Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Corvette C7

 After 60 years of making the Corvette, Chevy finally released the 7th edition (C7) Corvette this year. The new Vette has new styling that GM hopes will appeal to a younger audience, and wash away the stereotype as an old man's car. This means sharper edges and bringing back the stingray name that has not been on a corvette since 1976.

They also gave it plenty of power, the 2014 corvette has a LT1 6.2L V8 that make 455-460 bhp, depending on the exhaust  choice of the customer. It is not just raw power though, the new corvette has some great technology in it. While when driving the car at it's limits you have 8 cylinders to keep you going, when cruising at speed the car can change to only using 4 or 6 of its cylinders in order to save gas and be Eco friendly.

Eco friendly does not necessarily mean that is a cool car though. They also gave the car a carbon fiber hood (along with other parts), a 7 speed manual transmission, and finally changed the infamous interior of previous corvettes. So maybe GM finally has a car that truly can compete with a Ferrari.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ferrari F12berlinetta

The Ferrari F12 has been a hit since it was released last year, being titled the "Supercar of the Year" by TopGear.com. This replaces the 599 in the Ferrari lineup, but nothing is lost due the performance this car has. It has nearly 750 horsepower and double clutch technology in the transmission taken straight from Ferrari's Formula 1 car. This means that it it can go 0-100km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.1 seconds and run a 1/4 mile in 11.1 seconds. This is exception for a street car, even coming from Ferrari, as the Ferrari Enzo runs the same 1/4 mile in 11.0 seconds.

We would like to thank www.spottedcars.fr for the featured picture at the top and we encourage everyone to go check the car photos on their website.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster

We just recently posted about the Lamborghini Aventador, but Lamborghini has recently stepped up their once top of the line car by releasing a roadster (convertible) version. This release has been highly anticipated since the one of a kind Aventdaor J (red car below) was released at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Aventador J remains a one off car that permanently lacks a roof, while the roadster is just like any other convertible. Except for the fact that it has a price tag of $441,600.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2014 Chevy Corvette C7

The next generation Chevy Corvette C& was released last Sunday (January 13, 2013) at the North American International Auto Show. This seventh generation Corvette looks much more modern than before, but still maintains that made in America feel that we have got accustom to with the long front, short back, and of course the air inlets behind the front wheels. This has been the most anticipated Corvette in a long time and while we still have a lot to learn about the car before you can buy one in 2014, it looks like this is a very promising car. Only time will tell if it can live up to the high standard set by more than 60 years of great Corvettes before it.
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador is Lamborghini's flagship car. It's full name is the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. The Aventador can go 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds. To put this into comparison a 2013 Mustang take 4.6 seconds to do the same thing. It has a huge V12 engine that makes 700 hp stock; however, there are companies like Underground Racing that push these cars even more than that. Underground Racing has a package that gets 1200 hp out of this beast, and they haven't even released their "race version" yet. Considering that the Aventador was modeled after a stealth fighter jet this much power just seems fitting, but just like fighter jets this car is pretty pricey. The Aventador costs an astonishing $375,000+, so for many people this will just stay a "poster car". It does however do a very good job at looking good.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is the super car of the "Playstation age." While some super cars, like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, don't even have radios the GT-R has a full computer in the dash. It is also powered by a V6 instead of the V10 or V12 you see in most super cars but, this does not hold the GT-R back. The GT-R can go 0-60 under 3 seconds and the 2013 is a 10 second car, Stock. With all of these specs I am sure you are expecting to hear that this is priced with the Lamborghini Aventador or Ferrari Enzo, but you can get the GT-R for under $100,000. This is one of the first daily driver super cars and with all of the modifications that owners have each one is unique.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hennessey Venom GT

When people talk about the world most powerful car you may think Bugatti, but the worlds most powerful convertible is the Hennessey Venom GT. In fact the Bugatti Veyron takes 24.2 seconds to read 200 mph while the Venom GT takes only 15.3. The Venom GT is based off of a Lotus Elise/Exige. Here is a quote taken directly from the Venom GT's website (http://www.venomgt.com)
The Hennessey Venom GT design is based on the Lotus Elise / Exige. The Venom GT is created from a base Lotus Elise / Exige and utilizes components including but not limited to the roof, doors, side glass, windscreen, dash, cockpit, floorpan, HVAC system, wiper and head lamps. Hennessey Performance and the Venom GT are not associated with Lotus Cars.
The price of a Venom GT is $600,000 for the 750 horsepower version, but if you want the fast 1,200 horsepower version it will cost you 1 million dollars. For this price though you can guarantee that you will have one unique car. There is a production limit of 10 per year and only 6 have been made so fat (1 of which being a convertible). Of these cars some of the owners include Jay Lenno and Steven Tyler (has the convertible). This is a ridiculously fast car, but still nice enough to take to the beach with the top down.

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