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Tuesday, 18 June 2013
We can pretty much say this will never happen but that has not stopped fantastic rendering artist, Theophilus Chin, from having an attempt at what it would look like... Looks fantastic I think! What you all think?
Bieber has had a few issues in his life and with his cars lately. Previously he was very annoyed with the paparazzi in his 458 Italia and now he has recently been involved in a hit and run as he left the Sunset Boulevard comedy club. The video below is unclear whether he intentionally gave him a little bump or the celeb snapper made sure he got tapped to got some sort of compensation. What we do know is that he simply sped off from the incident which will not work in his favour...
We have been waiting and waiting for images or ideas as to what the new Gallardo would look like and we have these to work from. Hopefully the renderers (if that is a word) will take these pics and make something as good looking as this and not this. As I have mentioned, we are assuming that it will have over 600hp in the back which should give the 458 and McLaren a run for their money. I hope we get more pictures soon with no camouflage or even a concept (which we may see in a few months).
Got to love the enthusiasm of tuners when they share us pictures of the upgrades they want to do to a car that has not even been released to dealers yet. The German boys from Pogea Racing have already given the Alfa Romeo 4C a little touch up in the cosmetic department and are apparently going to pump the output up to 415 horsepower too. The aero kit is a real winner for me as I think the 4C is not aggressive looking enough and don't get me started on those headlights (Pogea should have done something here). To achieve close to double the power output, some significant modification are needed such as; turbochargers, exhaust systems and of course some ECU fiddling. I must be honest, if I were to ever buy or own a 4C I would get this kit put on and then get fully custom headlights to account for Alfa's mistake in this department...
This is not your average looking 458 Spider (not that it exists) but I have never seen a 458 in this colour. In fact the only Ferrari I have seen in this colour was the Hy-Kers 599 Hybrid Test Car (shown below). This particular car only has 967 miles on the clock and comes with stacks of extra's. What confuses me is the 458 Spider has a base price of $260 000 but this car is on the showroom floor for a ridiculous $459 900. Why this price you may ask well there are only two 458 Spider's in the world with this exterior colour and I think they will remain the only 2 making this a bit of a collectors item.
The production version of the new 4-Series Coupe is certainly toned down from the concept we saw a while back and this is rather unfortunate. With this being said, I am going to claim that this might be the best looking BMW we have ever seen in quite some time. It is not that different to the previous model (which again is a good thing) but they have taken plenty design and style cues from the amazing new 3-Series. What you all think?
Monday, 17 June 2013
A tragic accident happened in Vicenza, Italy involving a Ferrari 355 GTS. The 22 year old driver and the 11 year old passenger were both killed when the car lost control on a wet road, crashed and split into two. This seems like another case of too much power with not enough experience... RIP
Friday, 14 June 2013
It seems that Mercedes has accidentally revealed the 2014 S63 AMG in one of the official production promo videos for the new S-Class. Immediately notice the AMG type alloys, the V8 bi-turbo lettering on the side and of course the label on the back (duh). I hope they make it look a little more aggressive than this because it is not AMG enough for me. We can expect about 557hp from the 5.5-litre V8 twin-turbo engine and maybe about 585hp from a S-Model like the E-Class.
These are renderings that I would be extremely happy with. If the new Gallardo / Cabrera were to look anything like these, then they would be sure to sell a bucket load! Initial ideas on the power are around the 600hp mark with a 0 to 100km/h time in the 3.2 seconds region. The guys over at Lambocars.com have generated three renderings of what they think the new Lamborghini will look like. Obviously the first one is hte standard coupe then the Spyder version and then followed by a Superleggera version. Which is your favourite?