Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Italdesign Automobili Speciali Supercar

Italdesign is bringing a new vehicle to the 2017 Geneva auto show with a grand total of five planned units. The currently nameless V-10–powered, mid-engined supercar is the first release from Italdesign Automobili Speciali. Co-founded by Giorgietto Giugiaro, who designed classics such as the Maserati Ghibli and the BMW M1, the Italian company is now part of the Audi Group. The new specialty division intends to build limited-run cars both under its own name and as a supplier to other automakers.
A modular chassis is made of carbon fiber and aluminum, and the body is entirely carbon fiber. Under the hood is a 5.2-liter V-10 that Italdesign claims can shoot the car from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and on to at least 205 mph. Price if you absolutely have to get one starts around $1.6 million.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mike Tyson's Ferrari F50 to appear at RM Sotheby's

The F50 was launched in 1995 as a celebratory piece for the 50th anniversary of Ferrari. There were 349 F50 units built worldwide, with 50 units made for US customers. This makes the supercar one of the rarest to find nowadays. The Ferrari F50 was the closest thing to a road-going Formula 1 car the company has ever built. The F50's dynamic and purist approach to achieve high performance allow the supercar to be free of power steering; power assisted braking and ABS.
The F50 was made to deliver extensive use of composite materials, F1-style construction technology and aerodynamics. An F40 successor, the F50 was Ferrari's ultimate machine of the nineties.
RM Sotheby's estimates Tyson's F50 somewhere around $2.3 million, making it the most expensive examples ever sold.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ferrari SF70H

The brand new SF70H is Scuderia’s 63rd single-seater Formula One car, and it's gunning for number one in 2017.

Though the focus has been on aero and grip, Ferrari have taken the opportunity to tweak the 90-degree, turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 engine as well.
Engine Capacity: 1600cc
Max revs: 15,000rpm
Fuel flow: 100kg/hr max
Fuel capacity: 105kg
Bore: 80mm
Stroke: 53mm
Valves: four per cylinder
Injection: 500 bar, direct injection

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