exhaust system. The GTS-X accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 240 km/h. The engine is mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The interior, beyond numerous details in carbon fiber, have seats in nappa leather with contrasting stitching in orange that recall the color of the body. The GTS-X will be produced in limited series.

domenica 28 ottobre 2012

Porsche 9ff GT9 CS

This is the street legal evolution of the 9ff GT9 and GT9-R. The Club Sport version distinguishes itself by coating Gulf blue and orange. The engine is the 3.6-liter 6-cylinder boxer but profoundly modified: the maximum power is 750 hp at 6,800 rpm, with maximum torque of 910 Nm between 2,950 and 5,800 rpm. The GT9 CS weighs 1240 kg and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 364 km/h. The trellis frame in steel tube is coupled to a roll-bar cage and a carbon fiber body. The transmission is assigned to a 6-speed manual gearbox and rear wheel drive.

sabato 27 ottobre 2012

FIAT 500 meeting (photos)

Here you are some pictures taken at a FIAT 500 meeting. Also few photos of a modified 500 spotted on the hills during some tests for a time trial. 

venerdì 26 ottobre 2012

Lancia Delta +1000hp! (photos + video)

This is the Lancia Delta HF Integrale modified by Rama Racing and it is called Delta RR1. This car produces more than 1000 hp and accelerates from standstill to 400 m in 9.210 seconds, in this time it reaches a speed of 245 km/h. In the pictures below you can see other modified Lancia Delta HF. Watch the video below to see the drag race between these supercars! 

giovedì 25 ottobre 2012

McLaren MP4-12C Spider - Video Chris Harris on car

Watch below the Chris Harris's test drive of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider! As always he take the car to the limit, some drift, launch control and some driving scenes on the track! 

mercoledì 24 ottobre 2012

Porsche 918 Spyder

At the beginning of 2013 Porsche will present the 918 Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show. The 918 will mount a V8 4.6 liter (580 hp, 500 Nm) and a pair of electric motors (the front engine will produce 116hp, while the rear one will produce 129hp), for a total of 795 hp and a torque of 780 Nm, constant between 1,000 and 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to the PDK dual-clutch seven-speed. The braking system will be composed of carbon-ceramic discs, with a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 390 mm ​​at the rear. You can order the package Weissach, which cuts 35 kg compared to 1,700 kg of the standard 918 Spyder. The Porsche 918 Spyder will be offered at € 768,026, € 839,426 for the model equipped with the Weissach Pack.

martedì 23 ottobre 2012

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled at Sao Paulo Motor Show a special limited edition: the SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary. The 45th Anniversary will be produced in only five numbered copies, with the participation of Bernd Schneider, DTM champion. This SLS is recognized by the matt color Graphite Designo Magno, logos "45 Years of Driving Performance" and AMG light-alloy wheels that recall the color of the car. The racing interior have dashboard and console in carbon fiber finish. The engine is the same as the standard version: the AMG 6.2 liter V8. The price in Germany will be € 446,250. See all the pictures below.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Rafale special edition

Bugatti presents at Sao Paulo Motor Show a special version of its Veyron 16.4, the Grand Sport Vitesse Rafale Special Edition. The car is distinguished by its unique alloy wheels and special grey paintjob called ‘Gris Rafale’, with blue visible carbon accents. Interior are made of blue leather with contrasting gray stitching and trim in blue carbon fiber. The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is powered by the powerful W16  7.9 quadturbo with 1,200-hp and 1,500 Nm of torque. The transmission is handled by a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive permanent. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 410 km/h. The cost is equal to 1.9 million euro, 210,000 euro more than the derivation model.

Porsche 911 997 GT3 GTurbo by 9ff

The German tuner 9ff unveiled the Porsche 911 997 GT3 called 9ff GTurbo. The 6-cylinder boxer 3.8 was modified and brought in a displacement of 3.9 liters, now equipped with a turbine and capable of developing 1,200 hp and a maximum torque of 1,150 Nm. To manage the boost 9ff has installed a dedicated control unit that allows you to select 3 different power levels. In the most extreme setup, the 9ff GTurbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 403 km/h. The manual gearbox has been reinforced. See all the pictures below.

lunedì 22 ottobre 2012

BMW M6 Gran Coupè

The tests of the M6 ​​Gran Coupe are almost finished and the launch is confirmed for 2013. The specimen photographed these days at the Nürburgring makes you notice the styling changes: sport bumper, four pipes, alloy M wheels, badge in the front grille, lowered suspension and bigger brakes. The engine is the same V8 TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter as M5 and M6, which develops 560 hp, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Despite more than 1,800 kg in total, the M6 Gran Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than four seconds.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 6.4 V8 SRT

The Grand Cherokee SRT is the most powerful Jeep ever built. It is equipped with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 naturally aspirated with 468 hp and 624 Nm of torque, combined with all-wheel drive and five-speed automatic transmission with rear sport limited slip differential. Despite the mass of 2360 kg, the SRT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 257 km/h; the braking is very good: 100-0 km/h in 35 meters. The suspension is electronically controlled: it is lowered than 3 cm compared to the other Grand Cherokee,  through the Selec-Track system the driver can choose between five setup of the car, which involve dampers, stability control, transmission, rear differential and engine mapping: Auto, Sport, Track, Tow and Snow. See other pictures below.

giovedì 18 ottobre 2012

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth +1000bhp! (photos + video)

See all the pictures of this amazing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth! It mounts the 2.0 liter Cosworth, but here it produces 1,025 hp! This car is used in drag races: it makes 400 meters from stanstill in 9.057 seconds and reach the speed of 257 km/h!! Whatch the video below, where it does some launches during drag races in the airpot of Fossoli (MO). 

Lancia Thema 8.32 Ferrari (photos)

The Lancia Thema, unveiled in 1984, was the flagship symbol of Lancia in the eighties. In May 1986, was presented the 8.32 version. The engine is the same as the Ferrari 308 and Mondial Quattrovalvole: the 32-valve V8 2.927 liters that delivers 215 hp made ​​it the most powerful front-wheel-drive car in the world and was called Thema-Ferrari. The engine had to undergo a number of changes to allow insertion into the hood of the car. The maximum speed was 240 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h occurred in less than 7 seconds. The 8.32 had opulent interiors for the epoque, covered entirely with briar, Poltrona Frau leather and/or Alcantara. Between I and II series there were produced 3520 specimens (2370 in the first and 1150 in the  second). See the pictures below.

mercoledì 17 ottobre 2012

2014 Nissan GT-R

The 2014 Nissan GT-R will receive small body changes, especially in the interior, while the mechanical changes will be the juice of this update. The new GT-R will mount a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 with 550 horsepower and 632 Nm of torque, but with different power delivery. The new gearbox will lower the 0-100 km/h than a tenth, rising to 2.7 seconds. In addition, the GT-R will have a stiffened frame and a new calibration of the suspension with the possibility to adjust the camber.

lunedì 15 ottobre 2012

Volkswagen Polo R

Volkswagen may present at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 the Volkswagen Polo R, the most powerful version ever made of a road Volkswagen Polo. The car will be built on the base of the Volkswagen WRC Concept Street. The engine will be a 2.0 turbo about 225 horsepower, which are expected to take from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds, touching a maximum speed of over 240 km/h.

domenica 14 ottobre 2012

2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

This is the fastest and most powerful Cayenne ever built. The 4.8 twin-turbo V8 engine delivers 550 hp and 750 Nm of torque, which is 50 hp and 700 Nm more than the Cayenne Turbo. The Turbo S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and the top speed is 283 km/h. It uses the same chassis as the Cayenne Turbo; it is fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package, four wheel drive, air suspension (PASM), Active Damping Control and the Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and the pneumatic anti-roll bars. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will go on sale from January 2013.

giovedì 11 ottobre 2012

Renault Clio RS

Renault unveiled the new Clio RS 2013 at the Paris Motor Show 2012. Under the bonnet of the Clio RS is placed a four-cylinder 1.6 turbo engine capable of delivering 200 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, with maximum torque of 240 Nm between 1,750 and 5,600 rpm. The transmission is a dual-clutch 6-speed. The RS Drive allows the driver to choose between three setup: Normal, Sport and Race. Two proposals chassis: Sport and Cup, the second lower than 5 mm and with 15% stiffer suspension. See other pictures below.

mercoledì 10 ottobre 2012

Peugeot 208 GTi

Peugeot unveiled at the Paris Salon the 208 GTi. The car weighs just 1,160 kg and is equipped with four-cylinder 1.6 THP turbo engine that delivers 200 hp and 275 Nm combined to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 208 GTi is capable of reaching a top speed of 230 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds. Will be on sale in the spring of next year. See other pictures below.

lunedì 8 ottobre 2012

Solberg's Rally WRC crash

The following two videos show the onboard camera and aerial shoots of Peter Solberg's crash in his Ford Fiesta WRC during the 2012 Rallye de France. The car jumps into a vineyard and after taking out a sizeable chunk of the vineyard, he ends up hitting a telegraph pole which almost wipes out the crowd. Luckily, no one was hurt. Videos below:

Corse Challenge 2012 (photos + video)

Here you are my pictures of the event called Corse Challenge 2012, at the Modena racetrack. In the first video you can see a modified Lancia Delta HF Integrale with a very noisy turbo. It does some full throttle acceleration and drive crazy on the track while racing! In the second you can see a prototype spitting flames! In the last video the Dallara Icsunonove details, start up and racing. Watch the videos below.

domenica 7 ottobre 2012

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse SE

The one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse SE was revealed at the Paris Motor Show 2012. The blue-white livery recalls the colors of the 1928 Bugatti Type 37A. The Vitesse is equipped with a 7.9-liter W16 engine with four turbines capable of delivering 1,200 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque, which combined with all-wheel drive and duble-clutch 7-speed gearbox allows the Bugatti to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 410 km/h. This unique Veyron, already sold for 1.9 million euro, has three different suspension settings depending on driving style, but still comfortable and luxurious car. See other pictures:

sabato 6 ottobre 2012

Formula Ford 1.0 EcoBoost

Ford could run from 20 to 40 units of Formula Ford. The car was born from a car regularly inscribed at the Formula Ford championship. It uses the 1.0 EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, delivering enhanced up to 205 hp, able to accelerates the Formula Ford from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds and push it to a top speed of 255 km/h. Thanks to this very interesting package the car established the 11th best lap time at the Nurburgring, with a partial of 7 minutes and 22 seconds.
The production version mounts perhaps a less extreme version of the 1.0 EcoBoost, credited with about 160 hp.