Archive for the ‘Automotive’ category

A Corvette hatchback… Yay or nay?

March 19, 2013

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Ferrari’s hatchback success – the FF – needs to watch out! Callaway Cars, a reputable custom-coachbuilder, has just finalized a few renderings of a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray in shooting brake form. The objective behind the design was to create a long-roof version of the Corvette with more interior room and a “unique style.”

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The use of carbon fiber in the newly-added structure will keep weight down to a minimum, helping the car break Callaway’s top speed target of (more…)

Ferrari’s self-loving hypercar… the LaFerrari (w/video)

March 5, 2013

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Okay, Ferrari could have definitely been more creative with the name. But could they have possibly been any more creative with the car’s design and features? I definitely think not. Freshly unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the LaFerrari is the Italian automaker’s follow up to the highly regarded Enzo.

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Blessed with a 6.3-liter V12 engine (789hp) mated to an electric motor (160hp) and a 7-speed DCT gearbox, the LaFerrari’s total power output is a mighty 949hp and 663lb-ft of torque. This helps the hypercar achieve some ballistic figures. 0-100km/h in less than three seconds. 200km/h in seven seconds. 300km/h in 15 seconds. Top speed is reached at over 350 km/h.

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The LaFerrari’s chassis is 27% more rigid thanks to the integration of items such as the seats and the battery compartment. Showing that they don’t skimp on details, the LaFerrari features (more…)

Launched! Porsche’s new GT3

March 5, 2013

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You gotta love the Geneva Motor Show! It’s “unveilings” galore. Porsche took the wraps off its latest GT3, with its new aerodynamic body inclusive of a more aggressive front bumper, additional air intakes and fixed carbon fiber rear wing.

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Using the Carrera S 3.8-liter engine as a basis, the GT3 receives 468bhp (39bhp more than its predecessor) and 324lb-ft. The car is also capable of redlining at 9000rpm, which is 500rpm more than the outgoing GT3. How fast to 100km/h from a standstill? (more…)

Leakage! Lamborghini’s new and very rare supercar… the “Veneno”

March 4, 2013

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We’ve all heard the news that Lamborghini was prepping a special unveiling for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in celebration of its 50th anniversary. And this is supposedly it! Meet the Veneno (“poison” in Spanish).

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Built on the Aventador’s carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, the Veneno utilizes an upgraded version of Lambo’s 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that produces 740hp instead of 700hp. Mated to a 7-speed autobox, with power transmitted to all four wheels, the super-secret Lambo can hit a top speed of (more…)

Alfa Romeo 4C finally in the flesh!

February 13, 2013

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The production version of Alfa Romeo’s mid-engined, rear wheel drive 4C has finally been unveiled. Not that the design comes as any surprise. We all knew what the official product would look like thanks to the internet; however, knowing that this is the final spec of the 4C is quite reassuring.

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Seeing the 4C in official guise truly makes me happy. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an Alfa Romeo model which is deserving of the brand’s racing and motoring heritage. Carbon fiber and aluminium seem to have been used extensively throughout the (more…)

Want a Mercedes-Benz CLA? Put in an order now and get the exclusive Edition 1

February 10, 2013

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This is “a first”… kind of. Not following the normal practice of spinning off limited edition models at the end of a car’s life cycle, Mercedes-Benz has instead opted to kick off the launch of its new CLA model with a limited addition version.

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Available over a twelve month period only, the CLA Edition 1 can be ordered in exclusive colors such as (more…)

Demand for W Motors’ Arabian supercar has gone through the roof?

February 7, 2013

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As per an announcement from W Motors, it seems that the Lykan Hypersport supercar has exceeded all expectations when it came to demand. Especially when one considers the heavy $3.4 million dollars price tag. W Motors was planning on only building seven units of the Lykan Hypersport, but after the 2013 Qatar Motor Show unveiling, have received more than 100 orders!

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A 750hp mid-mounted twin turbo flat-six engine capable of achieving 0-100km/h times in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of (more…)