Archive for Sports Cars
The R8 LMS Ultra picks up where its predecessor left off – and that’s quite a starting point: In just three years, the R8 LMS has won 115 races and 12 championships on racing circuits around the world.The same production-based 5.2-liter V10 carries over essentially unchanged, offering up to 570 horsepower depending on the regulators mandated by various racing series. The R8 LMS Ultra conforms to standard GT3 regulations.
The body of the Ferrari SA APERTA is refined by NOVITEC ROSSO in a few details.Together with the F1 Superfast six-speed transmission the NOVITEC ROSSO bi-compressor version delivers exceptional performance. From rest the car sprints to 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds.Top speed is in excess of 211 mph.The power increase by 218 hp to 888 hp at 8,400 rpm means the two-seater now offers power that is as superlative as its new peak torque of 636 lb/ft at 6,600 rpm, a gain of 178 lb/ft over its production brethren.
German luxury tuner DMC will officially premier its Ferrari 458 Italia Milano at the SEMA Motor Show 2011.The engine tuning offers 610hp versus the regular 570 from the 4,5 liter V8 engine. Torque was increased from 540Nm to 569Nm. DMC’s Italia is faster than 330km/h, compared to the 325km/h of the stock stallion.The package features a body kit, engine improvement, lighter exhaust system and new wheels.
The world premiere of the “SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT – STI -” will take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011. Built with Subaru’s core technology of the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine, this model has a low center of gravity that realizes a “Pure Handling Delight” driving experience. Combined with motifs of Subaru’s iconic performance brand “STI”, the concept car embodies an ultimate handling performance.
The competition-spec model loses the folding roof in favor of a fixed one reinforced by a full roll cage. It also gets racing slicks and a much more aggressive aero package. But the fun part is the V8 engine from the outgoing M3, tuned to 480 horsepower and paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox.
The Nissan 370Z Nismo RC packs an array of competition modifications. Its weight has been trimmed to 2,954 pounds and its 3.7-liter V6 engine juiced up to 355 horsepower – just slightly more than the street-legal Nismo Z. That power increase comes courtesy of a competition-spec exhaust and returned engine management.
On the one hand, there’s the design intent for a future range of Audis. On the other, there’s the constant exploration of various forms of propulsion that maintain the sportiness necessary for an Audi while reducing environmental impact.The two electric motors on the forward axle are good for a total of 89 horsepower, and their juice gets combined with a rear-mounted, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI’s producing 296 hp, for a grand total during full boost mode of 385 hp.
Developing the race version of the Exige in parallel with the road car has allowed the Lotus technicians to make rapid advances in terms of safety and reliability.The Lotus Exige R-GT race car has been developed alongside the road car allowing the technical team to create the perfect race machine, high performance but without losing the sense of fun to drive and ease of use.Powered by the same V6 3.5 litre engine as the new road Exige S, significant changes have been made to the gearbox and the restrictors on the engine in order to control the power.
General Motors has announced that the world’s most powerful production droptop* – the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible – will officially debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.”The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.”
The new front styling delivers significant autobahn overtaking presence with the large grille, flanked by two smaller ones providing copious amounts of ram air for the two stages of uprated, twin-turbocharged engine.The GEMBALLA TORNADO celebrates the 30th year of the GEMBALLA brand in 2011.