Monday, September 24, 2007

2007 BMW Hamann Thunder

Still holding characteristics to that of the M3 the Hamann Thunder take's it to the next level at 560bhp from its V10 engine. Hamann have stepped up to the plate changing not only the exterior physique of the car but the interior as well and as for what lies beneath the hood, that's something truly mind blowing. To explain, BMW's production line for it's engines roll off a number of models for the 3 series where the M is the more powerful.

Hamann figured where a V8 would fit so would a V10 taking the production figures from a 4ltr at 420bhp up to 560bhp at 7750rpm's. It also boasts 424lb-ft of tourque at 6100rmp's where any passenger will be pinned back hoping the seat belt secures them fastly. The power is delivered via a 7 speed manual SMG transmission resulting in impressive acceleration and power of 0-100km's in 4.2 seconds where it can top out at 208mph where it's limitation output peaks.

The rear 4-pipe sports muffler not only look eye appealing but keeps with the Name 'Thunder' making sure you hear it coming from the next town. Four stailess steel pipe's at 76mm in diameter are enough to get your heart racing as the thunder pumping sound will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.

Carbon Fibre has taken over many facets of the design for max weight reduction, applied to the roof and interior panel's in a modified Hamann design of the M3. The interior also incorporates light weight racing sports seat to hold the driver in place around corners.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

McLaren fined and wiped of constructor points for 2007.

Formula 1 team McLaren Mercedes has been stripped of all of their constructors points and fined $100 Million US less their loss of income from the FOM for 2007. This will allow drivers Lewis Hamilton and world Champ Fernando Alonso to continue and race for the drivers championship.

This is all because of the Stepneygate saga involving possibly using Ferrari information to modify the McLaren cars. This will be a blow for the team, but I guess they are lucky to not be totally banned. The fine was the largest in motor sport history.

McLaren will need to have their 2008 cars scrutinized by the FIA before the start of the race season next year to make sure no Ferrari type parts or intelligence has been used.
Ferrari are effectively now the 2007 Formula 1 constructor champions.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2007 Lamborghini Reventon

Lamborghini have released what looks to be a stealth vehicle on wheels with design implements to the shape that make it somewhat similar to that of a Stealth Raptor.

Based on the very succesfull Murcielago LP640 the reinvention to its exterior is very new where its made of composite carbon fibre so its not only extremely light but also bery stable and is glued/fixed to the body which is made of CFC and steel.

The Reventon is from the outset a ball breaker, taking its name after one of the most famous fighting bulls ever known. Owned by the Don Rodriguez family 'Reventon' was famed for killing famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943.

Designed entirely at the original birthplace of lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese the collaboration that went into this car is nothing short of extreme. The Arrowed face with huge forward facing air intakes that are crucial to cool the carbon brake disk and the 6-cylinder calipers from the 650bhp the Reventon can produce from its 6.5ltr V12 engine at an astonishing 8,000rpm's.

*The design aspect of this car has a historical fact to me similar to when the contach was first released giving a complete new design to what sports supercars should/could be. Every young boy had the contach pinned on their wall, and for the next generation it would be this.
*(performance will be another isssue, lets hope while it looks good like the contach did in its hayday, will it perform better?)

Monday, September 03, 2007

2008 Aston Martin DBS

Always at the pinnacle of luxury sports performance of hand built beauty the eagerly anticipated 2008 DBS released at the recent Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach last month was at the starring attraction.
Built with superb design elegance and interior the car performs with extreme prejudice on racing circuits to the open road without compromise and herald as a true thoroughbred amoung thoroughbreds. Performance in stability and handling is created by increased aerodynamics and a lower kerb weight for increased cornering via the extensive use of ultra-light carbon fiber through the body panels with near perfect weight distribution. The V12 6.0ltr engine delivers 510bhp and includes several power increasing enhancements such as a by-pass engine air intake port that will open when above 5500rpm's increasing a higher amount of airflow into the engine, and re-profiled air inlet ports for improved combustion.
Utilising the finest materials on the DBS both on the body, frame and interior the power, luxury and embodiment of Aston Martin stands for all time a true testament to hand built perfection.