Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lotus 3-Eleven

The Lotus 3-Eleven was first revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last summer. Go power is provided by transverse, midmounted version of Lotus’s 3.5-litre Toyota-sourced V6, with the supercharger, integrated charge cooler and engine management electronics designed at Hethel. Power is 453bhp at 7000rpm, and maximum torque is 332lb ft at 3500rpm.

That gives 0-60mph in 2.9sec on the way to 180 mph.
The road-going 3-Eleven gets a conventional six-speed H-pattern gearbox with the Race version getting an Xtrac sequential six-speed paddleshift.

Both have Torsentype limited-slip differentials.

The car has a bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque tub chassis. The Road model’s rollcage incorporates extra side impact bars, and the Race cage has additional bars to meet FIA international race regulations.

The Road version starts at £82,500 and Race version £116,500.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Victoria’s Secret founder settles suit over rare 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus

A dispute over the ownership of a 1954 Ferrari that Victoria’s Secret founder Les Wexner bought for 10.7 million pounds (close to $20 million) was settled before a U.K. trial was scheduled to start.

Wexner, who bought the Ferrari at a Bonhams auction in 2014 through Copley Motorcars, joined up with the car dealer to sue the auction house for putting the vehicle up for sale while there were several lawsuits in the U.K. and U.S. over its ownership.
The claims over ownership laid bare the car’s peculiar history; the battered, burnt-out chassis was stolen from the Ohio backyard of an eccentric ex-U.S. army engineer, eventually finding its way into the hands of one of the world’s most renowned Ferrari dealers in Belgium.
Only 5 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus were made. It boasted a 4.9-liter V-12 which produced 330hp. The Ferrari was capable of doing 0-60mph in just four seconds and 60 years ago could hit a top speed of 186mph.

Friday, April 22, 2016

McLaren P1 bites the dust in China

One of the 375 McLaren P1s roaming the planet does so no more after a crash in China’s Zhejiang province.
The 904-horsepower P1 is said to cost about 12.6 million Yuan in China, which means that the owner of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo has effectively totaled their $ 2m investment.

The number of supercar crashes that take place in China continues to rise. Now the 'Holy Trinity' of supercars has been accomplished. The P1 joins a Ferrari LaFerrari, and a Porsche 918.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Barrett Jackson - Palm Beach 2016

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435, Lot #379 $154,000
The Barrett Jackson Palm Beach auction took place April 8 through 10th 2016 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL
1956 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup $42,900

1970 Ford Ranchero GT Pickup, Lot #363 $23,100

2001 Dodge Viper RT/10 $41,800

1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible, Lot #708 $45,650

1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup, Lot# 128 $44,000

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Twin Turbo

1987 Buick Regal WE4 Turbo Coupe, Lot# 87 $30,800

1938 Chev Custom Coupe $51,700

1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, Lot# 106 $52,800

2006 Ford GT, Lot# 401 $467,500

2010 Dodge Viper, Lot# 464 $85,800

1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible, Lot# 469 $50,600

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe, Lot# 377 $95,700

1980 Pontiac Trans Am, Lot# 196 $27,500

1967 Ford Mustang Convertible, Lot# 98 $29,700

1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Lot# 157 $55,000

1966 Chevrolet Nova SS. $52,800

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III $67,100

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 $82,500

1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 429, Lot #423 $550,000

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Fenyr SuperSport

The Fenyr SuperSport is the second model from W Motors, the Lebanese automaker that shot to fame with the Lykan Hypersport.

While that hypercar was limited to just seven units, each priced at $3.4 million, the Fenyr SuperSport will be marginally more attainable (for some) with 25 units planned per year and a price tag of $1.85 million.
The powerplant is a mid-rear mounted 4.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six rated at 900 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque. That is sent to the rear wheels via Porsche's seven-speed dual clutch PDK with paddle shifters and limited slip differential.
W Motors claims the Fenyr, which weighs in at 1,300 kg, will sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds onto a top speed beyond 250 mph.

The Fenyr SuperSport utilizes a tubular lightweight aluminum chassis and carbon-fiber body, and features advanced aerodynamic engineering.