Monday, October 29, 2012

Bugatti working on Super Veyron capable with 1.6 second 0 - 60 time

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.

Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/29/bugatti-working-on-super-veyron-with-1-6-second-0-60-mph-time/

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Photos of the Lexus LF-LC Concept

So far we know very little about the new Lexus LF-LC sports car which was unveiled in the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. It will be powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine that will be accompanied by and electric motor for a total output of 500 horsepower. This will easily be enough to sprint the car to 60 mph in under five seconds. For specifics numbers we will just have to wait and see, but until then enjoy some of the new images that were released today by Lexus of the car in Sydney Australia.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ferrari F70 to be revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January

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.

2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

Porsche has added the flagship Turbo S trim to its Cayenne model for 2014. It will produce 550  horsepower and have a 0 - 60 of around 4 seconds flat. Continue to check out some more of the  pictures.