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Monday, June 14, 2010

In May 2005, a prototype Veyron tested at a Volkswagen track near Wolfsburg, Germany recorded an electronically limited top speed of 400 km/h (249 mph). In October 2006, Car and Driver magazine's editor Csaba Csere test drove the final production version of the Veyron for the November 2006 issue. This test, at Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien test track, reached a top speed of 407.5 km/h (253.2 mph).

Posted on: July 16th, 2009 at 1:51 am

Volvo Car Corporation proudly presented the Volvo S80L at the 6th Guangzhou Motor Show in south China. The S80L, a long wheelbase version of the popular S80 sedan, has been locally tailored and specifically designed for the market in China. Furthermore, the Volvo S80L will be locally produced in China. The new design was unveiled by Dr. Alexander Klose, CEO of Volvo Car China, and marks the acceleration of its localization plan.

Posted on: July 15th, 2009 at 1:30 am

Commonly referred to as "The world’s greatest unknown sports car", this great little roadster is a product of Brazil, manufactured in the 1960's. The cars utilized Volkswagen components and were assembled as turn key sports cars in a small manufacturing facility in Brazil.

Posted on: July 14th, 2009 at 1:36 am

Part TWO of THREE truck challenge videos. A chance to see the action packed race in full as Clarkson May and Hammond take on the Alpine Course with some precious cargo in their long haul trucks.

Posted on: July 11th, 2009 at 1:46 am

The first automobile ever produced was the Benz Patent Motorwagen, built in 1885 and unveiled in 1886 by Karl Benz. Unique and consequently the fastest, it established a record speed of 16 km/h (10 mph). More than a century later, in September 2007, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT registered the latest record, for a production car, of 412 km/h (256.18 mph).

Posted on: July 10th, 2009 at 1:47 am

It’s raw power is supplied from a 7 litre V8 engine with both a supercharger and a turbo. The Zenvo ST1 develops 1104 BHP of power which is controlled at the flick of a switch. Producing a massive 1.430 NM of torque which is put to ground via a 6 speed gearbox, variable suspension and custom wheels. Zenvo goes 0 to 100 in an impressive 3 seconds.

Posted on: July 9th, 2009 at 1:43 am

Karmann Ghia's great looks made for a fairly good selling car, totalling over 10,000 the first year. The Karmann Ghia was last produced in 1974 to make way for the new Volkswagen Scirocco. Only 365,912 coupes and 79,325 convertibles were produced which make the Karmann Ghia a fairly rare car considering it was produced for nearly 20 years.

Posted on: July 8th, 2009 at 1:30 am

Revealed in late 2007, the 2009 GT-R marks the revival of an iconic nameplate for Nissan. The car is powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo V6, good for 480 horsepower and 434 ft-lb of torque. The only transmission that will be available in the GT-R is a GR6 dual-clutch six-speed. The GT-R's powertrain is reportedly good for a zero to 60 time of 3.5 seconds, a quarter mile time of only 11.7 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph.

Posted on: July 4th, 2009 at 1:38 am

The Porsche 968 Convertible is one of five 968s produced from 1992 to 1995. They include the 968 Coupe, the 968 Sport - introduced in 1994, the 968 Club Sport - introduced in 1993, the 968 Turbo S - introduced in 1993, and of course, the 968 Convertible.

Posted on: July 3rd, 2009 at 1:40 am

In the first decade after WWII, the long established firm of Zundapp in Nurnberg offered a large palette of two wheelers ranging from motor-assisted bicycles to heavy motorcycles. In late 1954 it became shockingly evident that the recovering population was ready for more refined weatherproof vehicles, and the entire motorcycle industry was in a tailspin.

Posted on: July 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 am

The mid-mounted 5.2L V12 is the focus of the update. The new engine features FSI direct-injection technology, a 12.5:1 compression ratio and develops 552hp and 398lb-ft of torque, 32hp and 23lb-ft more than the current 5.0L mill.

Posted on: June 27th, 2009 at 1:26 am

The Roadster version of the Murciélago will offer an uprated 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces 650 hp (478 kW) along with permanent four-wheel drive: hence the model’s LP 650-4 moniker. With 660 Nm of torque, top performance is at 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.4 seconds. The top speed is around 330 Km/h (205mph).

Posted on: June 26th, 2009 at 1:55 am

The Lamborghini Murciélago is one of the most extraordinary super sports cars of all time. Automobili Lamborghini has now expanded its model range with a new, exceptionally purist and even more extreme top model – the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is even more powerful, lighter and faster than the Murciélago LP 640. With the output of the 6.5 liter V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs), the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs) per hp.

Posted on: June 25th, 2009 at 1:20 am

This exclusive model is the fruit of an innovative collaboration between Gianni Versace SpA and the prestigious luxury sports car works at Sant'Agata Bolognese. Working directly with Maison Versace's designers, the specialists responsible for Lamborghini's "ad personam" (personalisation) programme have created a model offering significant enhancements to the interior fittings of the standard Murcielago LP 640.

Posted on: June 21st, 2009 at 1:16 am

There are many fascinating automobiles money can buy but its spectacular design, its uncompromising high-performance concept and its limited edition of just eleven cars make the new NOVITEC TuLesto the most exclusive high-end sports car in the world.

Posted on: June 20th, 2009 at 1:48 am

The Perana Z-one is the product of a vision born in the hearts of a collection of motoring enthusiasts and signals the first collaboration between Zagato, the renowned Milanese Coachbuilders, with a South African Vehicle Manufacturer, Perana Performance Group. Following in the footsteps of Zagato's long tradition of designing some of the most beautiful sports cars made in the last century, the Perana Z-one is no mere dream car.

Posted on: June 16th, 2009 at 1:09 am

From the production of the first model in 1974, the 911 Turbo has never hidden its intent. The newest model continues this tradition with a design that is singularly powerful. Like the turbochargers under its skin, the body of the 911 Turbo is a model of aerodynamic control. The body s aerodynamic profile has been painstakingly tested to create positive downforce at the rear, without speed-robbing drag. The drag coefficient is remarkably low at just 0.31.

Posted on: June 15th, 2009 at 1:07 am

Ronn Motor Company is blending the world of exotic performance cars with eco friendly fuel solutions with its first car, the Scorpion. Exclusive styling and uncompromising performance engineering will deliver the ultimate driving and ownership experience.

Posted on: June 14th, 2009 at 1:44

The "RK Coupe" is based on the current Cayman S chassis from Porsche, and like the RK Spyder is built by the Italian Coach Builder "Studiotorino" owned by Alfredo & Maria Paola Stola. The "RK Coupe" will be limited to 49 vehicles and will also be available to the US market.

Posted on: June 10th, 2009 at 1:00 am

Rossion Automotive proudly announces the worldwide debut of their new supercar, the Rossion Q1. The move into production for the Rossion Q1 began after 1G Racing acquired both the intellectual and design rights for the Noble M400 and M12 platforms earlier this year in February. While further stressing the performance aspects that made Noble platforms such a startling success, the new Rossion Q1 incorporates dramatic design and a comfortably refined interior to create a versatile supercar that mesmerizes on the road as easily as on the track.

Posted on: June 9th, 2009 at 1:33 am

Simbol Design designed the Lavazza GTX supercar using their 30 year road and racing automotive experience. On the road since May of 2006, and after about 30.000 kms of tests, Simbol reached speeds of about 320 kms/h with excellent stability and braking in every condition. This result, combined with the overwhelming interest achieved throughout the world, has led to development of the GTX with modified design and improved performance.

Posted on: June 8th, 2009

After holding the “World’s Fastest Production Car” for the past year, the Shelby SuperCars’ Ultimate Aero is receiving several refinements for the 2009 model year. The SSC engineering team equipped the 2009 Ultimate Aero with a 15% increase in horsepower, a revamped front fascia design, and an array of important interior upgrades. The most substantial change is an SSC‐designed, 1‐piece billet aluminum engine block. A milestone for the limited‐production automobile manufacturer, the new block improves structural integrity and oiling capabilities allowing SSC to boost the power output to 1287 horsepower while improving durability.

Posted on: June 4th, 2009 at 1:11 am

The Tramontana embodies a revolutionary concept that incorporates technical precision, personalized design, and superior craftsmanship. The ultimate vehicle of desire, emotion, and excitement, modelled on the streamlined curves of the Costa Brava's winds... a timeless work of art.

Posted on: June 3rd, 2009 at 1:07 am

The Veritas RS III – The first monocoque will be made in a series of max 30 cars beginning in 2008; facelifts are planned annually from 2009. In 2009, Veritas will also make a hardtop Coupé version of the two-seater RS III. Pure passion. Absolute dedication. And the unalterable belief in authentic and uncompromising motor racing. This is the stuff of automobile legends. And why they remain unforgettable.

Posted on: June 2nd, 2009

It’s raw power is supplied from a 7 litre V8 engine with both a supercharger and a turbo. The Zenvo ST1 develops 1104 BHP of power which is controlled at the flick of a switch. Producing a massive 1.430 NM of torque which is put to ground via a 6 speed gearbox, variable suspension and custom wheels. Zenvo goes 0 to 100 in an impressive 3 seconds.

Posted on: May 31st, 2009 at 1

A perfect mix between apparently opposite worlds such as craftmanship and modern technology, including technical partnerships at international level, Faralli & Mazzanti is proud to announce the first car entirely designed and developed in-house: Vulca. The name, as per Faralli & Mazzanti tradition, is inspired by the Etruscan world.

Posted on: May 27th, 2009 at


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