Monday, December 31, 2018

1963 Cheetah

The Bill Thomas Cheetah was an American sports car designed and engineered with American components, and built from 1963 to 1966 by Chevrolet performance tuner Bill Thomas. An ultra-rare Cheetah sold for $718,750 in May.

The red 1963 coupe was believed to be the most original of the 11 surviving cars.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 Towing a Trailer

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 is considered one of the wonders of the automotive world. A naturally aspirated motor with 500 horsepower, it can blitz the Nurburgring in 7:12.7. Thanks to Instagram, we know the car can haul a set of spare wheels in a trailer too.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a two-seater sports car produced by Alfa Romeo between 2007 and 2010.

It was first presented as a concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and later offered for sale for the 2007 model year. 500 customers ended up with the 8C Competizione and another 500 with the 8C Spider, bringing the production total to 1,000 cars.
The car uses a unique platform that shares several components with the Maserati GranTurismo. The powertrain features a Ferrari/Maserati derived cross-plane, dry sump lubricated 4.7 L (4,691 cc) 90° V8 engine assembled by Ferrari. That's 444 bhp at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 347 lb⋅ft at 4,750 rpm. A paddle shifted six–speed transaxle gearbox has computerized gear selection.
The 8C spawned several bespoke versions from renowned coachbuilders Carrozzeria Touring and Zagato. In the US the 8C Spider had a base price of US$299,000.

Friday, December 21, 2018

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta at RM Sotheby's

One of 210 Apertas. 1,500 miles from new. Fully optioned and recently serviced.

The ultimate open-top Ferrari hypercar.
The Aperta features a 6.2-liter V-12 engine and a 120 KW electric motor. With 789 bhp on tap from the V-12 and an additional 161 bhp from the electric motor, total output is rated at 950 bhp.
Delivered new to Ferrari of Beverly Hills, this LaFerrari Aperta was ordered in Nero Daytona with red accents throughout. All options were selected, including the full carbon package.
The car carries a wide estimate of $6m to $8m.
See ----->2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta at Mecums

Friday, December 14, 2018

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d'Este at RM Sotheby's

Aston Martin and Zagato have been creating jaw-dropping designs for nearly six decades – beginning with the DB4 GT Zagato in 1961. This car is the production version of the 2016 Villa d’Este concept car. It is one of 99 coupes produced; with just 15 in the U.S. All 99 examples share a 592-hp version of Aston Martin’s V-12 engine that delivers power to the rear wheels, through an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Showing only delivery mileage, it is in as-new condition.
The car crossed the block December 8. It made $ 637k

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2020 Porsche 911

Say hello to the eighth-generation 911. On tap is 444 of the old fashioned (SAE) hp and 391 lb.-ft. of torque from a turbocharged 3.0-litre, flat-six. This through an eight-speed, dual-clutch PDK transmission.
Thanks to an enhanced version of Porsche’s all-wheel-drive system, a 2020 911 Carrera 4S will sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds
Top speed is 191 mph. To keep that on the pavement the car also features a newly-designed Porsche Active Suspension Management system.

Price? Try an absolute rock bottom $113k.

1989 Ferrari F40 at RM Sotheby's

The F40 was so named to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the marque. When it debuted in 1987 it was a no-compromise supercar that featured a 2.9-liter twin turbo V-8 that made 478 hp and propelled the car from 0-60 in 4 seconds onto a top speed of 200 mph. Ferrari built 1,315 examples from 1987 to 1992.
The list price was $400k. The F40 is often considered a 'must-have' for Ferrari collectors. This F40 was certified by Ferrari Classiche and has 4,000 km from new. The car made $1.5m.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

McLaren MP4-12C

The most affordable McLarens are the first built, and that means an MP4-12C, a car whose introduction was far from smooth and which McLaren needed to restyle, re-engineer, rename and relaunch after just three years. It came to market in 2011 without functioning navigation, with doors that many owners couldn't open and with handling like a brick on wheels.
The kinks were ironed out and the upgrades were free.But things change, and a car that cost £168,500 seven years ago can be bought for less than half that today. And it's a different car. The MP4-12C had a huge upgrade in 2012 which, among other things, raised power from 592bhp to 616bhp.
The engine has the same capacity, configuration and, post-upgrade, the same power as the latest 600LT. Overall the car has performed well and without major problems, but it is a bespoke automobile and that means expensive service and parts.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

The 2017 Porsche 911 features a base twin-turbo engine which produces 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque; different compressor wheels, a special exhaust setup, and a specific ECU tune nets the Carrera S 420 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque.

Porsche claims that the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet will hit 60 in 3.7 seconds while achieving 191 mph on the top end.
The standard seven-speed manual transmission uses a new, twin-disc clutch, while Porsche DoppelKupplungsgetriebe -- the PDK dual-clutch automatic -- gets several efficiency enhancements. The first is a dual-mass flywheel with a centrifugal pendulum, intended to reduce vibration and allow the engine to run at even lower rpm in higher gears.
Every Carrera now has Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) standard. Active dampers lower the ride height by 0.4 inch and are keyed into a new steering-wheel-mounted drive-mode selector on models equipped with the Sport Chrono package. The selector includes Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual settings that manipulate the settings for the transmission, exhaust, PASM, and the engine stop-start feature.
Porsche’s rear-steer system is optional on the Carrera S. It replaces conventional toe-control links with electric actuators varying rear-wheel angle up to 2 degrees.

The rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the fronts at speeds up to 30 mph to decrease turning radius. They turn in the same direction over 50 mph to enhance stability during high-speed directional changes. Brakes are upgraded to account for more mass and speed, with larger rotors and 17 percent more swept area.
The 2017 Carrera S Cabriolet starts at a rock bottom $116,695.