Archives for May 2011

Top Car Panamera Stingray GTR

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

top car panamera stingray gtrNow, one of the most serious Russian tuning studio is the Moscow company Top Car. And it well-known not only in Russia, but also in Europe. Top Car one of first-ever have offered a tuning package for Porsche Panamera and not so long ago have exhausted extreme version Top Car Panamera Stingray. Buyers have estimated this car and have demanded to make even more powerful version. As it's known, the buyer is always right, therefore in Top Car have started working over more advanced version Porsche Panamera which has received name Top Car Panamera Stingray GTR.

top car panamera stingray gtr

In comparison with the predecessor, the car began to look even more ominously and more aggressively. This was achieved thanks to a radical black color, which is painted the car, as well as a new body kit made of composite materials. The car has received a new front bumper with huge air intakes, a cowl with characteristic ventilating gills, the thresholds, the expanded side panels and a rear bumper with the choke tube. The rear doors have lost handles and now the car looks as a coupe. And doors open automatically by means of the special disguised button. The interior is finished by a black skin with a white proline, alcantara and decorated by inserts from carbon and aluminum.

top car panamera stingray gtr

Of course, undergone refinement, and 4.8-liter eight-cylinder turbo. With the installation of new air filters, reprogramming the engine control unit and completion of the intake system and exhaust engine power, the customer's request can be raised from 500 to 600 or 700 hp.

top car panamera stingray gtr

Dynamic characteristics Top Car Panamera Stingray GTR aren't informed, but it's known, how much charging will cost. The potential buyer should fork up exactly for 45 000 euros. Certainly, not small money, but it's not necessary to forget that Top Car Panamera Stingray GTR will be made of 25 copies, four of which are already ordered. It turns out that this car is initially positioned as a collection car, and the chance will meet this car on road is equal to zero. So 45 000 euros not such a great sum for the possession right rare and, the most important thing, very stylish car.

top car panamera stingray gtr

top car panamera stingray gtr

top car panamera stingray gtr

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Arrinera Automotive Supercar

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011

A little-known Polish company Arrinera Automotive plans next month to present a mid-supercar of it's own design, equipped with a 6.2-liter eight with the drive supercharged LS9 (648 hp, 819 Nm), borrowed from Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. At the heart of the car is steel frame on which are mounted body panels of composite materials. In addition, the designs are widely used aluminum. The machine has a guillotine door and finished leather, carbon fiber and aluminum trim interior. Everything else, including the dynamic performance and price, yet kept secret. However, the Poles did not rush to share information - this time not even known a name of a supercar. All that they have provided to the public, this computer sketches of the car.

Judging by them, the design of the car turned out, though not masterpiece, but it's quite modern. Automotive world has known supercars and worse. Predicting the fate of the car, especially without knowing it's price, is meaningless, but the Poles could not be counted on too much attention to this car from potential buyers. Such projects appears once per month in many countries around the world, and few of them left their mark in automotive history.

To build a sports car is quite easy, much harder to regain their place in the sun of the market segment where undivided reign Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Aston Martin. However, not translated automotive romance, which year after year produce sports cars, with scant chance of success and don't yield to their creators nothing but a headache and loss. But without these people the automotive world, with it's total globalization and standardization, would have looked even more bored.





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Mercedes-Benz GL Grand Edition

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

mercedes-benz gl grand editionMercedes-Benz has presented the most abrupt version of off-road car GL. This car has received designation Grand Edition. Smart GL Grand Edition will be possible to distinguish simply enough on road. This monster has received a new bumper with the light-emitting diodes, a new radiator enclosure with three powerful "edges", tinted head lights, 20-inch wheel disks. Plus is special color of a body, glass with protection against an ultraviolet (thanking it interior doesn't heat up almost even under the sun) and many other things. The interior is capable to amaze even traditional buyers of Mercedes-Benz who have got used to luxury.

The front extension housing, door panels, armrests and other elements of an interior are sheathed by an excellent skin or expensive tree. Certainly, «the clothes of animals» are used and at furnish of seats, which here, by the way, the original.

Engines standard, as well as a pneumatic suspender which on Grand Edition goes already in base. In Germany GL Grand Edition will cost from 80 206 euros for model 350 CDI 4MATIC. BlueEFFICIENCY with diesel V6 up to 99 127 euros for petrol version GL 500 4MATIC.

mercedes-benz gl grand edition

mercedes-benz gl grand edition



mercedes-benz gl grand edition

mercedes-benz gl grand edition

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BMW 328 Hommage concept

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011

bmw 328 hommageIn 1936, BMW introduced a unique time for a supercar. A different way to call him was impossible. After all, the BMW 328 was not only a lot of the most advanced technological solutions at that time , but also equipped with engine capacity as much as 79 hp. In addition, BMW 328 differed little mass that makes it very successfully performed in racing, and in 1940 at the Mille Miglia Bavarian model set a record average speed - 166 km/h. And now Germans had decided to revive the legend. However, on a whole new level - so appeared the concept BMW 328 Hommage.

The technical characteristics of the machine, by and large, we can not watch. In fact the main in 328 Hommage is a unique design. Car looks cool, but if someone can argue, then let them try to do anything with his own hands. Just look at "the very" front "nose" which forever glorified the Bavarian company!

Although the technique 328 Hommage is too interesting. Due to the lack of doors and carbon fiber machine weight is only 780 kg. But the power of the power unit BMW for some reason don't open. Only known that concept has a 3.0-liter unit.

bmw 328 hommage

bmw 328 hommage

bmw 328 hommage

bmw 328 hommage

bmw 328 hommage

bmw 328 hommage

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The fastest Aston Martin created!

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011

aston martin V12 zagatoThe model named Aston Martin V12 Zagato, is made on the basis of V12 Vantage, but does not have with him the general body panels. The new design as it's possible to guess under the name, is developed by the well-known Italian studio Zagato. This company often represents concept cars or the models issued in the single copy, but in this case it's a question of a novelty which will go to a series. Aston Martin V12 Zagato is equipped by the same 5,9-liter motor developing 517 h.p., as models V12 Vantage and DBS. However at the expense of easier body the car faster. If Vantage acceleration to 100 km / h takes 4.2 seconds, the Zagato version says that it takes less than 4 seconds.

This year's novelty will debut a 24-hour race at the Nurburgring, and road version will be available next year. Presumably, in the West it will cost about 230,000 euros. Model release a limited edition, which will be from 20 to 100 copies.

aston martin V12 zagato

aston martin V12 zagato

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New Opel Zafira Tourer

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

opel zafira tourerThe company Opel, without waiting for the Frankfurt Motor Show, unveils Next Generation Zafira, which will go into production this autumn. We have before us an entirely new model, which differs from the familiar Zafiro not just style. The machine, called now Zafira Tourer, has increased substantially in size: the length has increased by 19 cm - up to 4.657 m. One of the main rivals - Volkswagen Touran - 26 cm shorter. Seven-seat interior has received a number of improvements. The second row can slide back and forth in a wider range. And if it's going only two, the middle seat can be transformed: his back is folded and rotated, the side seats are moved to the center - it gives more room "at the shoulders." Between the front seats appeared multifunction armrest, which is familiar to us on Opel Meriva.

The range of engines as compared with the previous Zafira substantially updated. Novelty, same units as the latest Astra: petrol turbo volume of 1.4 liters (120 and 140 hp) and 2-liter diesel engine capacity of 110, 130 and 165 hp.

Last year, Opel Zafira become the most popular car on the Russian market, by far outpacing sales Toyota Verso, Volkswagen Touran and Peugeot 3008. The main claim of the past generation, perhaps, was the old-style machine. Novelty is not to accuse inexpressive. Argues that, by becoming more spectacular and more solid, the car also received a much higher quality materials in the cabin.

opel zafira tourer

opel zafira tourer

opel zafira tourer

opel zafira tourer

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Lamborghini Aventador Tuning

English tuning studio Oakley Design became the first who has pumped over the newest supercar Lamborghini Aventador. And Englishmen have done serious enough work which would honor also to more eminent bureau. Already one name of the car tells for itself – Oakley Design Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2. The digital index is deciphered so: capacity is increased to 760 h.p. (against 700 at the base version), and second is a two-wheel drive instead of four. As Englishmen assure, by working out of a tuning package for Italian supercar drop of weight of the car has been as the corner-stone put. Amputation of all wheel drive system has reduced the weight by 85 kg, by installing a titanium exhaust system won back another 30 kg, and the original alloy wheels reduce weight by 16 kg. In addition, the "thinner" more than a hundredweight supercar reflash the ECU, and finished the intake/release, which gave an increase in capacity. Torque increased from 690 to 754 Nm.

In passing car shod in low-profile Pirelli P Zero tires dimension 255/35 R19 front and 355/30 R20 rear, and exterior ennobled the new front bumper, sills, larger air intakes, rear diffuser, and a finishing touch carbon steel shell mirrors.

Dynamic characteristics and cost of "bleeding car" while are coded. But Englishmen with pride have informed that from five planned to manufacture supercars three are already paid. However, there is especially nothing to be surprised here as now Lamborghini Aventador is the scarce goods. Immediately after the presentation of car at the Geneva Motor Show in March of this year, Lamborghini inundated with orders, and turn on the car lasted for a whole year.And once a supercar is not commercially available now, it is particularly eager buyers are forced to buy "pumped" machines, the benefit that many tuning studio warning in advance and had time to grab the first copies of themselves, who after finishing will be sold at exorbitant prices.





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Hyundai introduced i40 sedan

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hyundai i40 sedanHyundai has presented the first official photos of the new sedan i40 which has been created specially for Europe (Sonata in the Old World isn't on sale). I will remind you that earlier on a showroom in Geneva Hyundai showed a station wagon i40 which has been very favourably accepted by public – the car was pleasant not only the design, but also perfectly assembled interior.

The sedan too, for certain, will be pleasant, though it's possible to assume that in Europe it will use smaller demand, than the versatile person. As it's not surprising – in the Old World the big sedans in general are on sale not in the best way. To struggle with such contenders as Volkswagen Passat, Citroen C5, Ford Mondeo and so on to the Korean car will be very hard.

But Hyundai i40 have trumps. This not only excellent quality of assembly, but also a huge luggage compartment in volume more than 500 cubes, an economic 1,7-liter diesel engine which will spend in the commixed cycle only 4,3 l of solar oil (still will be petrol motors in volume of 1,6 or 2,0 l which is gives out 135 h.p. or 177 h.p. accordingly). And the prices too promise to be rather interesting.

Hyundai i40 sedan

Hyundai i40 sedan

Hyundai i40 sedan

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Supercar Mostro Di-Potenza SF22

Mostro Di-Potenza SF22As to be expected, the "race diesels arms", launched in due course Bugatti Veyron, led to the creation of sports cars, which are already under a 2000 hp. The pioneers among the 2000 hp cars may become the Russian-Estonian company Dartz Prombron with extreme car Nagel, and U.S. company Mostro Di-Potenza, which is in the middle of next year plans to begin production sport car Mostro Di-Potenza SF22. At the heart of the car is the development of the American company 215 Racing, which some time ago presented a conceptual sketches supercar Lamborghini Indomable.

Mostro Di-Potenza SF22

The drawing was made by Daniel Chinchilla, enrolled in a special design of the program, supported by Lamborghini. But as the Italian company developments Chinchilla is not suitable, it was decided to convey their child company Mostro Di-Potenza, who took them as a basis for development and production supercar SF22. Americans have a slightly redesigned look Lamborghini Indomable, but the family traits of Italian brands were not fully addressed, as some design elements in common with the name of the machine.

Mostro Di-Potenza SF22

According to CEO Anthony Crudup 215 Racing, «The car has received name SF22 in honor of fighter F22 Raptor. But if native elements of "the Raptor" is air, Mostro Di-Potenza SF22 – high-speed lines. It just the same fighter, but only road, and it's name is reduced from Street Fighter».

Mostro Di-Potenza SF22

"Backbone" of the machine is carbon-kevlar monocoque and front of the rear axle is 9.4-liter eight-cylinder twin-turbo GM power of 2000 hp (2000 Nm), which is mounted six-speed sequential gearbox. Machine length is 4.46 m, width - 1,90 m, height - 1,23, wheelbase - 2,65 m. In size Mostro Di-Potenza SF22 virtually identical Audi R8. True, thanks to the wide use of composite materials American supercar weighs 200 pounds less (1360 kg). Prior to the first hundred Mostro Di-Potenza SF22 accelerates in 2.6 sec, and a maximum speed is 426 km / h.

Mostro Di-Potenza SF22

It is planned to produce 50 numbers Mostro Di-Potenza SF22. Production of cars will begin in the second quarter of next year in Philadelphia and will be two cars per month. Orders are taken now. Anthony Crudup does not expect to make lots of money on this project. "Time Bugatti Veyron has passed. He has long ceased to be the most powerful and fastest car in the world. But among fans exclusive supercars there are people who want the most powerful and fastest car, and our aim is to give them a sports car "- said Anthony Crudup. Unfortunately, behind the scenes remains the price of the vehicle, to predict the prospects Mostro Di-Potenza SF22 is quite difficult. However, there is no doubt that shoppers 2000-strong monster ready to purchase such car for any price.

Mostro Di-Potenza SF22

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Dartz Prombron Nagel

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Russian-Estonian company Dartz Prombron has managed to create a stir in many international car shows with his brutal off-road car Kombat. The new creation of this creative company - Dartz Prombron Nagel - should see the light of next year and promises to be even more extreme. Machine got its name after a Russian rider, publisher of the magazine "Car", the first Russian automotive journalist and winner of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1912 Andrey Nagel. In difficult conditions, together with his co-driver Vadim Mikhailov, Andrey Nagel crossed 3,257 km, and finished first, ahead of the crew, runner-up, more than six hours.

What is most remarkable victory was won on the car of domestic production - Russo-Balt S24/55 and co-driver Vadim Mikhailov made this feat by riding the entire race distance, which lasted 195 hours, with a broken right hand. In addition, the Russo-Balt S25/55 was awarded the prize for reliability and endurance.



In honor of this milestone for the domestic automobile industry and motor sport events and will be timed release Dartz Prombron Nagel which promises to be one of the most extraordinary cars of today. First, the car will receive the engine power of 2000 hp. Secondly, Dartz Prombron Nagel is fully armored, and, thirdly, the creators of this car is offered in "appendage" to him to buy five-ton 15-meter boat, also developed by Dartz Prombron. Moreover, they say, Dartz Prombron Nagel ideal carrier of the boat. Moreover, thanks to the powerful engine of the car will not only carry five-ton ship, but also to accelerate to 250 km / h. Without a boat, of course.



Other technical characteristics of the car are still unknown, but the project can already be considered one of the most fantastic in the modern world automotive industry. Nothing like this has not yet offered no other automaker. The only question is whether this project is promising. Given all the components (armor, engine, etc.), we can assume that the price of Dartz Prombron Nagel will be no less enchanting than the car itself. However, in Dartz Prombron used to shock the automotive community.



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