Thursday, June 22, 2017

RM Sotheby's - Santa Monica

$2,800 - $3,200
RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica sale is 24th June at the historic Barker Hangar.

This year’s event boasts over 170 collector cars and select memorabilia.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet $55,000 - $70,000

1939 Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 Convertible $80,000 - $100,000

1964 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1 GT $130,000 - $160,000

1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series I $110,000 - $130,000

1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 n Roadster $200,000 - $250,000

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline by Murphy $800,000 - $950,000

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hennessey Venom F5

Hennessey Performance is looking to hold onto its claim to fame as the builder of the world’s fastest production car. The Texas-based company, which set an unofficial 270 mph mark with its $1.2 million Venom GT, has confirmed production of its next supercar: the Venom F5.

The Venom GT earned a Guinness record for the fastest 0-300kmh sprint, which it did in 13.63 seconds. Hennessey sold 13 Venom GTs, split between coupes and open top spiders.
Specifications for the Venom F5 haven't been revealed but Hennessey predicts that it will get close to 300 mph, if not break it. The Venom GT featured a 1,244 hp 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8.
The 1,200 hp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport currently holds the official top speed record at 268 mph per Guinness rules. The Venom GT’s record was a one-way trip down the Kennedy Space Center’s old 3.2-mile-long Space Shuttle landing runway.

The price and start of production date for the Venom F5 have not been announced.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2018 McLaren 570S Spider

The McLaren 570S Spider is the third body type in McLaren’s Sport series lineup, which includes the 570S Coupe and the 570GT. The 570S Spider will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in the UK June 29th–July 2nd.

The 570S Spider is motivated by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. 0–60 mph comes in 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph.
The first 400 units of the 570S Spider will be “launch edition models” and will be priced at an 'attainable' $208,000. That’s almost $200,000 less than the 675LT Spider and $120,000 less than the 650S Spider.

The convertible comes in three colors: “Sicilian Yellow”, “Vega Blue” and "CuraƧao Blue."
A carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis is at the heart of all Sports Series cars. The roof can be opened or closed in 15 seconds, at vehicle speeds up to 40km/h (25mph).

Electro-hydraulically assisted power steering, carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli P ZERO™ CORSA tyres are standard.
The combination of lightweight carbon fibre construction and potent 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8, means that the 570S Spider is more powerful and lighter than comparable convertibles, with a power-to-weight ratio of 419PS-per-tonne. McLaren's M838TE engine produces 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bugatti Chiron

The Bugatti Chiron holds the title of the world’s most powerful production car. With an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W-16 that churns out 1,480 horsepower, the Chiron is claimed to reach a top speed electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph)

The engine, which employs two-stage turbocharging, channels some 1,180 lb-ft of torque through its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels. Zero-to-100 km/h figure is estimated at about 2.5 seconds.
The limit on the top speed is designed to keep the tires from shredding into dust, but unrestricted the Chiron could go as fast as 461 km/h (287 mph). The price for the Bugatti Chiron starts at a trifling 2.4 million Euro.

Only 500 cars will be made.
Its W16 engine is based on its Veyron predecessor, but it comes with completely new internals. Its four turbochargers are each 30 percent larger, and work in two stages: two spool up when the Chiron launches, and the other two only kick in above 3,800 rpm.

All pieces are cooled by some 10 radiators, though brake cooling is helped in part a hydraulic flap by the front axle, which also lowers drag. There’s also a four-position spoiler out back which can act as an airbrake during deceleration; and an adaptive suspension system to raise or lower the car for optimal aerodynamics.

Louis Chiron was a French racer that had the highest number of podiums with Bugatti cars, hence the hommage.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Enzo Ferrari

The Enzo Ferrari is a mid-engine berlinetta sports car named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was built 2002-2004 using advanced Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fibre body, F1-style electrohydraulic shift transmission, and carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite disc brakes. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics and traction control.
With a limited production of 399 and at US $659,330, all cars were sold before production began. In 2004, a 400th Enzo was built and donated to the Vatican for charity, which was later sold at a Sotheby's auction for $1.1 million.
The Enzo's F140 B V12 engine was the first of a new generation for Ferrari. It displaces 366 in³ and produces 651hp at 7800 rpm and 485 lb·ft at 5500 rpm. The redline is 8,200 rpm. The engine was mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic.
The Enzo can accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.14 seconds and can reach 100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.6 seconds. The ¼ mile (~400 m) time is about 11 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph.

The Enzo made huge waves when it debuted, and it remains one of Ferrari’s most loved and sought-after modern models. Today a top tier Enzo will bring $ 3 to $ 3.5m

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2017 Ferrari California T

The Ferrari California is a grand touring sports car. It is a two door 2+2 hard top convertible. The 2017 Ferrari California T is second generation with two door arrangement and an updated powertrain sporting a direct injection V8 offering a big bump in horsepower. Softest in the Ferrari stable, the car is designed for daily ease and use ... it even has a cupholder.

Under its hood the 2017 Ferrari California T sports a 552-hp 3.9-liter V8 which comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode. The engine also works in tandem with two turbochargers, hence, the T in the name. The new engine and the rear-wheel drive make the model dash from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds onto a top speed of 196 mph.
The official release was the fall of 2016. The 2017 Ferrari California T has an absolute rock bottom base price of $202,723.