Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rosberg is 2016 F1 World Champion

Then he retires. Who will take his coveted seat at Mercedes AMG for 2017?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk HELLCAT #707hp ???

It seems that FCA is preparing a Hellcat 707HP supercharged Hemi V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee for production. Rumors are that the Jeep will be called the Trackhawk, it is expected to retain 4 wheel drive and should scoot from 0-60 MPH in less than 3 seconds.

http://cardated.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-jeep-srt-red-vapor.jpg 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

According to this, the fastest 0-60 mph is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S which takes 3.8 seconds to do the deed. The current 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes 4.8 seconds with it's 470 hp.

http://image.motortrend.com/f/roadtests/suvs/1407_2015_porsche_cayenne_first_look/71289689/2015-porsche-cayenne-turbo-front-view.jpg Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

The mighty McLaren F1 took 3.1 seconds to get to pace and cleared the 1/4 mile in 11.1 seconds.

 http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/26/f6/ca/26f6cac8259fa1f99db486d68c0ba510.jpgMcLaren F1 XP4

Shall the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk HELLCAT get produced, we will have a beast on our hands.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2016 Ferrari Dino?

It has been hinted by Ferrari that and new Dino is in the works. The original vehicle known as the Dino 206 GT ( 1968 - 69 ) and then 246 GT (1969-1974 ), was named after Enzo Ferrari's deceased son and did not while it was made by Ferrari, it did not carry the Ferrari name. It was powered by a 2.0 and then a 2.4 V6.
 Paris - Bonhams 2013 - Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta - 1973 - 001.jpgDino 246 GT

A later and some would say less attractive Dino 308 GT4 with a 3.0 V8 was produced from 1973-1976 and then branded as a Ferrari from 1976 - 1980.

Dino GT4 p1.jpgFerrari Dino 308 GT4 2+2
New Dino???
 Ferrari hints at new Dino; could feature mid-engine twin-turbo V6 setupRendering by Fredrick Tjellesen
It is expected that the new Dino, will be powered by a 500hp twin turbo V6 and will run from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds.

Will the new vehicle, if made, be known simply at the Dino, or will it be the Ferrari Dino? Time will tell, but if it looks anything like the rendering above, we say make it.

Monday, May 18, 2015

2017 Ford GT

The 2017 Ford GT has been seen testing for the first time without a paint job. The car looks somewhat sinister and is coming into shape.

Ford has said that it will be powered by a V6 eco boost engine with over 600hp. There are a few out there that are quietly hoping that the 2017 Ford Gt is released with a V8 engine. Time will tell.

Check out the photo here.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cadillac CT6 to be unveiled March 31st 2015

Cadillac will unveil it's new flagship model the CT6 at the New York auto show on March 31st 2015.

The vehicle will be made in USA at GM's Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant and aluminum will be used to keep the weight of the vehicle down. Expect a twin turbo 6 cylinder and V8 (supercharged V model?) and maybe even an electric hybrid to power the CT6.

Cadillac is aiming at the BMW 7 series and the Mercedes Benz S class with the CT6. Prices while unannounced, may nudge the $100,000 mark.

All eyes on the 2015 New York auto show. Cadillac was once the most luxurious car company in the world, is it possible again?

 Read the report here

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mazda CEO says no new RX!!!

Mazda Motor Corporation CEO Masamichi Kogai says that there are no plans to revive the Rotary Experimental (RX) series for the time being. This is not good news for fans of the Wankel engine of which Mazda obtained a license to manufacture and pretty much perfected it. Now he could be hiding his cards, but in the day and age of costly R&D and low sales volume, as well as ever increasing emission standards world wide, we may be left to build up our own Mazda Rotary vehicles to keep the brap going. The published report is here.

                                Mazda RX3 coupe

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

F1 drivers championship 2014

With Mercedes AMG F1 winning the 2014 constructors championship at the last race in Russia, we are left with the exciting racing between the two Mercedes AMG F1 drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as to who will be the champion this year. If both Nico and Lewis fail to get over 300 points and Daniel Ricciardo of Infiniti Red Bull racing wins the last 3 races, then he will be champion.

Lewis Hamilton is currently leading the championship with 291 points

Nico Rosberg is in second with 274 points

Daniel Ricciardo is third with 199 points.

Points awarded per race are:

1st : 25 points
2nd : 18 points
3rd : 15 points
4th : 12 points
5th : 10 points
6th : 8 points
7th : 6 points
8th : 4 points
9th : 2 points
10th : 1 point

The last race of the year which is in Abu Dhabi on November 21-23rd 2014 will award double points for the season finale.

If Lewis Hamilton comes 2nd in the last 3 races and Nico wins the last 3 races, Nico will be champion.

If Nico wins the next 2 races and Lewis Hamilton comes second in the next two races and wins the final race with Nico coming second, then Lewis Wins.

If Nico comes in second to Lewis Hamilton in the next 2 races and wins the finale, then Lewis wins.

If either retire a race or two then anything is possible.

Who ever wins the championship this year will have well and truly earned it. #ForzaJules