Showing posts with label cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cars. Show all posts

Monday, 4 February 2013

The New Audi R8 V10 2013 Model – A Dream Supercar

AUDI R8 V10 2013
The new R8 V10 2013
I remember the first time I saw an Audi R8 on the web; I was amazed that a super car could look so futuristic yet so sexy. I was even more amazed that the luxury car manufacturer Audi was making super cars now. The next thing I saw it in Iron Man being driven by Robert Downey Junior, he made that car look even cooler, a car fit for the wealthiest man in the world (I thought), and a car fit for super heroes and super hero movies. If the same guy who created the iron man suit could drive the R8, it meant it that this car was technologically advanced. The next thing I know I was driving this car in games. A year or two later I finally saw the car with my own eyes, it was outside a club I was at, I was in awe. Finally I could confirm with my own eyes that the pictures were not lying, unlike the pretty girls you see on magazines and on the internet that often turn out not as pretty in reality, this car was the real deal.

2013 R8 interior
2013 R8 Interior 

R8 2013 Model

Audi has given their R8 a minor facelift but it’s still has a mid-engine all wheel drive, the engines remain unchanged. All that has changed is that the R8 has been fitted with a new front grill and the use of Led Headlights and tail lights and it has a new transmission.

It comes in a 4.2 litre 430hp V8 engine and a 5.2 litre 525hp V10 engine. It comes in a six-speed manual transmission and a new S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch auto. The V10 with an S tronic transmission can accelerate to 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Ferrari making the sexiest super cars since 1929

Ferrari has dominated motor-sports over the years, it has created beautiful red beasts known for both their speed and beauty but lately you hardly ever see them creating a road car to compete in terms of speed with the likes of the Bugatti Veyron’s of this world in the hyper-car division. They create beautiful fast cars but it seems design is more important to Ferrari then having the title of world’s fastest car. If they create a world’s fastest car I am sure it would be one of the sexiest hyper cars deserving the title, world’s sexiest fastest car.

Ferrari’s legendary and fastest road cars

Now don’t get me wrong, even though I have said that they care more about the design and looks of the car than chasing after speed records, Ferrari have made some pretty fast super cars in their time. Let me take you back to the  1980’s, when Ferrari produced their best super car ever at the time, it was their most powerful, fastest car and also most expensive car that was sold to the public by Ferrari. Yes if you love your cars, you know I am talking about the Ferrari F40 which was produced between 1987 and 1992 (1335 of these were produced).

The legendary F40 is one of the most loved super-cars ever, it was the first road car to cross the 200mph (320km/h) speed, and it held the record for being the world’s fastest production car from 1987 -1989 with a top speed of 201.4mph (324km/h). It had the ability of going from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds on the road.

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Most recently its most promising sexy beast was the Ferrari 599 GTO; this beauty became their fastest road car ever in 2010 powered by a V12 engine, 493kW Power @ 8250rpm and 620N.m of torque @ 6500rpm. Ferrari claims this car has a top speed of 208mph (335km/h) and can go from 0-100km/h in 3.35 seconds.
599 GTO

In 2012 the Ferrari 599 series has now been replaced by the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as Ferrari’s top car. The F12 is now Ferrari’s most powerful car with a V12 engine producing 690N.m of torque @ 6000rpm and 730hp @ 8500rpm. The F12 Berlinetta can go from 0-100km/h  (62mph) in 3.1 seconds, and has a top speed of  over 210mph (340km/h).
Ferrari's newest top dog

Ferrari still has a long way to go

Ferrari is really improving its supercars in terms of power while still keeping the excellent design they are famous for, but they still have a long way to go if they are to compete with the Bugatti Veyron SS’s  and Ultimate Aero’s  of this world which have top speeds of well over 400km/h.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

One of the most beautiful and fastest super car ever – The Zenvo ST1

The Zenvo ST1 is not well known to the general population who are not in love with fast cars, especially super cars. They are no longer calling cars like the Bugatti Veyron Super sport and the Zenvo just super cars, they have coined the term Hyper-cars to distinguish them from other supercars. If cars had god’s hyper cars would be the Gods, supercars the demi-gods and luxury cars the royalty and the privileged.

Talk about elitist, there are only 15 of these beauties available and they are manufactured by Danish company Zenvo Automotive which was only founded in 2004. It was about time someone not from, Germany, Italy, Britain, or America made a car that challenged for the world’s fastest car. Only a few road cars can g0 from 0-60mph in less than 3 second and have more than 1000hp and the Zenvo ST1 is one of those select few.
Zenvo ST1 super car
Zenvo Front view, amazing supercar

The Zenvo ST1 has a 7litre V8 engine which is both Turbo and supercharged. It produces 1.104 horsepower and 1.430Nm of torque. This beauty has a top speed of 233mph and can go from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds. Like other hyper-cars this baby does not come cheap, it is as exclusive as it gets at a base price of $ 1 225 000, the cost of the US based model is $ 1.8million which includes a free watch worth $50 000, plus the US model  has 1250hp compared to the other models sold elsewhere which only have 1104hp.
Zenvo st1 futuristic super beauty
The Zenvo ST1 side and rear view, awesome supercar design

The Danish have done an outstanding job, both in performance and design, it is not often that such a fast powerful car looks so beautiful, just look at the ultimate aero, it is ugly but superfast. This just shows that you do not need to sacrifice looks for performance; this reminds me of another super car manufacturer that makes beautiful powerful cars Aston Martin.

Go to net car show to see other awesome supercars

World’s fastest car competition –The Rise of the Hennessy Venom GT

The Hennessy Venom GT  is the next challenger for the world’s fastest car spot, this car is futuristic and looks as if it comes from a super hero movie. It looks so cool it could have been used as the Bat-mobile.

The Hennessy Venom GT has a top speed of 260mph just 7mph short of the tested speed of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which is 267mph set in Germany in 2010. The Hennessy Venom Gt is faster than the two previous fastest cars in the world which are the SSC Ultimate Aero which became the world’s fastest car in 2007 with a tested top speed of 257mph and the Bugatti Veyron before that which had a top speed of 253mph.
Hennessy venom gt fastest car
Hennessy Venom GT one of the world fastest road cars

The Hennessy Venom is currently tied at 2nd place as the world second fastest car with the Koenigsegg Agera R which also has a tested top speed of 260mph. The competition has never been so close there are so many cars gunning for that top spot now and all of them within reach. With proper tuning and modification and an excellent driver, speed records are going to be shattered in the next few years.

The Hennessy is powered by a 6.2l turbocharged V8 twin-turbo engine, which produces 1200hp. It goes from 0-6omph in 2.5 seconds. It costs $950 000 so it is definitely not cheap, no super car comes cheap especially one vying for the world fastest car title. Some people believe that the Hennessy actually can go faster than the Bugatti Veyron Super sport, but before we can say that we are going to wait for the proof.

The Venom Gt is based on a modified Lotus Exige Chassis and the engine used in the Venom Gt is the same one used in the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1. It is manufactured by Hennessy Performance Engineering. And its design was first revealed in March of 2010. 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Transportation through the years - technology is moving forward so fast

I was thinking today, it must have taken crazy men to think of all this stuff that is around us, but I'm especially fascinated by how transportation has changed through the years and at such an alarming rate. The human mind is the most powerful tool/weapon I tell you. Popular transportation mediums change all the time, from the days when walking was our way of going from place to place to this day when humans have been to space and we can travel safely across oceans within hours to places we would have never even known of their existence. The world is so connected now, some of these advancements in the speed of transportation have their disadvantages and have changed how the world operates and does business.

 They have changed the way wars are fought, the more technology and transport improves the more the weapons associated with those modes of transport improve as well, we are in the middle of the best years in technology, technology is improving at a pace like never before, but we are in the most dangerous period in our history where it is so easy for nations to cause massive destruction within minutes, which is why it is important to try and keep the world as peaceful as possible.

 Oh I was going a bit off topic there, I actually wanted to share some pictures to look down memory lane and see where we humans have been and where we are going in terms of modes of transport:


horses for transport

olden day ships
Battle ship

big wheel bicycle
first few bicycles

the rail way system
First kind of trains

old classic cars
First cars

bikes back in the day
First motorcycle

crash and burn
first aeroplane

man going to the moon
first rocket launch

I wonder where we are going next, since all these modes of transportation were invented they have since been significantly improved. Maybe the next thing will be a big mother-ship that will be able to take a large number of the population in search of a planet that is like ours..well who knows. Until then I shall admire what we have now, there is so much to be thankful here in the world, so much to explore so many different places to see. Why do we waste time fighting when we should be exploring this beautiful world we live in.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Hot Porche Supercar - The Panamera Turbo S

Porshe luxury sports car

Porche is one of the big names when it comes to sports super cars, yet they are also one of the most affordable if not the most affordable super cars. Today the featured car is one of Porche's top of the range cars, the Porche Panamera turbo S. This beauty comes with a 4.8litre V8 twin turbo engine, 405kw(550hp) of pure power, 750Nm of torque. To add icing to the cake it has a top speed of 306km/h and goes from 0-100km/h in 3.8seconds.

Porche rear view

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