Monday, October 31, 2016

Acura NSX wins Road & Tracks 2017 Performance Car of the Year

Receiving eight of the available 10 votes, the Acura NSX became the most universally acclaimed automobile in Road and Tracks' history. The 2017 Acura NSX Type R is a mid-engine hybrid sporting a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system, surrounded by an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body.

The V6 employs a race inspired compact valve train and dry sump lubrication system which helps lower the center of gravity.
With a total of 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque, the second-generation NSX will get to 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds and will roll on to a top speed of 191 mph.

Due to its hybrid, multi-motor setup, the NSX will tip the scales at 3,803 pounds.
Pricing is officially $ 156,000 before any of the extras, $ 205,000 fully loaded.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

McLaren 570S

The McLaren 570S was unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. It is powered by a new iteration of the 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine already used in the McLaren 650S and P1 delivering 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque via a paddle-shifted seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes three seconds onto a top speed of 204 mph (329 km/h).

The 570S uses a brake-steer system to help rotate the car by applying more braking force to the inside rear wheel. Two knobs, Powertrain and Handling, offer three drive modes—Normal, Sport, and Track. They allow independent control of ride/handling and powertrain response.

The 570S’s base price is $187,300

Monday, October 24, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 rocks Nürburgring Nordschleife

Chevrolet put its sixth generation Camaro ZL1 to the test on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race track in western Germany and came out with a record time.

With a time of 7:29.6, the 2017 ZL1 shaved nearly 12 seconds off the previous generation’s record run of 7:41.27 in 2012 on what is considered the world’s most challenging track. The sixth-generation Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V-8 engine that makes 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The ZL1 also features the Chevy's all-new 10R90 10-speed automatic transmission.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Barrett Jackson - Las Vegas 2016

1968 Shelby GT500 convertible
The Barrett Jackson Las Vegas Auction ran October 13 through 15th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Barrett Jackson auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30. $83,600.00

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. $108,900.00

2014 BMW I8

1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

2008 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Hurst 50th Anniversary #1 - $ 220,000

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 - $357,500

1967 Pontiac Firebird #001 and #002 are the first two Firebirds ever built by Pontiac and will be sold as a pair.

The “Wayne’s World” AMC Pacer sold for $37,400, including the buyer’s commission.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Genovation Extreme Electric based on Corvette C7

Genovation Cars announced a new top speed record achieved by its prototype high-performance all-electric Corvette, the Genovation eXtreme Electric or GXE.
The Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE) recently set a world record of 205.6 mph speed and will now enter a limited production run of 75 units with each costing $750,000.

The Genovation Extreme Electric is a street legal all-electric vehicle featuring the same electric powertrain re-engineered for a C7 Grand Sport Corvette. The GXE has a range of 130 miles during normal driving.
The GXE delivers 660+ hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2017 Aston Martin DB11

Under the hood of the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is a twin-turbo 600-hp V-12 that makes 516 lb-ft. The engine has been developed to deliver lag-free response with one turbocharger and intercooler per bank. This facilitates cylinder deactivation, with the engine shutting down a whole bank under gentle use to become a 2.6-liter inline-six.

The transmission is an eight-speed ZF automatic with power sent to the rear wheels through a torque-vectoring differential.
The DB11 gets a new multilink rear suspension and electrically assisted power steering.
The interior is appointed with leather and an 8-inch display in the dash's center. Options include automatic parking and a 360-degree camera system.
The DB11 will be priced at a base MSRP of $214,820 in the U.S., with first deliveries starting in the fourth quarter.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

The Huracan Spyder is the convertible version of Lamborghini’s Huracan. The car uses a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that generates peak power of 610 bhp. This is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

The car uses a retractable hardtop instead of a softtop to provide better stability at high speeds and noise reduction.
The Spyder accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds and boasts of a top speed of 324 kmph.
The Huracan Spyder is identical to the coupe from the waist down, with only the soft-top, the engine lid, and the rear haunches setting it apart.

The interior includes a redesigned dashboard and center console with new knobs and switches, a 12.3-inch TFT display with all the necessary info, and large amounts of carbon fiber and high-quality leather.

The center console features two additional buttons. One to open the soft-top and one to lower the rear window.

Base price for the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is around $267,545.