Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO

The GT-R Nismo features a 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine that puts down 592bhp and 481 pound-feet of torque. It's quick with a zero-to-60-mph time of 2.9 seconds. The engine is mated a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

Nissan says the 2017 GT-R NISMO produces the most downforce of any of its production cars to date. The suspension is tuned with minor changes to the springs, stabilizer bars, and adjustable Bilstein dampers.
Four colors are available: Super Silver, Solid Red, Jet Black, and Pearl White. Sales and deliveries begin this fall. The 2017 GT-R NISMO will start at $174,990.


Transformers Villain is a Ford Mustang Police Car - “To Punish and Enslave”

The Ford Mustang previously appeared in the Transformers movies as Barricade, a violent alien robot warrior from the Decepticon crew who takes the Earthly form of a Saleen S281 police car. The Barricade Mustang has had both major and minor roles in several Transformers movies. With 'The Last Knight' came the newest generation Ford muscle car.

Like the previous Barricade Mustang, the Ford built for Transformers 5 has a push bar, police lighting from top to bottom and the “police” livery in black and white – complete with “To Punish and Enslave” on the rear quarter panels.
Optimus Prime has transformed into several different cars through the series' history, but this time he's all Camaro. The next generation of Bumblebee is modeled after the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

No details have been offered on the car’s powertrain, though it’s likely the car will be powered by either the LT1 6.2-litre V8 engine found in the Camaro SS or the LT4 supercharged 6.2-litre V8 unit from the Camaro ZL1.


Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 Ferrari FXX K

In December 2015 Ferrari unveiled its latest FXX-series track-only special, based on the LaFerrari hybrid supercar. The K in the new car’s moniker is a reference to the KERS kinetic energy recovery system used to maximize performance on the track.
The 2016 Ferrari FXX K features a 6.3-liter V12 engine rated at 860 hp. It produces 1050cv, 663 pound-feet of torque and 1,050 hp in total.

0-60mph is an eyeball popping 2.7 seconds on the way to 217 mph.

It is the most powerful Ferrari ever offered for sale.
860bhp comes from its V12 engine, while the rest is from an electric motor.

Like other modern Ferraris, the FXX K uses a seven-speed twin-clutch paddle-shift gearbox that can swap cogs in a fraction of a second. Only 40 examples will be built. Price? Around $ 3m.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pontiac Fiero

The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car built by Pontiac from 1983 to 1988. The Fiero was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a sports car. The Fiero was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a U.S. manufacturer.

Many technologies incorporated in the Fiero design such as plastic body panels were radical for their time.
A total of 370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of five years. At the time, its reputation suffered from criticisms over performance, reliability and safety issues.

The word fiero means "very proud" in Italian, and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spanish.

The public had high expectations for the Fiero with its mid-engine layout and aggressive styling. While initially garnering good reviews for its handling, the Fiero soon received negative reviews from critics who expected higher performance. Despite the critical press, the Fiero sold well.

By 1985, the oil crisis was over and demand developed for a Fiero having more engine power and better sports car performance. Pontiac responded by introducing the GT model which included upgraded suspension tuning, wider tires, and a V6 engine having 43 hp more than the base four-cylinder. GM ended production after the 1988 model year due to declining sales. Consumer sentiment was swayed by heavy media coverage of Fiero engine fires, as well as the poor reliability and performance of the 1984-1987 models.

Monday, September 12, 2016

2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is a four-wheel drive, four-seater with a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 that produces 680bhp and 514lb ft of torque. 0-62mph is 3.4 seconds on to a top speed of 208mph.

Ferrari calls the combination of the all-wheel drive and the four-wheel steering ‘4RM-S’, with the Lusso also getting the fourth-generation of their Slide Slip Control, and electronic differential and magnetic dampers.
The new V12 has leading-edge technical solutions, including newly-designed piston heads, the latest evolution of Ferrari's anti-knock control software, multispark injection, and a new electronic by-pass valve.
There's no word on price but one can expect something in the region of $300,000. Deliveries start in the fall.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

McLaren P14 spotted

A swack of McLaren P14 spy photos appeared on the web yesterday, as the vehicle was spotted in the South of Spain. The 2018 successor of the McLaren 650S will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in February.
The real gem of the McLaren P14 is still its powerplant. The new model will feature an evolution of the V8 twin-turbo 3.8-liter 650S, which delivers 650hp and 678 Nm of torque. The power of the upcoming vehicle is also rumored to reach 700 hp.

The new model will continue to have the MonoCell carbon fiber chassis and many of the key components of the 650S. The current model goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3 seconds onto a top speed of 333 km/h. These numbers are likely to be improved upon.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The "Italian Job" Lamborghini Miura

The Lamborghini Miura is a sports car that was produced by the Italian automaker between 1966 and 1973. The car is widely considered to have instigated the trend of high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars. When released it was the fastest production road car in the world.

The Miura was presented at the 1965 Turin auto show, and the prototype P400 debuted at the 1966 Geneva show, to stellar receptions. Marcello Gandini's sleek styling and the car's revolutionary mid-engine design was revolutionary.
The Miura which was featured in the opening sequence of the "Italian Job" was found by Cheshire Classic Cars. Although apparently written off in an Alpine tunnel, the car in fact was undamaged and sold to a customer after filming … the actual wreck that was pushed down the mountainside in the movie by the mafia-controlled bulldozer was another Miura that had already been badly damaged in a crash.

The iconic car, perhaps the most famous Lamborghini in the world, is expected to fetch £3 million.

See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2016/03/lamborghini-miura-sv-chassis-4846.html

Monday, September 5, 2016

1986 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

One of the rarest and most overlooked Ferraris ever was the 288 GTO Evoluzione of 1986, a car that could be seen as the prototype for the first true Ferrari supercar, the F40. Ferrari only built six of the Evoluziones.

Ferrari built a special version of its 308 GTBi, of Magnum P.I. fame, the 288 GTO, as the required street-legal version of the planned race car.
While the production 288 GTO was gorgeous, the Evoluzione is brutal with slats, vents and wings.
While the production 288 GTO's twin-turbcharged 2.9-liter V8 engine cranked out 400 horsepower, the Evoluzione's larger turbos boosted its engine to 650. Use of lightweight materials kept the Evoluzione's mass down to less than 2,100 lbs. These orphaned racers are exceedingly rare and expensive. The going price if you simply MUST have one is something around $ 2m.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Koenigsegg CCX Supercar Destroyed in crash In Mexico

A Koenigsegg CCX supercar recently listed for sale at a Texas dealer was completely torn apart after rolling at high speed just a few miles into Mexico earlier this week. Witnesses claim the car was traveling at high speed before flipping multiple times.

Two men were said to be in the car, and were transferred to a local hospital in Mexico in unknown condition. The CCX, chassis number 067, is also currently listed for sale by Crave Luxury Autos in The Woodlands, Texas, bargain priced at $1,250,000 with only 1,721 miles on the clock.
There were 49 CCX-Series cars produced between 2006 and 2010.