Ford FPV GT RSPEC edition

The Australian company Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV ) has developed a GT RSPEC Limited Edition lineup. The Ford FPV GT RSPEC is influenced by styling of the iconic 1969 Boss Mustang. The upgrading program includes a recalibrated suspension system, upgraded brakes, a set of 9 inch rear wheels teamed with 275/35 R19 Dunlop Sports Maxx tyres and, and FPV Launch Control.

Ford FPV GT RSPEC edition

The Ford FPV GT RSPEC is powered by an aluminium Miami BOSS 335 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine.

Ford FPV GT RSPEC design

The exterior is highlighted by C-stripe decal and accents on the grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, mirrors cups, and black exhaust tips. The aggressive appearance of the FPV GT RSPEC is completed by a high performance spoiler with GT decal and special badges.

The cabin shines with its leather sports seats with GT logo embroidery, as well as piano black finish on some elements of the interior.

The Ford FPV GT RSPEC edition is offered in four colour schemes – Silhouette black with Vixen red, Winter White, Vixen red and Kinetic blue with Silhouette black accents.

The Ford Performance Vehicles is planning to produce 350 units of the special series. Each car will be individualized by an unique badge. The tuned Ford is priced at $76,990.

Ford FPV GT RSPEC tuning kit

• Badge placed across rear tailgate
• 8″ rear wheel with 5-spoke premium alloy wheels
• Manual gear lever with special badge design
• Premium Sound with dual zone temperature control
• Shadow leather sports seats

2013 Dodge SRT Viper tuned by Vivid Racing

The muscle 2013 Dodge SRT Viper edition gets a new design, performance and equipment by the German tuner Vivid Racing.

2013 SRT Dodge Viper tuned by Vivid Racing

Vivid Racing 2013 SRT Viper engine

The US athlete is powered by an naturally aspirated 8.4 liter V10 engine generating 640bhp and 600lb-ft of torque. The aluminum block powertrain is mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission.

Vivid Racing 2013 SRT Viper tuning kit

2013 Dodge SRT Viper receives a high performance equipment including an ultra light composite intake manifold, forged pistons, sodium-filled exhaust valves, new catalysts and an aluminum fly-whee. The German tuner achieved a 25 pound weight reduction  of the conversion compared to the production 2013 Dodge Viper.

The SRT Dodge Viper is accessorized with Four-piston Brembo brakes teamed with fixed-aluminum calipers. The car features a Bi-xenon projector headlamps.

The tuning specialists Vivid Racing are planning to present the high end version of the Dodge SRT Viper at the prestigious auto show SEMA.

This is not the first Vivid Racing Dodge project. The aftermarket company has in its portfolio an upgraded version of the SRT-10 Dodge Viper “Mamba”

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC sedan

The German car builder claims that its latest creation 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC is a perfect example of a high performance in the high-end segment. The newest member of the sports S-class is considered one of the fastest luxury sedans.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC sedan

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 engine and performance

The S63 AMG 4MATIC is powered by a direct-injected and twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine. The hand assembled powertrain is a modification of an AMG M157. The car is capable of 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The S-class model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The Mercedes-Benz S63 reaches a top speed of 186 mph which is electronically limited. The engine is coupled with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed automatic transmission. The Mercedes sports car features an all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Exterior

The sedan is based on a lightweight construction. The S63 AMG features an aluminum body and some carbon fiber elements. The light weight has been also achieved by using light-alloy 19 inches wheels combined with 255/45 R 19 and 285/40 R 19 tires. Mercedes-Benz engineers reduced the weight of the vehicle with 220 pounds compared to its predecessor.

The exceptional styling of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is highlighted by a three-dimensional radiator grille, a front bumper with three large air intakes, and a front apron with the grille finished in glossy black. The appearance of the car is also dominated by a side sills with three-dimensional inserts in silver shadow, and a rear diffuser.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG interior

The newest S-Class model is fitted with an AMG sports seats with electric adjustment and memory function. Seats are wrapped in Nappa leather. The luxurious equipment includes an IWC clock, an AMG sports steering wheel two high-res screens, TFT color display and COMAND control dial.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63AMG technical specifications

Engine

Direct gasoline injection with piezo injectors
Two turbo chargers
Aluminum crankcase
Four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment
Air-to-water intercooler
Efficient cooling of engine oil, engine water and transmission oil
Lightweight composite oil pan
Alternator management
ECO Start/Stop function

AMG sports exhaust system with exhaust flaps
AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Aston Martin DBS Coupe Centennial Zagato

The Aston Martin DBS Coupe Centennial Zagato is the latest contemporary conversion of the iconic car. The design house Zagato joined the prestigious club of brands which mark Aston Martin’s 100th Anniversary.

Aston Martin DBS Coupe Centennial Zagato

Aston Martin DBS Coupe Centennial Zagato design

The celebratory Aston Martin DBS Coupe Zagato is based on the Aston Martin DBS model. The limited edition car features a double bubble roof taken from a vintage vehicles of mid-50`s. The aftermarket experts achieved a stunning combination of sports style, exceptional bodywork quality and GT luxury.

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Aston Martin DBS technical specifications

Transmission

Six-speed manual
Rear mid-mounted
optional electronic shift-by-wire control system

Alloy torque tube with carbon-fibre propeller shaft
Limited-slip differential
Final-drive ratio (Manual) 3.71:1
Final-drive ratio (‘Touchtronic 2’) 3.46:1

Performance

Power 380 kW (517 PS/510 bhp) at 6500 rpm
Torque 570 Nm (420 lb ft) at 5750 rpm

Acceleration – 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.3 seconds
Top speed 190 mph (305 km/h)

Body

Two doors
2 seats
Extruded bonded aluminium  structure
Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon-fibre composite construction
Halogen projector headlamps

Engine

48-valve, 5935cc V12
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
Compression ratio 10.9:1

Aston Martin Zagato heritage

The British car maker Aston Martin and Zagato designers have been developing car projects for a long time. In 2013 both companies launched a new hand-built Aston Martin V12 Zagato. This piece of art is made out of aluminum and carbon fiber.

Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial

The one-of-a-kind Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial is dedicated to the glorious Aston Martin`s heritage over the last 100 years.
The unique car features a timeless design based on a combination between sporty elegance, power and luxury. The centenary Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato was purchased by world-famous US car collector Peter Read.

Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial

The collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato is very fruitful. For example, the Aston Martin DB7 by Zagato was sold prior to production stage.

Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato technical specification

Design

Aluminium body structure
Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body

Power and performance

Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
517 PS (510 BHP) at 6,500 rpm
620 Nm at 5,500 rpm
0-62 mph (100 km/h): 4.6 seconds
Top speed: 183 mph (295 km/h)
Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system

Dimensions

Length: 4720mm (inc. front number plate plinth)
Width: 2061mm (inc. mirrors)
Height: 1282mm
Weight: 1785 kg
Wheelbase: 2740mm

Aston Martin Centenary Year

In the Aston Martin Centenary Year many new or redesigned models hit the market. The car brand also organized a ‘Rally to London’. The route of the journey started in Italy across Europe and ended in London, Kensington Gardens. 100 drivers and their Aston martin`s vehicles participated in this event.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse dedicated to Jean-Pierre Wimille

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – probably the fastest production supercars ever is available in a limited edition dedicated to a legendary pilot Jean-Pierre Wimille.

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The luxurious French car brand launched an exclusive lineup Les Legendes‬ De Bugatti consisting of six individualized Bugatti‪ Veyron‬ Grand Sport ‪Vitesse. Each commemorates the victories of brave driver behind brand`s cars over the years.

‬The first Bugatti Legend Edition commemorates the racing hero Jean-Pierre Wimille. In 30`s he drove a classic Type 57G Tank and won Le Mans twice. The contemporary Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is finished in the same blue colour as the vintage car. The special edition is made out of clear-coated carbon fibre.

About Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse could be described with a variety of superlatives – the fastest, the quickest and breathtaking. The name of the model Vitesse means “speed” in French. The supercar sprints from 0 to 60-mph in only 2.4 seconds with a top speed of 255 mph. The extreme power comes from an 8.0-liters W16 engine. It helps the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to pump out the amazing 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque.

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse dedicated to Jean-Pierre Wimille

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse technical data

Length  4,462 (mm)
Width 1,998 (mm)
Height 1,204 (mm)
Wheelbase 2,710 (mm)
Curbweight 1,990 (kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 100
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 2,240 (kg)

Power

Engine 8.0L W16 DOHC 64-valve
HP (hp@rpm) 1200 @ 6400
Torque (lb.ft@rpm) 3000 @ 5000
Drivetrain All-wheel drive
Transmission 7 speed automatic
Brakes 4-wheel disc
ABS 4-wheel ABS
Power Steering Std
Suspension Independent

BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance

BMW M3 has received a new outfit and performance by a passionate German tuner Alpha-N Performance. The customization program BT92 for the BMW M3 also includes significant interior changes.

BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance

BMW M3 BT92 power

The experts in Alpha-N Performance expanded the engine capacity to a 4.6-liter. The powertrain of the BMW M3 BT92 is fitted with modified pistons, connecting rods, as well as modified ECU system.
The current production BMW 3 features a 4.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve engine delivering 414 @ 8300 HP (hp@rpm) and 295 @ 3900 of Torque (lb.ft@rpm).

The BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance pumps out 490 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The tuned car reaches a top speed of 315 km/h. In comparison, the BMW 3 is capable of 250 km/h and hits the time 0-100 km/h in in 4,8 s. 4.8

BMW M3 BT92 design

BMW M3 BT92 4.6 Alpha-N Performance features wider fenders, new bumpers, carbon fiber side skirts and a carbon rear diffuser. The exterior is individualized by a modified hood, boot lid, and Kevlar wheel house liners.
The elegant appearance of the BMW M3 BT92 is accentuated by 19-inch S3 alloy wheels teamed with Hankook Ventus S1 Evo tires.

Alpha-N Performance tuner added Recaro Sportster CS seats inside, and luxury wraps.

Ferrari 458 Speciale

The Maranello-based automaker in cooperation with a design house Pininfarina developed a performance-oriented Ferrari 458 Speciale . The premiere of the exceptional car was held at Frankfurt Auto show.

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Performance

The new member of the Prancing Horse range is equipped with a naturally aspirated V8 ever (605 cv) engine. Ferrari engineers claim it is the most powerful powertrain with the highest specific output of 135 cv/l. The super vehicle accelerates from 0-62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in a 3 seconds. The 458 Speciale hits the 0-200 km/h time in 9.1 seconds.

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Design

The special Ferrari car was designed to fit aerodynamic requirements. It is based on the Ferrari 458 Italia. but many of its exterior elements had been changed in order to reduce weight. Ferrari 458 Speciale features a number of innovative technological decisions. Amongst them are Side Slip angle Control system. The car wears special Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres.
The cabin features a racing-inspired design. The sports spirit of the cat is accentuated by fluidly shaped door panels, carbon-fibre and aluminium elements.

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Technical specification

Engine

  • Type V8 – 90°
  • Total displacement 4495 cm3
  • Max. power output 605 cv at 9000 rpm
  • Max. torque 540 Nm at 6000 rpm
  • Weight
  • Dry weight 1290 kg
  • Weight/power ratio 2.13 kg/cv

Dimensions

  • Length 4571 mm
  • Width 1951 mm
  • Height 1203 mm
  • Wheelbase 2650 mm
  • Front track 1679 mm
  • Rear track 1632 mm
  • Dry weight 1290 kg
  • Kerb weight 1395 kg
  • Weight distribution 42% front, 58% rear
  • Weight/power ratio 2.13 kg/cv
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Front 245/35 ZR20 9”
  • Rear 305/30 ZR20 11”

Performance

  • Maximum speed 325 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h 3.0 sec
  • 0-200 km/h 9.1 sec
  • 0-400 m 10.7 sec
  • 0-1000 m 19.4 sec

 

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Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse edition named after test driver Jean Bugatti

Bugatti car brand presented a special edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse dedicated to the legendary test driver Jean Bugatti and his vehicle Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic La Voiture Noire(The Black Car). In fact, Jean was the designer of this iconic Bugatti coupe. The 57SC Atlantic is one of the most expensive vintage cars. There are only four examples produced. One of them was driven by Jean Bugatti himself but it do not exist anymore since it was lost after WW2.

The premiere of the celebratory Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse car was at Frankfurt Motor Show. Jean Bugatti was a son of the founder of the company Ettore Bugatti.

Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti: Design

The clear-coated carbon fiber exterior of the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean Bugatti” is painted in black including black diamond-cut rims. The most exceptional design feature of this Bugatti is the use of platinum on the grille and brand logos. It is the first time Bugatti is using this extremely expensive material for first time on the exterior of brand cars.

The unique appearance of the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean Bugatti” is highlighted by a pair of five-spoke wheels.

The leather interior is finished in contrasting brown and beige combination.

Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti: Performance

The impressive work of art is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. It is powered by an 8-litre W16 engine pumping out 1,200 PS and 1,500 Nm torque at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm. The Grand Sport Vitesse accelerates from ) to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 2.6 seconds.
Only three examples of the Jean Bugatti Legend car are available. Each is priced at $3 million (2.3 million euros). This is the second car in the Bugatti legend lineup (“Les Légendes de Bugatti”). The series consists of 6 models. Each of them takes an inspiration from the iconic Bugatti test drivers.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revoluzione by Mansory

A revolutionary tuning and design package has been developed by the tuner Mansory for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The Mansory F12 Berlinetta was presented at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. A couple of year ago the tuner developed a thrilling conversions of Ferrari 599 and Ferrari 612. The latest GT car tuning program gives more power and aggressive beauty to the Ferrari vehicle.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revoluzione

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revoluzione: Design

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revoluzione by Mansory features an extensive use of carbon fiber. The dramatic look of the car is accentuated by rims measuring 21 at the front and 22 at the rear. Mansory fitted the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta with a redesigned side skirts and rear bumper.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revoluzione: Performance

The brutal power of the tuned Ferrari comes from a twin-turbo 6.3-liter V12 engine. The powertrain produces 1,200 hp and 656lb ft of torque. Compared to the new Mansory creation, the current F12 Berlinetta boasts 730hp and 509lb ft. The tuned car accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and reaches a top speed at 230 mph (370 kmh).

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revoluzione: Prices

The F12 Berlinetta Revoluzione has a price tag of 1.7 million U.S. dollars (1.3 million euros). It is four times more expensive than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta .

 

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