Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dodge's 2018 Challenger SRT Demon

As the Dodge Research Lab gets ready to unleash the Hellcat on the streets, a little promotional fuel kicks the intensity up a notch.
Now that the Hellcat is a bona fide hit — nearly 12,000 sold in 2016 — Dodge is just about ready to drop the next. Say howdy to the new Dodge Demon.
In late 2014 Dodge introduced the Hellcat, exploding the notion that 700-plus horsepower was reserved for supercars.

Compared with spy photos and Dodge teasers, the flare-fendered cars with giant hood scoops could very well be Demons.
Thanks to Vin Diesel, we may have already gotten a pretty good look at the Demon. After the shooting for the eighth installment of 'The Fast and the Furious' had wrapped, Diesel posted a speech that he gave to cast and crew in front of two seemingly modified Challengers.
See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2017/01/new-dodge-demon.html
See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2016/03/2017-dodge-challenger-hellcat.html

Monday, January 30, 2017

Audi R8 Spyder

Audi is launching a convertible version of its R8 supercar, the R8 Spyder, which makes its debut at the New York auto show. The roadster is the next addition to the growing lineup of second-generation R8 model.

The new R8 Spyder comes to town with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10, rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The high-revving engine can play the entire range from a low, dark growl to a piercing wail. From a standstill, 62 mph comes up in 3.6 seconds, onto a top speed around 198 mph
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic channels the power to all four wheels—most of the time. The Quattro all-wheel-drive system can send as much as 100 percent to the front or the rear axle, although the default setup is strongly rear-biased. There is a GKN-supplied, water-cooled front differential and a limited-slip differential in the rear.
Look for the Audi R8 Spyder at dealers this summer, at a considerable premium over the $165,450 R8 coupe.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Barn Finds

1949 Aston Martin DB £679,000

1932 Cadillac Model 370B Convertible Victoria $350,000

1954 Corvette C1 $80,000+

1969 Dodge Daytona $90,000

Lamborghini Miura $1m

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster $ 150,000+

1941 Cord $ 50,000

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

First 1969 Boss 302 Mustang Concept Car $ 180,000

1961 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider, left, $ 18m - right 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berinetta $ 2.2m

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ford releases specs of GT supercar

Ford has finally released the official specifications of the GT supercar. It will make 647 horsepower, 550 lb.-ft. of torque and will reach 216 mph (348 km/h) Curb weight is 3,054 pounds (1,385 kilograms) giving a power-to-weight ratio of 4.72

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Eric Clapton's Ferrari F40

Eric Clapton collects and customizes Ferraris almost like guitars, and now you can own one of his F40s. GVE London is an exotic car specialist that is selling a 1991 Ferrari F40 that passed through Clapton's collection.

The F40 featured a turbocharged 478-horsepower 2.9-liter V8. Ferrari built 1,311 examples of the car between 1987 and 1992. List price is a trifling $1.15 million, which might be a bargain for a sure-to-appreciate classic supercar.
The car debuted with a factory suggested retail price of approximately US$400,000 in 1987. The F40 was designed with aerodynamics in mind. For speed the car relied more on its shape than its power.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Celebrity Cars on the Auction Block

Tom Selleck was the star of the Magnum P.I. television series (1980 - 1988) and his signature car was the Ferrari 308 GTS, which was upgraded as the series evolved. This 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS QV is one of the cars driven by Selleck during the 1984-1985 shooting season.

The official estimate of $150,000 to $250,000. £150,000
Famous for his role as crime boss Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, James Gandolfini has sold several cars at auction that demonstrate his popularity with much-higher-than-book-value prices. As his personal car, this one might surprise.

Known as the "Bada Bing," this customized 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible was shipped to California as his personal wheels during the filming of The Sopranos. $61,600.00
Teen heart-throb Justin Bieber is offering his customized 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Edition. How much his star status will add to the value of the car is a mystery.

Unlike most Barrett-Jackson offerings, there is a reserve on the car. $434,500
The official estimate for this car characterizes the sale, $500k to $ 3m. Three decades ago, Lennon's famous gypsy Rolls-Royce was once one of the most valuable cars ever sold. His pop culture gravitas might make this car very valuable, or it may not, as the 230SL was produced in large numbers.
The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is a very special car. The mid-engined twin turbo 427ci (7.0 liter) V8 produces 1,244 hp, and has been timed at 265.6 mph (427.4 km/h). Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler ordered the first one at a cost of $1.1 million in 2012. The four-time Grammy winner is selling the car to benefit charity. It has no reserve and will reveal the value of Tyler's fame. Sadly, it won't reveal how a 68-year-old can retain so much hair. $800,000
It was a sad fate for a 1961 Aston Martin DB4. It spent 45 years in a New Hampshire forest with no more protection than a few overhanging tree branches. The British GT came out of the trees in a remarkably sound state. $375,000 to $475,000 ‘as-found’.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Dendrobium - “Singapore’s first-ever hypercar”

Named after a type of flower native to Singapore, the Dendrobium will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. It’s the creation of Vanda Electrics, a Singapore-based company that makes electric scooters and small cargo vehicles.

The Dendrobium was designed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering division of the Williams Formula One race team.
Vanda promises an all-electric “zero-emission” powertrain, but won’t talk performance figures until the Geneva unveiling.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hennessey Venom GT - Sold Out

Some consider the Hennessey Venom GT to be the fastest production car in the world. It was able to achieve a top speed of 270.49 mph on a runway a couple of years ago, and set the Guinness world record for quickest car from 0-300 km/h. But its top speed run was never made official, so the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport remained the official title holder.
Hennessey sold 12 of its $1.2 million Venom GTs in its six-year production run. But now, the era of the Venom GT has ended. Hennessey Performance unveiled the final Venom GT today. It has already been sold.
Like all other GTs, it's powered by a 7.0-liter twin turbo LS7 V8 that produces 1451 horsepower, and weighs just 2743 pounds.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Supercar Carnage

Wreckage of a Ferrari Enzo that crashed on the Pacific Coast Highway in 2006.

Eddie Griffin crashed his Ferrari Enzo at the Redline "Race For A Cause" charity car race at the Irwindale Speedway.

Japanese police officers inspecting damaged Ferrari sports cars on the Chugoku highway in 2011

Wreckage of a Ferrari driven by Ling Jihua, 23 the son of a top presidential aide. He died in the crash, which was covered up and caused a political scandal.

A 27-year-old driver crashed his $1.2 million McLaren P1 near Dallas last week — less than 24 hours after he picked it up.

A Ferrari 250 GT Spider (about $ 10m) didn't survive a hurricane very well.

Bugatti Veyron. ($1.6m) video captured the driver crashing into a lake. It is believed to be a case of insurance fraud.