The first 2013 Viper GTS sold at auction

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The first production example of the collectible 2013 Viper GTS is sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Orange County auction. Money from the sale is donated to the organization that helps children and families dealing with pediatric cancer.

 

 

 

The Viper is powered by 640 horsepower V10 engine. The eye-catcher feature an impressive carbon fiber bodywork.

 

 

 

 

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Lexus LFA new edition

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The new Lexus LFA edition is finished in cool blue and looks a lot like the Nürburgring Edition LFA. Instead of center-mounted tri-exhaust out back, this LFA edition features two dual-exhaust ports below each of the taillamps.

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Lexus auto manufacturer has added a larger rear diffuser and another inlet to the hood that helps with airflow to the engine.

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Lexus IS F CCS-R Race Car

Technical specifications

DIMENSIONS

  • Wheelbase 107.5 in.
  • Overall Length 187.4 in.
  • Overall Width 71.5 in.
  • Overall Height 54.5 in.
  • WEIGHT
  • Curb Weight 3,087 lbs. or less (693 lbs. less than stock)

ENGINE

  • Designation 2UR-GSE
  • Displacement 5.0L
  • Horsepower 416 @ 6,600 rpm
  • Torque 371 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
  • Fuel system SFI D-4 direct-to-cylinder injection with secondary port injectors

DRIVETRAIN

  • Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive system
  • Transmission 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shift and manual mode

EXTERIOR

  •  Orange mica exterior paint
  •  Reinforced monocoque (with roll cage)
  •  Carbon fiber hood, door handles, front fender, front spoiler, front canard, rear spoiler, ventilator
  •  Polycarbonate windows
  •  Lightweight door

WHEELS/TIRES

  • SSR
  • 18×8.5J, off-set 30 front
  • 18×9.5J, off-set 40 rear
  • Yokohama /ADVAN NEOVA A050 tires
  • 245/40 R18 front
  • 255/40 R18 rear

BRAKES

  • Brake cooling system
  • Racing brake kit
  • Stainless steel mesh brake hose

SUSPENSION

  • Adjustable camber front upper arm
  •  Modified race suspension
  • Reinforced bushings and mounts

EXHAUST

  • Racing exhaust system

OTHER MECHANICAL

  • Engine oil cooler
  • Transmission oil cooler
  • Differential oil cooler
  • Mechanical LSD

RACING EQUIPMENT

  • 120L fuel cell
  •  Air jack system
  •  Fire extinguishing system
  •  Data logger
  •  Kill switch
  •  Tow strap

INTERIOR

  • Carbon fiber dashboard, center console, door and interior trim
  • HANS compatible full bucket driver’s seat
  • Lightened interior (delete power windows, door locks, rear seats, roof lining, etc.)
  • Six-point seat belt
  • Small-diameter steering wheel with paddle shifters

Audi Q3 Jinlong Yufeng

The 2012 Q3 Jinlong Yufeng or “Golden Dragon In The Wind” is an Audi`s exclusive concept version to commemorate the year of the dragon. The heart of the Q3 Jinlong Yufeng is a turbocharged 2.5-liter direct-injection five-cylinder engine. It produces 310 horsepower. The engine is mated to a seven-speed transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. The special Audi SUV accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.5 seconds.

The outstanding car features two roof-mounted carbon-fiber reinforced polymer boards. The clever kite pouch can also be used as a beach umbrella. The Q3 Jinlong Yufeng is designed with a set of removable, wireless video cameras that can easily be attached to a sail bar or helmet.

The exterior is painted in Liuli Yellow. It also features brushed stainless steel running boards, LED spotlights mounted in the grille and integrated dual-exit exhaust.

Inside, surfaces are designed in yellow contrasting thread. The seats have woven leather covers and each door panel features a yellow leather insert.

Official information
Audi Q3 Jinlong Yufeng

At Auto China 2012 in Beijing, Audi is presenting two themed vehicles based on the Q3 – the Q3 jinlong yufeng and the RS Q3 concept. Both cars interpret the character of the compact SUV, which will launch on the Chinese market this year, in a very special way – the one is recreationally oriented and rugged while the other was systematically designed for dynamic performance.

2012 is the Chinese year of the dragon. Jinlong yufeng means “Golden Dragon in the Wind.” In this way, jinlong yufeng fits in with the character of the themed vehicle. It follows the Detroit showcar and the RS Q3 concept as another variant of the compact Audi Q3 SUV and is based on the trendy and fast-moving sport of kitesurfing, in which the objective is to fearlessly control the power of the wind.

Mounted to the roof of the Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng are two kiteboards made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). The designers developed a flat outdoor pouch as a special cargo floor liner. It not only provides protection against dirt, but can also be used to stow wet beach articles or can even be used as a sun umbrella or a seat cover. The kite itself can be stowed in a kite pouch, which was also specially designed for this themed vehicle. Two rugged and compact fun sport cameras known as “Audi Cams” are stored in the left side wall of the cargo space.

Kite surfers can mount the Audi Cams to the sail bar, their equipment or a helmet with an elastic band. The images are transmitted to the car via a strong WLAN router connection. From there, they can be sent with Bluetooth car phone online to any receiver via UMTS – a new unconventional idea within the range of features of Audi connect.

Zest for life and energy: the exterior
The Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng is an off-road vehicle for young, active sports enthusiasts. Its paint finish is Liuli Yellow, a luminous monochrome color that expresses a zest for life and high energy. The body add-on parts, many of which match those of the off-road package for production cars, are painted in matt quartz; this paint, built up from different gray pigments, has a natural look and is slightly rough to the touch. The high-gloss package adds small highlights around the windows.

Vertical aluminum struts in the single-frame radiator grille extend over its full height; they form a wave shape in the area where the logo appears on the production cars. The struts match the two-tone color scheme of the Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng: their sides are painted in a quartz color, while their front edges have a high-gloss finish. Certain areas inside the xenon plus headlights are tinted in anthracite, and aluminum panels cover the upper sections of the air intakes. The underbody guard protecting the engine is made of aluminum.

Flared wheel arches and brushed stainless steel running boards are prominent features on the sides of the Audi Q3 jinlong yufeng; these items will soon be added to the Q3 accessories program. The front cross-bar of the aluminum roof rail integrates small LED spotlights for illuminating the area around the car. The two flush tailpipes of the dual-branch exhaust system are integrated in the diffuser, which is partly made of aluminum – as is the rear underbody guard.

Yellow as contrasting color: the interior
Three colors dominate inside the themed vehicle, – black, gray and yellow. The roofliner consists of titanium gray Alcantara; many of the interior surfaces are black in color. The instrument panel is upholstered in black Fine Nappa leather and is decorated with yellow contrasting seams.

Fine aluminum accents glisten in the instrument cluster; cross-ribs and small fins give the dials and pointers a sculpted look. The leather-trimmed steering wheel has contrasting yellow seams, and behind it there are two large shift paddles for control of the seven-speed S tronic. The sturdy foot rests and pedal set are made of stainless steel with rubber caps.

The seats are upholstered in woven leather – narrow strips of leather just a few tenths of a millimeter wide are interwoven with yarn. The material is accentuated by yellow piping and contrasting seams. The side panels of the seat cushions and seatbacks are bright in yellow Velvet leather – a material whose look is similar to that of nubuck leather, but with a finer grain. Yellow Velvet leather is also integrated in parts of the door trim panels.

Stainless steel mesh is used for decorative inlays. Other decorative panels in high-gloss black appear all around the instruments and in large areas of the center console and tunnel; display elements and controls appear to hover in front of them. The gear selection lever has an aluminum plate with the “Q3” signature, and yellow seams decorate its shift boot.

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