Friday, 18 April 2014
Not much needs to be said here...
The Germans have pulled the covers off a new concept Golf known as the Golf R 400 and I am guessing you know what the 400 stands for. This car is based on the new Golf R but instead of the 296 hp pumping from the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine it gets about 395 horses which means it can hit 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is a reported 282 km/h and as one can see in the teaser images, it gets a wider more swollen body kit with many other bits and pieces. This looks damn bonkers and I simply cant wait to see the actual car!
Most Porsche owners are fairly conservative when it comes to modifying there machines but some people like their car to stand out a little extra by simply giving it some custom graphics or wrapping. The owner of this brand new 991 GT3 decided to give it a racing look with some lime green livery and I think it looks fantastic! How many of you agree with me? This new 911 GT3 is one of the best Porsche's ever made in my opinion.
Just the other day I shared a teaser image of a new 2015 Subaru WRX STI with a blue rear wing well it has been shown in full and it will be the new contender for the Global Rally Cross. It is a joint project with Subaru Rally Team USA, RedBull Global Rallycross and NBC to promote the new season which starts on the 18th of May. The car comes with a custom wide body kit, carbon rear wing, rally style roof scoop and mirrors.
Audi are going to unveil their new RS7 Dynamic Edition at the New York Auto Show and it will be packed with options. So much so that it will cost a whopping $146 045 which is more than a standard R8. The Dynamic Edition comes with a carbon front splitter, rear diffuser and engine cover, sports exhaust system and 21" gloss black alloys housing the red calipers with RS7 logo. Inside the car gets a black Valcona honeycomb leather seat matched with Crimson Red seatbelts. The power remains unchanged so can you quantify an additional $41 145 for some cosmetic changes?
This week we see a fair amount of exotics being spotted in Cape Town but some special mentions have to go to the first 'wild' shot of the Ferrari 458 Speciale, nice Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo combo shot, epic Aston Martin Vanquish Volante and a stunning shot of the McLaren Orange 650S. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
A stunning red Ferrari 458 Italia has been crashed in Beckton, United Kingdom, after the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car. The supercar veered off the road which was elevated and would have come crashing down onto the track if it wasn't for the concrete barricade protecting the train track. The front of the car was severely damaged and is most likely going to be a write-off. Luckily though, there were no casualties, it was reported that the driver of the Ferrari was seen coming out of the car and running up the road most likely to call for help/assistance but the passenger was said to be injured. The exact cause of the crash is still unknown.
Now that Porsche has the fire issue under control of the 'standard' GT3, they are back on track with developing the new GT3 RS. It was recently caught testing on the Nürburgring and as seen before it was sporting a wider kit and a massive rear wing. This particular model also had a revised hood and roof which will likely improve car's aerodynamics. The expectation at this stage is that it will produce more than 475 hp and will be paired to a specifically tuned PDK transmission for the RS. I really cannot wait to see the final production version and some performance numbers. This car excites me a lot!
It has been confirmed that the new name of the SLS successor will in fact be the AMG GT and now we get to see some official images of the new interior. As expected, it looks like a slight evolution of the outgoing SLS AMG with lower centre console housing the retro transmission lever, touch controls and driving controls. Other than these shots, we still do not know exact details on the car.