Monday, February 4, 2013

BMW M6 Gran Coupe - Gentleman's Choice

As we suspected, it sports very similar firepower to its ‘standard' BMW M5 and M6 brethren. And by very similar, we mean identical: underneath that rather lovely body sits a 4.4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine developing 552bhp and 502lb ft of torque




  • Official BMW M6 Gran Coupe press release:
In early summer 2013, the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupe will join its famous BMW M5 Sedan and M6 Coupe siblings as what is perhaps the perfect combination of both. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is an ultra-high performance, four-door Coupe design with stunning aesthetics, race-bred technology, and the signature driving character of BMW M GmbH.

The M6 Gran Coupe is made instantly unique among four-door vehicles by its bonded-in carbon fiber composite roof panel, similar to the one found on the M6 Coupe. Between the doors is a cabin of sensational coupe-like design and first-class materials. The M6 Gran Coupe’s control placement and – equally important – control feel are second to none. The four-plus-one seating arrangement allows the M6 Gran Coupe to carry four adults in luxury, and offers maximum seating capacity for five when needed.

The new M6 Gran Coupe features the most powerful engine ever fitted to an M production car, a 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V-8 with 560 horsepower and an always-accessible 500 lb-ft of torque. With this endowment, the rear-wheel drive BMW M6 Gran Coupe practically rockets from 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds and reaches an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph in only a few seconds more.

The new BMW M6 Gran Coupe focuses the gargantuan muscle of its engine on the road through one of the most advanced drivetrains BMW has ever developed. The high-torque 7-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) borrowed from the M5 and M6 Coupe sends power uninterrupted to the innovative Active M Differential, which in turn perfectly balances power between the rear wheels. This advanced drivetrain, combined with truly radical chassis and suspension revisions to the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe on which the car is based, ensure that the M6 Gran Coupe’s substantial output is transferred to the ground predictably and repeatedly.

  • Competes with: Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and E63 AMG, Audi RS7
  • Looks like: BMW's baddest four-door gets the M treatment
  • Drive train: 560-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Early summer.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Look Like Hot

Mercedes-Benz's highly anticipated SLS AMG, which takes the iconic 300SL Gull wing to the next generation, is a true gentleman's exotic coupe.

The result of those 20 extra miniature horses crammed underneath the GT’s long hood is, Mercedes estimates, a 0-to-60-mph time reduced by 0.1 second, to 3.6 seconds—we’ve hit 60 in 3.5 seconds with an SLS coupe—and an electronically limited top speed of 197 mph, which is the same as your grandfather’s old SLS AMG. If shaving a tenth from the 0-to-60 sprint doesn’t do it for you, take comfort in knowing that the GT comes with “passionate acoustic feedback for the driver.” That’s more of the snap, crackle, and pop off-throttle we’ve grown to love. Audio enhancement is done naturally, Mercedes tells us; that means no synthetic exhaust notes piped through the stereo system like some other German brands that shall remain nameless.


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Next Generation Sports Car - Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Spider

Its red paint eye catching sports car  hard to ignore.
Powered by a 1.75 liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, the 2010 Pininfarina Spider can catapult riders to jaw-dropping speeds. As may be expected from the styling house of Pininfarina and as tribute to Alfa Romeo which is celebrating its centennial the interiors represent the ultimate in luxury, ensuring comfort and making the driving experience utterly amazing.



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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Branded Smart Car

The F12 Berlinetta not only ushers in a whole new generation of Prancing Horse 12-cylinders but is also the most powerful and high performance Ferrari ever built.


Its wheelbase is also shorter, the engine and driver seat have been lowered and the rear in more compact thanks to the new suspension and gearbox layout
It is a shorter, lower and narrower car than the previous V12 coupe. Weight distribution is ideal too (54% at the rear) while the centre of gravity is lower and has been moved rearwards in the chassis.


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2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe - 4-Door Luxury Car



Design
Perfection means fulfilling the highest demands. Even from a distance, its powerful silhouette shows that the BMW M6 Gran Coupe  exceeds all expectations.

Relentlessly pushing forwards, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe  presents itself elegantly on the street. Its long wheelbase, the elongated bonnet and dynamically-designed lines unify everything that defines sporty design. The vehicle’s unique character is underscored by the M6 emblem in the M-specific kidney grille with chrome-plated double slats, air vents and a spectacular roof constructed entirely out of carbon.

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Chevrolet Camaro COPO - 2012

The COPO Camaro is going to shake up the sportsman drag racing ranks this summer and give Chevy fans a great new reason to cheer on the Bowie,' said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles & Motorsports. 'COPO builds off the strengths that have made the Camaro the best-selling sports car in America. And while it was developed strictly for the drag strip, the COPO Camaro is infused with the same performance pedigree that every Camaro share.


Chevrolet COPO Camaro goes from concept to production Chevrolet will build 69 COPO Camaros for 2012, the brand's first purpose-built Camaro drag-racing specialty car designed to compete with the quickest in NHRA's stock eliminator and super stock classes national records for quarter-mile times in these contests are in the nine-second range As such, the COPO Camaros are expected to be the quickest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet
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2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - Race Car

The new 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is based on the Porsche 911 series production model– a pure-bred sports car that offers an exceptional level of power and yet our engineers were able to raise it even further. How? By fighting hard for every kilogram saved and every kilowatt added. Thanks to the weight-optimized modular racing exhaust system, the 3.8-litre flat-six engine of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup now produces 338 kW (460 hp). The power of the engine is transmitted to the rear axle by a racing clutch and a newly developed Porsche six-speed sequential gearbox with mechanical slip differential. The electromagnetic paddle shift system makes gear changes even faster and more efficient.




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2013 Porsche Cayman

The 2013 Porsche Cayman is tuned to produce 275 hp and 213 lb-ft of torque from its 2.7-liter boxer-six, which is 10 hp and 7 lb-ft more than the Boxster. Next is the 3.4-liter six-cylinder in the Cayman S with an output of 325 hp and 272 lb-ft, a bump of 10 hp and 7 lb-ft compared to the Boxster S. Performance numbers include an estimated 0-60 mph time of 5.1 and 4.6 seconds for the base and S models respectively (equipped with Sport Chrono dual-clutch automatic PDK). EPA-rated fuel economy on the 2013 Porsche Cayman has yet to be announced, but the 2013 Boxster’s mileage ranges from 22/32 mpg city/highway in base-engine PDK trim to 20/28 mpg in manual-transmission Boxster S trim.






Exterior

Porsche calls its new Cayman a completely new model, but its "significant" changes aren’t that obvious. You need a really keen eye to notice the difference between the old and new, either way you will just say: "Well, this is just a Cayman!"

The 2013 Cayman is built on an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs that help improve its aerodynamics.

Up front, the Cayman has received new cooling air intakes with integrated four-point daytime running lights. Yes, these will be the only elements that will help you identify the new Cayman viewing it from the front. For the rear, Porsche did a few more updates, including a new boot-lid made from aluminum, an LED brake light at the upper edge of the rear window and a new rear spoiler that deploys at a steeper angle.

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2013 Toyota 4Runner

Drive train configurations include rear wheel 4x2, part-time 4x4 and full-time multi-mode 4x4 with a locking center differential. All models are equipped with a 4.0-liter, 270-horsepower V6 teamed to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission. For 2013, the SR5 grade gets a switch-type control for the transfer case, replacing the levers


 The 4Runner combines rugged body-on-frame construction with suspension technology that yields ride comfort more often associated with car-based platforms. The 2013 4Runner is available in a variety of configurations and in three models a well equipped SR5top-of-the-line Limited, plus a Trail grade for maximum off-road capability. Optional third-row seats allow for up to seven-person capacity.






 Performance and Efficiency
The 4Runner 4.0-liter V6 generates 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. Dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) optimizes torque across the engine’s operating range. Fuel economy ratings rival some car-based SUVs with an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for 4x2 models, and 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for 4x4.  Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds, with 4Runner’s standard integrated tow hitch receiver and wiring harness.

Handling and Ride
A double-wishbone independent front suspension, combined with a variable-flow rack and pinion steering, help give the 4Runner precise control on demanding roads. Coil springs over gas shocks are used at all four wheels for a comfortable ride and controlled handling. The four-link rear suspension minimizes axle hop and assures a smooth ride for rear-seat passengers.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 2012 - Middle East Edition

Bugatti has decided to honor one of its biggest markets with three special Veyron Grand Sport models especially for the Middle East market.Without applying the toy-ish Transformers decals, Bugatti is releasing a black and yellow themed edition, following the strategy of General Motors. Dressed in a combo color, the one-off edition of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is scheduled to make its public appearance at this week's 2012 Qatar Motor Show, The yellow Grand Sport is priced at 1.58 million euros [ $2,150,000 at the current rates ] , while the other two are priced at 1.74 million euro ($2,373,000 at the current rates)






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