Thursday, January 20, 2011
Mercedes SLR (Far left) - SLR stands for "Sport, Leicht, Rennsport" (sport, light, racing). The SLR contains a 510 lb hand-built 626hp, supercharged, all aluminium, SOHC V8 engine. Half a million for a V8 Mercedes? I think its a little over priced.
Mercedes SLR "Stirling Moss" (far right) - This is the rare special edition of the SLR, with only 75 made. With no roof at all you sit in a carbon fiber chassis, completely exposed to the elements, with exhaust pounding from the 650-hp supercharged 5.5-liter V8. All for 1.1 million.
With only 257 HP this car manages to reach 60 mph from standing in 4.0 seconds. This is mainly due to its lightweight body, weighing only 2020 lbs, but the inline 4 cylinder, supercharged engine also has a say in its quickness. This car is built mostly for fun and not comfort. I've sat in the new Exige and it's probably the most uncomfortable car I've ever sat in; The seat is literally on the ground (like a go-cart) and everything is very plain. Fortunately the performance and price makes up for it. MSRP : $75,000
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Super Sport version of the Bugatti Veyron is the fastest road-legal car in the world, with a top speed of 431.07 km/h (267.85 mph), recently taking the spot from the SSC Aero. The SS version has been changed cosmetically and performance wise. The previous Veyron had 1001 metric HP and 987 BHP, the Veyron SS has 1200 metric HP and 1184 BHP. 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds, now that's a supercar.
Not so fast! This thing is really not that fast. Not what you might expect from such an exotic looking car. One model them is a 3.5 liter engine with 300 horsepower and the second one is a 2.8 liter turbo engine coming with 360 or 420 horsepower depending on the configuration. The 0-60 mph is decent at 3.8 seconds but that is only because of its lightweight carbonplastic frame. Still I think they should of put a bigger engine into this "supercar".
This Ferrari BB 512i has its own house with a gorgeous view!
Power 340 hp (254 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Torque 333 lb·ft (451 N·m) @ 4200 rpm
Redline 6600 rpm
Top speed 160 mph (260 km/h) @ 6000 rpm
Rich guy has crazy garage with exotic cars.
2008 Mercedes SL63 AMG - powered by an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine developing 386 kW/525 hp
Porsche Carrera GT - In my opinion this is the most unique looking Porsche model. It's priced at $440,000. The 5.7 liter V10 engine produces 450 kW and the acceleration is 0 to 100 kmh (62.5 mph) in 3.9 seconds, touching a maximum speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).
Ford GT - Powered by a 550-horsepower V8 equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, capable of speeds in excess of three times the legal maximum in most states.
Ferrari F430 Spider Convertible - 483 HP 4.3 liter V8. Capable of reaching speeds from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and topping out at 193 mph... With the top down! Imagine how fun that would be.
-Can't tell what the back cars are.. looks like a ferrari and something else
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Every heard of the Zenvo ST1? A company from Denmark makes this 1104 HP machine. It is turbocharged and supercharged with a 7 liter V8. The result is a 810kW at 6900rpm and an huge 1430Nm of torque at 4500rpm. Those numbers certainly don't disappoint, recent tests returned a 0-100kph (0-62mph) time of just 3.2 seconds while 0-200kph (0-124mph) came up in an amazing 8.9 seconds. That’s deep into Bugatti territory.