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.
This car is amazing in almost every aspect. The Nissan GTR packs supercar performance for a non supercar price. A twin-turbo 3.8 liter V6 engine enables this beastly piece of machinery to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. Even better news is that the 2009 and previous models retailed for $80,790 , allowing people with less than 7 figure incomes to afford it. The new 2010 facelifted model has 50 more HP and 58 more ft/lb of torque. You can easily find a used model for $60,000 to $70,000.
Pre 2010 models
Displacement: V6 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in)
Horsepower: 480 bhp (360 kW) at 6400 rpm; 485 bhp (362 kW)
Torque: 430 lb·ft (580 N·m); 434 lb·ft (588 N·m)
Redline: 7000 rpm
Drivetrain: Premium Midship AWD
Curb weight: estimated 3,820 lb (1,730 kg)
Top Speed: 193 mph (311 km/h)
Drag coefficient: 0.27
MSRP: US$80,790 to $84,060
2010 facelifted models
Horsepower: 530 bhp (400 kW) at 6400 rpm
Torque: 488 lb·ft (662 N·m)
Drag coefficient: 0.26 (about 10% improvement in downforce)
MSRP: US$89,950 (base) or $95,100 (Premium or Black Edition)
This Porsche sedan is a great family car that is also great, performance wise. Porsche's first sedan has been a success, becoming popular very quickly and keeping up with the performance of their lightning quick coupe models.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear- or 4-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 5-door hatchback
ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $89,800–$132,600
ENGINES: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection / twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 293 cu in, 4806cc
Power : 400 bhp @ 6500 rpm (S) / 500 bhp @ 6000 rpm (Turbo)
Torque : 369 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm (S) / 516 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm (Turbo)
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Wheelbase: 115.0 in Length: 195.7 in Width: 76.0 in Height: 55.8 in Curb weight: 3950–4350 lb
Zero to 60 mph: 4.0–5.2 sec
Top speed (drag limited): 175–188 mph
PROJECTED FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 13–19/16–23 mpg
The 2011 Audi R8 GT finally earned it's supercar status. With a 5.2 liter, V10 engine which is very similar to the Lamborghini LP560-4, although a little less powerful. Audi added an extra 33 HP, 7 ft/lb of torque, and made the new GT version lighter. Audi says the performance difference of all these mods is a 0 to 62 mph run of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph. Also some exterior modifications have been made to further beautify the R8.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Is this the bat mobile? Actually it's the Corvette ZR1. I'm not a big fan of american cars, but this 638 HP monster makes it hard to resist. Its lines and curves make it stand out along with its beastly sounding exhaust and innovative cut out in the hood revealing the engine cover through glass
This is the soon to be released BMW 1M coupe. I'm disappointed in BMW for not putting the V8 engine from the M3. Instead they put a 335is engine in, and made some exterior and interior beatifications. The outer exhaust tips are fake and only there to make it an M3 "look-alike".
BASE PRICE: $356,825
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 48-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
Displacement: 366 cu in, 5999cc
Power : 612 bhp @ 7600 rpm
Torque : 448 lb-ft @ 5600 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual with automated shifting and clutch
Wheelbase: 108.3 in Length: 183.7 in Width: 77.2 in Height: 52.2 in
Curb weight (C/D est): 4000 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 3.3 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 11.2 sec @ 131 mph
Top speed (redline limited): 206 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 145 ft
EPA city/highway driving: 11/15 mpg
The Aston Martin DBS is a 6.0 liter V12 beast. Its 510 horsepower allows it to accelerate from 0-60 in just 4.3 seconds. You can choose from either a automatic or manual transmission for the rear wheel drive DBS, but it performs outstanding in both, including the ragtop convertible version. Even though the frame is a little less sturdy with the convertible, you will not feel any weakness or bend.
The Bentley is a luxurious high-performance vehicle. The V12 engine provides spectacular performance, while the beauty of the interior and exterior gives it a high class look. It will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0 to 62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and go on to reach a top speed of 318 kilometres per hour (197.6 mph)
You are looking at a Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series, one of the most stunning cars ever made. It's wide stance and curves make it stand out, while its 661 BHP make it hard to catch on the track. Sitting low to the ground, the SL65 makes unbelievable turns and corners. In my opinion it's everything you would want in a car: beauty, performance, and rarity.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $300,000
ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled SOHC 36-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
Displacement: 365 cu in, 5980cc
Power (SAE net): 661 bhp @ 5400 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 738 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed automatic with automanual shifting
Wheelbase: 100.8 in Length: 180.7 in Width: 77.2 in Height: 51.6 in
Curb weight: 4123 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 7.9 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 11.4 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 199 mph
This is the interior of the new Tesla model. You might be surprised when I tell you but... This car is actually electric, and runs on 100% battery and no gas. You might also be surprised when I tell you it can perform on the level of a BMW M3 or any other high performing vehicle. This Tesla can hit 60-mph in just 3.7 seconds. All this power comes from an electric motor with energy stored in 6831 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.