Archive for March, 2008

600hp Nissan GT-R – Amuse Tuned

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Earlier this month the Amuse crew brought their R35 Phantom GT-R back to Tsukuba Circuit for another go at setting a new R35 lap record.

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BMW M3 Race Version 2008

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STOP THE MADNESS!!! THIS CAR IS HOT!!!

BMW presented the racing version of the new BMW E92 M3 at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. Powered by a 485 bhp eight cylinder engine, this impressive race car has been designed to compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) from 2009 onwards.

CLICK HERE for full RACE SPECS and more PHOTOS

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Tommy Z Designs at the 2008 Dub Show in Detroit

My Favorite Design House Tuner at the 2008 Dub Show in Detroit this past weekend (March 30, 2008) was the Tommy Z Design Dub Show Exhibit. Tommy Z had the following modified cars on display in their booth.

Tommy Z Deisgn – Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Gallery (15 Photos)
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

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Speed Racer Movie MEDIA PICS Just Released !!!

Their first movie since THE MATRIX, the Wachowski Brothers supercharge a cartoon icon soon to be released May 9th 2008.

Entertainment Weekly has released a bunch of new images from SPEED RACER. They’re intersperced with some stills we’ve already seen. The images include automotive hijinks, and some shots of characters in action and inaction.

Click HERE for RECENT PHOTOS + Movie TRAILER

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The Automotive Family Tree

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Many thanks to the folks at Jalopnik for this awesome and educating Automotive Family Tree which shows the relationship between company joint ventures, licensed brands, owned companies and technology sharing relationships!


CLICK HERE or the thumbnail below for the FULL SIZE Image

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[Source: Jalopnik.com]

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Ariel Atom by H&R


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The German tuner H&R designed a new chassis and suspension for the yet superlight Ariel Atom which makes it even lighter. The chassis is created thanks to the help of Sven Heidfeld, brother from Niki. We know we couldn’t expect something unbelievable from this, but only a loss of 2,8 kilos isn’t really worth it, but that our point of view.


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Ariel Atom 500 – Street Legal Space Shuttle

[Source: Autoblog.nl]

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Audi R8 Spider Revealed

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Audi has halted R8 development of the higher-powered twin-turbo Lambo V10 from the RS6; there have been fires in prototype development and other options – namely a naturally aspirated V10 – are now most likely. This year’s Audi’s R8 V12 diesel concept car points to the likelihood of a diesel sports car, powered by the 6.0-litre twelve delivering a traction-troubling 493bhp and 738lb ft. Sounds rediculouso, but Audi is dead serious about putting this into production.

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2008 Dub Show Tour Detroit Coverage This Weekend


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The 2008 DUB Show Tour is about to kick off, so that means it’s time get out of your winter hibernation mode and get ready for some major tits, ass and modified rides! I will be heading down to Detroit’s Cobo Hall Saturday March 29th to cover the event for MadWhips.com and CarZi.com.

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Tommy Z Designs at the 2008 Dub Show in Detroit – 84 Photos

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Lewis Hamilton Promised McLaren LM Supercar

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Lewis Hamilton has been promised a $4 million McLaren supercar for free – if he wins the world titles this year. The 23-year-old British driver told The Sun newspaper that he first clapped eyes on the ultra-rare McLaren LM in the team’s F1 factory ten years ago.

“When I first went to McLaren it was there and I fell in love with it,” he said of the orange LM, one of only five such cars in the world. Dennis, 60, says Hamilton can have the car if he wins the 2008 title, and McLaren is crowned constructors’ champion.

“Fortunately, our deal gives me a bit of time to save up!” Dennis joked.

Hamilton currently leads the drivers’ title from Kimi Raikkonen by three points, while McLaren sits five points ahead of BMW-Sauber in the teams’ standings. (GMM)

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