Mercedes-AMG R50

Mercedes-AMG R50

The German leader in automotive industry surprises again! Mercedes-AMG is always a step ahead of its rivals in supercar industry in terms of innovation. The German company is in process to build a Mercedes-AMG R50 – a record-breaking road going supercar.

Mercedes-AMG R50

The new R50 AMG features a 1,300hp hybrid powertrain. Two electric motors each producing 150hp will power the front wheels. They will support the mid-mounted 1,000 hp 4-cylinders turbo engine. The Mercedes-AMG hypercar will weigh 1,300 kilograms due to the extensive use of carbon fibre.

The two-seater should also be among the fastest of its kind.

Among the technical innovations are the recently introduced rear wheel steering as well as a the computer-controlled automotive suspension.

The extremely bold design is inspired by the racer Mercedes CLK GTR. Visually, the upcoming member of the AMG lineup boasts an aggressive appearance.The seats are set close because the cockpit is relatively narrow. The new R50 AMG features large wheels and a carbon fibre wing.

The Mercedes-AMG R50 will hit the car show scenes in 2018 – an year which is celebratory for the German brand.

Pagani Huayra BC

Many special edition cars were built to honor the brand founder’s name but only one was named after the first customer. The BC abbreviation in the name of the latest Pagani Huayra BC concept car stands for Horacio Pagani’s first client – Benny Caiola. This is not surprising given the fact that the exotic Italian automaker has been always focused on customer demands.

The Pagani Huayra BC with door opened

The special edition was presented at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, the original Huayra was also firstly showcased at the same prestigious event.

The Pagani Huayra BC

The Pagani Huayra BC looks far more athletic than the original model. Except for the roof, the Italian automaker has developed a completely new design. The latest Pagani exotic car features enormous rear wing, bold front spoiler, and oversized wheels.

The Pagani Huayra BC - 1

The BC version packs a more powerful 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 Mercedes-AMG engine. It delivers 780 horsepower. It is 50 hp more than the outgoing version. The engine mates to a new lightweight 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The Pagani Huayra BC front view

The BC is 290 pounds lighter than the “common”Pagani Huayra. The aluminum-alloy suspension as well as the carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes contribute to the weight reduction.

The Pagani Huayra BC’s interior features plenty of carbon fiber details and fine leather surfaces.

 Pagani Huayra BC rear view

The Huayra BC is priced at $2.5 million. Only 20 BC units will be manufactured. This exclusivity attracts supercar collectors. Rumors said that they are already sold out. The Italian car maker reports that in the last five years 100 Huayra supercars have found owners.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso – more powerful and more beautiful than FF model

Sports cars manufacturers constantly look for ways to exceed car collectors ‘expectations. Car experts on the 2016 Geneva Motor Show have recognized the predecessor of the Ferrari FF – the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, as more powerful and more beautiful in terms of proportions. The high-performance vehicle from Maranello’s manufacturing facility seems to be more technologically advanced as well. The four-seater features exceptional performance in all touring conditions. When this is combined with athletic appearance elegance, high-end materials and luxurious comfort for the passengers and the driver, we obtain impressive results.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso debut Geneva

The concept is named after iconic models from 60’s and 70’s – the 330 GTC Lusso and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, The Ferrari GTC4Lusso debuted at the 2016 Geneva Show.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso luggage compartment

Performance

Ferrari engineers have boosted engine’s maximum power output. The newly launched Ferrari GTC4 Lusso packs a 6.3 l Ferrari GT V12 engine producing 680 horsepower and 514 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the predecessor is capable of 651 hp and 504 lb-ft. The sports concept sprints to 62 miles (100 km/h ) per hour in 3.4 seconds. The top speed is 208 mph (335 km/h).

The performance data is ensured by a number of high-end technological solutions such as new piston heads, anti-knock control system, and multi-spark ignition. The GTC4Lusso also benefits from the significant weight reduction.

Built with the speed in mind, the vehicle features outstanding handling even on low grip roads and stability in all driving conditions. The Ferrari engineers claim that the new Lusso sports car is incredibly versatile.

The GTC4Lusso’s aerodynamic kit includes a rear spoiler, which is designed as a part of the hatch. This aerodynamic part works to reduce drag and improve the efficiency.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso Engine Specifications

Type V engine with 12 cylinders
Displacement 6262 cc
Bore/stroke ratio 94 mm x 75.2 mm
Maximum output 507 kW at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm
Top speed 8,250 rpm
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Wheelbase 2,990 millimeter
Front axle track 1,674 millimeter
Rear axle track 1,668 millimeter
Length 4,922 4,922 millimeter
Width 1,980 4,922 millimeter
Height 1,383 millimeter
Wheelbase 2,990 millimeter
Total weight 1,920 kg
Dry weight 1,790 kg
Weight distribution 47% front, 53% rear
Fuel container capacity 91 l

Performance Data

Top speed 208 mph (335 Km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0 – 100 km/h) 3.4 sec

Design

The Ferrari has always been associated with innovative architecture and design. The GTC4Lusso keeps a fastback form in a sporty soul. At the rear part of the silhouette the curve of the top has been smoothly lowered. At the same time, there is enough space for the rear passengers and the storage compartment. The back end of the car features Ferrari’s typical twin lights. These striking lighting solution broaden car’s appearance horizontally. The single grille accentuates the front and evokes sense of power.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso interior

The cabin features both a driver cockpit and a passenger compartment separated by a central tunnel. This styling solution creates an on-board comfort and ambiance of a luxurious, relaxing space. This makes longer journeys comfortable and relaxing.

Other contributors to the Lusso’s comfort are the controls, which have been revised. They are styled with different shape. The climate control system is quieter.

The infotainment system features a 10.25″ HD touchscreen. It displays the performance statistics and interact with its on-board system. The satellite navigation with 3D maps and Apple CarPlay connectivity are other great features that differ the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso from its predecessor.

As a result, the latest Ferrari model amazes with innovative technological solutions and sophisticated elegance. Lusso is more than a facelifted version of the Ferrari FF. The changes in the front and rear fascias and the improved performance will definitely attract the Ferrari fans.

Lamborghini Centenario Review and Photos

Lamborghini Centenario debut Geneva

One of the iconic car brands – Lamborghini, celebrates its centenary with a completely different concept model – the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4. The idea was firstly revealed in an interview with company’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

Lamborghini Centenario debut

The Lamborghini Centenario commemorates the brand’s 100th Anniversary. As usual, the debut of the limited edition is scheduled for March when the Geneva Motor Show takes place.

Lamborghini Centenario Design

The centenary edition features unique styling that significantly differs from current models design. The Lamborghini Centenario is definitely not a successor of the production models Huracán and Aventador.

Lamborghini Centenario debut side photo

As other one-offs such as Lamborghini Sesto Elemento and Lamborghini Veneno, the Centenario has an extraordinary appearance and extreme temperament. Speaking about design, the limited run supercar combines tradition and innovation. The coupe bodystyle accentuates the performance and power of the vehicle.

The heart of the Lamborghini Centenario limited edition is a variation of the brand’s 6.5-litre V12 engine delivering 740hp. The power train could be upgraded to 760hp. The limited edition supercar comes with an all-wheel-drive system. The car accelerates to 60mph in 2.5 seconds.

Twenty super car collectors will be able to purchase a Centenario and drive this exceptional vehicle. It is almost certain that all the units have already sold out.

Lamborghini Centenario interior
The company was found by Ferrucio Lamborghini. By launching a new hypercar, in 2016 Lamborghini celebrates 100 years since founder’s birth. The premiere initiates the celebration of the brand’s 100 years of traditions.

The Geneva Motor Show is the venue of the most thrilling Lamborghini debuts. Three years ago the Lamborghini Veneno was showcased at the prestigious car expo.

Mansory Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan Review

Mansory Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan 3

When driving a regular Lamborghini Huracan ceases to be thrill, it is time for aftermarket companies to launch a new conversion and modification of design and performance. The tunerMansory has presented at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show the Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan targeting sports car collectors.

Mansory Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan 3

Let`s start the review with the name of the car. It refers to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo racing series. To achieve the specifications needed for motorsports range, Mansory has upgraded engine which now boasts more than 1,000 hp. That is a surpassing outcome compared to a standard Lamborghini Huracan supercar with a maximum power of 610 hp. The car needs 2,7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 62mph. The 5.2-liter V10 power unit features upgraded rotating cylindrical shafts, pistons, camshafts, exhaust system and a fuel system.

Mansory Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan

What else? The manufacturer claims that “radical changes” in performance components have been made. The tuning company has used modified front air intakes for better cooling. The body is wider featuring more notable wheel arches and side mirrors. In fact, the conversion is 3 millimeters wider at the front, and 40 millimeters at the back. To enhance the performance of the new Lamborghini Huracan, the tuner has added a new diffuser and rear spoiler.

The design of the Mansory Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan is based on the extensive use of light yet strong carbon fiber panels and details. Among the exterior accents are the forged alloy wheels measuring 20 inches in front and 21 in the rear combined with 245/30ZR20 front tires and 325/25ZR21 back tires.Inside the cabin is wrapped in leather and Alcantara fabric. The interior refinements also include aluminum pedals and carbon fibre.

Mansory Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan 2

Ferrari 488 GTB – race ready performance and casual comfort

Ferrari has been using racing technologies in street legal cars for years. The all-new Ferrari 488 GTBis a new beginning in the portfolio of the Italian car maker. The replacement of the Ferrari 458 Italia embodies the Prancing Horse achievement in FIA World Endurance Championship and Formula 1. In brief, new Berlinetta`s highlights are: improved vehicle responsiveness; agility and quickness as well as new electronic and control systems.

ferrari 488GBT

Engine and performance

The turbocharged mid-engine V8 machine generates 660 hp and a 760 Nm of maximum torque. A 7- speed paddle shift transmission featuring Variable Torque Management is added. Ferrari 488 GTB accelerates from 0-62 mph (0-200 km/h) in only 3 seconds. The maximum speed is 205 mph (330 km/h). The 488 GTB`s powertrain is more efficient than the motor it replaces.

Design

The 488 GTB was designed by the company`s styling center. The most prominent exterior features are sharply shaped flanks; newly designed air intakes as well as wider front spoiler.

ferrari 488GBT premiere

The sports ambiance prevail the interior. Inside, there are satellite managed clusters and digital instrument panel.
Ferrari chose the stage at Geneva Motor Show for the world debut of the Ferrari 488 GTB.

Ford GT By Wheelsandmore

The legendary Ford GT is recognizable to car enthusiasts with its exceptional performance and muscle appearance. The sports car is associated with the racing heritage. This exotics has been in the spotlight since mid60`s when it was first presented. The Wheelsandmore`s tuning project completely changes the look of the classic Ford GT and transforms it into a precious collectible.

The German tuner fitted the road-going car with a few modifications that significantly improve car`s performance. The output is raised up to 608hp and 790 lb-ft. The conversion is available with even more powerful engine generating 710 hp and 840 lb-ft due to the usage of more capable compressor.

The tuning kit also contains an exhaust system with stainless steel units, sport catalysts as well as valve control. The electronic control unit was remapped to offer high performance. The Ford GT aftermarket kit includes inox steel coil over suspension and adjustable shock absorbers.

The Ford GT by Wheelsandmore sits on custom designed 21 inches forged metal wheels. The lightweight rims feature stainless steel elements, titanium screws and high gloss finish. Tyres are Dunlop Sport Maxx  sizing 9×21 inches on front and 11,5×21 inches on the rear. The handmade rims are among the main highlights of this conversion.

The Ford GT was manufactured 10 years ago. The two-seat racing car uses supercharged V8 engine with mid-mounted layout. The powerplant was capable of 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Originally the vehicle was produced with aluminum chassis and body panels. There were two special editions in 2006 featuring the same performance characteristics and exclusive color schemes.

Ford GT By Wheelsandmore

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang lineup comprises of several new and customized models. The company celebrated the 50 anniversary of the Cobra model at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The King Cobra with its impressive 600 horsepower engine was a star during the prestigious expo.

The aftermerket company Galpin Auto Sports was developed a special project – a golden Mustang by Galpin Auto Sportsl. This exceptional car features gold motifs on front and rear body panels. The exterior is metallic gold- flecked black accentuated by gold badges. The vehicle is powered by 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine producing 725 horsepower. The transparent hood shows off the gold coated engine.

Galpin Auto Sports fitted the gold finished 2015 Ford Mustang with tailor-made styling and functional elements such as LED headlight, carbon fiber front splitter,  new rear diffuser and rocker panels. The customized car also features Steeda suspension, and Magnaflow exhaust system. The 2015 Ford Mustang by Galpin Auto Sports sits on 20-inch wheels with gold elements. The sports Recaro seats are wrapped in black and gold fabric finished.

The next-generation 2015 Ford Mustang powered by 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine was one of the most attractive models in the Mustang range. The powerplant generates 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2015 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept was created in collaboration of Mustang RTR department, and two aftermarket companies – MA-Motorsports and ASD Motorsports. The muscle vehicle features a functional approach to performance due to its 5.0-liter Aluminator V8 engine and six-speed transmission. This classic car now gets a redesign. The tuning kit includes a new coilover suspension, exhaust system and headers. The car sits on 20-inch wheels by HRE. The sticky Nitto rubber wraps have great influence on the performance.

The RTR body redesign accentuates on the aggressive styling. The kit includes flared car panels that make the vehicle wider. The 2015 Ford Mustang RTR features a prominent hood, an air deflector with carbon-fiber splitter, new grilles, diffuser and rear wing.

A great example of uniquely modified 2015 Ford Mustang is Petty’s Garage modification. It features aftermarket parts to enhance the track handling. It features a Roush supercharged V8 engine. The exterior is finished in blue color.

2015 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Technical Specifications
  • 5.0 Aluminator XS Engine by Ford Racing
  • Aluminum radiator
  • Ford Racing 6-speed transmission
  • Headers by American Racing
  • Magnaflow race mufflers
  • Revolution Automotive tuning
  • ASD Motorsports front lower control arms
  • Custom-built coilovers
  • Nitto NT05 Tires
  • HRE 3-piece wheels
  • RTR wide flare panels
  • Chin spoiler with carbon splitter
  • RTR Upper and lower grill
  • RTR rocker splitters
  • Rear diffuser by RTR
  • Composite hood, fenders, and doors
  • Display by Bosch Motorsports
  • Recaro Racing seats
  • ASD Motorsports parking brake
  • Racing harnesses from Takata

The 2015 Mustang has another modification created by MRT-Direct aftermarket company. The street legal track car is based on a 2.3L Ecoboost Mustang. Due to the road racing technology the Mustang becomes a street performer. The car features lighter weight, increased power, turbo charged engine, and improved handling.

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

The powerful 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A is the successor of the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider and its variation 458 Speciale. The “A” stands for the Italian word for “open”. The vehicle is considered one of the most advanced cars built this year. The special project was designed in the Ferrari Style Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina. Ferrari`s engineers have used innovative solutions and first-rate materials. The vehicle is fitted with F1 inspired components and structural characteristics.

The Italian supercar manufacturer will build only 499 units of the Speciale A model. Only Ferrari collectors will be able to purchase this version.The muscular drop-top is powered by a 4.5-liter mid-rear V8 engine generating 595 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The Ferrari convertible for road and track has a folding aluminum top which takes only14 seconds to open and close.

The 458 Speciale A offers sensational driving experience. The sports car reaches 62 mph (0 to100 km/h ) in three seconds flat.

Ferrari 458 Special Design

Compared to the 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia, the special A model features redesigned body panels and racing-inspired trims. The front glass and rear windscreen are all new. The car features sophisticated triple layer finish. The change not only reflects the exterior design but seriously reduces vehicle`s weight.

The fluidly sculpted cockpit is made out of lightweight materials. The interior is styled with carbon-fibre elements and Alcantara fabric. The cabin is decorated with aluminium treadplates.

Technical Specifications

  • Engine: V8; 90°
  • Bore/Stroke ratio: 94 x 81 mm (3.7 x 3.2 in)
  • Engine displacement: 4497 cm3
  • Compression: 14:1
  • Maximum output: 445 kW/605 cv at 9000 rpm
  • Specific output: 135 cv/l
  • Maximum torque: 540 Nm at 6000 rpm
  • Dimensions: 4571 mm (L); 1951 mm (W); 1203 mm (H);
  • Wheelbase: 2650 mm
  • Weight: 1290 kg (dry); 1395 kg (kerb)
  • Weight distribution 42% front, 58% rear
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 2.13 kg/cv
  • Tank capacity: 86 l
  • Top speed: 325 km/h
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h – 3.0 sec ; 0-200 km/h – 9.1 sec
  • Fiorano Circuit lap time: 1’23”5
  • Tires: front 245/35 ZR20 J9.0; rear 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
  • Electronic control systems

The Ferrari 458 Speciale A was presented at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The audience was amazed by the exclusive car in triple yellow livery with a central stripe.

McLaren 650S GT3 – the MC 12C GT3 Replacement

The McLaren MC 12C GT3`s replacement – McLaren 650S GT3, looks really attractive and provocative. The British sports cars maker is planning to build 15 units each priced at $560 000 (£330,000). The racer will take part in GT3 circuits in 2015. It will compete in motorsports events together with first-class racers such as Ferrari GT racing cars, Porsche 911 GT3, etc.

McLaren 650S GT3

McLaren 650S GT3 Performance

The new GT racer is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. The powertrain capacity is limited to 493 hp due to FIA regulations. The same engine is capable of 640 horsepower.

McLaren 650S GT3 in motion

McLaren 650S GT3 – What is New?

Compared to current CT racer, the new edition features significant safety improvements and better handling. The state-of-the-art aerodynamic kit changes not only the car`s appearance but its performance.
Compared to the MC 12C GT3 car,  the 650S GT3 features an increased track width, all-new suspension geometry and stronger components.

McLaren GT 650S GT3 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The latest generation GT3 car is based on McLaren 650S. It uses carbon fibre monocell chassis combined with aluminum sub frames. The prominent front splitter and air intakes with carbon wraps emphasize the exterior. The rear view of the car is dominated by fixed carbon wing and splitter. The McLaren 650S GT3 sits on all-new forged aluminium wheels sizing 12.5″ x 18″ at front and 13″ x 18″at the rear. The cabin of the road-going vehicle offers perfect protection thanks to the FIA approved rollcage. The seat is fixed to the chassis. Both the GT3 steering wheel and pedal box are adjustable.

The 2014 McLaren 650S GT3 debuted at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will be the successor of the highly successful 12C GT3 which have won world championships three times and has got victories in 51 races.