Just other day we saw the first teaser of the new Corvette Z06 which didn't show much but now we see a full picture which is supposedly the real deal and is a leak. Comparing it to the teaser, I am quite confident this is the real thing but will not commit until more details are released. If this is the car then we will see enhancements such as carbon front splitter, side skirts, wider track, rear spoiler and a revised hood. All in all it looks good.
UPDATE: It is a photoshop job the original image can be seen here.
Friday, 6 December 2013
Lamborghini have shared that we will be getting some details before Christmas on the Gallardo successor but thanks to the guys at Only The Best, we get some details right now. They recently went on a factory tour in Sant'Agata Bolognese and managed to get a peak at the new Lamborghini. As they left the Aventador production line they caught a glimpse through an open door of the new Gallardo finished in the stunning Verde Ithaca with gloss black wheels. They go on to mention the following;
- Rendering below is extremely accurate
- It features grilles across the rear window, they span across the entire rear window, they appear closely styled from the Lamborghini Miura and many renderings have not featured these. (This was seen in one of the earlier prototypes as pictured above.)
- The rear styling is sharp and reaches a high-point very similar to that of the Aventador.
- Overall the Gallardo successor will appear almost like a stumpy version of the Aventador, however it looks spectacular.
- They are currently in production.
- It does not feature scissor doors as seen on the Aventador, we were told this is reserved for V12 models only.
Some things not confirmed but very likely;
- Engine will be 5.2-litre V10
- Share chassis with second-gen Audi R8
- Produce 600 horses and called LP600-4
Being a petrolhead we all pay attention to the latest driving simulators on the market and the big buzz at the moment is most certainly the new Gran Turismo 6 game. Sony announced that it will go on sale on the 12th of December and the rumor doing the rounds is that the production BMW M3 / M4 will be shown to the world on the same day. The creators of the game have been working closely to recreate the M4 in their game which will be available for download as an update as soon as the car is unveiled. Let's wait and see what happens on the 12th.
[Source: BMWBlog, Photo: David Coyne]
I just shared a Maserati Crash in Panama and now I am sent these pictures. A Bentley Continental GT has been totaled in a big accident in LA. A young driver (apparently 18 years of age) lost control of the big Bentley which ended up knocking over two street poles and then hitting a sedan head on. The video footage below which was captured by LOUDLABS after the incident occurred seems to show the driver of the car hiding behind his hoodie. This suggests he was OK but the sedan looks like it took a heavier impact and I do not have any information as to the condition of the occupant(s). The accident occurred at the intersection of Santa Monica and Butler in West LA. Once again another example of too much power combined with little (or no) experience.
It was not a good Monday for the owner of this Maserati GranTurismo S after he lost control of the supercar at 200 km/h on the Pan-American highway in Panama. The Maserati veered across the highway before slamming into the back of a brand new Ford Raptor and coming to rest on a grass patch roadside. The entire front left side of the Italian supercar was demolished in the incident. According to witnesses (and the source of the pictures) both cars were written off and there were no injuries sustained. Got to be honest I would be pretty damn furious if some idiot lost control of his supercar and crashed into my brand new Raptor. Going to be a hefty insurance claim for the Maserati owner.
Vancouver seems to be picking up in the car culture department because as we see the epic Blu Glauco Aventador Roadster appear, this latest creation is also off to Vancouver. This particular Lamborghini Aventador was created to contend with the demanding winter conditions so as a start it was fitted with snow tyres. It then went on got fitted with an IPE Exhaust, the very serious Liberty Walk body kit and then the in your face arctic-camo Bape wrap. This is the third Aventador to recieve the roof trunk too and although I would never do this to an Aventador it kind of fits in well with this animal. Looks like Jon Olsson has a competitor now for the coolest winter-capable supercar. The owner plans on heading to Whistler later this month (I am going there in January so maybe I will catch a glimpse) to ski for the holiday. Who thinks this works? Hit or miss?
[Photos: Marcel Lech Photography]
[Photos: Marcel Lech Photography]
This last weekend and week leading up to today has been brilliant for exotic spotting in South Africa. Not only did we see the very rare Ferrari F50 cruising around in Johannesburg but also four very exciting Porsche 918 Spyder's doing some final testing in our beautiful country. This week we see a Porsche overload with the aforementioned 918;s, a stunning red GT2 RS, and TWO Porsche 911 50th Anniversary editions. Rounding up the lot we see the Aston V12 Vantage S as well as the Rapide S and two stunning combo shots showing a F430 and A45 AMG and another with BMW M3 and white McLaren 12C. Have a cracking weekend!
Three Lamborghini's were involved in a big accident on a highway in Malaysia this morning which resulted in all three cars being burnt to the ground. An orange and green Gallardo and a black Aventador are all no longer after the cars collided and caught fire. Witnesses and reporters are saying there were no casualties reported. The cars were driving in convoy on their way to a charity drive when this happened. There was no racing involved just an accident. This might be the second most expensive car crash after that Ferrari debacle a few years back.
|The remains of a black Aventador|
Thursday, 5 December 2013
I know we have had the @Zero2Turbo Instagram account for quite a while now but it has been little to no use well things have changed. New pictures of the coolest, weirdest and epic-est (yup made that up) cars on the planet along with some of the sexiest ladies around are uploaded daily. I hope you all enjoy viewing these pictures as I do uploading them for you. So head on over to www.instagram.com/zero2turbo and push that FOLLOW button. Keep the #zero2turbo going for the weekly Instagram posts on the site!