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.

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.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Aston Martin DB11 supercar pulled over by UK police

Police from the West Yorkshire Roads Policing Unit were stunned when they pulled over a car, to be told it was a prototype Aston Martin DB11, a secret new model and the only one in the UK. The RPU tweeted a picture of the car but Aston Martin insisted they blur it out – completely.
The new DB11 was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. It boasts a top speed of 200mph and hits 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds.

The supercar – expected to cost around £155,000 – is reputed to be “the most significant Aston since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003”.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, GT350R

The all-new Shelby GT350 picks up where the Boss 302 left off, with more power, performance, and poise. Power comes from its naturally aspirated 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 producing 526 hp and 429 lb-ft.

A six-speed manual is the sole transmission; a Torsen rear diff is also standard. Giant brakes promise eye-popping deceleration while magnetic ride control keeps handling and ride sharp yet civilized.

Adjustable chassis settings are available in every GT350 and GT350R.
There are five modes—Normal, Sport, Weather, Track, and Drag—that act on the accelerator response, the traction and stability control system, steering effort, magnetorheological dampers, exhaust system, and launch control program.
The GT350R’s 19-inch carbon-fiber wheels are said to save 60 pounds total over the aluminum ones fitted to the GT350. Light enough to lift with one hand—approximately 18 pounds each—the carbon wheels are finished in gloss black.

Measuring 11 inches wide in the front and 11.5 inches wide at the back, the wheels wear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (305/30 front and 315/30 rear) that were specially engineered for the GT350R.

Estimated Base Price is $63,500