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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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ferrari FXX

The Ferrari FXX is every kids dream car, being based of Ferrari's latest street legal super car, the Ferrari Enzo. The current FXX costs a little more at an astonishing is 1.8 million dollars. The only setback to this car is that the owners cannot drive their multimillion dollar car as they please. The FXX is not street legal and Ferrari only lets customers drive their car on approved track days. The wait might be worth it for people like Michael Schumacher (Formula 1 driver) who choose to purchase this car, because each FXX originally had 790 horsepower and weighed just over 2500 lb. There are only 29 of these cars in the world and being able to drive one would be truly special. The FXX was produced between 2005 and 2007; however, these cars were continuously developed through 2008/2009 with the Evoluzione kit. This kit increased performance to 850 horsepower, aerodynamical advancements, gearbox improvements and a better traction control system. The FXX truly is the fastest car that Ferrari has designed yet, but only time will tell what they have to replace this beast.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

De Tomaso Pantera

Pantera is Italian for panther and the De Tomaso Pantera was an Italian made sports car that was produced between 1971 and 1991. It was powered by a Ford 351 Cleveland V8 that made 330 hp. While Ford did not design the car they did imported Panteras to the United States to be sold them at their Lincoln Mercury dealers. Ford stopped importing Panteras into the US in 1975 after selling about 5500. For the Pantera though production continued until 1991 and they were sold throughout the rest of the world.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper (recently renamed the SRT Viper), is the end result of Lamborghini coming together with Dodge. The fifth generation Viper (2012) has a V10 engine with 640 hp and is connected to a 6 speed manual transmission. Every Viper to date has followed this same format, a V10 engine with an excessive amount of horsepower and a 6 speed manual transmission to transfer all that power to the wheels. Over the years Dodge has continued to improve on their previous model and each new generation has had even more horsepower than the last. The base price for this car is $95,000. While this is not that much for a supercar that can go 0-60 in 3.3 seconds (with a manual transmission), bankrate.com named the Viper the most expensive car for repair costs in 2008.  So look at the pictures and decide, do you think its worth it?

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Aston Martin DB9

The DB9 is a very significant car for Aston Martin. The DB9 first model Aston Martin to be produced in their Gaydon plant located in Warwickshire, England. The "DB" in DB9 stand for the initials of David Brown, who owned Aston Martin from 1947 until it had financial problems in the 1970s. The DB9 follows a long line of "DB" cars and it sure lives up to its name. It has 469 hp and can go from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds. It also can achieve a top speed of nearly 190 mph. That is a lot of car for $170,000 ($190,000 if you want the convertible version know as the DB9 volatile). The DB9 has also entered many professional races and even when racing professionally they still use the same exact engine, but it has many performance upgrades and weight reductions. Do to these modifications the "race version" of the DB9 is now called the DBR9 (two bottom pictures).
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