venerdì 29 marzo 2013

2013 Shelby Raptor

At the New York Auto Show 2013, Shelby will present its preparation of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The already impressive performance capabilities of the stock car are improved thanks to the adoption of a supercharger and a Borla exhaust system. Now the 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers 575 hp, a significant increase from the standard 411 hp. Shelby only plans to produce 100 Shelby Raptor’s annually.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

At the New York Auto Show 2013, Chevrolet will present the restyling of the Camaro SS and Z28 versions. The Z28, the racing variant of the Camaro, has a more pronounced splitter, a bigger rear spoiler and aerodynamic details. The Z28 is also equipped with Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch wheels with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires and it weighs 45 kg less than the SS. The Z28 features a 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine with 500 hp and 637 Nm of torque, mated exclusively to a six-speed Tremec transmission.

giovedì 28 marzo 2013

Subaru WRX Concept

The Subaru will present the WRX Concept at the New York Auto Show 2013. For now there are no details yet, but under the hood could be a turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine with 300 hp. From the name WRX we can deduce that it will be all-wheel drive. Outside, meanwhile, we can see the four exhaust pipes, the air intake on the bonnet and BBS wheels.

Audi RS5 RS5-R by ABT

The ABT RS5-R is the result of the experience of ABT Sportsline in motorsport. The engine is the 4.2-liter V8 lifted to 470 hp. The RS5-R accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 303 km/h. The body parts are made ​​of carbon fiber to reduce the weight of the car, the RS5 is also equipped with a flashy bodykit. The Audi features ER-F forged 20-inch wheels and side exhaust, while the interior has Alcantara upholstery and 4-point safety belts.

mercoledì 27 marzo 2013

BMW 1-Series by Lumma Design

Lumma Design has launched a bodykit for the BMW 1-Series F20. The kit includes a new front bumper and colored stripes on the sides. The structure has been lowered by about 35 mm and now the 1-Series has 18-inch athracite polished wheels.

Jaguar XKR-S GT

Jaguar will present at the New York Auto Show 2013, the XKR-S GT. The Jaguar XKR-S GT will be built in limited edition of only 30 copies. Outside, the car is equipped with carbon fiber details such as the front splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, an elevated rear wing and rear diffuser. The body modifications allow the Jaguar XKR-S GT to achieve maximum downforce of 145kg. The 5.0-liter supercharged V8 delivers 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque and it is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The XKR-S GT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 300 km/h. Although the structure was adequate, the dampers are adjustable in height, while the brakes are carbon-ceramic. All the examples will be painted in Polaris White with gloss black 20-inch alloy wheels and black stripes on the hood. The 30 units will be reserved for the North American market.

martedì 26 marzo 2013

Fiat 500 V12 by OEMMEDI Meccanica

In the video and in the pictures you can see a modified FIAT 500. This car features the V12 6.2-liter with 580 hp of the Lamborghini Murcielago. The car is handmade by Oemmedi Meccanica, a specialized workshop in Acquapendente (VT), Italy. Watch the video and listen to the pure sound!

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 spotted (video + photos)

In the video you can see the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 at the meeting Motori & Sapori 2013 in Castelfranco Emilia, a small town near Modena. You can listen to the sound of the naturally aspirated V10 engine with 560 hp, and see some external and internal details. Video and other pictures below.

Range Rover Highland GTC by Merdad

British tuning company Merdad released their latest kit for the brand new Range Rover. The Range Rover Highland GTC is available in two variants: a three-door coupe and five-door model. The changes include extended wheel arches, side skirts with air intakes, spoilers, front and rear bumper in carbon, diffuser and new exhaust system. The sports suspension lowers the car by 40 mm. The 5.0-liter V8 engine delivers 700 hp instead of the 510 original. The alloy wheels are available in sizes 22 and 23 inches, while the brakes were increased. The interior can be tailored by customers.

Ferrari 275 GTB spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a Ferrari 275 GTB exposed by Righini museum at the event Motori & Sapori 2013 in Castelfranco Emilia. The Ferrari 275 GTB is a berlinetta presented in 1964 at the Paris Motor Show. The body of the 275 GTB is built by Scaglietti in Modena and it was available in steel with aluminum elements or completely in aluminum. The Ferrari 275 GTB was the last berlinetta by Ferrari that features a single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank head. The engine is a V12 with a 60° between the V, 3.3-liter that produces an output of 280 hp at 7600 rpm. The 275 GTB sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.

lunedì 25 marzo 2013

2013 Shelby Mustang 1000 S/C

Ford and Shelby will present the 2013 New York Auto Show the Shelby Mustang 1000 S/C. This is a limited edition of 100 examples, evolution of the Shelby GT 500. The engine is a 5.8-liter supercharged V8, which delivers 1216 hp. The engine has special connecting rods and pistons, cylinder heads reinforced, a specific intercooler, a new fuel injection system and a new exhaust system. The Shelby 1000 S/C is also equipped with adjustable suspension and Wilwood sports brakes.

Toyota GT86 Cup Edition

The Toyota GT86 Cup Edition is a limited edition for the European market of the GT86, based on the racing version GS-V3. In addition to the trophy livery, the Toyota GT86 Cup Edition wears 18-inch OZ Racing wheels with Pirelli PZero Nero tires, the interior is characterized by the Alcnatara steering wheel, red stitching and Cup Edition badge. The mechanics has not been modified, the engine remains the 2.0-liter boxer developed by Subaru with 200 hp and 205 Nm. The GT86 Cup Edition will be produced in only 86 examples.

Alfa Romeo SZ spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see an Alfa Romeo SZ, photographed by my friend Max Pecoraro, at the RIAR meeting at the Autodromo di Modena. The Alfa Romeo SZ (Sprint Zagato), was produced between 1989 and 1991 from Alfa in collaboration with Zagato, in 1036 examples all in red, except one in black for Andrea Zagato. The mechanics and the floor were inherited by the Alfa Romeo 75 IMSA, the engine was the V6 Busso 3.0-liter with 60° between the V and 12 valves, the same of the 75 Quadrifoglio Oro raised to 210 hp, which allowed it to reach 230 km/h of top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. The suspension was modified and brakes were inherited from the 75 Turbo Evoluzione. The car is fitted with a hydraulic system for varying the height from the ground. This car was deliberately created to impress especially for its aesthetic form. It was the last Alfa Romeo with rear-wheel drive until the arrival of the 8C Competizione.

BMW M6 by Manhart

Manhart Racing has officially released the modification program based on three BMW M6 models, the BMW M6 Coupé (F13), the M6 Convertible (F12) and the M6 Gran Coupé (F06). Manhart Racing offers four different stages of modifications for the BMW M6. The first stage brings the power to 620 hp and maximum torque to720 Nm by optimizing the software. The second phase increases power to 640 hp and torque to 760 Nm. In the third stage, MHR sport exhaust and a carbon air intake system are installed: power is 670 hp and torque is 790 Nm. The fourth stage produces 700 hp and over 860 Nm. M6 Manhart features 21-inch ADV.1 wheels and suspension customizable by the customer.

sabato 23 marzo 2013

Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Stealth by GSC

German Special Custom presented his interpretation of the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG. Aesthetically, the CLS Stealth comes in a new orange paint, and with a body kit that includes front bumper with LED lights, bonnet air intake, side skirts, 20-inch alloy wheels, carbon fiber inserts, a rear spoiler, redesigned bumper, headlights burnished and rear air extractor in carbon. The interior is lined with leather, inserts and stitching are in orange body color. The AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine with 525 hp and 725 Nm has been heavily modified: it features new turbochargers, intercooler increased, remapped ECU, and a new sports exhaust system. Now the engine delivers 750 hp and 1150 Nm, which gives the CLS acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h.

venerdì 22 marzo 2013

Ferrari F12berlinetta SPIA by DMC

DMC has unveiled the modification to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, calling it F12 SPIA. The German company has increased the power of the V12 engine from 740 to 764 hp, thanks to a new titanium exhaust system. In this way the Italian supercar reaches speeds of over 350 km/h. The F12 SPIA received a fiber carbon package that includes diffuser that includes a new front diffuser, lip spoiler, front hood, optional roof scoop, side skirts, rear spoiler lip and a rear diffuser. The 22-inch forged wheels hide sports suspension. The interior can be customized according to the customer's tastes with materials such as carbon fiber and fine leathers.

giovedì 21 marzo 2013

Pagani Huayra in action (video + photos)

In the pictures and in the video you can see a Pagani Huayra, filmed by me during the event Motori & Sapori 2013 in Castelfranco Emilia (MO). In the video you will see the arrival of the car in Castelfranco, internal and external details of the car, and you will also see it in action, first during a test of regularity, then on the road where it performs a full throttle acceleration and some revs.
The Pagani Huayra is powered by a V12 AMG biturbo 6.0-liter that delivers 730 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a Xtrac 7-speed sequential gearbox and rear-wheel drive. The Huayra accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 370 km/h. The frame consists of a monocoque in carbon-titanium alloy, the passenger cell has been reinforced with Kevlar, carbon and polyester: the Huayra weights only 1350 kg and it is the lightest supercar in its class. The aerodynamic is one of the most cared aspect of the Huayra, it features four mobile flaps: two on the front hood and two on the rear; an ECU adjusts the incidence of these profiles according to speed, acceleration and steering angle, to ensure minimum friction with the air and optimal downforce.

Mercedes-Benz SLS63 AMG Roadster by Senner Tuning

Senner Tuning has put his hands on the Mercedes-Benz SLS 63 AMG Roadster. The car now develops 35 hp and 40 Nm more, thanks to the new exhaust and ports air filters: the 6.2-liter V8 engine now delivers 606 hp and 690 Nm of torque. In addition, the SLS is equipped with adjustable KW suspension and Schmidt wheels sized 20-inch in the front and 21-inch in the rear.

Bentley Continental GTC Duro by DMC

DMC has revealed official pictures and details of the Bentley Continental GTC Duro. The upgrades include a new carbon fiber front bumper, LED daytime lights, diffuser and rear spoiler in carbon fiber. The Continental GTC Duro delivers 672 hp and 780 Nm, thanks to the titanium exhaust, sports air filters and optimized ECU. Bentley now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 325 km/h. The GTC Duro rides on 22-inch diamond-forged rims, while the interior is tailored to each owner.

mercoledì 20 marzo 2013

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, it is the sporty version of the American pick-up and the most powerful pick-up in its segment. The Raptor is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 415 hp at 5,500 rpm and 590 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic trasmission and a Torsen differential. The SVT Raptor was designed to deal with the dirt: it has 17-inch wheels with tires sized 315/70, Fox Racing Shox dampers and cam excursion suspension, respectively 285 at the front and 307 mm at the rear. The interior is lined with technical materials and racing seats. The Raptor is a racing pick-up also suitable to tackle the desert, thanks to the autonomy of 136 liters tank, it is also able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds, it reaches a top speed of 160 km/h and it can tow trailers up to 3,600 kg.

Tushek Forego T700

Tushek, a small Slovenian company of hand made supercars, has presented the T700, a car that born for the street and the track, just changing the name: Forego for the street legal GT and Pista for the track version. In the images you can see renderings of the car, but the first prototypes are almost completed. The Tushek Forego T700 is a mid-engined supercar with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and special titanium parts that contribute to a curb weight of only 1,000 kg. The Audi engine is the 4.2-liter FSI V8, which should deliver 700 hp.

martedì 19 marzo 2013

Bentley Continental GT by Anderson Germany

The tuner Anderson Germany has unveiled its preparation on a Bentley Continental GT. Outside, the Bentley Continental GT by Anderson Germany is characterized by the bonnet made of carbon fiber, for the presence of a new front grille, special air intakes, side skirts, 22-inch alloy wheels with glossy black finish, rear spoiler and diffuser. The cabin features leather and Alcantara upholstery for seats, dashboard and doors, to which are added carbon fiber inserts and the LED white light. The 6.0-liter bi-turbo W12 engine now develops 680 hp against 575 hp original, thanks to a new mapping of the ECU and sports exhaust. Also the braking system has been adapted. 

SRT Viper TA

The SRT Viper TA will debut at the New York Motor Show, it is a limited edition homologated for the road but more suited for the track. TA stands for Time Attack, and everything is aimed at maximum performance: the body has been stiffened with a reinforcement X structure made of carbon, while the suspension is Bilstein DampTronic electronically controlled. The Viper TA is also equipped with a new Brembo braking system strengthened and lightened wheels with Pirelli PZero Corsa. Under the hood there is the naturally aspirated 8.4-liter V10 engine that develops 649 hp and 813 Nm of torque. The power is discharged to the ground by the rear wheels. With a weight of 1,520 kg, the performance are assured. The Viper TA shows a Orange Crusher color, it features new air intakes on the bonnet and aerodynamic details in carbon fiber. The Viper Time Attack Edition will be produced in only 33 examples.

lunedì 18 marzo 2013

Panini Museum - Museo Panini (photos + video)

The Umberto Panini Historic Cars Collections is one of the best collections dedicated to Maserati. In a museum located near Modena houses the cars that recall the most important milestones in the history of the Trident, the museum currently has 23 cars on display in rotation. Among the exhibited models, there are the Maserati Tipo 6 CM, built from 1936 to 1939 in 27 examples, the Maserati Tipo A6GCS Berlinetta Pininfarina, the Maserati 3500 GT Carrozzeria Touring, the Maserati Ghibli Ghia designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, the one-off Maserati Simun, the Maserati Bora, the unique Maserati Merak Turbo, the Maserati Khamsin, and a Maserati Chubasco, a prototype built in the early nineties and never went into production. In addition, there were also some examples of Stanguellini, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-Benz as well as bicycles, motorbikes and tractors.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6

Mercedes will realize a limited edition of the G-Class 6x6. It is a version created by Mercedes and Magna Steyr, until now for the armed forces. The Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 features the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 capable of delivering 544 hp and 760 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to each of the six wheels via the seven-speed 7G-Tronic AMG Speedshift Plus automatic transmission and five differentials. The adjustable Ohlins suspensions are able to raise the height of the G-Class 6x6 up to levels of the Unimog. The G63 AMG 6x6 is also equipped with the tire pressure monitoring system and 37-inch Hutchinson wheels. The car measuring 5867 mm in length, 2111 mm in width and 2209 mm in height, it weighs almost 4 tons and it has a load capacity of 650 kg. Despite the mass, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 can cover the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than six seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 160 km/h. The price will be around $ 425,000.

Pininfarina Sergio Concept

The Pininfarina Sergio, unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, was created to celebrate the memory of the historic President who died last summer. The Sergio is a two-seater convertible based on the Ferrari 458 Spider, which keeps the car step and interior. The brand new body is completely made of carbon fiber and it saves 10% of weight compared to the original made of aluminum. The 21-inch alloy wheels have a specific design and the hub comes from the 458 Challenge. The frame has a torsional rigidity higher than that of the 458 Spider and it weighs about 150 kg less. The engine is the Ferrari 4.5-liter V8 with 570 hp and 540 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h will be less than 3.4 seconds, and the Sergio will reach a top speed of over 320 km/h. Now the Sergio is a one-off, but it's not excluded the production of small numbers: five or six examples with a price of three million euros. 

2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class V25 Reloaded by Vath

The tuner Vath has unveiled its preparation based on a Mercedes A 250, calling it V25 Reloaded. The optimization of the engine electronics has made it possible to raise the power to 245 hp and torque to 390 Nm. Performance is improved: the A-Class accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. The tuner has added a stainless steel exhaust, a ride height lowered by 33 mm and an upgraded braking system. Outside the V25 can be identified by a spoiler in carbon fiber and new 19-inch wheels.

sabato 16 marzo 2013

Ferrari 458 Italia spotted (photos)

In the pictures below you can see a stunning matte black Ferrari 458 Italia that I spotted. Let me know if you like this paint, for me is awesome!

venerdì 15 marzo 2013

Audi RS3 Sportback by Schwabenfolia

Schwabenfolia has unveiled its latest project based on the Audi RS3 Sportback. The car has a Gorange Metallic color that contrasts with black details. Inside, we find the same orange color on the sport seats and on the doors. Schwabenfolia fitted the RS3 with a new ECU and a new Rage 2.5 exhaust system: now the five-cylinder turbo engine delivers 419 hp and 570 Nm, instead of 340 hp and 450 Nm in the standard version.

giovedì 14 marzo 2013

Hot Laps Ferrari 458 Italia by Alonso and Massa (video)

 In the video below you can see two hot laps on board a Ferrari 458 Italia driven first by Alonso and then by Massa on the Barcellona racetrack. Enjoy the sound and the driving style of the two drivers!

Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a stunning yellow Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione. This car was exhibited at the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena, for the meeting Yellow MEF. The Lancia Delta HF Integrale, also called Deltone, features a four-cylinder in-line 2.0-liter, 210 hp at 5750 rpm. The permanent four-wheel drive is carried out by a Ferguson central joint wich divides the torque 47% to the front and 53% to the rear, together with a rear Torsen to ensure a slight oversteer. The Delta HF Integrale Evo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and it reaches 220 km/h of top speed.

mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R

Porsche has unveiled details of the new 911 GT3 R, the racing version of the 991 based on the 997. The 2013 GT3 R stands out with a new aerodynamic package designed to increase downforce, to provide greater traction and support on fast. The new model introduces new bumpers, new air intakes, flared fenders, rear wing, diffuser and underbody. Also the suspension were modified, the distances have been widened and new wheels allow to mount tires with a larger footprint. The engine of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R has remained unchanged: it is the 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, which develops 500 hp. The engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission with steering wheel paddles.

BMW M6 Bi-Tronik III by G-Power

BMW tuner G-Power has revealed its latest creation based on a BMW M6 F13. The G-Power Bi-Tronik III package pushes the stock power from 560 hp to 640 hp and torque from 680 Nm to 777 Nm. The M6 now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and it reaches 315 km/h. The modifications include an ASA supercharger, a torque limiter and a titanium exhaust system. G-Power BMW M6 also features new adjustable suspension and a more powerful braking system. The most visible external changes are given by 21-inch G-Power Silverstoners forged wheels.

Lamborghini Aventador Limo

Cars For Stars, limousine rental agency, has created a render of a possible limo based on a Lamborghini Aventador. The only difficulty to achieve a similar supercar would be the cost. The engine is the same V12 700 hp, the interior is changed: it fitted with more seats, plasma screens, iPod stations and Champagne.

BMW M3 drifting (video + photos)

In the video you can see two BMW M3 E36 and a Nissan SX200 doing some drifting at the Modena racetrack. 

martedì 12 marzo 2013

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 by Kahn Design

English tuner Kahn Design has unveiled its processing program for the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. The car body and mechanics remain the same: the engine is the 6.5-liter V12 with 700 hp and 690 Nm of torque. Kahn Design has limited its intervention to some details: the Aventador is fitted whith sized 20-inch in the front and 21-inch in the rear. Inside, Kahn applied a new nappa leather finish with contrasting stitching to match Alcantara used to coat dashboard and steering wheel.

500 Abarth Monza by Romeo Ferraris (photos)

In the pictures you can see a 500 Abarth Monza that I spotted at the Raduno dei Raduni organized by Quattroruote. The 500 Abarth Monza is a preparation by Romeo Ferraris derived from 500 Abarth. The Monza is produced in only 10 examples, to commemorate 50 years of Romeo Ferraris. The 1.4-liter turbo engine now delivers 260 hp, compared to the original 135 hp, thanks to a new turbo, sports exhaust, air filter and ECU. The power is discharged to the ground by a new sequential 6-speed gearbox mated to a mechanical limited slip differential. The 500 Abarth Monza features Brembo brakes upgraded and adjustable racing suspension. Aesthetically, it is equipped with a new aerodynamic kit and 17-inch alloy wheels. The white paint with red and blue stripes takes the color of Monza racetrack. Even the interior are in the same color combinations, quality is guaranteed by leather and Alcantara. All copies are numbered and they report on a plate the owner's name.

1969 Dodge Charger R/T spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T in The Dukes of Hazzard livery. It differs from the normal Dodge Charger for its orange color, a flag of the Confederate States of America on the roof, the 01 numbers on the sides, American Vector 8x15 "or 8.5 x15" alloy wheels and the HEMI engine. The 426 Hemi 7.0-liter V8 produces 425 hp, which allows an acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 234 km/h.

lunedì 11 marzo 2013

2014 Spyker B6 Venator

Spyker will launch on market at the beginning of 2014 the Venator, presented at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a concept by the name of Venator B6. The Venator belongs to the segment of the Porsche 911: this is a compact sports car with rear mid-engine, designed by Spyker chief executive Victor Muller himself. Based on a carbon fiber body and an aluminum frame, the new Spyker B6 weighs approximately 1400 kg. It is equipped with a V6 engine capable of delivering 375 hp, combined with rear-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. The interior is made ​​entirely by hand.

Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Jubilee spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a Mini Cooper JCW Jubilee Edition at the Modena racetrack. This is the powerful version of the Cooper S, adopting the engine, chassis, transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels and brakes of the racing car of Mini Challenge 2008. The engine is a four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo 211 hp and 260 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm, rising to 280 Nm with overboost. The transmission is six-speed manual. The Mini JCW does the 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 238 km/h. John Cooper Works is equipped with the Sport button, which allows you to modify the response of the steering, throttle and ESP. The Jubilee equipment was made in a limited edition of 150 examples, to celebrate ten years of collaboration between Mini and BMW.

Yellow MEF 2013 (photos)

Below you can see some pictures I took to the car of the Yellow MEF meeting 2013, organized to celebrate the first birthday of the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari. You can see a very rare Lamborghini Diablo GT, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a F430 Scuderia, a 360 Modena and 360 Spider, a 512 TR, a 599 GTB Fiorano, a Lancia Delta Evoluzione, a De Tomaso and an Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde.

domenica 10 marzo 2013

Lamborghini Diablo GT spotted (photos + video)

In the pictures and the video below you can see the Lamborghini Diablo GT number 16/80, at the meeting Yellow MEF organized to celebrate the first year of the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari. The Diablo GT comes from a racing prototype (called GT1). This model, produced in only 80 examples, has a frame made ​​entirely of carbon and aluminum roof, and it weighs 1460 kg against 1570 kg of SV. The 6.0-liter V12 engine delivers 575 hp at 7300 rpm and a maximum torque of 630 Nm at 5500 rpm. The Diablo GT has a top speed of 338 km/h and it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive. The Diablo GT was also equipped with upgraded brakes and lowered racing suspension. In the vdeo you can see the start up of the car.

1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v Evoluzione

In the pictures you can see a Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione that I spotted at the Modena racetrack. The Delta Integrale is one of the most loved car by engines enthusiast and one of the most successful in rallying. The Delta Evoluzione, also called Deltone, was produced from 1991 to 1994, it can be recognized by the wide track, more convexities on the sides and on the bonnet, improved suspension and brakes, steering box stronger, more attractive lenticular headlights, side skirts redesigned, improved electronic and a larger exhaust with a single pipe (here on the side). Different is the design of the bumper and there was the presence of a spoiler on the rear window adjustable in 3 different angles. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine, with different calibrations of the turbine and electronics, provides 210 hp (Evo) and 215 hp in the 16v catalyst (Evo2). The Delta Integrale Evo had outstanding performance: 240 km/h of top speed, acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, 1.55 g of lateral grip.

sabato 9 marzo 2013

Lotus Exige spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a Lotus Exige, model 2004-06. The Lotus Exige is a two-seater sport car, with a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter engine, 16-valve DOHC Toyota source, that delivers 190 hp at 7800 rpm and 187 Nm at 6800 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Compared to the previous series, the Elise 2 has a front splitter, fibreglass hardtop roof with roof scoop, rear engine cover, and rear spoiler. The Lotus Exige accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, 0 to 160 km/h in 12.9 seconds and it reaches 237 km/h.

venerdì 8 marzo 2013

1969 Dodge Charger spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a matte black a 1969 Dodge Charger. This is a typical American muscle car produced by Dodge to compete with the Pontiac and Plymouth, with this car and its Hemi engine Dodge could also acquire an image of powerful car manufacturer. The engines of the Charger have ranged from 4500cc up to 7200cc and they were divided into two classes: Big Block and Small Block. The most powerful was the 426 Hemi with 7000cc and 425 hp, which allowed an acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 234 km/h.

Bentley Continental GT Sanguis by Mansory

Mansory presented at the Geneva Motor Show the Bentley Continental GT Sanguis. The Mansory Sanguis is based on the Bentley Continental GT and shows off major changes starting from the body: it offers a carbon fiber body kit and 10-spoke 22-inch wheels. Inside the cabin, Mansory offers high-quality materials such as leather and aluminum and ebony wood accents. Under the hood of the Bentley, the tuner added a new sport exhaust system and a sports air filter, bringing the engine power to 672 hp at 6,000 rpm and 780 Nm of torque at just 1,700 rpm. The Sanguis Mansory can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 322 km/h.

giovedì 7 marzo 2013

BMW M3 E30 spotted (photos)

In the pictures you can see a 1987 BMW M3 E30. The M3 E30 was born in 1986 to give battle to the Ford (with Sierra Cosworth RS 500) and Mercedes-Benz (with the 190 E 2.3-16), which dominated the DTM championship. It is a coupe based on the BMW 3 Series, produced from 1986 to 1992, it is recognizable outside by the deeply modified body: spoiler, aerodynamic appendices, large rear wing, flared fenders, boot lid and rear pillar changed. The engine is an inline 4-cylinder 16-valve 2302 cc with 195 hp at 6,750 rpm for the catalyzed version and 200 hp for the no catalyst. The braking system (4 ventilated discs with ABS), suspension, transmission, and chassis were adapted to higher performance. The M3 had a top speed of 235 km/h.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG B63S-730 by Brabus

The Brabus B63S-730 has debuted at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. The B63S-730 is based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG and it offers aerodynamic and performance upgrades. The engine is the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 AMG, Brabus has fitted two new turbochargers, intercoolers and a new ECU tune. The Brabus B63S-730 has a power output of 730 hp at 5,300 rpm and a torque electrically limited to 1,065 Nm between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm. The AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission allows an acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a 0-200 km/h in 10.8 seconds, top speed is 350 km/h. The kit is available for both saloon and Shooting Brake Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG.

mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

2013 Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo presented at the Geneva Motor Show the 4C and the 4C Launch Edition, a limited edition of one thousand examples to accompany the debut of the new coupe all around the world. The Launch Edition is recognizable by the matte Bianco Carrara painting and an aerodynamic kit made of carbon fiber. The 4C is powered by the four-cylinder turbo 1.750-liter, capable of delivering 240 hp and 350 Nm. Transmission is entrusted to the rear wheels and the dual-clutch Tct gearbox with Launch Control function. The Alfa DNA device, which customizes the behavior of the car, is equipped with four settings: Race, Dynamic, Normal and All Weather. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum, the total weight of the car is 895 kg, divided in a ratio 40:60 between the two axes. The braking system is made by Brembo, the wheels are available in sizes 17 and 18 inches standard or 18 and 19-inch optional. The Alfa Romeo declares for the 4C a maximum speed of 250 km/h and a sprint from 0 to100 km/h of 4.5 seconds. Deliveries of the 4C will begin in Europe in the second half of September, every year only 3,500 4C will be produced.

Lamborghini Aventador LP1250 Carbornado by Mansory

Mansory has unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show its tuning program based on the Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, called Carbonado. The exterior of the car has a showy body kit made ​​entirely of carbon fiber. The wheels are ultra-light forged rims with carbon fiber inlays and are available in sizes from 20 to 21 inches. Mansory has added two turbochargers to the 6.5-liter V12 engine, also pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, crankshaft, crank and cylinder head have been replaced by motor racing parts. The Aventador Carbonado now develops 1250 hp and 690 Nm of torque, thanks also to the stainless steel exhaust system. The Aventador bi-turbo by Mansory accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 380 km/h. The interior, in Mansory-style, features leather for seats and dashboard, aluminum and carbon for finishes.