Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NextEV Nio EP9 - New King of Electric Cars

NextEV is a Chinese EV maker. It's launching a range of electric cars starting in China next year. The company revealed an EV supercar—the 194mph (313km/h) EP9—just six of which will be built. The EP features rapidly swappable batteries with a range around 265 miles (426km) and a recharging time around 45 minutes. The chassis is carbon fiber, and it has a motor-generator unit at each wheel, with a peak power output of 1,341hp/1MW and 1091 ft-lbs/1480 Nm of torque.
The EP9 recently spent some time testing at the Nürburgring, setting a new electric lap record in the process. Previously, the fastest EV around the 12.9-mile (20.8km) track was Toyota's TMG EV P002 race car, which set a time of 7:22.329 in 2012. The Nio EP9 has shaved that down to just 7:05.120. The fastest Tesla lap is under nine minutes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mazzanti Evantra

The latest version of the Mazzanti Evantra boasts a new “Biplano” rear wing designed to boost downforce at speed. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V-8 rated at 751 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a paddle-shifted, 6-speed sequential gearbox that spins the rear wheels. 0-60 mph time is 3.0 seconds or less on to a top speed of over 224 mph.

The debut of the updated Evantra marks the 10th anniversary of Mazzanti’s appearance on the world stage.
It was 2006 when the company showed off its first model, the Antas. It was followed by the Vulca in 2009 and the Evantra in 2013.

Production of Mazzanti’s cars is extremely limited. The Evantra, for example, is churned out a rate of just five cars per year.
The drivetrain sits in a monocoque chassis constructed from steel and molybdenum chrome alloy. The body can be ordered in aluminum or carbon fiber.
The suspension is fully-adjustable with MacPherson at both ends. The wheels measure 20 inches across and come from OZ Racing. They’re wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires (255/30 front, 325/25 rear)
Price starts, if you're asking, around £670,000

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Banfield Collection

1913 Merryweather Fire Engine. 100k
A collection of vintage vehicles ranging from open top double-decker buses to a 1913 fire engine, and a 1935 London Taxi to a 1914 Rolls-Royce, went under the auctioneer’s hammer in 2014.

Over 1,000 lots with 99.7% sold brought over £3 million.

1904 Talbot CT4V-B 12/16-hp Brougham.

1904 Mors 24/32-hp Roi des Belges. $ 1m.
1922 AEC S-Type Open-Top Double-Deck bus. £281,500
A spokesman for Bonhams said: “For more than 50 years Michael dedicated himself to the preservation, promotion, and use of historic road transport as part of our national heritage.

Most of this work was undertaken on a voluntary basis as a true enthusiast.
1906 Minerva 40-hp Roi des Belges. $ 200,000
1910 Renault AX 8HP $ 40,000

1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50-hp Silver Ghost Landaulette. $ 640,000
1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre. $ 73,000

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder consists of lightweight aluminum and composite with the car weighing in at just under 3,400 pounds.

Power is provided by a 5.2-litre V10 engine which produces 610 hp and 412 lb.ft. of torque, relayed to the oversized tires (P245/30R20 up front and P305/30R20 in the rear) through a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission and all four wheels. The system is rear-biased, splitting the power 43% to the front and 57% to the rear. Top speed is 201 mph, with a 0-62 mph sprint time of 3.4 seconds.
To conserve fuel, the Huracán’s V10 features an engine start/stop system and, when the need for power is low, it shuts down five of its 10 cylinders.

Starting base MSRP is $262,350; delivery and fees bring the number to $267,545.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

RM Sotheby's - The Andrews Collection

Restored Shell Gas Pump $6,900
The sale of much of Paul and Chris Andrews’ classic car collection figured to be huge, and it was, with 78 vehicles and some cherished automobilia and other items selling May 6, 2016 for in excess of $53.88 million, which RM Sotheby’s claims is a record for a single-vendor automobile auction.

Paul Andrews and his son, Chris, began collecting cars around 15 years ago. The quality of the Andrews’ collection is reflected in the fact that 16 of their vehicles sold for $1 million or more.
1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone $1,320,000

Packard Approved Service Neon Sign $16,100

1934 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster $528,000

1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan by Murphy $1,925,000

1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe by LeBaron $231,000

1910 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-SS Demi-Tonneau $852,500

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Split-Window' Coupe $253,000

1957 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuel-Injected' $170,500

1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary $451,000

1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe by LeBaron $1,320,000

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina $2,860,000

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $1,842,500

1965 Shelby GT350 R $770,000

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina $7,645,000

1953 Cadillac Eldorado $291,500

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 'Raindrop' Prototype $324,500

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible $429,000

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz $3,630,000