The LEGO designers based their model on the last generation of the classic Mini Cooper built up to the year 2000, recreating its inimitable charisma in the colourful world of their model kits with painstaking attention to detail. When fully assembled, the car is 25 centimetres long, 14 centimetres wide and 11 centimetres high – thereby preserving the brand’s characteristic proportions.
edo competition has developed a performance kit for the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG. It consists of a newly developed sports exhaust system, sports catalysts, V Max override and optimised electronic tuning. Resulting in an astonishing performance enhancement from the standard 544 PS / 400 kW to 600 PS / 485 kW. The maximum torque rises […]
ap Sportfahrwerke unveiled photos from the 2014 ap Girl Shooting. This year, more than 130 candidates and 80 show cars applied on the social media channels of ap Sportfahrwerke, in order to be elected as new ap brand ambassador. The area of the former Air Force Base in Memmingen served as location for the nine ap Girls, twelve ap show cars, three photographers teams and a film crew
ProCharger i-1 Programmable Ratio Intercooled Supercharger Systems for 2010–2013 SS Camaro’s add 215+ HP to stock LS3’s and support up to 900 HP. With an intelligent control system and optional touch screen display, drivers can switch between 3 factory supplied performance modes, as well as a custom mode.
The V6 biturbo in the Audi RS 5 TDI concept produces 283 kW (385 hp); from 1,250 to 2,000 rpm it transfers 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft. The red-line is at 5,500 rpm. The supplemental electric turbocharger provides for staggering power when starting off. An electric motor replaces the turbine wheel and accelerates the compressor wheel to over 70,000 rpm in a few hundredths of a second. The exhaust turbochargers also provide as much as 2.4 bar of relative boost pressure.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm, making the all-new Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.
The Sauber-Mercedes C 9 racing sports car was the outcome of a longstanding innovation partnership between Mercedes-Benz and the Swiss racing team established by Peter Sauber, a relationship that dated back to 1984. That was the year in which the Stuttgart company and the Zurich-based racing car designer reached an agreement for Mercedes-Benz to supply engines for the Sauber prototype sports cars used in the Group C motor racing series.
The most striking change for the 2015 370Z NISMO is its revised exterior design. Key changes include a new, deep front fascia with LED Hyper Daytime Running Lights, black headlight bezels, NISMO emblem and signature NISMO red stripe accent on the integrated front chin spoiler. The red accent continues down the redesigned side sills, on the black-color sideview mirrors and across the lower portion of the redesigned rear fascia.
Audi presented the latest generation of its 3.0 TDI engine at the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium. The new V6 diesel is more powerful, more efficient and cleaner than ever. Audi offers the exhaust turbocharged V6 in two versions producing 160 kW (218 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp). It features a 90‑degree cylinder bank angle and a displacement of 2,967 cc. Peak torque is as much as 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) depending on the model. Although the new 3.0 TDI is significantly more powerful than its predecessor, it is – again depending on the model – as much as 13 percent more fuel efficient.
The starting price for the limited production 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo is $149,990 USD in the US. The GT-R NISMO is scheduled to go on sale at select Nissan dealers in the U.S. beginning July 31, 2014. The fastest Nissan GT-R ever built and holder of the volume production car lap record (7:08.679) at the famed Nurburgring racetrack in Germany, the Nissan GT-R Nismo features an advanced 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque.
The LEGO Group announced that a LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 will be produced for sale under a licensing agreement from Sony Pictures Consumer Products. The item is the sixth userdesigned and submitted product to be manufactured from the LEGO CUUSOO platform after receiving the requisite 10,000 fan votes to be considered for production.
For the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera, Gemballa offers a 20-inch and 22-inch cast wheel version by the name of GT SPORT-R. The basic layout is a further development of the GT SPORT, with contrasting trim screws which make for a particularly aggressive and dynamic appearance. This design moreover creates an impressive multi-part look, making the Gemballa GT SPORT-R a truly exclusive statement.
The optional Sport Chrono package enables the chassis, engine and transmission to be tuned to an even sportier level, accompanied by a sound that is even more emotive. The Sport Chrono package is characterised by the analogue and digital stopwatch on the dashboard, as well as the additional Sport Plus button in the centre console.
Techart extends its range of power kits for the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel with the new Techart Power Kit TA 058/SD2. It operates by reprogramming the standard engine management control unit and provides additional 58 kW / 78 hp and 150 Nm for the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel.
The xLine equipment package, available for the new BMW X3, can be identified from the outside by gleaming metallic inserts in the bumpers, Aluminium satinated side cladding and bars in the air intakes, and simulated underguards at the front and rear. It also allows customers to choose from additional cloth and leather upholstery variants, trim strips and two exclusive 18 and 19-inch light-alloy wheel options.
The F14 T is the sixtieth car built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship. The name comes from the combination of the current year and the introduction of the turbo-compressor in the Power Unit.
Aside from its length, which has grown by a single centimetre, the new BMW X3 has the same compact, usable dimensions of its successful predecessor. However, the new BMW X3 comes with a host of exclusive details that accentuate its latest step up in class. At the front end, for example, the newly designed twin circular headlights stand out immediately. They can also be ordered in full-LED specification as an option and, like the optional LED front fog lamps, lend even greater expression to the premium profile of the BMW X3.
The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the most track-capable Corvette ever. This latest version is the first Corvette Z06 to offer a supercharged engine, an automatic transmission and, thanks to a stronger aluminum frame, a removable roof panel.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 is powered by an all-new LT4 6.2L supercharged V8 engine. It is expected to deliver an estimated 625 horsepower (466 kW) and 635 lb-ft of torque (861 Nm). To balance performance and efficiency, the LT4 leverages the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray: Direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing.
The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 will be available with a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing join the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8.
BMW will offer a range of BMW M Performance parts for the new BMW 2 Series Coupe, which will be launched in March 2014. Products available for all model variants include the BMW M Performance sports suspension including a lowering of 20 millimetres as compared to the standard version, as well as specific dampers and shortened coil springs finished in red, and the especially light and high-capacity BMW M Performance brake system with brake calipers painted in a choice of red, yellow or orange. 19-inch forged BMW M Performance light alloy wheels are also available in two design versions.