Kuwait awaits Aston Martins production V12 Zagato

6 February, 2012 Auto No comments
Kuwait awaits Aston Martins production V12 Zagato

 

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato made its international rounds last year as a prototype, now the beast has risen. The production model will be revealed at Kuwait Concours d’ Elegance (running February 15-18). Only 150 of the super-exclusive Aston’s will be made for worldwide consumption.
Aston Martin hasn’t released any new photos so we don’t know how the 510-horsepower, £330,000 (that’s $550,000 U.S.,before taxes), aluminum-and-carbon-bodied coupe will differ from its progenitor. If prototype at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is an indicator, though, future owners have much to look forward to.
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Vaughn Gittin Jr. almost out-drifted by RC car

2 February, 2012 Auto, Video No comments
Vaughn Gittin Jr. almost out-drifted by RC car

To get the word out, Gittin Jr., K&N, Monster Energy and Falken Tire crafted a video demonstrating just what happens when the drifter can't get his hands on the scale Mustang. An epic chase ensues, with the RC car taking a little "How it's Made" tour of the K&N factory

Nissan JUKE-R Street Race in Dubai

2 February, 2012 Auto, Video No comments
Nissan JUKE-R Street Race in Dubai
You ask, what happens when you come a Nissan Juke with a 480-horsepower heart? You get supercar beater, Juke-R! To prove its point, Nissan UK took its one of a kind super-crossover down to Dubai for a little supercar street racing.

So what did Nissan line its Juke-R against? No, not other crossovers, but a pack of the meanest supercars on the market: the Ferrari 458 ItaliaLamborghini Gallardo andMercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

BUGATTI Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Special Edition

29 January, 2012 Auto, Previews No comments
BUGATTI Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Special Edition

If you loved the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, than I’m sure this Special Edition will rock your socks, especially in the bumble bee colorway shown at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show. Three colors were brought to the show, which also included a blue carbon and green/silver, the yellow and black carbon fiber Veyron’s colorway continues on the interior with seats finished in yellow leather with black stitching and a middle console, dashboard, and steering wheel all decked out in black. While the drivetrain remained untouched, which makes this car the fastest street legal convertible on the market, the Grand Sport still is capable of hitting 1,001-hp through its 8.0-liter W-16 engine and hitting 60mph in less than 2.5 seconds. With a price tag of $2,000,000 only 150 units will be produced. So make sure when your writing that check, that you have nerves of steel.

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The DeLorean DMC is back with more juice

26 January, 2012 Auto, Previews No comments
The DeLorean DMC is back with more juice

This prototype EV packs a 260-horsepower electric motors with a 0-60 time of just under 5 seconds and a top speed of 125mph. It also has a range of travel of 100miles. With a price tag of around $100,000,  unfortunately, there’s no flux capacitor, but you do get a leather interior, built-in GPS, an iPhone dock, and those iconic gull-wing doors. With all the negative publicity some pundits have heaped upon electric vehicles as of late, we wonder if perhaps this is the car to change their minds about EVs?

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Ford shows us a fresh new face for its 2013 Fusion NASCAR racer

26 January, 2012 Auto, Previews No comments
Ford shows us a fresh new face for its 2013 Fusion NASCAR racer

Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. It’s a marketing motto nearly as old as racing itself, but while today’s NASCAR stock cars may have about as much in common with the cars they represent as a Halloween superhero costume from Walmart will actually give your kid superpowers, NASCAR remains the biggest spectator sport in America. So you can imagine that participating automakers would think themselves foolish to pass up the opportunity to make the connection in fans’ eyes to cars they can actually buy at their local dealership.

That’s why the “stock cars” packing Chevrolet engines carry the name and tacked-on fascia of the Impala SSDodge racers that of the Charger, while Toyota models are made to look like theCamry and Ford makes its racers resemble the Fusion. The Blue Oval has gone with the Fusion since 2006, but before that it was the Taurus, and for the better part of two decades prior, the Thunderbird. Now that Ford has released a radically redone Fusion, however, it has updated its NASCAR racer to reflect its new look.

The 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car is the product of a year’s worth of design and aerodynamics work, and it’s intended to bridge the widening gap between production and race car. It will undergo what you can bet will be rigorous testing throughout this year in preparation for its race debut at the Daytona 500 in February 2013. Via: autoblog

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