The Mercedes SL Class continues its success story in a revised edition. As a matter of course, the engineers and designers at KICHERER have pulled out all the stops in order to enhance the Roadsterâ€™s exclusiveness and sportiness.
Thanks to the KICHERER K60 Biturbo 12-cylinder engine fitted with 605hp/445kW, the SL 600 becomes one of the most powerful Roadsters around the globe. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and 200 km/h after 14.2 seconds are values speaking for themselves, just like the electronically limited peak speed of 300 km/h. (more…)
Lamborghini fans could face some indecision over whether or not the company’s latest offering honors their tradition of good-looking cars. The Italian sports car maker is famous for producing vehicles that define beauty and pace. While the latter quality is sure to be found in the company’s latest offering, the Alar, the initial reaction to press pictures of the car has been heavily divided between guarded praise and outright criticism. (more…)
*Introducing our newest member to the carBlogging team, Shamil*
At the Tokyo Motor Show a few years back, Nissan unveiled the GT-R Concept for the first time confirming that the GT-R legend would be continued into the 21st century. Later at another show, Nissan announced the next-generation GT-R would be rolled out in 2007, hence the first visible test vehicles have being spotted at the â€œringâ€ and in Arizona at the end of April 2007. This sent nearly every motor magazine, car website and blog into frenzy as they all posted spy shots of this icon being resurrected in this new shape and form. (more…)
The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the fastest things I have ever seen in motion. Now these guys have taken a Mk1 VW Golf, converted it to rear-wheel-drive, and dropped a turbocharged, 350-horsepower Hayabusa mill under the hood. Take a look.. nothing short of amazing
After watching this, youâ€™ll get a good understanding of why we, and most other car nuts around the world, are so in love with the Koenigsegg CCX. A potent V8 engine, 802hp, 920Nm and a chassis that weighs just 1180kg, need we say more?
This is the second time weâ€™re feeding on the Phantom, perhaps, the stunning machine keeps calling us back.
The Phantom Drophead Coupe is shorter in size and has coach-style doors, which open from the front, allowing for easy access to the rear seats. It has brushed steel hood and teak cover for the convertible top.
Wesbank hosted the Ultimate Street car event this past weekend attracking some of SA’s fastest cars. As I strolled into the pit lanes I was put in awe with the selection of quality super cars. A Subaru came past, then a Porsche, a Noble, an Aerial Atom and then an Ultima, and thatâ€™s just to name a few of the amazing cars that came past me. Eighty odd cars later I dragged my bottom jaw off the ground and wiped the huge grin off my face and got down to business.
I got there at the start of the Top End runs and was in the perfect position to get the results and get some cool pictures. After snapping away I met up with Stevin and moved to the second hair pin on the circuit. (more…)
It seems that the GTI W12 650 comes directly from the race track. A GTI that runs like the Pace Car of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Its name means: W12 cylinder, 650 horsepower. A showcar, not more, not less. Nevertheless it shows what enormous potential the GTI has to offer.
3.7 seconds, 201 mph, 554 lb-ft
Its 6.0-liter Biturbo engine is longitudinal and placed directly behind the driver and the front seat passenger. The GTI W12 650 differentiate itself in this way from the classical central engine car. A 6-speed automatic transmission transfers 554 lb-ft to the rear axle. It catapults the GTI W12 650 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds. With a top speed of 201 mph the GTI W12 650 leaves behind nearly all of the world’s supercars. (more…)