Monday, December 27, 2010

Supercars | Porsche RUF Supercars

Beingsupercars inspired by the 1967 Porsche Targa, the team of Alois Ruf decided to build another headline, the 2011 Porsche RUF Roadster, which the main goal is to recreate the old Targa into this new Roadster that encapables it to experience both the safety of a Coupe and the fresh air bachelor design of a convertible. The base price of this unit cost around €195.000 tax not yet included.

ThisPorsche RUF 2011 Porsche RUF Roadster is equipped with a 6 cylinder boxer engine that produces a 400 horsepower but with the turbo model it produces 560 horsepower, as a standard either one is paired with a standard 6 speed gear box transmission and a 19 inch forged aluminum wheels. Features such as the dual clutch transmission and the 4 wheel drive options are also available.

The 2011 Porsche RUF Roadster is stylish yet aerodynamically optimized, its roof is made up of 2 piece extremely light carbon fiber, while the soft flexible rear window is made of a 3 layered polyglass both can be removed and folded for an open air experience

The details of the chassis will be available in 2011 while they also plan on making a electric edition of the RUF Roadster.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Supercars | MP4-12C Supercars

McLarensupercars is developing its new racing cars using the knowledge of their MP4-12C supercar as their base, the 2011 Mclaren MP4-12C will be designed and developed by McLAren and CRS Racing and will be debuting its performance come 2012 in the European FIA GT3 Series.

The 2011 McLaren MP4-12C is designed to be high performance race car and they just might achieve its goal of being the best with the working experience, specially having the CRS Racing by their side, for all the top racing teams out there this unit might just be the thing to look out for.

Moremp4-12c about the new McLaren MP4-12C supercars will start their development in 2011, it will definitely be a better racing car than its road car obviously, this car will experience some weight loss, and an improved aerodynamic designs that increases its downforce, they might still equip their old powerplant which is a V8 twin turbo 3.8 Liter engine that produces a 600 horsepower and 433 lb ft. of torque, it might get some tweaks to make it even powerful than that, but I sure hope they use a new engine with this racing car.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Supercars | 458 Challenge Supercars

This458 Challenge is the latest model of Ferrari 458 Challenge, it is officially revealed in today's Bologna motor show and it was solely made to compete in the 2011 Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli series, obviously the base model is the Ferrari 458 Italia, with some key changes made that enables this car to transform into a high speed road race car.

Thesupercars Ferrari 458 Challenge is no stranger, as a matter of fact they've already previewed this unit before this autumn in Italy. The focal changes made was the gear ratios and calibration of its dual-clutch F1 gearbox that produces higher torque on lower revs. the E-Diff electronic differential is also equipped which is the first for Ferrari’s track cars.

Other important modifications made to this Ferrari 458 Challenge is the car's diet, they've manage to reduce the car's weight replacing the interior and exterior parts with carbon fibers and Lexan plastics, Ferrari 458 Challenge also equips a special suspension made with solid aluminum bushing, with ride lowered by 30mm for a better performance they've also equipped a stiffer springs to go along with the single rate dampers and a 19" center nut light weight rims with a larger dimension Pirelli tires. Other track modification features the F1-Trac traction control, which is responsible for the maximum level of road grip, using their expertise as an F1 and GT champion they've develop two types of calibrations the wet and the dry.

Ferrari 458 Challenge still equips the direct injection 4497 cc V8 engine, that produces a 570 bhp @ 9,000 rpm. with its dual-clutch F1 gearbox modified the results came with an lap time improvement of 2 seconds over its predecessor posting a new record of 1’16.5” this new Challenge generates a lateral grip of 1.6G.

Prices are yet to be announced, but we expect this one to be more than £185,000.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Supercars | GT4 Supercars

Ongt4 the DTM race in Shanghai, Audi has planned to release their new entry level sport concept car which is base on the TT, and it will be known as the Audi TT GT4, participating in the race this TT GT4 will be driven by a five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela this project was developed by the Technical Development, the Production divisions and quattro.

Thissupercars Audi TT GT4 project was made to satisfy potential customers who seeks for a motorsport type of vehicle in a price that they called affordable, well if €120,000 is called affordable to you then this car might just be right for you. So what's with in this Audi TT GT4? the platform is a motorsport body with a roll-over cage, a safety-optimized fuel tank box and further modifications which will be identical for all future customer sport version.

This Audi TT GT4 is powered by a TFSI engine giving out a 340 horsepower and 332lb ft. of torque, combined with the S-tronic transmission with differential lock, and the modified suspension made comes with an adjustable dampers. On the exterior end the front apron, rear apron and the rear wing are from the Audi TT RS. The windows are plastic while the hood, doors and trunk lid are made of CFRP, and combine it with a 9.5 x 18 inch light alloy wheels.

The Audi TT GT4 is currently a concept car but it will be running on the track come 2012, and will be available worldwide for a price of €120,000.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Supercars | Porsche GTS Supercars

Soporsche gts what is the Porsche GTS Carrera? aside from being just another upgraded Porsche 911, the GTS might actually be the best all around 911 model, it comes with some engine upgrades to boost its power while taking the better and wider body from the 4 wheel drive models (the best looking models) it takes all the best and leaves the standard Carrera S with almost no edge except for being a bit cheaper.

Porsche GTSsupercars is available either in a Coupe or a Cabriolet version, but we personally prefer this on the hard top coupe version because this is where you'll feel the real upgrade take place, we still haven't figured out why but the GTS on the Cabriolet version performs somewhat the same as a standard Carrera S even thought the numbers clearly shows the improvement but it's pretty hard to notice when your on the wheels you just can't feel the upgrades made for the Cabriolet.

So what are the upgrades made on the Porsche GTS?, it comes with the Powerkit pack which is an option on the a standard Carrera S while a special intake manifold, with 6 single flaps that switches between power and torque optimised maps, that enables the 3.8 liter flat six engine to produce a 402bhp @ 7300rpm over the regular 380bhp@6500rpm but the torque remains the same 310lb ft. On the performing end this Porsche GTS sprints from 0 to 62mph in 4.6 seconds for the Coupe and 4.7 seconds for the Cabriolet just a tenth better than a regular S model. There are other options to better improve the performance such as the PDK, Sports Chrono Plus pack with launch control that can help cut 0.2+ seconds off the time.

Other modifications made on the Porsche GTS includes a wider rear body just like the Porsche Carrera 4, its equipped with a broken size tire (rear tires are wider), there's also the SportDesign nose with a little black spoiler, black sills from the GT2 RS, a revised springs and the anti-roll bars, more importantly the black-painted 19 inch wheels. Porsche GTS is 5 kgs lighter by removing the rear seats, Porsche's adaptive PASM suspension, the sports exhaust and a bigger fuel tank are also a free option.

It would have been even better if Porsche Equip some of the light weight equipment to make this GTS perform even better but all in all this Porsche GTS is a good car.

Price: £76,758
On Sale: December 2010 (GTS coupe) in UK
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Engine: 3.8 liter 24v flat six
Horsepower: 402bhp @ 7300rpm
Torque: 310lb ft @ 4200-5600rpm
Transmission: 6 speed manual
Acceleration 0 to 62mph: 4.6sec
Top Speed: 190mph
Efficiency: 26.6mpg
Emmission: 250g/km CO2

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Supercars | new Beetle Supercars

Thenew beetle 2012 Volkswagen all new Beetle promoted on the Oprah show, will be unveiled in the LA auto show next year and will hit the European market on May 2011, as you may see this new car possessed a stronger and sharper aura compared to the current version known as the New Beetle, some reshape was obvious on the rear end which gives this Beetle a more powerful impression the "New" prefix will be remove though, returning to being just Volkswagen Beetle, but in the end the resemblance still remains.

Thissupercars new Beetle will be wider and have a longer wheelbase compared to the current version it is bigger and will most certainly gain more interior space, specially on the rear, its suspension will also be improved for better handling. This new Beetle will have various of engine to offer including a 1.2 liter that has a 105hp, a 1.4 liter with 160hp, and a 2.0 liter with 210hp, Sources say they might have also a 2.5 liter engine that produces a massive 270 horsepower, 2 diesel engine will also be offered, a 1.6 liter with 105hp and a 2.0 liter with 140hp.

Volkswagen also plans to produce a hybrid version of this Beetle that can produce a 150 horsepower from a combined power of an electric motor and a turbo engine.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Supercars | Porsche Cayman Supercars

AsPorsche Cayman we all know there are 2 models of Cayman the base and the S model which is the more powerful one. But as of today the S model will be in the middle in terms of power because of this new Porsche Cayman R, this unit is what I call a desperate upgrade, the desperate for speed, and as a result the Porsche Cayman R was crowned to be the most powerful version of the 3 since it is the only version powerful enough to keep up with the 911.

SoSupercars how powerful is the Porsche Cayman R? compared to the S version the R has a 325 horsepower which is 10 horses more than the S version, though the torque remains unchanged at 272lb ft. more importantly is the weight reduction which is the main factor of its improved performance. The Porsche Cayman R is 55kgs lighter than the S. Details on the weight reduction includes the Carbon fiber bucket seats, the aluminum doors from the GT3 and the 19" lightest set of Porsche alloyed wheels, aside from the good reductions here are the desperate moves made to reduce its weight which is by equipping a smaller fuel tank and stripping the interior, this Porsche Cayman R is almost as bare as a car can get, it comes with no radio and no air-con, the most common features needed for an everyday car.

The extra bodywork made on this Porsche Cayman R is pretty neat though, with the new front lip spoiler and a fixed rear wing that could give an extra downforce reducing the lift on both axles, as a result, Porsche Cayman R sprints from 0 to 62mph in 5 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the S version, and when equipped with an optional PDK gearbox the numbers would drop to 4.7 seconds.

The Porsche Cayman R would cost around £51,731 with a standard equipped limited slip differential and a 20mm lower sports suspension while the ceramic brakes are on the option list.

Porsche Cayman is one of the brightest option to choose from when we speak of a supercar, because of its price which is still in range, and aside from the price the appearance of a Cayman is way better than a Boxster, actually it looks even better than a non-turbo 911 because of the sportier look it possess, but these only goes for the 2 versions, I think the R version even as cool as it looks, is foolish to own because it's not made to be an everyday car, but rather made to race and if you're up to racing why would you choose this Porsche Cayman R that comes with an uncomfortable ride and can't even beat the base model of the 911? do you get what I mean? from my point of view I think this version is a mistake.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Supercars | R8 GT Supercars

Thisr8 gt is Audi's new improve -ment of their popular R8, almost every successful supercars has its upgraded versions and this one is R8's and it will be called the Audi R8 GT, which is the fastest R8 version of today, and it is the one suitable version that could take on supercars such as the GT3 RS, M3 GTS and their very own Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.

Althoughsupercars the Audi R8 GT managed to equip a 5.2 liter V10 engine the same engine as the base model of Gallardo with the both of them producing an equal 552 bhp @ 8000rpm and 398 lb ft @ 6500rpm of torque but still Gallardo has the upper hand in terms of acceleration and speed for this R8 GT is a lot heavier weighing 1525kgs lighter than its previous versions but 95kgs more than the Gallardo so as a result the R8 GT sprints from 0 to 62mph in 3.6 seconds over Gallardo's 3.4, even with the power of a 4 wheel drive and the R-tronic tranny (the only option available for R8 GT) is still a bit slower but will hardly be noticed. So you ask why would Audi make an incomplete upgrade version they should have lessen its weight even more, the answer is simple Audi wants to get the best of both worlds in this GT, which they manage to combine speed and convenience of an everyday car in one.

So how did they lighten up Audi R8 GT? first of, a thinner glass, a thinner exhaust, carbon body panels, a magnesium engine subframe, the shaved carpet and a new manual seat(alone reduces 31.5kgs) so all in all the GT version is 100kgs lighter than its previous version. Other additional modifications made includes the two huge tailpipes, a carbon rear wing, a carbon winglets on the nose and the nice set of 19 inch wheels. Optional equipments could be added such as the roll bar, four point harnesses, a fire extinguisher and a battery cut out switch. And inside this car is a Alcantara steering wheel with a sat-nav and air-conditioning still as elegant as ever.

So overall the Audi R8 GT wouldn't look much of a difference over a regular R8 V10 version and that's whats great because they didn't have to change because the ultima design is already made and the modification would only be noticeable when you drove pass a corner with a better control and keener sense to stop, steer and go all thanks to the weight reduction and revised suspension.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Supercars | Porsche SP580 Supercars

JudgingSupercars from the exterior of Porsche SP580, I can say it looks marvelous, it is probably one of the best facelift ever done on a Porsche 997, it looks like a perfect Porsche car to me, the one suitable to be drove around the city lights and country roads where people are impressed because of a smooth elegant sport designed car, unlike a GT3 which puts too much sport in a car.

Porsche SP580Porsche SP580 facelift includes the reshaped front spoiler, redesigned side skirts with a bigger tail plane plus a High-performance 20-inch wheels set in Sportec Mono 7 design (Looks Fantastic). And they've manage to lower this car bringing the chassis to around 20 millimeters closer to the ground, all this to achieve a better driving performance and of course external satisfaction. The suspension by the way can be requested into which suits the individuals best.

The Power, Porsche SP580 is equipped with a 3.8 liter 6 cylinder boxer engine that produces a 426/580 @ 6150 rpm and a Torque of 650 Nm @1950-5000 rpm. and it performs fairly well with an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, it reaches a quarter mile in 10.3 seconds and ables to get a top speed of 197 mph.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Supercars | Audi R5 Supercars

TheAudi R5 project for the baby R8 has been given a green light, as we speak Audi R5 is already at the programs first stage, Audi R5 which is inspired by their E-tron concept car, which is a hint showing us some of the things to expect on the real thing.

Audi R5 is not going to be TT's substitution but it will rather be positioned on top of the TT and below the R8 supercar, the R5 is a compact sports car with just 3933mm long, Supercarsit's a simple two-seater just a centimetre and a bit longer than a Lotus Exige. And one of the big thing about this project is that Porsche automakers will also take part on its design, they will be the ones responsible for the platform development of this supercar because of its experience in mid and rear engine applications. And it only means that this new baby will be Audi's first time in years with a rear engined sports car.

Although the E-tron showed us their technology of an electric powered vehicle, the majority of Audi R5 models will in fact be powered by combustion engines. Rumors say that the top of the line will be powered by a 5 cylinder 2.5-litre turbo engine from the TT RS, that will produce a satisfying 350bhp, on the other hand R5's sub models might be equipped with a 2.0-litre engines further details are yet to be announced.

Now that the Audi R5 program is already undergoing, we would expect this car to be launched in 2014.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Supercars | TranStar Dagger Supercars

SoSupercars much for Bugatti Veyron being the fastest car in the world, well wait til you hear this, come 2011 there is going to be a supercar known as the TranStar Dagger GT that will surely take over the crown, it will be a car loved by a lot of hardcore auto enthusiast for being the sharpest, the fastest and one of the finest head turning design a car could ever have. We just can't wait to blast the max speed of this dagger.

Here'sTranStar Dagger the Intriguing part, TranStar Dagger GT is based on a mid engine Corvette Cheetah and will be equipped with a 9.4 liter GM V8 twin turbocharged multi fuel racing engine that produces an enormous 2000 horsepower and a 2000 lb ft. of torque combined with a 6 speed transaxle geared transmission that gets a top speed of 308 mph and enables it to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in less than 1.5 seconds and runs up to a quarter mile(200mph) in less than 6.7 seconds you'd want to brace yourself, now ain't that amazing hands down on any car that could beat that.

The carbon fiber bodyworks of TranStar Dagger GT will be constructed none the less by the aerospace industry.level of trims are offered such as the GT- S a street legal comfortable riding sports model and the GT-X which is a soft ride luxury model that makes you feel like riding a million dollar car. The Base price cost around $450,000. Only 5 units will be produced in 2011.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Supercars | Nissan GTR Supercars

Nissan GTRThe 2011 Nissan GTR, so what's new? it looks pretty much the same exteriorly speaking, of course facelifts are made not just to amuse us but also to get more of the aerodynamics it needs, aside from that some of its equipments have also been upgraded, the good news is the result of these upgrades prove to make a difference on its power increasing it to 523bhp at 6400rpm and the torque improves to a 451lb ft all the way from 3200-6000rpm, but the bad news is the UK importer took this opportunity to raise the price of the Nissan GTR repositioning it to a new level.

Let's Supercarsget into the 2011 Nissan GTR upgrades, on the aerodynamics Nissan has increased its downforce by 10% that came along with the enlarge bumpers and grille openings which improves the stability of this car, I guess we should also mention the new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT Tyre that has a new compound that improves the grip and by pairing it with a lighter alloy wheels, the tyre responsiveness to vertical loads have been improved.

They've include a feature that helps you manoeuvre at low speeds, the new two-wheel-drive mode will temporarily take place in a speed below 6mph while the steering wheel is being steered more than half way.

Nissan also managed to improve the fuel economy and the emission of the 2011 Nissan GTR thanks to an ultra-low metal catalyst and tweaked boost pressures. A sportier phase were pretty much made on this car's interior, they even let you choose from 2 types of sport seats, from Recaro Black leather appointed bucket seat with red side flashes that comes complete with a dark headlining and red flash on the gear lever or a premium leather covered seat available in black or light grey, a light gray colored headlining providing a lighter feel to the interior.

The 2011 Nissan GTR price jumped from £59,400 to a whopping £69,950 an unimaginable £10,550 price increase which only shows that Nissan has been undercharging this sports car for quite some time.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Supercars | 918 Spyder Supercars

UpdatesSupercars on the Porsche supercar known as the 918 Spyder Hybrid is right on track and will be released in the expected time on 2013 which is formally declared by Porsche President Matthias Muller. We've been impressed with the features and numbers shown on concept of the 918 Spyder Hybrid, and since they're still hooked up in their work on the concept until the end of 2010, they've announced to show all the facts, figures and prices of the real thing in early 2011 and it will be on sale on 2013.

Let's918 Spyder take a look back at the sneak peek of this concept car, the 918 Spyder Hybrid carries on what the Carrera GT left off, it will be equipped with 3 electric motors backing up its V8 petrol engine, this car can be as silent as the night (on EV mode), and could run enormously fast even faster than its predecessor the Carrera GT, not only faster but also much efficient with the numbers 90mpg and environment friendly number of 70g/km of CO2 when drove gently. 918 Spyder could be the first supercar to be driven with the earth smiling, Let's just hope that the real thing in 2013 sticks up to those numbers.

sources suggest that the 918 Spyder is probably going to cost around €650,000.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Supercars | Sesto Elemento Supercars

SupercarsLambo's concept teaser that had us on the edge of our seats has finally been revealed, introducing the Sesto Elemento, which starred on the eve of the 2010 Paris motor show, previewed the future of Lamborghini cars. Sesto Elemento is the Italian for sixth element, which makes a lot of sense since the sixth element Sesto Elementois carbon which this supercar is constructed from and helping it achieve the kerbweight of under 1000kg, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento weighs just 999kg that features a 4 wheel drive with a 5.2 V10 engine, it is pretty amazing.

The main component of the Sesto Elemento is a carbonfiber monocoque, nano technology is also featured in its paint providing a shimmer effect, the wheels, brakes and suspensions are also made from carbon, the tailpipes are constructed from Pyrosic (a glass and ceramic composite that can withstand 900 degrees) while the subframe and rear axle suspension are made of aluminum.

Just imagine Gallardo's 562bhp 5.2 liter V10 engine installed in a supercar with a kerbweight of only 999kg and also features a 4 wheel drive system, what do you get? a Veyron Killer perhaps, Sesto Elemento can sprint from a standpoint to 62mph in just 2.5 seconds, the top speed is said to be "well over 185mph" which only means that you'll be running out of roads before you reach a speed of more than that, aside from its striking numbers the benefit of being lighter also means lesser emission and lesser fuel consumption and what makes it even more exciting is that it doesn't only stops better but it also turns sharper than ever.

Of course not all the technologies on a concept car will be used on the real thing, but it is definite that the next V12 Lamborghini supercar will have a carbonfiber tub (and knowing that the Murcielago already has CFRP panels) we expect to see even more of the Sesto Elemento features on the upcoming models of Lamborghini cars.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Supercars | Lamborghini Blancpain Supercars

BlancpainLamborghini Blancpain is known to be a luxury watchmaker that has been there since 1735, they've also managed to sponsor one of the worlds top supercar maker the Lamborghini. Lamborghini have been bragging about their new 10 cylinder super concept car that will be unveiled in the 2010 Paris motor show, but failed to brag about another of their recent released V10 supercar limited edition known as Lamborghini Blancpain Gallardo LP570-4 Edition, which is worth bragging about since it carries the Blancpain name on it.

SupercarsLamborghini Blancpain is a one-make Super Trofeo racing series, a hardcore LP570-4 Superleggera special edition which produces 9bhp more powerful 562bhp V10 engine, plus the weight reduction scheme which they've managed to make use of Polycarbonate replacing parts such as glass, carbon seats, sills, diffuser, mirror casings and other trim parts, it also equips ceramic brakes as standard and a new Skorpius wheels a black paint and yellow brake calipers to make it a more special Blancpain type of car. The Price of this Lamborghini Blancpain is yet to be announced but it is definitely a Blancpain level.

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