giovedì 31 gennaio 2013

Bugatti Gangloff Concept by Pawel Czyzewski

Pawel Czyzewski has drawn a rendering of the Bugatti Gangloff. The concept is inspired by the 1938 Type 57 SC Atalante Coupe, and takes numerous cues from the modern Bugatti Veyron. The Gangloff Concept takes a similar stance to the original 1938 Type 57 SC, with a long bonnet and a spine stretching from the top of the front air intake to the rear wing and through the rear-window. Let me know what you think about!

2013 W Motors LykanHypersport

W Motors has unveiled official photos of the LykanHypersport, the first Arab supercar. Only seven will be built, each one delivered with a matching $200,000 special edition Cyrus Klepcy watch. The car uses a RUF-sourced flat-six power plant, supercharged by two turbochargers, centrally located, which as reported by W Motors releases a power of 750 hp and 1000 Nm of torque, a top speed of 390 km/h and a 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The frame is made ​​of carbon fiber, the hood is gold plated, the front Led lights have diamonds encrusted , the keys are made ​​of platinum and the cockpit have high-quality leather seats with gold stiching. The price is estimated at $ 3.4 million.

Mercedes C63 Coupé AMG by Expression Motorsport

The Belgian company Expression Motorsport, specialized in the preparation of Mercedes, has unveiled the tuning of the Mercedes C63 Coupe AMG. The body kit, made entirely of carbon fiber, is based to the cars of the DTM and includes a new front bumper with enlarged air intakes and LED direction indicators, on the sides increased wheel arches and side skirts, at the rear a new bumper with a new diffuser and a spoiler. The alloy wheels are 20-inch. The engine has not been touched and remains standard: the C63 AMG is offered in three power levels, 457 hp, 487 hp (Performance) and 517 hp (Black Series).

Audi Q7 Strator GT 780 by Hofele Design

The German tuner Hofele Design got their hands on an Audi Q7, calling it Strator GT 780. The tuning kit includes a new front bumper with redesigned air intakes and fog lights, extended wheel arches and a rear air diffuser that incorporates the tailpipes. The body kit is completed by a new set of alloy wheels available in sizes of 20 and 22 inches and by a sports electrically adjustable suspension that allow to lower the car by 40 mm. On request it is also available a two-tone leather interior lining. Hofele Design has also developed mechanical packages for the 3.0-liter TDI and the 3.0-liter TFSI. The power of the V6 3.0 TDI increases from 245 hp to 318 hp, while torque increases from 550 Nm to 599 Nm. The 3.0-liter TFSI with 333 hp and 440 Nm is brought to 404 hp and 529 Nm.

mercoledì 30 gennaio 2013

Gemballa Mirage GT Black Edition

German Porsche tuner Gemballa has revealed the Mirage GT Black Edition. The conversion is based on the 980 Carrera GT, but aside from aesthetics, is no different from the other Mirage GT already made. The Mirage GT features a 5.7-liter V10 derived from Porsche 2000 Le Mans program, able to reach 16,000 rpm. It has an angle of 68 degrees between the V, four overhead camshafts actuating four valves per cylinder, a forged steel crankshaft, and titanium connecting rods. The engine develops 650 hp and 630 Nm of torque, it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.7 seconds, top speed is 335 km/h .

2012 BMW 135i by Active Autowerke and Strasse Forged Wheels

Two Florida companies, Active Autowerke and Strasse Forged, have collaborated on a project based on the 2012 BMW 135i. The car has been fitted by Active Autowerke with a new exhaust, the front strut brace and an update to the ECU to increase the power. Strasse Forged has added 19-inch R10 wheels. Outside you will notice new details in carbon fiber, such as the front splitter, rear view mirrors and the rear wing.

martedì 29 gennaio 2013

Ferrari FF by Wheelsandmore

The German tuner Wheelsandmore has revealed their latest project based on a Ferrari FF. The FF receives a set of 6 Sporz ² ultralight forged alloy wheels sized 21 inches in the front and 22 inches in the rear. Wheelsandmore has replaced the original exhaust system with their own stainless steel handcrafted unit. The advantages include a reduction of weight and about 20 hp extra power. The suspensions are still under development, but it will allow a lowering of the car by 25mm. The increase of power will be available in two stages. Stage one priced €3782 will be characterized by an update to the control unit: the V12 with 660 hp and 683 Nm of torque will deliver 684 hp and 705 Nm. The second stage priced € 9244 includes an ECU upgrade that brings the power to 700 hp and torque to 715 Nm.

Bmw Isetta Whatta Drag

In 1998, Hot Wheels launched a special series of models including a Isetta in dragster version, called the Whatta Drag. Bruce Weiner, a collector of microcars, wanted to realize one in life-size, the same as in a few days will be auctioned by RM Auction. Bmw Isetta Whatta Drag was born in 2005. To build it, Weiner has taken the carcass of a 1959 BMW Isetta, to which he added a more robust chassis, suspension of M3, Chevrolet big block V8 engine with 730 hp, compressor BDS, a pair of carburetors from Holley 750 CFM and a Zoomies exhaust. The BMW Isetta Whatta Drag has always remained in Madison, Georgia, confined within the walls of the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, and now awaits a handover. Together with other famous pieces of the museum, on February 16 will be sold to the highest bidder. The price is estimated between 75,000 and 100,000 dollars.

Nissan 370Z Nismo

In June, Nissan will sell on the European market a 370Z by Nismo, the sports department of the Asian brand. The Nismo 370Z is equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 capable of developing 344 hp (against the standard 328 hp) and 370 Nm of torque (instead of the standard 361). The maximum engine speed of 5200 rpm is unchanged, but the engine is more ready at low engine speed. The 370Z Nismo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h 5.2 seconds (0.1 less than the standard version) and it is available with six-speed manual transmission only. Outside it is distinguished from the normal 370Z by the new rear diffuser, side skirts, a new rear spoiler and a rear wing. The structure has been lowered by 10 mm and the Nismo receives new suspension and more performance brakes. Inside, there are new leather Nismo signed seats and an Alcantara steering wheel. 

venerdì 25 gennaio 2013

Drift on the snow: video on board BMW E46 320i

In the videos below you can see some driving scenes on the snow on board a BMW 320i Coupè. Other cars are a Mitsubishi Pajero, a Lexus IS 200 and a Ford Puma. The landscape is of the Reggio Emilia appennines. The BMW is driven by a friend of mine, the 320i has a 6-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that produces 170 hp.

BMW M5 F10 by Hartge

The German tuner Hartge has modified a BMW M5 F10. The processing includes a new body kit with front spoiler, carbon fiber mirrors, side skirts and a new rear diffuser. The attention of the tuner has focused mainly on the engine: the 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 gained 82 hp and 130 Nm of torque, bringing the maximum values ​​to 642 hp and 810 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is in 4 seconds, while top speed is 305 km/h. The car is also equipped with a new stainless steel exhaust system, suspension lowered by 25 mm in the front and 20 mm at the rear and new 21-inch alloy wheels.

Mercedes CLS 63 AMG by Renntech & ADV.1 Wheels

The tuner Renntech has created a carbon fiber bodykit for the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG. The kit includes carbon fiber front splitter, new full LED headlamps, rear wing and increased air extractor. ADV.1 Wheels completes the processing, giving the CLS a rigid suspension combined with 20-inch wheels fitted with Michelin tires 235/35 at the front and 295/30 at the rear. The engine has not been touched: the CLS 63 AMG is equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 with 525 hp and 700 Nm of maximum torque, capable of reaching a electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. The kit was presented as a prototype, but it will be on the market by next spring.

giovedì 24 gennaio 2013

Audi SQ5 TDI by B&B

The Audi SQ5 TDI is equipped with a V6 TDI engine which delivers 313 hp and 650 Nm of torque. But obviously these numbers were too low for the tuner B&B, which has made a three levels preparation for the German suv. The first tuning kit raises the turbo pressure and intervenes on the electronics of the engine to produce 340 hp and 728 Nm. The second kit increases the power to 365 hp and torque to 750 Nm, thanks to changes to the ECU. The Stage 3 includes modifications to the injection, intake and intercooler: the engine delivers 395 hp and 800 Nm of torque. So the SQ5 reaches 270 km/h of top speed and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. On request you can also have new suspension, 25 mm lowered suspension and a stainless steel exhaust.

mercoledì 23 gennaio 2013

2013 Aston Martin Rapide S

The Aston Martin has released the first official images of the 2013 Rapide S. The most evident innovation is the new front grille, based on the V12 Zagato. The suspension adopts the adjustable ADS (Adaptive Damping System), which allow you to select three modes: Normal, Sport and Track. The engine is a 5.9-liter V12 with 558 hp at 6750 rpm and 620 Nm at 5000 rpm, improved in the electronic management and equipped with a new shape of the combustion chambers, lightweight camshafts and a new stainless steel exhaust system with racing catalyst. The performance has been improved, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 304 km/h, very respectable for a GT 5 meters long and weighing 2100 kg.

2013 Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley has released the first official pictures of the 2013 Mulsanne, which will be presented next March at the Geneva Motor Show. The improvements concern mainly the interior of the car. On the Mulsanne debuts two new accessory packages called Entertainment and Comfort Specification: the first is characterized by a particularly advanced technological equipment which includes a 8-inch LCD screen installed in the center of the dashboard, a DVD player, the Naim hi-fi system with 20 GB hard Disk, while the rear wooden tables can accommodate two iPad with wireless keyboard. The Comfort package, instead, includes headrest, footrest and cushions made ​​of soft goose down. On request you can have a wi-fi router, while in the rear a new compartment was obtained to store your electronic devices such as smartphones. The interior can also be customized with new upholstery Damson, Saffron and Brunel leather, while comfort is further enhanced thanks to the new electronically controlled curtains. To take advantage of the luggage compartment from 443 liters you can order a set of tailored bags. The mechanics of the Bentley Mulsanne remains unchanged: under the hood there is the 6.75-liter V8 bi-turbo capable of 512 hp and 1020 Nm of torque, mated to the rear-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission. Despite the mass of 3090 kg, the Mulsanne manages to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds, from 0 to 160 km/h in only 11.5 seconds, while the top speed is 296 km/h.

BMW M3 RS by G-Power

The tuner G-Power has presented the new BMW M3 RS, based on the M3 E92. Outside, the BMW M3 RS by G-Power is notable for the new carbon fiber front bumper, hood with two air intakes, 20-inch alloy wheels on Michelin tires, lowered suspension, new rear bumper, sports exhaust system and carbon fiber rear wing adjustable in 4 different positions. Inside, the car is equipped with a roll bar, Recaro sports seats and racing equipment. The most interesting changes are under the bonnet: the engine power can be increased in three steps. It starts from the entry-level package SK I: thanks to a new turbocharger power increases from original 420 hp to 527 hp. The SK II package increases the power to 588 hp. The kit SK II CS at the top of the range brings the power of the 4.0-liter V8 to 610 hp and torque to 590 Nm. Top speed is 320 km/h.

Abarth 500C spotted (photos)

Here are some pictures of a Fiat 500C Abarth in bicolor livery. The 500C is equipped with the 1.4-liter already in use on the other 500 Abarth, but here it produces 140 hp and 206 Nm of torque. The 500C accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds and top speed is 205 km/h. The engine is mated to the manual gearbox or the sequential gearbox, it is a five-speed automatic trasmission with paddles on the steering wheel.

martedì 22 gennaio 2013

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante by Underground Racing

The tuner Underground Racing has become increasingly popular over the years for the Lamborghini Gallardo twin-turbo. When the Gallardos are properly modified and race gas powered, the V10 engine of 5.0 or 5.2-liter may produce 1500 hp. The latest company's project involved an orange Gallardo LP570-4 Performante. The car was equipped with Underground Racing's Stage 3 kit with Motec boost and the optional quick shift upgrade.

2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series by RK Design

Recently at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon debuted the tuning of Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series by RK Design, a Japanese fledgling tuning company. RK Design added magnesium forged wheels, side skirts and a complete new interiors. Outside the car comes in matte white livery with black details. The interior is a mix of alcantara, leather and contrasting yellow stitching. The Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG features a 6.2-liter V8 that delivers 500 hp. It is still unclear if the performance is improved.

2013 BAC Mono

The BAC Mono, lightweight sportscar handmade by British Briggs Automotive Company, will be produced in the U.S. in collaboration with Sector111, an American company specialized in components and sports cars import. The BAC Mono will be officially presented Cars and Coffee event in California. The production of 50 examples of 2012 has already been exhausted. The British car is characterized by one seat and a weight of only 520 kg, while the engine is a four-cylinder 2.3-liter Cosworth capable of delivering a maximum power of 285 hp. The BAC Mono accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and it reaches 160 km/h in 6.7 seconds. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox and limited slip differential. The car is fitted with adjustable suspension, Kumho tires mounted on OZ Racing rims and AP Racing brakes. 

lunedì 21 gennaio 2013

Audi S6 by SKN

SKN has just unveiled a new tuning package for the Audi S6. The kit is offered in three power levels and brings the performance up to the level of the RS6. The first package includes an upgrade to the electronic control unit, which raises the power of the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 to 543 hp and torque to 687 Nm. Consequently, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 309 km/h. The second package, in addition to the electronic control unit, also includes a new sports exhaust system: the power reaches 551 hp and performance remain almost unchanged. The Stage 3 increases the power of only 9 hp: now the V8 delivers 560 hp and 701 Nm of torque, the S6 can hit 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and top speed of over 311kmh.

2013 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Spec

McLaren had made last year 25 examples of the MP4-12C approved for the FIA GT3 championships, named MP4-12C GT3 Specs. These examples have been sold to thirteen different teams, wich together have received 38 medals in 98 races in 2012. Thanks to the excellent results, McLaren has decided to make a second upgrade for the supercar: it will include a new aerodynamic kit, new suspension and new management of the electronic control unit. This update can be installed on twenty-five GT3 Spec already produced and it will be also built into the cars of new production: fifteen copies have already been ordered, but the numbers are likely to increase because the sale is open to individuals. Among the customers, there will be nine-time world rally champion Sebastian Loeb, which this year will compete in GT3 with the McLaren. The car costs 400,000 euro and can only be used on the track. 

domenica 20 gennaio 2013

2013 BMW M3 E92 by RS RacingTeam

The company RS-RacingTeam unveiled the racing version of the BMW M3. The engine is the 4.0-liter V8 with 450 hp at 8300 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 4100 rpm. Acceleration 0-100 km/h is in 4.6 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 14.7 seconds, top speed is 300 km/h. The power is discharged on sports tires mounted on forged 19-inch ATS-Superlight alloy wheels. The vehicle weighs 190 kg less than the standard M3, it has only two seats and it is equipped with a full-on roll cage, six-point safety belts, racing wheel, sport bucket seats and carbon fiber details. The suspension, adjustable in 10 ways, is provided by Bilstein, and brakes and air intakes are taken from motorsport. The RS-BMW M3 can be yours for € 80,000, the road version is sold at € 110,000.

Hennessey Venom GT: video of the 0-300 km/h

Hennessey has released a video in which shows the acceleration of the Hennessey Venom GT, thanks to which it became part of the Guinness World Records book as the fastest production car from 0 to 300 km/h. The feat was accomplished at Ellington Airport in Houston, Texas (USA). According to the regulations the record is obtained from the average of two opposite steps, one made ​​in favor of the wind (13.18 seconds) and one brace (14.08 seconds). The amazing final result was only 13.63 seconds. The Venom GT is built on the Lotus Exige, features a V8 engine of 6.2 liter supercharged by two turbochargers, offered in three different levels of maximum power: 800 hp, 1000 hp and 1244 hp at 6,500 rpm. The weight of the car is limited to 1,244 kg. The transmission is a 6-speed Ricardo plc. The maximum speed is 443 km/h, with a sprint 0-100 in 2.7 seconds. Watch the video and other pictures below.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Firnas Motif Edition

Abu Dhabi Motors, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce importer for the UAE, has presented a limited edition of only five examples of the Rolls Royce Ghost, called Firnas Motif Edition. The changes include two-tone pearl white-blue color and the application of symbols inspired by the Firnas's achievement of flight on head restraints, on the dashboard and on the door sill. The equipment doesn't vary compared to the standard Ghost and also the engine is the same: it is the 6.6 liter V12 biturbo with 563 hp and 780 Nm of torque, mated to 8-speed automatic, which allows the Ghost to reach a top speed of 250 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

venerdì 18 gennaio 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR by CUT48 & Edo Competition

The German company CUT48 Car Wrapping has created an unique Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in blue and black gloss wrapping foil. Edo Competition has also installed a performance kit: the SLR now has 722 hp and 890 Nm of torque and it reaches a top speed of 345 km/h. The tuner has modified the ECU, the compressor and the intake system, he installed sport air filters, new sports catalysts and a new stainless steel exhaust.

Peugeot RCZ Arlen Ness

The Peugeot RCZ Arlen Ness is a special edition of the French sports coupe customized by "the King of Choppers". The RCZ comes in black and orange livery, enriched with leather and stitching. The exhaust system is developed by Termignoni, an exhaust specialist for motorcycle. The brakes are Brembo, the trim has been edited by Andreani Group with Ohlins Road & Track dampers and DFV technology. Air filters, finally, have been developed by Sprint Filter. The entire project was completed on a RCZ, eqipped with THP 1.6-liter engine, capable of delivering 200 hp. The Peugeot RCZ Arlen Ness is on display at Verona Fiere (Italy) at the Motor Bike Expo 2013, January 18 to 20. 

McLaren MP4-12C Blue MemoR by Hamann

The German tuner Hamann has unveiled the latest processing dedicated to the McLaren MP4-12C. After the Hamann MemoR with black-red color, the tuner Hamann has unveiled the new Blue MemoR McLaren MP4-12C. The Blue MemoR comes in a blue paint with black finishes and it features a carbon fiber aero kit that comes from the car of the FIA GT championship. Outside, the McLaren has a new front bumper with LED lights, bonnet revised, air intake on the roof, side skirts, rear wing and rear bumper with air extractor. The alloy wheels are 21-inch with blue trim, blue are also the brake calipers. Inside, the blue color is taken up on the leather of the door panels, steering wheel and seat backs. The engine is standard: 3.8-liter V8 with 600 hp, mated to the 7-speed sequential transmission and rear-wheel drive. The McLaren MP4-12C accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds.

giovedì 17 gennaio 2013

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG MC700 by MCCHIP-DKR

The German team Mcchip-DKR has created a compressor kit for the Mercedes SLS AMG, which receives the name MC700. The result is available in two power levels: the first includes Capristo exhaust and a mechanically driven compressor. With these changes, the 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine reaches 680 hp and 770 Nm of torque. The second kit includes sports catalysts and a new software for the control unit: the engine reaches 706 hp and 793 Nm of torque. In addition to the modifications to the engine, the car can be recognized outside thanks to matte gray livery and red stickers.

Shelby Focus ST

At the Detroit Auto Show 2013 Shelby presented his reinterpretation based on the Ford Focus ST. The model has a two-tone orange and black livery, as well as adhesives and written Shelby. The changes are only external, because the engine remains the 2.0-liter Ecoboost of the Focus ST, capable of delivering a maximum power of 250 hp. The Shelby Focus ST will not be distributed in Europe, but it will come only in the U.S. market, where it will be available in a limited edition only 500 copies from a price of $ 14,995.

Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera by Wheels Boutique & ADV.1 Wheels

ADV.1 Wheels and Wheels Boutique recently completed the work on one of the most extreme examples of twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo. This Gallardo is finished in matt black livery, with lightweight ADV05.1 SL alloy wheels 20-inch in matte black. The twin-turbo kit brings the power of the engine to over 1000 hp, even if were not released official technical data. The Gallardo also features the front bumper of the LP560-4, LP570-4 Superleggera stickers on the sides and the rear wing of the Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale with green accents. Inside, the car is equipped with carbon fiber racing seats wit no cushioning.

Audi RS5 by OSSDesign & Vossen Wheels

OSSDesign, a company specialized in the production of LED headlights, has modified the Audi RS5. Into the headlamps two strips of red LEDs have been applied, also the air intakes, the bumpers, the extractor and the rear wing have been modified. The lowered suspension and CV5 Vossen Wheels five split-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels in silver finish complete the kit. Under the hood of the Audi RS5 by OSSDesign there is the original engine V8 4.2-liter FSI with 450 hp and 430 Nm of torque, mated to Quattro four-wheel drive and the S-tronic automatic transmission. The RS5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h.

mercoledì 16 gennaio 2013

Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition

Aston Martin celebrated its 100th anniversary with a limited edition of 100 examples of the Vanquish: the Vanquish Centenary Edition. The Centenary Edition presents a silver-gray livery made ​​by a craft technique, the paint changes its hues depending on the light and the different viewpoint. Some identification plates, both outside and inside, recall the exclusive nature of the model. The interior is distinguished by black leather with silver contrasting stitching, so far reserved only for Aston Martin One-77.

De Tomaso Pantera GTS spotted (photos)

I have found an example of De Tomaso Pantera GTS at the Autodromo di Modena. The Pantera debuted in 1970, while the Pantera GTS went into production in 1972. The Pantera is built on a monocoque and it is equipped with a Ford V8 engine 5.7-liter, centrally located, which delivers 350 hp at 6000 rpm. Traction is back and the gearbox is ZF 5-speed manual. Top speed is 280 km/h. Other pictures below.

martedì 15 gennaio 2013

2013 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG

At the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, Mercedes has unveiled the CLS 63 AMG sedan and Shooting Brake. The car is now also available in S version, powered by the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 with 585 hp and 800 Nm of torque, mated to 4Matic all-wheel drive and sports transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT with 7-speed, which allows four different modes of use: C (efficiency), S (sport), S+ (sport plus) and M (manual). The CLS 63 AMG S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The four-wheel drive traction distributes 33% on the front axle and 67% on the rear. The rear-wheel drive version is also available, powered by the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 with 557 hp and 720 Nm of torque. The CLS 63 AMG S is equipped with the AMG Ride Control sports suspension electronically controlled: through a button you can switch between the Comfort setting up the Sport Plus. On S are also available carbon-ceramic brakes. The commercial launch of the CLS 63 AMG S is expected in June.

2013 Audi RS7 Sportback

At the Detroit Motor Show, Audi has presented the new RS7 Sportback. The RS7 is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine TFSI twin turbo with 560 hp (between 5700 rpm and 6700 rpm) and 700 Nm (constant between 1750 and 5500 rpm), combined with the Quattro four-wheel drive with a new differential and to eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. According to Audi, the RS7 basic version accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 250 km/h, while the Dynamic Plus Package allows to reach 305 km/h . You can request to have the carbon-ceramic brakes and sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control. Standard, it has adaptive suspension, which lower the car body by 20 mm and limit the oscillatory movements of the body. Outside, you can see the new front grille with a honeycomb structure, the re-designed bumper and 20-inch or 21-inch (optional) alloy wheels. Inside, you can see the sports steering wheel, the carbon inserts, the enveloping sports seats, the lighting system and the graphics of the dashboard.

Mercedes 190 SL spotted (photos)

Here you are some pictures of a restored Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. The Mercedes 190 SL is a roadster produced from 1955 to 1963, it was designed with the objective of maintaining the sporty character of the 300 SL, but less boost and mid-sized, to be accessible to a wider audience. The 190 SL was born on the modified structure of the sedan 180. But the engine was new, a four-cylinder 1.9-liter capable of delivering up to 105 hp of maximum power. This engine was derived from the 3 liters engine used for the 300SL. The performance was not of a sports car, the top speed was 171 km/h, but the car still was able to win the hearts of many customers.

lunedì 14 gennaio 2013

2013 Lotus Exige V6 Cup R

The Lotus has presented the Exige V6 CupR, the most extreme evolution of the Exige. The Lotus Exige V6 Cup R can only be used on the track and it has a set of dedicated components, such as the new aerodynamic package consisting of a bigger front splitter, side skirts, a new rear diffuser and rear wing, while the braking system is AP-Racing and suspension are adjustable. The interior has been stripped of unnecessary components and it is equipped with a full roll-bar, fire extinguisher, bucket seats and six-points seat belts. The 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine delivers 366 hp and 413 Nm. The Exige CupR weighs only 1040 kg, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reaches 274 km/h. The transmission is six-speed manual.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray

The new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray was officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. The numbers are not impressive but the reduction of weight will enhance performance. The Corvette C7 employs carbon fiber (for hood and roof), magnesium, aluminum (for the structure) and composite materials, for a balance of optimum weight to 50/50. The engine is a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 with 450 hp and 610 Nm of torque. Acceleration 0-100 km/h is covered in less than 4 seconds. The V8 is mated to a new seven-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic gearbox. The suspension is double wishbones. The Z51 Performance Package includes electronic limited slip differential and a series of aerodynamic details that further improves stability at high speeds. The Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of the year.
All the official pictures below.

domenica 13 gennaio 2013

Toyota GT86 GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum by Gazoo

At the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, Gazoo has presented a modified GT86, called GT86 GRMN Sports Concept FR Platinum. Gazoo has changed headlights, bumper and air intakes at the front and he mounted a bumper with a diffuser and a spoiler at the rear. Side skirts and 18-inch alloy wheels complete the look. The interior is equipped with a roll bar, lightweight seats, four-point seat belts and racing wheel. The engine is the 2.0-liter boxer of the standard version: thanks to the supercharger and turbocharger the power increases to 330 hp and torque to 430 Nm.

Jeep Wrangler by Kahn Design

Kahn Design has presented the Jeep Wrangler Platinum Pearl. Outside, the Wrangler by Kahn stands for matte painting, copper-colored brake calipers, new front grille, black gas cap, rear view mirrors in body color and Kahn RS 20-inch alloy wheels with black finish. On request, you can install a new exhaust system. The interior can be custom-tailored, thanks to a long range of materials for coatings and finishes. The first two models have ​​front and rear seats in black leather with orange details, the center console of the dashboard in body color, increased audio system and instrument panel with orange speedometer and tachometer.

BMW M3 by Velos Designwerks

The tuner Velos Designwerks has presented its processing to the BMW M3. In addition to touch up the exterior, which appears with white body, five-spoke dark bronze alloy wheels and red brake, the tuner has also changed the mechanics. The BMW M3 by Velos Designwerks includes a lowered suspension and a Brembo braking system, thanks to the ESS VT625 kit, the 4-liter V8 earns 200 hp and now it delivers a total power of 625 hp. Velos Designwerks has not released any performance data.

venerdì 11 gennaio 2013

2013 Mercedes E 63 AMG

Mercedes has released the first photos and official information about the E 63 AMG, which will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show 2013. For the first time the model will be offered with either rear-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel. The body of AMG shares updates makeover with the other models, adding aerodynamic and technical equipment. The most important change is the introduction of 4Matic S, the version at the top of the range, which is equipped with the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 585 hp and 800 Nm of torque, mated to all-wheel drive. The E63 AMG is also available with the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 with 557 hp and 720 Nm, combined with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The E63 rear-wheel drive accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, the 4Matic requires only 3.7 s, while the 4Matic S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed electronically limited to 300 km/h. All versions are equipped with the seven-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT, which provides the functions of automatic shotgun and Race Start, in addition to the four driving modes: Controlled Efficiency, Sport, Sport + and Manual. The ESP can be adjusted to three levels of intervention. The suspension is adjustable with the Ride Control on Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus mode. On request, you can also have the carbon-ceramic brakes. The E 63 AMG will debut in April in the rear-wheel drive version, in June will follow the 4Matic 4Matic and S.

giovedì 10 gennaio 2013

Mercedes SLS AMG by Vilner

The latest creation of the Bulgarian tuner Vilner is based on the Mercedes SLS AMG. The tuning concerns especially the interior, the only change outside is noticed in the front headlights. The interior of the SLS has been embellished with fine leather and Alcantara. Alcantara also covers the sports steering wheel with flat bottom and the tapestries of the boot lid, where there is also the AMG logo sewn by hand. Furthermore, between the seats, a storage pocket has been obtained.

Lamborghini Gallardo Soho by DMC

The German tuner DMC, specialized in luxury GT, has presented the Soho, a processing based on the Lamborghini Gallardo: a tribute to the first ten years of this model. The version that DMC focused is not the actual, but regards the older 5.0 V10 and 5.0 V10 SE, which correspond to production from 2003 to 2008. The tuning includes a carbon fiber bodykit with aerodynamic and aesthetic functions. Outside, the Gallardo Soho features a new front bumper with splitter and side spoilers, side skirts, redesigned exterior rear mirrors and a rear diffuser. Inside, the changes include exclusive leather and carbon fiber trim on the seats, dashboard, center console and door panels. On request you can have glossy black wheels and high performance tires. The mechanics is standard: the V10 5.0 liter that develops 500 and 520 hp (respectively for the Gallardo 5.0 V10 and 5.0 V10 SE) and 510 Nm of torque. The performance remains unchanged: acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4 seconds and top speed 315 km/h.

mercoledì 9 gennaio 2013

Mercedes C63 Coupé AMG Black Series by Prior Design

The German tuner Prior Design has modified the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Prior Design has developed a bodykit that includes a new front spoiler, air intakes on the bonnet, redesigned side skirts, wider wheel arches and a new rear bumper with diffuser. The 20-inch alloy wheels have a new design. The processing does not include the mechanical, the engine is the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 as standard with 517 hp and 620 Nm of torque, mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed dual-clutch.

Ferrari 458 Spider by Capristo

The exhaust specialist Capristo has made ​​a small change to the Ferrari 458 Spider. The modification consists in a small window of clear glass on the hood that reveals the 4.5-liter V8 engine with 570 hp, as this is possible on the 458 Italia Coupe but not on the standard 458 Spider. Cost of the tuning: 9800 euro. 

martedì 8 gennaio 2013

Supercharged BMW E92 M3 Blitzkrieg by Active Autowerke

The tuner Active Autowerke has modified a BMW M3 E92, which now delivers 700 hp. The M3 named  Blitzkrieg features a Generation 7 Level 3 intercooled supercharger kit, full Signature Exhaust, and Meth-Injection system. Furthermore, the M3 is equipped with twelve-piston calipers, JRZ race suspension and a set of Nitto Invo tires. Outside, the M3 Blitzkrieg mounts carbon fiber pieces as the rear diffuser, front splitter and rear wing. The forged wheels are 20-inch. The wrap of the car body is inspired by the BMW 3.0 CSL of 1976. Video below.

BMW 1 M Coupé by Schwabenfolia

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe has been modified by the hand of Schwabenfolia. This tuner, specialized in colored adhesive films, for the BMW 1 Series he has chosen a lime green color for the body and a glossy black film for mirrors, roof and rear wing. Even the alloy wheels are painted in glossy black, with a green finish. At the body kit, you can add a mechanical processing, consisting of front and rear spacers, Bilstein Sports suspensions, control unit and titanium exhaust. The changes allow the 6-cylinder twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine to increase the power to 408 hp (+73) and torque to 450 Nm. You can also customize the interior with sports steering wheel, lime green starter button and sports seats .

lunedì 7 gennaio 2013

Honda S2000 Modulo Climax

Honda will present at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show the S2000 Modulo Climax, a special edition of the two-seater spider. The front is characterized by a new bumper, while the interior is two-tone red and black leather with racing finishes. The body is painted in a special paint called Candy Red. The engine is still the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated with 240 hp.