Friday, November 25, 2005

Is this the new M3?

Is this the new M3? I hope so...It looks fantastic. It is going to be powered by a 400 hp V8, and should be available in the next year or so..... What do you think?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

HARTGE H50 V10 BMW 3 Series

Puntiki:This car is a beast. It is powered by a modified M5 engine pumping out 550 BHP, a 7-speed SMG gear box and the HARTGE modification to raise maximum speed from the electronically limited 250 km/h to 320 km/h. The H50 V10 puts all its power – 550 bhp and torque of 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) – onto the tarmac via a reinforced rear axle and a special suspension setup that is adjustable in terms of both rebound and compression.

I can't fathom how fast this car would sprint from 0-100kph, But I guess it would be in the low 4's.

Hartge has outdone themselves once again. Go to Jerry Clayton BMW and order yours now.

2005 Lexus LF-A Concept

Lexus concepts bring together a two-seat performance exotic automobile that blends the modern nature, sports unique and the luxury refinements of the lexus brand. This is the car that is to push lexus into the future where they describe is a luxury high-speed capsule. The size of the car bridges tha gap between several supercars, where its length is shorter than the porsche 911 turbo and wheelbase 9inches longer. its hiehgt is almost identical to the ferrari F430 and its width splitting the difference between the Aston Martin DB9 and the Mercedes Benz SL55.

Under the skirt is an engine capable of developing more than 500bhp producing a top speen in the neighbourhood of 200mph's - unfortunately the engine isn't listed but seeing as its based on F1 design, it would be closer to the time of technology being used on the circuit at the time of conception/production.
Note:-Please look at the final photo at the bottom and notice behind the rear wheels there are large fans, their intended use and implemented design I'm still yet to confirm. Will ensure further research.

2006 Mercedes-Benz Kleemann ML 50K S8

This is the new aero-dynamic body kit for Mercedes Benz for their ML range. This enhanced kit developed by the Kleemann design department has a focus on the rear and front spoilers housing a built in diffuser panel, as seen on other Kleemann models, shaped to compliment the mounted rear spoiler and provision for the tail pipes.
This is a 5ltr V8 supercharged engine at 444kw's/5800rpm that will do 0-100 in 5.3 with a top speed of 270km's. This is a sporty exterior that is matched by its sporty yet luxury interior on a body that has Electronic Body Lowering on an airmatic suspension to make the ride comfortable naturally but has a lower centre of gravity to reduce body roll and increase turning stability.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Audi R8 Supercar

This new car was presented by Audi at the Frankfurt Motor Show two years ago then named the "le mans quattro" now officially designated as the Audti R8.
production will commence in about a years time with $32m being invested into its production. The Audi R8 is due for its market launch early to mid 2007 so we'll unfortunately have to wait a short while for this car to hit the roads. The R8 is too support a new lightweight design using aluminium lightweight design technology.
Can't wait for this car to be ready for testing and/or for the boys on Top Gear to grab their hands on one.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Future Ferrari's

The new Ferrari concepts have were once only myths and speculation are now coming to a reality. Posted here are two of the 20 best nominations for the future of Ferrari created by design students from prestigious schools worldwide. On the 18th of November, Galleria Ferrari will host the prize giving ceremony where the 20 finalists will be voted on by a Technical Board of Jurors including the style ferrari committee. Not only will the winner have a great future with Ferrari but will also receive an aluminium reproduction of the model.
There are quite a few interesting designs, some with promise, others may be a little before their time.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Wiesmann GT

Puntiki:The Wiesmann GT is a funky retro-styled sports coupe built in Germany that uses BMW underpinnings to provide an exclusive, evocative and very rapid mode of transport. It is a car that I have not heard too much about, but it really is a good look, and well worth blogging.

With a 4.8 liter V8 and 270kW power output, this low weight niche German coupe can reach speeds of up to 280km/h and will dispatch the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.6 seconds, which is very rapid. Imagine it powered by the new 500 hp V10 from the M5 and M6, that would make for a very exclusive super coupe. I like this car.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

2005 Maybach Exelero

Mike:I describe this car as the Batmobile produced for civilian production.
Sporting a V12 twin turbo producing 515kW reaching a top speed of 351kph with impressive new high-tech tires with dimensions of 315/25 ZR 23. with Maybachs strong reputation of elegance and their first class high end limo's this car was produced not with the intention of being a racing car but as a high speed vehicle that can retain the true elegance and acheive the powerful suppleness of a sports coupe.
The joint effort between Maybach and Fulda have achieved remarkable performance and elegance in a single autombile built incorporating several body design features from the original along the same lines as Holdens FJ50.
Again unfortunately this is a show car but deserves respect when commanding the road.

Puntiki: I am not 100% about this car. There is somethiung very Lexus about it. The steering wheel looks like it should be on a $20,000 car and I think it would date rather fast. Having said that kudos to the young lad that designed it, and wow to the power of the engine. I am sure it would be magnificent to drive, but I don't really like this car.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

2006 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 1000 coupe

Mike:Grunt, Style and driving instruction included in its price tag of US$225k.
The engine pictured below puts out 746kW and has a top speed of 410k/hr, which makes it not only faster than the Bugatti Veyron at a much more affordable price tag, but also just as fast as the Ariel Atom moving from stand to 100k/hr in 2.9sec through its V10 twin turbo. The Viper Hennessey Venom 1000 seems to be the fastest and least expensive supercar when matched against the likes of the Bugatti Veyron, Ferari Enzo & the Porsche Carrera GT.
The Vipers body has always been an eye opener, now with the new venom aero body upgrade on the recently released Viper Coupe, the overall look is very appealing.

Puntiki: The Dodge Viper has always been my favorite USA supercar until the 2006 Corvette Zo6 was released. The Hennessey Vipers really do have a lot more power than the standard 510hp versions. The engine in these vehicles are modifyable very easily, and as we can see 1000hp plus is the sort of power created. Best you have shares in a full service station, complete with mechanics, tire shop, and gas tanks, or a LARGE bank account to keep this beast running.

2005 Holden Efijy Concept

Mike:The FJ Holden was unveiled at this years Australian International Motorshow in Sydney boasting a bold and stunning new colour called Soprano Purple. It encaptulates the original 1950's design with obvious modernised features. Under the hood is a 6.0-litre LS2 V8 supercharged engine, modified by Ron Harrop an ex-FJ racer, putting out 645bhp(480kW) at 6400rpm makes it 11x greater than the 1953 version. Dimentions: Length x Width x Height 201.3 x 78 x54 making it 27.3 inches longer than the original. Custom designed exhaust 2.5-inch dual system stainless steel and customised compact headers and billet aluminium tips. The engine is mated to a rear-mounted four speed automatic push button transmission featuring a slip differential added as they say for obvious reasons.
As with any other show car, the Efijy is packed with state of the art cutting edge entertainment systems including a drop down touch LCD screen that can lower the car from a standard drive height down to 1 inch from the ground.

Unfortunatly this car is not intended for production but felt for my first blog to this site to stand out, and what better to way to do that than with a Holden.
would like to see this in appear in the Riddler Award

Puntiki:Welcome aboard Mike. Holden has outdone themselves with this great looking retro. It is a pity that it is not going into production, as it would probably sell like hotcakes provided the price was reasonable. With 654HP I am sure it would give many an exotic on the road a good run. Well done Holden.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

TVR Sagaris

Puntiki:This is a great looking car which is a development of the T350 coupe. The Sagaris has been designed with endurance motorsport in mind, so expect to see it blazing around the tracks of UK and Europe anytime now. It has a 400 hp straight 6 cylinder engine under the hood, and has the ability to zip from 0-60 mph in a sprightly 3.7 seconds. It will then zoom onto 100 mph in another 4.4 seconds making the 0-100 mph in 8.1 seconds. Top speed is 195MPH, so hold on tight and enjoy the ride.
It is a bit funny looking in the rear end, but who really cares when it will be someone else looking at it all of the time, as they are redlining their car to keep up......?

Monday, November 07, 2005

New guest blogger

I would like to introduce Michael Stark as a new blogger alongside Aaron and myself. I am looking forwards to his first blog, and hopefully it will allow for some consistant posts what with Aaron and my constant travel. Welcome aboard Mike.