Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Nissan GT-R

The 2017 Nissan GT-R features a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine that pumps out 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. That gets bumped to 600 horses and 481 pound-feet in the Nismo-massaged model.

Output is channeled to all four corners via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Few cars come close to the GT-R's 0-60 mph times of less than 3.0 seconds.

Base MSRP will be something around $108,000
The next-generation will adopt a hybrid powertrain similar to the one currently in service on the GT-R LM Nismo race machine. That features a twin-turbo 3.0 litre V6 with electric motor with Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) and a five-speed sequential transmission with triple-plate carbon clutch and a pneumatic paddle shift layout that sends power to all four wheels.

2017 Nissan GT-R nismo

Monday, February 20, 2017

RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2017

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta by Touring $8m to $10m
RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Auction goes March 10th through 11th in Florida. Since 1999, RM Sotheby’s has held the esteemed role of the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, presenting the world’s most desirable automobiles at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton.

1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Le Mans Sports "The Bobtail" by Vanden Plas $6.5m - $7.5m

1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series III $2m - $2.6m

1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200 C Spider $ 1.1m - $ 1.4m

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti $ 9m - $ 10m

1957 Jaguar XKSS going up for auction next month

Auction house Gooding & Co. expects the 1957 Jaguar XKSS to sell for $16 to $18 million. Jaguar built just 16 examples of this car. It planned for 25, but a factory fire destroyed nine unfinished chassis. It’s been more than a decade since one of the 16 went up for sale.

The XKSS is a road-going version of the racing-oriented Jaguar D-Type. A D-Type fetched $21.8 million at auction last year.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

McLaren M840T - 720S

The second-generation McLaren Super Series will be the first modern McLaren not powered by the company's 3.8-liter V8. The new supercar, which debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, will have an all-new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.

In addition to more displacement, the new engine will feature a new turbocharger design. New twin-scroll turbos will be able to spool up faster than previous designs, cutting down on the dreaded “turbo lag”.
McLaren claims the V8 will propel the Super Series from 0 to 124 mph in 7.8 seconds, and the standing quarter mile in 10.3 seconds. Besides the new engine, the second-generation Super Series will be based on a new body structure called Monocage II. The company expects the carbon-fiber-intensive design to cut just under 40 pounds of weight. McLaren is targeting a dry curb weight of 2,828 pounds.

Friday, February 17, 2017

2017 Camaro ZL1

Chevrolet unveiled the new 2017 Camaro sporting the Corvette Z06’s supercharged V8 pushing out an estimated 640hp (477 kW) and 640 lb-ft of torque (868 Nm).

That’s slightly short of the same 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 found in the Corvette Z06, but a 60hp and 84 lb-ft leap over the previous Camaro ZL1’s 580hp 6.2-liter supercharged LSA powerplant. The new ZL1 went on a diet and lost 200 pounds (91 kg) over its predecessor.
The new top dog in the Camaro kennel will be faster than the old ZL1 that hit 60mph (96km/h) in 4.0 seconds for the manual and 3.9 seconds for the automatic version with respective top speeds of 180mph (290 km/h) and 184mph (296 km/h).
The ZL1 gets a suite of performance technologies, including an updated Magnetic Ride suspension, Performance Traction Management, electronic limited-slip differential, Custom Launch Control and Driver Mode Selector. It rides on 20-inch forged alloys in 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, with stopping power coming from a set of Brembo brakes with six-piston front and four piston rear calipers.
The Camaro ZL1 would come to market sometime late this year as a 2018 model. Word suggests a $ 60k+ sticker.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB-4

The Ferrari 275 is a series of two-seat front-engined V12-powered automobiles produced in GT, roadster, and spyder form by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. The first Ferrari to be equipped with a transaxle, the 275 is powered by a 3.3 L (3286 cc) Colombo 60° V12 engine that produces 280-300 hp.

Pininfarina designed the GT and roadster bodies, Scaglietti the very rare and valuable NART Spyder. Motor Trend Classic named the 275 GTB gran turismo/GTS roadster as number three in their list of the ten 'Greatest Ferraris of all time'

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione
The 275 GTB was considered the last of the classic Ferraris. The long-nose examples are considered the ultimate derivative of the 275 GTB with one of the most stunning designs ever penned by Pininfarina and crafted by Scaglietti.

The car is an icon of Italian design and craftsmanship.
Approximately 58 long-nose, torque-tube, triple-carburetor, steel-bodied examples were made.

In early 2015 a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti sold for $2,750,000

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The latest V12 Ferrari supercar is the replacement for the F12 Berlinetta. The 812 Superfast uses a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12, tuned to deliver 800 metric horsepower (789 American ponies) at a lofty 8,500 rpm. The new Ferrari makes a maximum of 530 pound-feet of torque, 80 percent of which show up for the party by 3,500 rpm. The dual-clutch gearbox fires off shifts even faster than the F12 berlinetta that came before.
Numbers are a 2.9sec 0-62mph time and a ‘211mph-plus’ top speed.
There are plenty of acronyms to help drivers. EPS is Ferrari’s first electric power steering system, there’s a fifth-generation version of SSC (Side Slip Control), and a second-generation application of Virtual Short Wheelbase, Ferrari’s four-wheel-steering system. Despite the extra tech, the car's 1,525kg dry weight is unchanged from the F12’s. Those kilos are distributed 47/53 front/rear.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. While Ferrari has not yet announced pricing for the 812 Superfast, prices for the the model it replaces, the F12 Berlinetta, start at $320,000.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Bentley Continental GT SuperSports

The new 12-cylinder Bentley Continental Supersports is the most powerful Bentley ever. Sporting 700 hp and a whopping 750 lb-ft it’s also the quickest and the fastest Bentley ever, with a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.4 seconds onto a top speed of 209 mph.

An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission choice. The car weighs 5027 pounds. To rein in all that mass, carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as is a brake-based torque-vectoring system. The Supersports retains the Continental’s rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, and gets a dynamic braking system that brakes the inside rear wheel when cornering at speed – all without interrupting drive to the other wheels.
In order to attain these performance figures, Bentley has had to do some serious work to its powertrain. The W12 engine – so named because its 12 cylinders are arranged in a ‘W’ formation as opposed to a ‘V’ – has received enlarged turbochargers, an upgraded cranktrain, new conrod bearings and a better intercooler.
The new Supersports will be limited to just 710 units – matching the car’s 710PS metric power output – across coupe and Convertible body styles.
Opting for the nifty convertible imposes a significant price penalty. The convertible is base priced at $325,325, nearly $30,000 more than the coupe, which carries a $296,025 sticker. Of course for that money you get a built-in neck warmer, which Bentley says “makes open-air driving an appealing and comfortable prospect even on the cooler days of spring and autumn”.
2017 Continental Supersports