Porsche Carrera GT had a limited series production of roughly 1380 models. Owners of these completely sold-out vehicles, Gemballa gives the chance to top this exclusiveness. The Porsche customizing specialists of Leonberg, Germany transforms the Carrera GT into the Gemballa Mirage GT; offered in an extremly limited series of only 25 models. More than half of this series is already sold. Customers including several prominent ones, place their trust in the technical expertise of Gemballa assuring unquestionable singular uniqueness of their Mirage GT.
This is a hybrid 4-wheeled vehicle powered by a combination of a liquid-cooled V-twin gasoline engine and an electric motor. It is also designed with a unique dual-scythe suspension that enables cornering with a lean (banking) like a motorcycle despite the 4-wheel format. There is also a dual arm-lock system that keeps the machine upright when at rest without a stand. It offers excellent performance and maneuverability with a machine width roughly equivalent to that of a 2-wheeler.
TVR is about to unveil plans to start building cars after 18 months in the wilderness â€” provided it can raise the cash. A revised but familiar-sounding recovery plan to assemble a mostly UK-based team of chassis and body suppliers, to utilise a stock of ready-built engines, and bring everything together in a final assembly operation at Bertone in Italy was revealed last week to a 60-strong UK meeting of dealers and potential investors from Europe, Asia and America.
Lexus has released six new images of the the IS-F luxury sedan, which was first shown in January at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car is expected to arrive in showrooms in the coming months.
The all-new 2008 IS-F will target the BMW M3 and Audi RS4, delivering more than 400 horsepower and 350 ft.-lbs. of torque from a 5.0-liter V8 engine. It will eventually be offered as a two-door coupe, as well.
Much of the development of the new IS-F took place at Fuji Speedway and the Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in Japan. The IS-F is based on the rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS, which is equipped with a double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension. The IS-F engine is mated to the worldâ€™s first eight-speed “direct sport-shift” transmission. A new torque-converter lock-up control was developed that allows for a direct, crisp gear change through the constant lock-up of the torque converter in second through eighth gears.
In Drive mode, the IS-F transmission performs smoothly, and the torque converter allows for quick 0-60 acceleration in less than 4.9 seconds. The transmission also features a manual mode operated via a pair of paddles. Downshifts are accompanied by automated throttle blips to match engine RPM to vehicle speed. Heavy-duty Brembo brakes with 14.2-inch discs and six-piston calipers ensure all the power is kept under control. The IS-F features custom-designed 19-inch forged alloy wheels as standard.
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Issue 73 of the ever popular Speed and Sound once again features the best local content from South Africa.
Itâ€™s been a while since weâ€™ve had a Drag car featured on the cover but trust me, this one is worth it. Itâ€™s a Chev Firenza, dubbed Freshly Squeezed for obvious reasons. In its lucent orange paint it has to be one of the best looking door slammers this side of the equator.
We feature two highly modified Opel TSâ€™, one is a Speed and Sound sponsored racer while the other hails from the sleepy town of Orkney. We also go in depth to show you what makes the C20LET (Opel TS Motor) so strong and potent.
Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of signing a $110 million deal to stay on at the McLaren team until the end of 2012. The German newspaper Bild claims the contract, representing a mammoth pay-rise over his debut salary, is worth $17m every year plus – oddly for a McLaren contract – the ability for his father Anthony to negotiate separate marketing arrangements.
Mercedes-Benzâ€™s Norbert Haug confirmed: â€œWe would like to cooperate with Lewis on a long-term basis. He is a great person and a great driver.â€ Hamiltonâ€™s father said they are yet to sign the deal. â€œNot yet,â€ he said, then referring to the upcoming FIA inspections at Woking. â€œThere are still things to go through, such as whether the team is definitely in formula one.â€
The news coincides with Hamilton telling reporters in the McLaren motor home that he has earned more respect from the team than his championship rival Fernando Alonso. â€œAnd since whatâ€™s gone on in the last few weeks theyâ€™ve realized who the real people are in the team and who they really should back,â€ the Briton, 22, added.
â€œWe arrived at Spa and he is sitting there laughing and joking. I donâ€™t understand it.â€ Hamilton confirmed suspicions that his relationship with the Spaniard is almost non-existent. â€œHe is not the person I imagined him to be,â€ he said. (GMM)
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This really can not be called a paint job as it seems this Lamborghini was all done by a marker. Plus it must have taken some serious time to finish a piece like this.