Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pagani Zonda F

First appeared at Geneva at a Auto Show in 2005, the all carbon fiber super car can reach 60 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds. With power of 443 kW/594 hp, and a top speed that passes 215 mph (346 km/h), Zonda F makes Pagani manufacturer to be at the level of another independent of famous super cars manufactures like Porsche, Lamborghini or Ferrari.
Pagani Zonda F

A car made by combining the sensibility of Juan Manuel Fangio, a F1 world champion 5 time in a row, about all that is related with technicality and the advance technology of Pagani, has a lot to offer, from the power to weight ratio of 384 W/kg, the six-speed manual transmission, the aerodynamic vents all around, not at least the carbon/ceramic brakes that allows the Zonda F to be on the top list of the cars with spectacular braking from 180 mph to 0 mph.

Pagani Zonda F
The V12 engine is a lot cooler because of the design of the car, larger in front, 7.3 liter Mercedes-Benz engine can reach now 620 bhp and gives almost 561 pound-feet of torque peaking at 4000 rpm. It has a length of 174.6 inch, a width of 80.9 inch and a height just about 44.9 inch.
Pagani Zonda F back view

Even if it's said to be a priceless super car, it will be on the market in 2008 at a base price of $667,321.

Pagani Zonda F vs Bugatti Veyron drag race - Top Gear

 

 

Jaguar XJ220

 

 

 

The Jaguar Xj220 is one of the forgotten super cars and it was produced in 1992 by Jaguar. This super car was the fastest car at that time. The vehicle features a 3.5 L V6 twin-turbo engine, which generates 542 horsepower at 7200 rpm. It has a 6-speed manual transmission, reaching 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph, an amazing speed for 1992. A total of 281 Jaguar XJ220 were produced and the original price was around $650,000. As of 2009, this car is worth around $150,000.

Jaguar XJ220

 

Jaguar XJ220 blue

Specifications

Vehicle Type: - 2-door coupe, production car
Price: - $650,000
Configuration: - Mid Engine / RWD
Engine: - Twin-Turbo V6
Capacity: - 3494 cc
Torque: - 475 lb-ft at 4500 rpm
Horsepower: - 542 bhp at 7200 rpm
Transmission: - 5-Speed Manual
Weight: - 3241 lbs
0-60 mph: - 3.8 sec
Top speed: - 217 mph

 

 

Jeremy Clarkson - Jaguar XJ220

Ferrari Enzo

 

 

 

The Ferrari Enzo, named after the Ferrari's owner, is a high performance sports car which is well noted for its styling features. Initially, the Ferrari Enzo cost $670,000 and only 399 units were ever produced, but due to its high demand and limited supply, the price of the Ferari Enzo increased every time someone crashes and it is currently estimated at over $1,000,000.

Ferrari Enzo

 

The Ferrarri Enzo features a V12 engine with four valves per cylinder. The engine displacement is about 4700 cc and it delivers an output power of 660 bhp and 485 lb-ft torque. The Ferrari Enzo reaches the speed of 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and the top speed is about 217 mph. The Ferrari Enzo features 6-speed Semi-Automatic transmission and the gear shifts can be performed easily and smoothly even at higher loads.


Ferrari Enzo doors open front view

 

 

Ferrari Enzo front view

Specifications

Vehicle Type: - production car, two doors coupe
Configuration: - Mid Engine
Engine: - V12
Capacity: - 5988 cc
Torque: - 485 lb-ft
Horsepower: - 660 bhp
Transmission: - 6-speed Semi-Automatic
Wheelbase: - 104.3 inches
Length: - 185.1 inches
Width: - 80.1 inches
Height: - 45.2 inches
Weight: - 3020 lbs
0-60 mph: - 3.4 sec
Top speed: - 217 mph

 

Ferrari Enzo in Action - Ride Rev Accelerations Drifts Burnout

 

 

Ferrari Enzo in Action - Ride Rev Accelerations Drifts Burnout

2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

 

 

 

The 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is an exclusive offering from Pagani as the car manufacturer has limited the production of the roadster version of the Zonda Cinque coupé to just five units. Just like the Zonda Cinque, the Roadster was produced with weight reduction measures in mind to improve its overall performance, driving experience, and emission. Because the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster has no roof, its carbon-titanium chassis has been redesigned to make up for the missing roof.

2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

 

 

The 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, a 2-door convertible production car, features a Mercedes-Benz AMG mid-engine (with rear-wheel drive) that boasts of a horsepower of 678 bhp and torque of 780 Nm. With it powerful engine, it can reach 60 mph within 3.3 seconds. The folks at Pagani have designed the car with ECU, ABS, and traction control by Bosch Engineering. The roadster has a 6-speed sequential transmission, a ceramic-coated Inconel/titanium exhaust system, magnesium and titanium suspensions, and APP monolithic wheels fashioned from aluminum and magnesium. The 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster’s interior features Pagani leather/carbon-fiber racing seats.

2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster side view

 

 

Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster in Puerto Banus

 

Pagani cinque roadster

2011 Noble M600

 

 

 

On the recent Autosport International Racing Car Show, with their first carbon bodied production, Noble M600, was completed and shown with great critical acclaim. The Noble M600 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter Yamaha V8 engine with an output of 650 hp at 6800 rpm and 640 lb-ft of torque at 3800 rpm. It has a mid, longitudinal engine, rear-wheel-drive architecture and is equipped with a Graziano 6-speed manual

 

The Noble M600 measures 4360 mm in length, has a 2540 mm wheelbase and a 1578 mm wide track with a total weight of 1250 kg. It also has a power-to-weight ratio of 520 hp per tonne. The Noble M600 has an officially rated top speed of 225 mph and a 0-120 mph acceleration time of 8.9 seconds. It is built on a tubular space frame chassis with stainless steel tubes and a carbon fiber composite body. It promises good handling and control because of the power assisted rack and pinion steering wheel. The Noble M600 uses Alcon brakes with 380 mm discs and six piston calipers in the front and 350 mm discs and four piston calipers in the rear.

The supercar’s appearance maintains a slender and contoured shape that doesn’t scream for attention every time you look at it. It’s not that Noble copied design from other supercars, but on first glance, the M600 do have a few similarities. It’s just evidence that Noble used their competitors as an inspiration in developing a supercar.

 

Noble M600 - Top Marques 2011

 

red Noble M600 - Top Marques 2011

Gumpert Apollo

 

 

 

Roland Gumpert, an engineer who played a major role in Audi’s motorsport campaigns, envisions creating a car that is so aerodynamically efficiently that it can drive on the roof of a tunnel. In 2004, he founded his own company, Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH. Based in Germany; it released its first car, the Gumpert Apollo, in 2006. And wow, that car was just pecial

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Exterior & Interior

The Gumpert Apollo is a distinctively shaped vehicle that takes no compromise in its pursuit of performance. One of the more elegant and unique looking vehicles on the planet, it has an extremely aerodynamic design that is more than capable of holding its own even on insane speeds. Various inlets located on the front and side of the car ensure that the turbocharged engine and brakes receive sufficient cooling, a crucial element for the high stress nature of racing. A huge roof scoop provides air for the engine that is located just in front of the rear axle.

 

 

Cost

Depending on the trim and optional equipment installed, the Gumpert Apollo costs in between $288,000 dollars to $438,000 dollars. A high price for sure, but only a few cars can compete against it, no matter what the price tag. It is one of the absolute fastest cars in the world, and will continue to be for years to come.

Specifications
General Info

Vehicle Type: Coupe
Est. Base Price: $238,00.00

Performance

Engine: 4.2-liter bi-turbo V8
Horsepower: 700 HP

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic-Manual
Maximum Seating: 2 people

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds
Maximum Speed: 225 mph (1609 kmh)

Fifth Gear - Gumpert Apollo

 

800hp Gumpert Apollo in Action - 270km/h Onboard!

 

Gumpert Apollo at Cars and Coffee in SoCal

McLaren F1

 

 

 

McLaren F1 - 3 different variations

 

McLaren F1 is the most powerful supercar produced by McLaren between the years 1994-1998, from the 100 cars: 65 are street versions, 5 are LMs (which was build to honor victory at Le Mans in 1995) and 3 are Gts (the road versions of the 1997 F1 GTR racing car) and 28 F1 GTR made for the roads.
The Chief Engineer Gordon Murroy`s concept refers to the use of expensive materials like: carbon, titanium, gold and for the first time, the use of carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Bugatti Veyron vs McLaren F1 - Top Gear

 

McLaren F1 LM driving

 

The car has a top speed of 386 km/h or 240 mph (very good speed for 1994) and can reach a speed of 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, 200 km/h in 6.7 seconds and 300 km/h in 30 seconds. The McLaren F1 was the fastest car in the world until Bugatti Veyron was introduced.

McLaren F1 doors open

When it was first introduced, it was priced at $970,000. This type of car is not produced anymore and it is very rare to find one of these on the market.

McLaren F1 GTR

 

Fifth Gear - Ferrari Enzo vs McLaren F1

 

McLaren F1 - Discovery Channel - Ultimate Cars

Koenigsegg CCX

 

 

Top Gear - Jeremy Clarkson tests Koenigsegg CCX - BBC

 

The Koenigsegg CCX is a supercar which features a breath taking CC shape and it is priced at $545,568

The word “CCX” means “Competition Coupe X” and the CCX was launched marking the 10th anniversary of Koenigsegg. The body of the car is made of aluminum and it features the fog lamps, front lamps, brake cooling system, optimal headlights, ICEM Surf CAD software and it has 50 mm space at the headroom, which makes it as the most spacious car.

 

 

Koenigsegg CCX in Iceland

 

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Koenigsegg CCX driving

 

 

air conditioning system and the stylish dash board.
Koenigsegg CCX side view

Specifications

Vehicle Type: - production car, two-door Coupe
Configuration: - Mid Engine
Engine: - Supercharged V8
Capacity: - 4700 cc
Torque: - 678 lb-ft at 5700 rpm
Horsepower: - 806 bhp at 6900 rpm
Transmission: - 6-Speed Manual
Length: - 169.0 inches
Width: - 78.6 inches
Height: - 44.1 inches
Weight: - 2601lbs
0-60 mph: - 3.2 sec
Top speed: - 245 mph
Price: - $545,568

 

Koenigsegg CCX

 

 

Koenigsegg CCX vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia 50-300km/h

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

The Saleen S7 is a high performance race car which features the powerful Twin-Turbo V8 engine.

The body of the Saleen S7 is made of aluminum and carbon fiber, as a result of this, the car is of less weight. The Saleen S7 features aluminum dampers and stabilizer bars at the front and rear. This ultimate supercar is priced at $550,000 and it can reach a top speed of 248 mph.

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo blue

 

The Saleen S7 features a Twin-Turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 7000 cc. The engine delivers an output power of 750 bhp at 6300 rpm and 700 lb-ft torque at 4800 rpm. The Saleen S7 reaches the speed of 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and 100 mph speed in about 6.2 seconds. The Saleen S7 features 6-speed Manual transmission and the gear shifts can be performed easily and smoothly even at higher loads.

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

 

 

Drive with two Saleen S7 Twin Turbos

 

 

Saleen S7 TT Competition

 

 

 

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo orange back view doors open

 

 

 

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo white front view

 

Specifications

Vehicle Type: - production car, two-door Coupe
Configuration: - Mid Engine
Engine: - Twin-Turbo V8
Capacity: - 7000 cc
Torque: - 700 lb-ft at 4800 rpm
Horsepower: - 750 bhp at 6300 rpm
Transmission: - 6-Speed Manual
Length: - 188.8 inches
Width: - 78.4 inches
Height: - 41.0 inches
Weight: - 2950 lbs
Wheelbase: - 106.3 inches
0-60 mph: - 3.2 sec
0-100 mph: - 6.2 sec
Top Speed: - 248 mph
Price: - $555,000

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero

 

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero With Doors Open

 

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero WORLD RECORD TOP SPEED

 

 

The SSC Ultimate Aero is a powerful engine sports car manufactured by Shelby SuperCars. The precious SSC Ultimate Aero TT is the world’s fastest production car, which travels at a top speed of 257 mph.

The new version known as 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero has been modified where some changes have been added to the exteriors, interiors, and the increase of horsepower about 15%. The most important change is the single piece aluminum block engine that improves the oiling capabilities and structure of the engine, so that the SSC Ultimate Aero produces an output of about 1287 horsepower.

 

SSC Ultimate Aero red side view

 

SSC Ultimate Aero TT
SSC Ultimate Aero - A BusinessWeek Exclusive

 

 

SSC Ultimate Aero BMW M5 - Fast Lane Daily - 14Sept07

 

 

SSC Ultimate Aero red back view

Specifications

Vehicle Type: -Production car, two doors coupe
Configuration: - Mid Engine/ RWD
Price: $654,000
Engine: - Twin-Turbo V8
Displacement: - 7000 cc
Horsepower: - 1287 bhp @ ---rpm
Max RPM: - 7200 rpm
Transmission: - 6-speed Manual
Width: - 82.7 in
Length: - 176.2 in
Height: - 43.0 in
Wheelbase: - 105.2 in
0-60 mph: 2.7 secs
Top speed: - 270mph

2011 Koenigsegg Agera

 

 

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2011 Koenigsegg Agera R

 

 

We’re not going to lie; when we picked the Koenigsegg Agera as our 2010 supercar of the year, we were pretty proud of ourselves. Not only did we buck the trend of crowning the mythical title of world’s best exotic to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, we actually gave it to a car that has 300-less horsepower than the current fastest machine on the planet. We figured that even if the Veyron Super Sport can wallop the Agera on the drag strip, the latter’s combination of appeal, speed, and cheaper price tag was more than what we could get from the Veyron Super Sport. Turns out, we haven’t seen the very best and most powerful version of the Agera yet. That is, until this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the Veyron SS-slayer, the Koenigsegg Agera R.

year:
2011

Engine:
4.7 liter V8 engine

Horse Power @ RPM:
1115@6900

0-60 time:
2.9 sec.

Top Speed:
260 mph

 

The Agera R uses a skeleton made of carbon fiber monocoque. It is very strong and lightweight. It also comes with VGR wheels that have spokes serving as turbine vanes which helps maximize the overall downward force generated by the sports car. The car in general is made up of very high quality materials befitting a car of its stature. The car is expected to cost somewhere in the vicinity of $1.6 million.

The Agera R features a 5-liter V8 powerful engine producing a mind-boggling 1,115 hp, much more powerful than the 910 hp engine of Agera. It also utilizes a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Imagine what happens when it unleashes all that power on the track.

 

 

2011 Koenigsegg Agera R

 

 

2011 Koenigsegg Agera R

 

2011 Koenigsegg Agera R

 

The top-of-the-line Bugatti Veyron Super Sport shares the same 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine, but with larger turbos and bigger intercoolers to push power to 1,183bhp, a jump of 196bhp. Torque increases from 921lb ft to 1106lb ft. This all means that it can reach a reported 267mph and that is faster than an Agera R.

Considering that you will most likely never go as fast as these cars, let alone with another car next to you to race; it is sort of irrelevant at this speed. When you cross a football field in less than a second your mind is more focused on survival instead of beating the other super rich guy in the car next to you. Nonetheless, the Bugatti seems to have the Agera R beat on paper even in the 0-60mph category which it reaches in 2.5 seconds.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

 

Have you ever felt like saying “I feel the need, the need for speed!” The 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport gives you just that.

The fastest production, road legal vehicle in the world made its American debut on August 2010 at the Pebble Beach Concourse. This new offering from Bugatti went into production towards the end of 2010. The first five cars that came off the line has been sold as a limited “World Record Editions.” At a cost of over 2.4 million dollars (2.08 million Euros at time of purchased) each, the first five immediately sold out. This World Record Edition is a replica of the car that clocked 267.9 miles per hour at Volkswagens Ehra-Lessien test tracks in Germany.

The conditions were perfect when the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport broke the record. SSC Ultimate Aero previously set the 256 mph record in 2007, in order to better the earlier Bugatti Veyron, but then, Bugatti came back with a vengeance by beating the record by at least 11mph.

Bugatti Automobiles SAS and the Volkswagen Group led the design and development of the Veyron. Hartmut Warkuss is the chief designer, while Jozef Kabaň of Volkswagen is responsible for its exterior design. In naming this outstanding vehicle, they have combined two giants in the car industry, Pierre Veyron and Ettore Bugatti.

Italian Ettore Bugatti founded his automobile company in 1909. Bugatti’s vehicles were much in demand for its engineering and stylish lines and finish. Story has it that only a select number of people had the privilege of owning a Bugatti, you were royalty or high up in the social class to own one. One other distinction Bugatti has is that it won the first ever Monaco Grand Prix.

Pierre Veyron, a Frenchman, was a racing driver that won the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hour race driving a Bugatti made vehicle.

Performance

The Veyron Super Sport gets its power from a 16 cylinder engine helped by 4 bi-turbochargers with a displacement of 487.8 cu in. Because each cylinder has four valves, this means the Veyron SS has a total of 64 valves. The engine configuration is that same as combining two V8 engines which make it look like a W than a V. This generates a total of 1200 horsepower, nearly 200 hp more that the previous model.

It uses a dual-clutch direct-shift gearbox that is computer controlled automatic having seven gear ratios. The gear box is built by Ricardo of England. Given the opportunity, you can either drive the Veyron SS in fully automatic or semi-automatic mode. To replace a transmission on this car will cost you $172,000.00 dollars.

Another feature in the Bugatti Veyron SS that makes it stand out is that it uses ten radiators, which help to keep the car cool after generating all that heat and speed. One radiator each for the engine oil, differential oil, transmission oil, and the AC system; at the same time there are three radiators each for the engine and the inter-coolers. Michelin designed special tires to meet the specs for which the Veyron was designed, high speeds. When replacing a set of tires for the Veyron SS, it costs $ 36,000.00 for a set of four.

Braking for the Veyron SS is made by SGL Carbon, which is a carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide composite disc. This type of brakes is suitable for less brake fading which works best for the Bugatti Veyron.

The Bugatti hits 0-62 mph in less than 3 seconds at 2.4 seconds. The progression in hitting given metrics for the Veyron SS include 150mph at 10 second, 186 mph at under 15 seconds, and in less than a minute, you could be going as fast as 245 mph.

When attempting to drive this car at top speeds, the driver must put it in top speed mode through the use of a special key. Once you have toggled the top speed key, you go through a checklist to prepare both driver and car to make a run at a top speed. The car dips down to a ground clearance of 2.6 inches, spoilers in the rear retract, and the front air diffusers are shut, then off you go.

Exterior

The body design by Jozef Kabaň includes the use of carbon fiber material which has been refined to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The entire body of is made of all-carbon monococque which provides added torsion rigidity. This also contributes to a lighter Bugatti Veyron which saves about 110 lbs. The silhouette of the Veyron SS is unmistakably sleek and sporty. Two NACA ducts located on the roof help deliver air into the engine at the same time giving it a certain appeal.

The signature “horseshoe grille” remains unchanged at the front. Reshaped, expanded front air intakes provide for added elegance surrounding the wheel arch. The rear looks much sportier mainly due to the twin diffuser which matches nicely with the centralized exhaust system.

Interior

Exquisite. This one word says it all for this latest from Bugatti. True to its reputation, the simplicity in which the seats are designed hugs both driver and passenger in safety. There aren’t many bells and whistles inside, simple and direct to the point. The instrument panel has everything the driver needs. You can select your own type of upholstery for the seats and even add a monogram of your initials to it. It is very much like a cockpit of an airplane. The insignia of Bugatti, EB, is evident throughout the vehicle, inside and out, not that you will, but this is a reminder for the driver, the car he or she is driving.

Specifications
General Info

Vehicle Type: SuperCar
Base Price: $2,400,000.00

Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gallons (94.6 liters)
Miles Per Gallon: 8 city / 13 hwy

Dimensions

Length: 175.7 in. (446 cm)
Width: 78.7 in. (199.8 cm)

Height: 47.4 in. (120 cm)
Curb Weight: 4486 lbs (2035 kg)

Wheel Base: 106.7 in. (271 cm)
Ground Clearance: 4.9 in. (12.5 cm)

Luggage Capacity: NA
Maximum Seating: 2 people

Performance

Engine: 8.0L W16-Cylinder, 64v DOHC Quad Turbocharger
Displacement: 7993 cc

Horsepower: 1200 HP
Max RPM: 6400 RPM

Torque: 1106 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch direct-shift Auto

0-60 mph: 2.40 seconds
1/4 Mile: 10.2 seconds @ 142.9 mph

0-100 mph: 5.00 seconds
Maximum Speed: 268 mph (431 kmph)

Monday, July 18, 2011

2012 BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

 

 

 

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Returning after twenty years: BMW presents their 2012 M3 DTM Concept car

You`ll be even prouder of your M3 now, it may share but a few ties with the race car but the spirit is all there. This carbonfibre-reinforced plastic monocoque DTM car houses a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre V8 with 480 bhp and when floored will reach 62 mph in 3 seconds and if pushed will top 186 mph.

 

 

 

Despite having our first glimpse a few days ago, BMW pulled the covers off their M3 DTM race car today which is set to do battle with fellow German rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz for the first time in 2012

Friday, July 15, 2011

2011 DDR Motorsport Miami GT kit car

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DDR Motorsport Miami GT Kit Car offers unique appeal

Step one chose and buy your own donor car from the following list: Acura RSX, Chevrolet Corvette or Toyota MR-2. Step Two leave it in the capable hands of DDR Motorsport who will convert it with a tubular chassis, fiberglass body and other cosmetic details. Step 3 pay them €13,950 for transforming your run-of-the-mill motor in to a look-a-like Super Car.

 

Mitsubishi Mirage


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