Archive for February, 2009

Tramontana R Pictures & Video

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The Tramontana R is the latest open wheel 2 seater roadster which houses a Mercedes-Benz 5.5L V12 with 550hp or a twin turbo 760hp version which delivers 811 ft-lbs of torque!! It is said to be able to do 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds and 0-200km/h in 10.15 seconds. Its 2777 lbs weight is distributed 42:58 (front/rear), is 192 inches long (16 feet), 82 inches wide (6.8 feet) and only 51 inches high (4.25 feet).

Production is limited to 12 units a year, pricing starting at at $495,000 USD.

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New Porsche Museum Pictures & Video

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This newly opened (January 31, 2009) Porsche museum is just outside Porsche Headquarters in Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany. The museum encompases 60,000 sq. feet (5600 sq. meters) features 80+ exhibits including many historical, rare Porsche race cars, production and prototypes.

It was designed by the architects Delugan Meissl. The design concept is based on a model by HG Merz who was also involved in the building of the award winning Mercedes Benz museum.

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Bentley Continental Supersports Pictures & Details

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Here is Bentley‘s most powerful production exotic car ever. It has a twin turbo 6.0L W12 engine that delivers 620hp (463kW) and torque of 590 ft-lb (800Nm) available at 1,700rpm!!! It can do the 0-60mph crawl in 3.7 seconds and averages 17.3 mpg (16.3 litres/100km).

The Bentley Continental Supersports can be fueled with petrol or the wonderfuel E85 biofuel. This marks Bentley’s first corn burning FlexFuel vehicle.

The Supersports name is borrowed and inspired from the original 1925 3.0L 2 seater car.

The Supersports AWD system is 60/40 rear biased; as it should be to provide extra fun to those who dare to fully utilize the 590 ft-lbs of torque available at 1,700rpm!

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Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Photos & Video

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With the recent chance to checkout the new 525hp Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI (Photos) at this years 2009 Toronto Autoshow (Photos), I was totally hoping to hear it start up but we all know that is something reserved for shows like 2008 SEMA Show (Photos), 2008 ESSEN Motorshow (Photos) and 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon (Photos). Ramp up the volume and listen to this German baby sing :)

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Police Porsche 911 – Cocaine & Car Seized

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Some unfortunate Cocaine transporter had 10 kilos stashed away in two hidden compartments of his Porsche 911 during a routine traffic stop in Hoover Alabama. You guessed it, the COPS somehow managed to uncover this and bust the guy. Not only did the COPS score 10 kilos of Cocaine, they also seized his Porsche 911. After taking delivery of their newly seized Cocaine Porsche 911 the Five-O took their new Porsche to a paint shop to have it sprayed in department colors, threw on a wing, some intimidating Police lights and a couple decals that read “Seized” and “911 Never Forget”.

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CAPONE Chevrolet HHR by HEARTBEAT Motors

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This Capone Chevrolet HHR by HEARTBEAT Motors sports an old-school design (reminiscent of the late forties) with an optional eco-friendly LPG autogas power. It has a 2.4L 4 Cylinder engine which produces 170hp and can run on gas or low-cost eco-friendly LPG autogas. While this HHR is not bulletproof it does have an extensive safety package that includes front passenger and driver side airbags. It is available with a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission and a full leather interior.

I wonder what Capone would think of this Chevrolet HHR by HEARTBEAT Motors?

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Zagato Perana Z-ONE Pictures & Details

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Do you remember the Zagato Lamborghini Raptor or the Zagato Bentley GTZ if you don’t you should check them out as they are rather interesting designs by the Italian (Milan) design/engineering firm Zagato.

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Leonardo Hidalgo Art – Supercar Weekend 2009

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Here was some art by Leonardo Hidalgo that was on exhibition in the VIP tent at Supercar Weekend 2009. Leonardo Hidalgo is an Ecuadorian-born artist who is recollecting his childhood experiences and expressing it with acrylic and canvas. Beyond these paintings, his work combines Japanese culture, the American way of life, pop art and the comics of his time. Prints of his work range from $7500 USD (48″x48″) to over $15,000 USD (80″x80″). BTW, I love his art and I want a piece 😉

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Lexani 42 Inch Wheel – SEMA Show 2008

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Here is a massive 42 Inch Chrome wheel by Lexani Luxury Alloy Wheels. According to Jalopnik this is now it’s 3rd year at the SHOW without rubber on it. I wonder when when the rubber companies are gonna get their shit together so that we can see a 42 on a Hummer H2.

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