Archive: September 2007

27 September
Worked BMW M3 vs Bugatti Veyron

During our late last night chat, our friend Vincent from Autoblog.nl sent us this cool video link of an airstrip drag race between a Bugatti Veyron and a BMW M3 E92. Prior to the drag race (we hope you’re not seriously going to ask us who won), Dutch racing driver Ho-Pin Tung decided that he should warm up a bit the bimmers tires. And what smoky warm up that was!

27 September
Pimp my Ride beetle up for sale

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Here’s one more “Pimp My Ride” project vehicle that’s up for sale. Gus, a reader of Carscoop, discovered Lawanna’s VW Bug that aired on MTV’s Pimp My Ride Show episode 414, on the Los Angeles area Craiglist. The seller –we don’t know for sure if it’s Lawanna, is asking a mere $40,000. Not bad at all for a rustbucket on wheels that was half-way to the scrapyard before Xzibit took over.

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The VW Beetle’s theme was “Hair Force One” due to the fact that Lawanna was a hair stylist who was about to enter the air force. Among other things that the GAS crew did, was to install a sink with shampoo and conditioner dispensers in the front, as well as waterproof speakers and an iPod nano. Inside the car features a high-power hair dryer that got air via a scoop on the car’s roof.

26 September
Video: E92 BMW M3 Review

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Here’s a great review of the new M3 that shows you just how dramatically some of the key electronic settings in the car can effect the overall performance. Like the reviewer in this video, we’d want to set every mode to the ‘extreme’ setting as well.

25 September
Hamann Thunder: M3 Look and 560-Horsepower V10 Engine

For those of you who have heard the name Hamann, you will know they are a pretty crazy bunch of people. Taking a perfectly good BMW/Ferrari/Lamborghini and turning it into an incredible work of art. Read the rest of this entry »

23 September
Car of the week – Brabus Mercedes-Benz C220

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German tuners have just unveiled their BRABUS D3 S POWER XTRA upgrade for the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. The plug-in kit produces an additional 50 PS (49HP)/36.8 kW more power and an extra 80 Nm of torque combined with maximum environmental friendliness in harmony with the euro-IV emission limits. Read the rest of this entry »

23 September
BMW M3 vs Audi RS4

Two of the most powerful cars ever: M3 vs RS4. The M3 is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 engine producing 420hp and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds. The RS4 is powered by 4.2 liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in…, well you are right: 4.8 seconds. Winner? Watch the video and you will find out!

21 September
Nissan 350Z Cobra kitted

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The new Nissan 350Z Roadster starts into the new convertible season with some modifications. Cobra Technology & Lifestyle already offers a broad range of sporty COBRA N+ tuning components for the 2006 model. Of course most COBRA N+ options are also available for the modified 350Z coupe.

The facelift on the 350Z bodywork required the development of new COBRA N+ bodystyling components made from flexible PU-Rim in original equipment quality. The COBRA N+ front spoiler, which also fits on the coupe, not only lends the 350Z more passing prestige but also minimizes aerodynamic lift on the front axle. The front is further refined with a special COBRA N+ grate made from high-gloss stainless steel. Read the rest of this entry »

21 September
Video: Porsche 911 GT3 vs BMW M3

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Two of Germany’s most extreme sports cars come head-to-head in this latest video comparo from Auto Motor und Sport. In one corner is the recently launched E92 M3 Coupe and in the other is Porsche’s track focused GT3. Pity the video is German but there’s plenty of driving action to make it a worthwhile watch.

20 September
BMW power for all seasons

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For BMW buyers who wish to soak in as much sun as possible this summer without losing the marque’s hallmark performance and handling, the company has an offering to fit the bill to a tee. The German auto maker is no stranger to engineering convertible cars of the highest quality, and after such icons as the 330Ci Cabriolet and the Z4, one might have wondered how such winning packages could be improved upon. However, in BMW AG’s typical perfectionist tradition, they have once again raised the bar with an extremely well engineered and desirable addition; the 335Ci Cabriolet. Read the rest of this entry »

18 September
Hamann Porsche Cayenne "Cyclone"

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We’re in the process of wrapping up our Frankfurt Show coverage with the presentation of a few models that we haven’t shown you yet and the Hamann Porsche Cayenne Cyclone belongs to this category. A picture is worth a thousand words and the Cyclone definitely speaks for itself with its vulgar looks. There are no mechanical changes as the Cyclone sport pack consists only of a full, wide body aerodynamic kit and optional 22 and 23-inch alloy wheels. If you follow the jump, you can check out our high-res image gallery along with the official press release and additionally, if you’re interested, the price list which we snapped with our camera at the Frankfurt Show. More photos after the jump Read the rest of this entry »

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