Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport set a new speed record for production cars: 431 km / h! All officially, all of the rules: in the presence of Germany’s technical inspection TUV and the Guinness Book factory pilot Pierre Henri Raphanel fulfilled races landfill Era-Lessin.
Arrivals were conducted in both directions, GPS showed 427, 933 km / h acceleration in one direction and 434, and 211 km / h in another. The end result is the arithmetic mean: 431 km / h. Bugatti engineers admitted that they are very satisfied with the alignment, as calculated by the number 425 km / h.
Engine Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is increased to 1200 hp and maximum torque of 1500 Nm. The potential of the car have already demonstrated, but for cars on sale, the maximum speed limit at 415 km / h – more can not stand the tire.
In addition to the redesigned engine and chassis primarily for the sake of a safer pilot at high speeds: slightly increased the course of the suspension, installing more powerful stabilizers and shock absorbers for racing. Lateral acceleration Veyron Super Sport can reach 1.4G.
GT3 BMW Z4, which is officially launched and completed the first test drive in early March, already enjoying great popularity among customers of BMW Motorsport. The first cars delivered to private teams, BMW will prepare them for use in national and international championships.
“Information about the BMW Z4 GT3 very positive,” said BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. ‘Round these sports cars in the range of our products, and provides drivers and teams a chance to compete at the championships in accordance with the GT3 regulations – such as the FIA GT3 European Championship, the International GT Open or Masters ADAC GT – and 24-hour endurance “Next., The GT2 BMW M3, BMW 320si WTCC, which is consistent with the rules Super2000, GT4 and close to the production of the BMW M3 are available for teams of clients around the world by BMW Motorsport distributions.
BMW Z4 production model is impressive: with a long hood, wheel arches are lit, the long wheelbase and narrow projection, this car offers a unique look. BMW Motorsport engineers two passengers provide a good basis to develop close to GT3 racing car production.
The biggest difference between production and racing cars is under the hood while the production version of the BMW Z4 is powered by a six-cylinder engine, GT3 car is powered by a 4.0 liter eight-cylinder engine similar to units used in the BMW M3 GT2. This strong liver produces more than 480 HP. Its excellent performance and good torque curve and the basic machinery for the production version of the BMW M3 is destined to be used in motorsport.
Installing a V8 engine has a large influence on the development of the BMW Z4 GT3. Initially, the design review area is done by CATIA V5 design to place the machine in an ideal position and meet the specifications of race. The engineers then add all other components.
When it comes to electronics, private teams can expect BMW’s innovative solutions, which have been tried and tested in the GT2 BMW M3: ECU408 support the management of modern machines, while ‘electronic control units responsible for Power400 control all the actuators. Power is transmitted via a six-speed sequential gearbox with Quick Shift “function.
Wheels with central locking and security clips are also included in the shipment. In addition, the BMW Z4 GT3 also offers driver assistance systems, such as ABS and traction control expenditure, adopted by another car in the race for the range of customers, and then developed and modified for use in a GT3 car.
Front axle GT3 BMW Z4 with a new design, based on a series of concepts. It is equipped with a tubular stabilizer bar with the bar adjusted. Rear axle is designed as a longitudinal axis of the connection, such as the standard version of the BMW Z4. Steel body car from the BMW factory in Regensburg. Tues security very rigid, precision steel tubes and then welded into the body. V8 engine blocks produced in the BMW foundry in Landshut. BMW plant in Dingolfing help the rear wheel differential and driveshaft, among others.
During its development, the BMW Motorsport engineers work hand in hand in other fields with their counterparts in the production. This allows them access to the calculation of the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the aerodynamic design of cars. In addition, tests are also conducted in wind tunnels and on test benches BMW Group.
Front and rear wings, hood, roof, fenders and other components made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The use of lightweight material, resistant to play a lot of weight GT3 BMW Z4 until the 1200 kilograms.
Like all the cars on track racing BMW customers, emphasis is also placed on profitability during the development of the BMW Z4 GT3. As a result, the car offers an excellent cost / quality ratio and gives the team a chance to participate personally in the affordable sports car at the highest level.
The car will deliver an impressive 400PS (395 hp) at 5750rpm and will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds. This is an impressive task compared to the standard Impreza WRX STI at 300PS / 296bhp at 6,000rpm with a 5.2 second sprint."As a huge Impreza fan I’m thrilled to be the first to take delivery of the ultimate incarnation of the model line," enthused Edwards. "The CS400 is everything I’d hoped it’d be and more. The performance is simply astounding and to know I’m one of just 75 people in the world to own one… well, it’s a very special feeling.
So, what we can tell you is something you already now: the facelift GT-R will get a restyled front bumper that improves the GT-R’s aerodynamic performance from 0.272 to 0.268. A redesigned rear diffuser also improves the rear downforce with almost 10%. Also new for 2012, the Nissan GT-R gets two new exterior colors: Aurora Flare Blue Pearl (color code RAY) and Nebula Opal Black (color code GAG). Also, it is rumored that the GT-R will deliver a total of 500 HP.
The new GT-R will go on sale in 2011 and will be offered in all major markets: Europe, USA and Japan.
Anyone who loves a finely tuned automobile should be in attendance at the upcoming SEMA Show. This particular show creates a tuning atmosphere that can be appreciated by just about anyone, but can be truly heavenly to the avid enthusiasts that look for ways to enhance a car’s styling, functionality, comfort, convenience, and safety. I may be difficult to choose a crowd favorite amidst the growing number of improved models, but one vehicle may just be our favorite so far. Meet the special Dodge Challenger SRT8 customized by CULT Energy Drink.
A feast for the eyes, this Challenger looks the part of an aggressively mean car prepared to take out anyone that may get in its way. One of the only details we know about the car is that it features a one-off, hand-fabricated wide body kit that provides some extra girth to the already masculine car. It also does not run on racing fuel.
We can’t imagine that a car that looks like this doesn’t carry an equally insane motor to push out astronomical power. It is rumored that this Challenger is carrying a 5.7L V8 HEMI with its intake manifold, clearly, popping out of the car’s hood. To say that we are excited to see the Cult’s newest project at this year’s SEMA show is as much of an understatement as we can possibly muster. This car is simply badass and it’s one that could be perfectly suited for a next generation Mad Max!
Friday, October 29, 2010
The exterior package includes: body-colored front skirt and wheelarch flares to the exterior, while a glossy radiator grille mesh insert, black bezel headlights and daytime running lights are also introduced. The car’s sporty appearance is completed with the inclusion of a glossy B-pillar, smoked windows, dark red tinted rear lights and 17-inch Brabus alloy wheels with Yokohama tires.
On the interior the tuner added Orange leather Recaro seats, a black leather gearshift cover with orange-colored seams, a chrome gear shift knob, a leather-wrapped center console, leather-covered door panels, and a 7-inch touch screen navigation all bring added verve to the driving experience.
The exterior package includes: PPI Razor carbon fiber front grill, PPI Razor carbon fiber front lip, PPI Razor carbon fiber GTR wing and PPI Razor carbon fiber side skirts. And of course do not forget the amazing exterior paint: Matte Finish with Jet Blue Metallic. The car sits on 20" Volk Racing VRG2 wheels.
As for the car’s performances, SR Auto Group added a new RSC exhaust system, but they did not reveal if this will improve in any way the engine’s performances.
So, until now the tuner updated the R8 coupe version, in both V10 and V8 versions. We guess that next on their list is the Spyder version.
This package also comes with a choice of three different exhaust systems for optimal power performance, including a sport exhaust with remote-control made from stainless steel. And if you want even more, Stoffler is also offering 200 cell sport catalytic converters and GGR Sport Air Filter or the GGR Carbon Air Filter. The package comes with all the MOT certification for driving on regular roads.
Stoffler didn’t unveil how these new additions would affect the car’s performance, but we figure they still won’t be as good as the tuning package provided by BBR for the same hatchback. BBR was able to get the Focus to deliver 404hp and 408 lb.-ft. of torque, which, in our books, makes their package that much better. Aesthetically speaking, the two versions are pretty similar so it really comes down to the performance aspect. Nice try, Stoffler, but BBR has you beat.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Mitsubishi Sportback builds on the already competent Lancer sedan, although the overall length is slightly longer to accommodate the new hatch. One-touch auto-folding rear seats split 60:40 to make room for “active lifestyle” parcels and Mitsubishi dropped the rear cargo area floor by three inches to create 52.7 cubic-feet of space when the rear thrones are folded flat.
Powertrain options will come from the standard Lancer and Lancer Ralliart range, meaning you get a 2.4-liter 168 HP, 167 ft-lb with either a five-speed manual or six-speed CVT automatic transmission in the Sportback GTS or if you opt for the Sportback Ralliart, you get a 2.0-liter MIVEC turbocharged engine with a whopping 237 HP and 253 ft-lb of torque. The Sportback Ralliart gets the quick-shifting six-speed Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) shared with the Lancer Evolution, as well as some nifty magnesium paddle shifters.