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Oh, and it also has more than 737 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of a new 60-degree, 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 developed expressly for the car by the engine wizards at AMG, replacing the 7.3-liter naturally aspirated AMG V-12 in the Zonda. The mid-mounted engine drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed, single clutch automated manual transmission built by Xtrac, the British company that makes trannys for F1 cars and Le Mans prototypes. There was some wrangling over the new engine’s configuration. Horacio Pagani didn’t like the idea of turbos, and didn’t like the naturally aspirated V-8 AMG first proposed as a replacement for the Zonda’s 7.3. He wanted a V-12, but AMG engineers were insistent that to meet emissions and fuel consumption standards through the next decade, the engine had to have forced induction. AMG clearly knew what it was talking about. At cruising speeds, the Huayra is one of the most fuel-efficient supercars in the business, says Pagani, brandishing figures fresh from the test lab showing it has achieved 21 mpg (U.S.) on the Euro highway cycle.
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Ferrari Enzo 2013 concept
Ferrari Enzo Car Rendered Concept by Constantin-Gabriel RADU draws heavily on design elements from the most recent crop of Ferrari’s, particularly the 458 Italia. Except for a mid-engined V12-powered supercar there’s very little when it comes to air intakes, or perhaps cooling vents, for the purpose is certain to be a scorching lump of steel just behind your cockpit. It would be surprising if the closing design was signed-off even though the hood remained as smooth as a pancake as well as void of any aerodynamic building.
The gents at Heide Performance Products (HPP) make cars that get attention. The philosophy, at least, should appeal to enthusiasts who experience gastric distress whenever they look at another evolution of the mid-sized-fits-all Camcordimabu.
That hasn’t been the case, however – at least not in our comments. Once we post on HPP’s SEMA-riffic offerings like the Camaro-based Trans-Am or Challenger-based Charger Daytona, we don’t have long to wait for a sharp opinion.
We visited HPP’s workshop in suburban Detroit and were given a brief opportunity to form some opinions inside a car, the Petty Superbird, and burn a little gas in the process. Foremost among the revelations: HPP isn’t really trying to revive a car; it is reviving an attitude.
And in keeping with the philosophy we started with, that’s the point. A new supercar is announced every week. If someone had texted you just one year ago with the question, “Hey, have you seen that new Polish supercar?” your response might have been, “I think your autocorrect is acting up – you meant ‘posh,’ right?”
It can be challenging enough to keep up with them. What’s often more difficult is remembering what they look like, or being able to identify them, a week later. That will never be the case with an HPP car. So yes, you have to want an HPP car. You can’t just want a track screamer or bargain performance, or the right to say you have a supercar. You wouldn’t say “I have eighty grand, what can I get?”
Even then, the plan wasn’t to simply make parts for cars, the plan was to develop a system for creating small-volume specialty cars for dealerships – to provide an American-owned, American-run outsourced Skunkworks for OEMs and go “from art to part,” and along the way putting the fun back into showroom floors. He would do this not just for Chrysler dealers, but any dealer – and customer and OEM – who sees such modified cars as sales tools. Hence products like the Daytona Charger, Petty Superbird and HPP T/A. Think Michael Stoschek’s Lancia Stratos for the domestic set…
The HPP Superbird is built on a car that was never intended to do such duty, a genesis story that it shares with the original. The 1970 Superbird was only built because team driver Richard Petty got tired of being beat by Fords and Dodge Daytonas, so he defected to The Blue Oval. But he told Plymouth that if they gave him a version of the Daytona, introduced a year earlier, he’d come back.
Plymouth took a Road Runner – which itself was a modified Belvedere, that in turn being the model Petty used to take the Grand National Championship in 1964 – and created a front clip slightly different than the Charger’s, fitted a hood and fenders from the Coronet, and engineered a wing that was more substantial and at a steeper angle than that on the Charger. The additional benefit of Plymouth having created its car a year after Dodge was that Charger Daytonas might overheat if driven slowly, Superbirds didn’t.
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Mercedes-Benz has prepared an interesting design study of a 2025 G-Class in police and civilian versions.
he civilian version is also based on the G-Class and comes with an expressive radiator grille with built-in LED headlamps. The front indicators and position lights are located on top of the wings as a reminder of its G-Class roots.
The Ener-G-Force can store recycled water in roof-mounted tanks before being transferred to the “hydro-tech converter” for transforming natural and renewable resources into hydrogen necessary for operating the fuel cells. The electricity generated during this process is saved in storage units mounted on the side skirts, providing a maximum range of approximately 800 km (497 miles).
Additional details can be found in the press release below.
The famous Chevrolet Corvette dates back to 1953, and all automobile historians considered the ancestor of the American super car. The latest generation of C6 under the symbol was presented in 2005, but super cars can live long and five years of the model does not mean its old age. However, concern GM thinks the release of the next generation super car, which will be released no earlier than in 2012.
The last Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept will also find continuation in the production model. It GM designers have used a lot of fresh and interesting solutions, since the original arrangement of optics in the fade body and ending with a modern interpretation of the separate rear glass with car design icons of the last century Corvette Stingray 1963. Especially since the last Stingray 2009 lit in the cinematic saga “Transformers,” and there is a celebration of the existing models of Chevrolet – Camaro and the new Spark. Fotoshpiony caught and a new version of the Corvette Stingray concept without a roof. If this is not a fake Hollywood film producers, the roadster can be a reaffirmation of the design Corvette C7. But Tom Peters (Tom Peters), the last member of the design team concept Corvette Stingray, makes it plain that the C7 will be different. It will inherit from the concept only a few details.
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2016 Lamborghini Madura Concept, named after Madura Madura Island in Indonesia, which is famous for its bull races, which reflects the strength of this car, car of the future. Madura is a proposal for the first hybrid Lamborghini scheduled for 2016. Make cars more efficient and friendly nature. Find a model environmentally friendly to say that an electric motor that is hidden under the front cover of a curve, the elegant body inspired by the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago, and spoilers, protruding from the side wall that connects the laser beam, which is said to be symbolic of electric drive systems.
The front panel is very sleek and aerodynamic. It consists of a hood with an electric motor at the base, and a rear spoiler with a knife to a depth of more than design, and better results are CW. The light is very thin, horizontally oriented to emphasize the width of the car. The tail is similar to the front. There is another player with more body and a knife in between. They are crossed by flows overlapping or parallel. Spoiler as a special feature that emerged from the side wall and connected to the laser beam during braking, as a symbol for electric propulsion.
328 MW is considered to be the most successful and the most beautiful sports car of the 1930s. Owes its success model number of design features: consistently lightweight design, the right silhouette c in terms of aerodynamics, optimum engine and outstanding chassis formed the basis for a new view of the car. According to this idea alone is not enough power to succeed, you need optimum coordination of all the parameters of the car, combined with maximum efficiency. With these qualities, BMW 328 even at that time, it was a fact that the BMW brand represents today: dynamics, aesthetics and a high degree of innovation.
In 2011, the dream car is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The celebrations began on the race Mille Miglia, where most of the public attention was drawn to the stunning racing BMW 328. In the search for a balance between tradition and modernity, and in honor of the anniversary of the BMW 328, the BMW Group presented a very special model: BMW 328 Hommage.
“The launch of the BMW 328 Hommage, we wish to pay tribute to the passion and ingenuity of the creators of BMW 328, – says Karl Baumer, head of BMW Group Classic. – They created a car – the legend, the appearance of which is considered a milestone in the history of the industry. ” BMW 328 Hommage takes the principles and character of the vehicle of the time at the moment and shows a possible interpretation of how the designers of the past would, Fritz Fiedler and Rudolf Schleicher, might have built the BMW 328 today, using modern means.
BMW 328 – lightweight construction as a principle
BMW 328 car was special also because it was the first time for BMW consistently implemented the principle of facilitating the design. Wherever possible, use the lightest and at the same time durable materials, so that the total weight of the car was only 780 pounds. To transfer the idea of lightweight BMW 328 in today’s time, large body parts and interior BMW 328 Hommage are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (carbon fiber). Moreover, if the previously used materials such as aluminum and magnesium, but today the best ratio of mass and strength offers carbon: this material with high strength fiber structure lighter than aluminum, but stronger. The BMW Group has a leading position in the production and use of carbon fiber for the automotive industry and already has many years of experience in serial production of carboxylic roofs and structural components for the BMW M6, and the carbon roof for BMW M3.
But not only the carbon-fiber elements in the exterior and interior of the BMW 328 deserve special mention. The current implementation of the original vehicle character is also reflected in the choice of other materials inside and outside the car. Leather, matt and high-gloss black polished aluminum and carbon fiber trim BMW 328 Hommage are a visual reflection of the laconic nature of the sports roadster that time. The car used by numerous details, borrowed from racing and reminiscent of the highly successful sports career BMW 328. After all, even the prime minister in 1936, the car was held not at the auto show, and on the race track.
Dynamics and lightness in the exterior
Exceptionally expressive exterior design BMW 328 Hommage is a modern interpretation of vysokoemotsionalnogo and dynamic two-seater Roadster – just like it was 75 years ago with the BMW 328. “Creating a car – reminders (Hommage) is a good tradition for the BMW Group. Based on our design philosophy “deep historical roots, moving forward in design”, they demonstrate the importance of history to the present. 75 years ago, the BMW 328 was a symbol of sportiness and agility through light-weight construction. Sportcar 328 Hommage pays tribute to this great past and shows what further developed this line: carbon – the material of the future “- said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.
Like his legendary prototype, BMW 328 Hommage was succinct design and has a sporty silhouette recognizable: clear lines pass through the plane of the body as if strained. Thus, within the dynamic silhouette of the car produced a refined contrast between the smooth, taut surfaces and sharp edges. Powerful wedge shape already in the static gives the car a dynamic, deeper behind the seats picked up by a line running from the engine compartment, and keep it up to the stern. The structure of the carbon plates give the car a visual depth, the diagonal direction of the carbon fibers further emphasizes the dynamic design of the Roadster. Thanks to the clear texturing fibers clearly visible carbon fiber structure that visually emphasizes the idea of lightweight construction. BMW 328 Hommage has no doors, just like the first prototype BMW 328 release in 1936. As then, landing in the car for deep cuts in the body.
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2013 Porsche 918
The star of the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, the Porsche 918 Spyder gets the green light to go into production. The delivery date of the $850,000 supercar hybrid will be November of 2013 and will be available in America. Screw the electric bill this car screams
Country of origin Germany
Numbers built 918 (proposed)
Configuration 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 4.6 liter / 280.7 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 570 bhp / 425 KW
Red Line 9000 rpm
BHP/Liter 124 bhp / liter
Location Front, transversely mounted
Power 107 bhp / 80 KW
Configuration Electric Motor
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power 121 bhp / 90 KW
Chassis carbon-fibre monocoque
Gearbox PDK Twin Clutch 7 speed Automatic
Drive All wheel drive
Combined Power 798 bhp / 595 KW
Top Speed 320 km/h (199 mph)
0-100 km/h 3.2 s
The Nissan GT-R just gets better and better every year and 2013 will be no exception.
VR38DETT – 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6; each engine hand-crafted by its own master technician in a clean-room environment
Horsepower – 545 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
Torque – 463 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200-5,800 rpm
Cylinder bore x stroke – 95.5 x 88.4 mm
Compression ratio – 9.0:1
Top speed – 196 mph
Maximum engine speed – 7,000 rpm
Emissions – 50 State LEV2/ULEV
Aluminum cylinder block with high-endurance/low-friction plasma-sprayed bores
Nissan Direct Ignition System
Iridium-tipped spark plugs
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle
Pressurized lubrication system with thermostatically controlled cooling and magnesium oil sump
Fully symmetrical dual intake and low back-pressure exhaust system
Secondary air intake system to rapidly heat catalysts to peak cleaning efficiency
Special 50:50 coolant mix
1964 Dodge Hemi Charger In the mythology of Dodge muscle cars, discourse, debate & price tags often center around how rare the model is. Throughout the 60s, Dodge was the undisputed American master of limited-production runs and overpowered, small batch variants. This one may be the Holy Grail. It’s a one-off concept car: the very first Dodge Charger with a 600 horse motor. If you don’t know, act like you know. The auction price will break a million, guaranteed.
This 1964 Charger Concept show car will go under the gavel at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on January 21. If you plan on bidding, you better bring a wheelbarrow full of cash, though. The last time this car sold, it went for a cool $1.1 million.