Thursday, August 4, 2011

2011 Project Kahn Audi TT GT Coupe

 A. Kahn Design have unveiled the follow up to the grey Audi TT TR8. The Project Kahn Audi TT GT Coupe promises a powerful driving experience, taking the vehicle to a whole new dimension. Priced at *£19,875, this spectacular vehicle started life as an Audi Quarto 3.2 TT.

Monday, August 1, 2011

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Falcon

 During the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps this very special Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Falcon gull-wing car will be driven by Kenneth Heyer (31, Wegberg), Thomas Jäger (34, Munich) and Stephan Lémeret (37, Ophain-Boise-Seigneur-Isaac, Belgium). The podium finish of the car with starting number 35 was also a nice anniversary of the first success of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SELL 6.8 AMG. 40 years ago, Kenneth’s father Hans surprisingly drove that touring car to a class victory and second place overall in the 24h race at Spa which was the car’s first outing. The Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3 was colored in the same red and had the same starting number.

2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen RR Concept

 The Honda CR-Z Mugen RR Concept was produced by M-TECH in Japan for show purposes only and there are currently no plans for further production. The Honda CR-Z Mugen RR has been created with many bespoke prototype parts, several of which are created in carbon fiber, including the bonnet, passenger doors and rear tailgate. Other features unique to the car include a full length carbon-fiber under-body, a twin central-exit exhaust, vented front bumpers and race-developed suspension. Orange 4-piston mono bloc brake calipers and forged 18-inch alloy wheels both complement the vibrant Valencia Orange Pearl exterior paint work.

2011 Ford Fusion Sport by Steeda Autosports

With increased power and more aggressive handling, this Fusion Sport by Steed Auto sports offers what performance enthusiasts are looking for.

2011 Ford Edge by K-Daddyz Kustomz

With a touch of urban luxury, this K-Daddyz Kustomz Edge boasts 22-inch wheels with radically lowered suspension. This Edge is ready to cruise the coast, with a custom paint scheme featuring airbrushing and pin striping, along with a custom surfboard rack and panoramic sunroof.

2011 Ford Explorer by CGS Motorsports

Another Explorer concept, designed by Galpin Auto Sports, takes a vehicle with luxury appointments and makes it into an ultra-luxurious ride that even James Bond would enjoy. Using the character as their inspiration, the Galpin team used 24-inch wheels, custom silver paint on the exterior and modified exterior light treatments to convey that image.

2012 Nissan GT-R

 Following the global debut of the revised Nissan GT-R super car in Japan today, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced that the new Nissan GT-R super car will make its first North American appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17th.

2012 Nissan GT-R Egoist

 EGOIST is the first and only Nissan GT-R in the world exclusively created by Takumi, or “master with greatest skills.” Each customer can choose a combination of interior colors among 20 choices. In addition, the Bose® sound system is exclusively tuned according to the driving position of each driver to meet every customer’s needs. This is the ultimate expression of the Nissan GT-R.

2012 Nissan GT-R SpecV BLACK

 Modifications applicable only to the Nissan GT-R Spec V are as follows: Engine modifications are the same as the base model with improved maximum power output and torque, as well as enhanced fuel economy, except maximum torque is improved to 612Nm(62.5kgfm)/ 3,200?6,000rpm (632Nm(64.5kgfm)/ 3,600?5,600rpm). (Figures in parenthesis are when high geared boost is used.)

2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept

 The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento has an overall curb weight of just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) – including V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive. With its amazing output of 570 hp, sensational power-to-weight ratio of only 1.75 kilograms per hp and 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration of only 2.5 seconds, the Sesto Elemento guarantees unparalleled driving fun. At the same time, fuel consumption also drops because of the extreme lightweight engineering applied throughout.

2010 Mansory Range Rover Sport

 MANSORY Switzerland AG have placed particular emphasis on improving the sporty look of the Range Rover Sport. Aerodynamic components with a perfect fit and made from PU-RIM plastic are used to give the series Range Rover Sport a significantly more striking appearance. The new front spoiler with its vertically arranged day driving LED's and impressive air intakes transform the Bug into a true eye-catcher. In addition, MANSORY Switzerland is also producing a new bonnet with large power dome using the carbon prep-reg method. This bonnet provides the engine with additional fresh air for a perfect balance in temperature.

2011 Hyundai Equus

 The Equus will be offered in just two configurations, Equus Signature and Equus Ultimate, both lavishly contented.

2010 JB Car Design Lamborghini Bat LP 640

 JB Car Design Bat LP 640 is based on the Lamborghini Murcielago. The standard version already features a great convincing performance and a design that is hard to beat. The LP 640 from JB Car Design has a new outfit. The Carbon Aero Kit LP 640 is limited to 75 pieces worldwide, made in Germany, and is offered by JB Car Design including assembly and painting at the price of 28500 Euro. The painting consists of 6 layers of enamel primer matched to body color and comes with high solid clear varnish (from 9700 Euro). The design of the Aero Kit LP 640 represents a mix of the Reventon limited edition and the new Murciélago (2011 model).

2011 GeigerCars Ford Mustang Kompressor

 Based on the 2011 Ford Mustang, GeigerCars.DE brings the 5.0-Liter-V8 a step forward by adapting the compressor. A twin-screw supercharger for a volume of 2.3 liters puts an over-pressure of 0.5 bar on this wild horse’s eight combustion chambers. In connection with other technical improvements, this conversion leads to a performance increase from once 412 to now 497 HP available at 6,400 rpm. 4,200 rotations already lead to a torque of 634 Newton meters (series 529 Nm at 4,250 rpm). With this performance upgrade, removes the Mustang’s factory-set V max lock. It now has a maximum speed of 274 km/h after an acceleration orgy through the six levels of its automatic gear.

2011 Renault Laguna

 Renault has released UK pricing and specification for the Laguna 2011 Hatch and Sport Tourer models, with savings of up to £1,855 available compared to the previous range. All Renault Laguna models in the revised range come with comprehensive specification levels. For the entry-level Expression, this includes Arkamys 3D Sound single CD/radio MP3 with Blue-tooth™ and fingertip control, 16” alloy wheels, air conditioning, aux input, ESC and front fog lights.

2011 TechArt Porsche Panamera GrandGT

 Powerful side skirts and flared fenders increase the width of the Panamera by 21mm on each side of the front axle compared to the standard vehicle and 42mm on each side of the rear axle, resulting in a wider track and thus improved cornering abilities. Typical Tech Art: attention to detail. Headlight trims or trim slats for the side air outlets made of high-quality polyurethane RIM set elegant highlights on the side of the vehicle in individual color combination and emphasize the dynamic appearance of the Tech Art Porsche Panamera Grand Gt.

2011 Eisenmann Audi R8 Spark Eight

 Eisenmann has long been the acme of superior performance exhaust systems. For the first time the exhaust specialist has transformed an entire vehicle. The highest standards, which are hallmarks of Eisenmann, also apply to the carbon aerodynamic package, the alloy wheels, the chassis, and of course the exhaust system. This converts the Audi R8 into the Spark Eight by Eisenmann.

2012 Maserati GranCabrio Sport

 The Maserati GranCabrio Sport uses the latest version of Maserati’s sonorous, all-alloy 4.7-litre V8, taken straight from the high-performance GranTurismo MC Stradale. This naturally aspirated engine produces 450 horsepower (331kW) at 7000rpm: that is10hp more than the GranCabrio. It is also rich with torque, with a peak of 510Nm (20Nm more than the GranCabrio) arriving at 4750rpm. Eighty percent of its maximum torque is already available at just 2500rpm. Besides added power, torque and responsiveness, the Friction Reduction Program has lowered the Maserati GranCabrio Sport’s fuel consumption by six percent to a combined total of 14.5 litres/100km.

2011 Carlsson Mercedes-Benz S-Class

 Carlsson offers its Carlsson S-Class (type W/V 221) additional sportiness, individuality, and luxury. The 12-cylinder bi-turbo of the top version in the S 600 L now impresses with 600 hp (441kW) instead of the standard 517 hp (380 kW). Its maximum torque is electronically limited to 1024 Newton metres. This increase in power is the result of an optimised engine management approach together with the sports air filter and the sport exhaust system. The tremendous accelerating power brings the Carlsson S-Class in 4.3 seconds from 0 to 100 kph (series: 4.6 seconds) up to the top speed, which is limited to 320 kph. This performance gain is the result of lavish test cycles and many years of experience with the engine of the manufacturer from Stuttgart. The performance enhancement including the sport exhaust system is available for the S 600 L for 4997 Euro including all applicable taxes. Further performance enhancements are available for 6-, 8-, and 12-cylinder engines as well as for Diesel engines. The top model based on the S 63 AMG allows up to 685 hp (504 kW).

2011 BMW i8 Concept

 The i8 Concept combines the advantages of two different drive systems. As a plug-in hybrid it reaps the benefits of an electric motor and an internal combustion engine for maximum efficiency with maximum dynamics. At the front axle is the electric motor adopted from the BMW i3 Concept and modified for use in the BMW i8 Concept’s hybrid power train, while a 164 kW/220 hp turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine developing up to 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque drives the rear axle. Together, the two drive units take the vehicle to a governed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Like the electric motor, the 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine was developed entirely in-house by the BMW Group and represents the latest state of the art in conventional engine design. Acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under five seconds combined with fuel consumption in the European cycle of under three litres per 100 kilometres (approx. 94 mpg imp) are figures currently beyond the capability of any vehicle powered by a combustion engine of comparable performance. Depending on charging habits and the nature of the route, it is even possible to improve on these figures.

2011 BMW i3 Concept

 The BMW i3 is a well-resolved all-round concept, with every detail conceived and optimised to fulfil its eventual purpose. Its innovative LifeDrive architecture renders the BMW i3 Concept light, safe, spacious and dynamic. Innovative use of materials and intelligent lightweight design, moreover, not only enable the i3 Concept to travel long distances on a single charge and provide superb safety in the event of a collision, they also help give the car its excellent driving dynamics. The electric motor over the rear axle – which generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and impressive torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) from a standstill – and a small turning circle combine to deliver pleasingly crisp driving characteristics. The BMW i3 Concept accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h (37 mph) in under four seconds and from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than eight seconds.

2011 Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl Concept

 The design concept is takes its inspiration from that of modern sporting yachts, with the theme of travel as an experience. The onboard W-LAN connectivity caters for the needs of modern, mobile individuals. For ther exterior design, Mercedes-Benz has for the first time in the van sector used the paint finish “magno pearl grey”, a matt, pebble-grey colour. The stylistically revised front end of the Viano with its integrated LED daytime running lamps gives the van a more sporty, powerful appearance.

2012 ABT Sportsline Volkswagen Tiguan

 The specification book stated that the characteristics of the new Volkswagen Tiguan had to be supported. In plain talk this means that the car should have maximum reliability, enjoyable driving characteristics on almost all surfaces and agility – and the engineers at ABT have done a good job: the successful 2.0 TDI version now offers strong 170 HP/125 kW (series standard: 140 HP/103 kW) or 195 HP/143 kW (series standard: 170 HP/125 kW). With the economical turbo petrol engine with 1.4 litre cubic capacity a dynamic 210 HP (154 kW) is available instead of the standard 160 HP (118 kW). The fact that the fuel consumption does not increase as a result is a matter of course at ABT Sportsline. The sportiest Volkswagen Tiguan facelift is the one with the 2.0-TSI engine. The machinery is currently undergoing extensive testing but the technicians have already revealed that – depending on the series performance – either over 210 HP (154 kW) or as much as 250 HP (184 kW) will be reached.

Maserati GranTurismo S

 ANDERSON Germany has chosen proprietary glossy black exclusive rims with carbon framing in 21″ all around, completed by sized 265 tires in front and 295 rear. Not thinkable without adequate lowering. Besides, the exclusive sports engine bonnet, the exterior packet in Carbon – exterior mirrors, the tailgate and roof ledges, as well as the lateral left and right air inlets – merits to be mentioned. Corresponding to the high exclusive demands, the premium car manufacturer has given to the Maserati GranTurismo S more sportive front and rear aprons with matching to central exhaust system having remote controllable valve command in two sound levels. The result of this indispensable measure is, on the one side, 13 kg economy of weight and, on the other hand, a more of about 12 HP. The whole made by ANDERSON power increase by means of exhaust enhancement, racing cats and software optimization climbs from already fine 440 serial hp up to meanwhile 492 hp.