Archive: January 2009

29 January
2010 Porsche 911 GT3: Images & Video

We can’t be sure if the new 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 will be showcased in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, but seeing it on the streets is just as good. Expected to see the light in Geneva at the International Auto Show in March, the newest addition to the 911 family features new bumper with a lower spoiler, larger air intakes with mesh inserts, and modified bi-xenon headlights. With a 3.8-liter beast under the hood that outputs 435 horsepower and 317 ft-lbs of torque, Porsce 911 GT3 goes from naught to 60mph in just 4.0 seconds and tops at 194 mph. As for the price (base price that is), in US it goes up from $112,200 (no taxes included) while in Europe (Germany) it goes for some €116,000 (tax included). Dang it looks powerful in that hot red.  Check out the video and the gallery with the new Porsche 911 GT3.

via WCF

29 January
BMW Z10 ED Eco-Supercar

You thought BMW was going to let Bentley come up with a biofuel supercar that will get all those ecogeeks excited? Well, they won’t. Developed by the Technik divisio, a two-seat BMW that will go by the name of Z10 ED (Efficient Dynamics) is expected to be a green super car that will blow your mind. Packing a 400hp (298kW) 3.0-liter engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, F1-derived regenerative braking technology that will store energy in a li-ion battery, and start-stop engine management, it’s rumored that the new Z10 ED will cost something close to $110,000. We’re eager to see how it looks … [via Autocar]

29 January
Maybach 62S Landaulet, Sells on eBay?

Not sure about you, but for me that looks like someone trying to make a quick buck. Apparently what we have in here is a semi-convertible Maybach 62S Landaulet – the world’s most luxurious sedan , that is selling on eBay for a buy-it-now pice of $2.2 million. With a MSRP of $1.35 million for the US market and only 20 units to be produced, we find it hard to believe that a Texas guy got his hands on it and is trying to sell it. But if that’s true, you should know that it’s a loaded version that packs a 612hp (450kW) twin turbo V12 engine, has an amazing rollback canvass roof and a beautiful Baltic Black over Aspen White interior. I sure hope they have a chauffeur and a few ladies to go with the sale. [ebay via jalopnik]

28 January
BMW M3 Aerodynamic Kit by Hartge

The M3 is already an amazing ride, but we’ll have to agree that it could use a small facelift from time to time. That’s what the wicked tuners from Hartge managed to do. They came out with an aerodynamic kit that include a front spoiler lip, carbon add-ons for the front spoiler lip, and side sills for both right and left rear. Also included with the package there’s a rear diffuser, a stylish lip for the boot lid (not available for the convertible, though) and a set of carbon cased mirrors. Though we don’t have a price or a full list of changes, it’s obvious that the exterior accessories pimped it out a little, don’t you think? [via WCF]

28 January
The Charming 2009 Harley Davidson Iron 883

We never lost passion for bikes, but for some reason our favorite two wheelers stopped from making it front page on CarBlog. That’s about to change, and the first model to revamp our series, is the new Iron 883 from Harley Davidson. Based on the entry-level Sportster platform, it’s part of the Dark Custom lineup dedicated to the young. All wrapped in a black matte finish, with a fuel-injected 883cc V-twin engine perfect for those city rides, the 2009 Iron 883 is the stylish ride you’ve been looking for. Available for an affordable $7,899, we can already feel the adrenaline rushing and hear the classic sound of a Harley. Don’t you?

28 January
The Fastest And Most Powerful Bentley, a Biofuel Supercar

The upcoming Auto Show in Geneva will be host to amazing surprises and Bentley is one of those trying to get us excited. They’ve been silently working on a luxurious Biofuel Supercar, the marque’s fastest, most powerful production car yet. Based on the 600HP Continental GT Speed, rumors have it that under the hood there’s an ethanol-guzzler version of a twin-turbo W12 engine with an increased mileage and less emissions. Visually we can’t see more changes than the pair of vents on hood, the sizable vertical intakes or the blacked out grille. Aggressive like a feline … isn’t it? [via Autoblog]

27 January
Canadian Way of Washing a Dropped-top Mini Cabrio

Call it an idiotic idea or a great viral from MINI, here’s a video that will likely get you to smile. Three Canadian guys from Toronto are looking for some fun and the best way to do it, is by driving a dropped-top MINI Cabrio through an automatic car wash. Though the car went out unscathed, we wouldn’t recommend anything like this (but if you do it make sure you’ll email us the video) to your own ride. Check out the hot air treatment … priceless, isn’t it? And here’s the behind the scenes video. FUNNY AS HELL!

[via miniunited]

27 January
2010 BMW 5 Series – More Details

Many people are waiting to see how the new 2010 BMW 5 Series will look like, but the Germans managed to keep it under the radar until now.  Expected to see the ligth starting October 2010, the folks from autozeitung.de managed to get their hands on a set of spyshots with what looks like the new 5-Series. Slightly sportier and with an increased wheelbase, it featurs a wider BMW grille inspired from the CS Concept and packs state of the art technology that includes a steering system with an active rear axle, Night vision, lane-assist, active braking or an advanced cruise control system. With petrol engines under the hood to output from 180 to 370 hp, and diesels ranging from 180 to 290hp, the new 2010 BMW 5 Series sure will definitely be a hot ride. [via WCF]

27 January
Brilliant Porsche Museum in Stuttgart

Porsche is an internationally brand that should be in the dictionary under style and speed. Celebrating the marque’s history and heritage, the Germans have spent some 100 million Euro and more than three years to renovate this futuristic building – the Porsche Museum, in Stuttgart. An amazing 1,000 square meters of floor space, there are more than 80 stunning models starting from the first 356 to the latest Panamera. And did we mention those exquisite rides … the 924 Carrera GTS, the 959 Dakar 1986 (René Metge) or Niki Lauda’s Porsche-powered McLaren. The Porsche Museum opens gates on January 31, so if you’re in Germany get to see it. It’s a work of art … [via AutoBlog]

26 January
Rumor: Jaguar's XJ220 Super Car

For a car that doesn’t exist, Jaguar’s XJ220 looks amazing. Though still a rumor, the Brits are expected to revive their amazing sports car (that ruled from 1992 to 1994) and it may look like the renderings in here. With some wide air intakes that dominate the front, a sleek oval grille and stylish ultra-efficient LED headlamps, Jaguar XJ220 is expected to “kill” Audi’s R8 and if anyone’s interested, we think they have a shot. Under the hood, there’s a 503-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine from the XFR model, that goes naught to 60mph in less than four seconds and tops at 230mph. It’s an amazing design so we can only hope we’ll get this beauty running on our streets, but that looks like an expensive ride. Isn’t it? [via AutoExpress]

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