Sunday, January 13, 2013
What everyone has been patiently waiting for has finally arrived... the all new, redesigned 2014 C7 Corvette. We know that it will have a better power to weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera and an Audi R8. It will be able to go from 0 - 60 in under 4 seconds and will weight slightly more than 3,000 lbs. The new LT1 engine will make around 450 horsepower 450 lb/ft of torque in its base trim. It will have cylinder deactivation technology which will allow it to get a moderate 26 mpg.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
These images were recently posted but taken down by a corvette forum member. They appear to be drawings of the new C7 corvette which will have its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show in a couple of weeks. These drawings seem to capture what we would expect to see in the new corvette. Let us know what you think!
The website Auto Monthly has released a few images that show stylized images of the new 2014 Mercedes CLA. Since the CLA is meant to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month these have a good chance of being legitimate. This is not the first time that images of a new Mercedes models have been leaked before an auto show. Our speculation won't last much longer because in a few weeks we will know for sure if these are indeed the press photos of the Mercedes CLA.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
"Be prepared for something major coming up next spring: The A 45 AMG will blow your mind and impress with stunning performance. Take a very first look!" - Mercedes.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Just yesterday, Mercedes-Benz released a teaser on its Facebook page showing what we could only guess was the SLS AMG Black Series, and this morning our suspicions proved true as the automaker removed the tight-fitting cover. Preparing for the car's official debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz Black Series is by far the most impressive with extensive measures taken to improve performance and reduce weight.
Underneath the SLS' long hood, AMG has reworked the engine squeezing an extra 39 horsepower from the 6.2-liter V8 raising the output to 622 hp. And even though overall torque has dropped by 11 pound-feet, acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour is quicker at 3.5 seconds. Top speed is 196 mph. The handling of the car has also been improved on all levels, including upgraded ceramic brakes with two-piece rotors (measuring 15.8-inches in the front and 14.2-inches at the rear wheels), adjustable coil over suspension, electronically controlled rear differential and a track that has been widened by almost an inch. For added rigidity, many of the body braces in the aluminum space frame have been replaced with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) helping to shed precious pounds.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Right away, we can tell something is special about this car from its aggressive body kit including a front chin spoiler and extended lower side sills. This car is also fitted with 15-spoke wheels that aren't hiding the red STI center caps and help show off the bigger brakes and STI-branded brake calipers. Of course, you can't miss that adjustable rear wing that replaces the BRZ's regular spoiler, but we're guessing this is more for aero testing rather than a production-ready piece. There are also fatter exhaust outlets on this prototype that should help give this car a deeper growl.
It isn't clear where the turbo engine fits in with this potential BRZ STI model, but with auto show season upon us, we get the feeling we'll be finding out much more about a sportier version of the BRZ sooner rather than later.
News Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/01/possible-subaru-brz-sti-sighting-on-the-ring/
Monday, October 29, 2012
At some point, someone is going to have to hand the minds at Bugatti a physics book and tell them to settle down. Automobile reports the monarch of the Volkswagen stable is out to eclipse its own ludicrous performance threshold by building a new Super Veyron capable of snapping to 60 mph in 1.6 seconds. How? The company plans to shove even more carbon fiber at the ultracar while also turning up the horsepower. Rumor has it the machine will boast either an 8.0- or 9.6-liter W16 engine good for 1,600 horsepower, which should be enough to nudge the vehicle's top end from 259 mph all the way to 288 mph.
All told, the Über Veyron will hold a 550-pound advantage over its predecessor for a power to weight ratio of 2.2 lb/hp. How much will one of these things cost you? Expect to pony up $2.5 million for the privilege of ownership. That is, if it makes it to production.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Ferrari F70 is excepted to be the successor to the iconic Ferrari Enzo which was built between 2002 and 2004. So far we know that the new F70 will have a carbon fiber chassis with a Formula One style build developed by the F1 team. The chassis will be 20% lighter than the Enzo's, yet stiffer. The cars total weight should come in around 2,500 pounds. As for the engine, it will come with a mid-mounted V-12 using a state-of-the-art energy-regenerating HY-KERS unit which will be able to produce around 900 horsepower; something we would expect from the Enzo successor.
2,500 pounds and 900 horsepower, you do the math.