Monday, October 31, 2016

Acura NSX wins Road & Tracks 2017 Performance Car of the Year

Receiving eight of the available 10 votes, the Acura NSX became the most universally acclaimed automobile in Road and Tracks' history. The 2017 Acura NSX Type R is a mid-engine hybrid sporting a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system, surrounded by an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body.

The V6 employs a race inspired compact valve train and dry sump lubrication system which helps lower the center of gravity.
With a total of 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque, the second-generation NSX will get to 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds and will roll on to a top speed of 191 mph.

Due to its hybrid, multi-motor setup, the NSX will tip the scales at 3,803 pounds.
Pricing is officially $ 156,000 before any of the extras, $ 205,000 fully loaded.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

McLaren 570S

The McLaren 570S was unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. It is powered by a new iteration of the 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine already used in the McLaren 650S and P1 delivering 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque via a paddle-shifted seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes three seconds onto a top speed of 204 mph (329 km/h).

The 570S uses a brake-steer system to help rotate the car by applying more braking force to the inside rear wheel. Two knobs, Powertrain and Handling, offer three drive modes—Normal, Sport, and Track. They allow independent control of ride/handling and powertrain response.

The 570S’s base price is $187,300

Monday, October 24, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 rocks Nürburgring Nordschleife

Chevrolet put its sixth generation Camaro ZL1 to the test on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race track in western Germany and came out with a record time.

With a time of 7:29.6, the 2017 ZL1 shaved nearly 12 seconds off the previous generation’s record run of 7:41.27 in 2012 on what is considered the world’s most challenging track. The sixth-generation Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V-8 engine that makes 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The ZL1 also features the Chevy's all-new 10R90 10-speed automatic transmission.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Barrett Jackson - Las Vegas 2016

1968 Shelby GT500 convertible
The Barrett Jackson Las Vegas Auction ran October 13 through 15th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Barrett Jackson auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30. $83,600.00

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. $108,900.00

2014 BMW I8

1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th Anniversary #1 - $ 220,000

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 - $357,500

1967 Pontiac Firebird #001 and #002 are the first two Firebirds ever built by Pontiac and will be sold as a pair.

The “Wayne’s World” AMC Pacer sold for $37,400, including the buyer’s commission.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Genovation Extreme Electric based on Corvette C7

Genovation Cars announced a new top speed record achieved by its prototype high-performance all-electric Corvette, the Genovation eXtreme Electric or GXE.
The Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE) recently set a world record of 205.6 mph speed and will now enter a limited production run of 75 units with each costing $750,000.

The Genovation Extreme Electric is a street legal all-electric vehicle featuring the same electric powertrain re-engineered for a C7 Grand Sport Corvette. The GXE has a range of 130 miles during normal driving.
The GXE delivers 660+ hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

The Huracan Spyder is the convertible version of Lamborghini’s Huracan. The car uses a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that generates peak power of 610 bhp. This is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

The car uses a retractable hardtop instead of a softtop to provide better stability at high speeds and noise reduction.
The Spyder accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds and boasts of a top speed of 324 kmph.
The Huracan Spyder is identical to the coupe from the waist down, with only the soft-top, the engine lid, and the rear haunches setting it apart.

The interior includes a redesigned dashboard and center console with new knobs and switches, a 12.3-inch TFT display with all the necessary info, and large amounts of carbon fiber and high-quality leather.

The center console features two additional buttons. One to open the soft-top and one to lower the rear window.

Base price for the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is around $267,545.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

RM Sotheby’s Auction : Monterey

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider by Scaglietti $5,225,000
RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale, held during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week commands the attention of the world’s most discerning collectors. Held in Monterey, California, the event has been witness to the sale of some of the most important cars to ever come to auction.

The sale was held August 17th through 20th, 2016 at the Portola Hotel & Spa, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, California

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS $1,732,500

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti

1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster by Derham

1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster

1966 Ford GT40 "P/1061"

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Kar Kraft Trans Am

1955 Jaguar D-Type

1939 BMW 328

1938 Maybach SW38 Roadster by Spohn

1961 Chaparral 1 Prototype

1952 Allard K2 Roadster
"1. 1955 Jaguar D-Type (Chassis XKD 501) – $21,780,000
2. 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider (Chassis 412041) – $19,800,000
3. 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra (Chassis CSX 2000) – $13,750,000
4. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ (Chassis 0507 GT) – $5,720,000
5. 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider (Chassis 0510 M) – $5,225,000
6. 1966 Ford GT40 (Chassis P/1057) – $2,900,000
7. 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series I (Chassis 5985) – $2,750,000
8. 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider (Chassis 16847) – $2,365,000
9. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso (Chassis 4415) – $2,090,000
10. 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon (Chassis BC66LC) – $1,870,000
10. 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A (Chassis 105391) – $1,870,000
12. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (Chassis 07093) – $1,732,500
13. 1932 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer (Chassis YX5118) – $1,705,000
14. 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster (Engine 701432) – $1,457,500
15. 2005 Maserati MC12 (Chassis ZAMDF44B000016977) – $1,430,000
16. 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra (Chassis CSX 3178) – $1,375,000
17. 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster (Chassis 2468) – $1,320,000
17. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (Chassis 198.042.7500089) – $1,320,000
19. 1990 Ferrari F40 (Chassis ZFFGJ34B000087123) – $1,265,000
20. 1938 Maybach SW38 Roadster (Chassis 2055) – $1,072,500