MERCEDES BENZ SLR 722S – WHERE FAST MEANS COMFORTABL

The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S Roadster is the modified edition of the Roadster SLR 722. This open-top luxury supercar delivers 650hp and reaches an acceleration speed of 0-60mph in just 3.7seconds. It offers a top speed of 335mph. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S offers dynamic suspension tuning and better aerodynamics.

The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S uses the same supercharged 5.5L V8 engine that is standard in SLR Roadster. The engine of the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is tweaked to 650 hp which is 26 hp higher than the standard SLR Roadster. The SLR 722S started its production in 2009 and will only be limited to 150 units.

This two-seater super sports car features a fully retractable soft top made from carbon fiber to ensure it can withstand the car’s top speed. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S offers optimum safety and superb torsional stiffness. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S also boasts of its aero-acoustics which makes it possible to have a decent conversation even at a speed of more than 20kmh when the lid is closed.

To ensure that the driver and the passenger is kept comfortable during the ride, an airbrake is added into the boot lid as well as an enclosed body, rear bumper diffuser and front end air splitter for maximum downforce with small wheel spoilers to reduce disturbance at the rear axle. The body of the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is lowered at the front and back by 10 millimeters, replaced with stiffer springs and shock absorber configurations are enhanced; all these improvement for enhanced handling.

For lower weight, the body of the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is made of carbon fiber materials with A-pillars reinforced with steel and dual rollover bars except the two aluminum frames. This also results to higher level of energy absorption, torsional rigidity and enhanced handling. For added safety features, safety elements such as adaptive airbags, belt tensioners, knee and side bags and a tire pressure monitoring system are also included.

To provide the most comfortable ride, its sports bucket seats are upholstered with semi-aniline leather or Alcantara which are complemented with red seatbelts. Inside is also a two-zone automatic climate control, multifunction sports steering wheel with shift paddles, BOSE high-quality sound system and a navigation system with integrated CD player and radio. Add its specific 19-inch wheels and stiffer chassis, the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is clearly a world apart from the other luxury cars of its caliber.

To add more harshness to the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S, all its force and power is channeled to the rear wheels via Mercedes Benz’s 5-speed automatic transmission which you can control with a switch for unexpected quick shifts. The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is best driven in a highway on low-traffic days for you to experience its autobahn properties. With the Mercedes Benz SLR 722S, the faster it goes, the more comfortable it feels.

The Mercedes Benz SLR 722S is truly a rare luxury supercar that certainly attracts attention not only for its style but also for its performance.

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2015 MERCEDES BENZ S600: A LESS EXTREME S-CLASS V12

The S Class has long been the flagship sedan of Mercedes Benz. Undergoing a full model makeover just recently, the entire line is still evolving up to the present minute. While the catalogue of engine options is impressive to say the least, a lot of enthusiasts are clamoring for the release of a V12 engine option. And while the S65 engine has a V12 that produces over 600 horsepower, there are those looking for something that’s not as crazy as the AMG. This is where the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600comes into the picture. By the looks of it, this car is definitely worth the wait.

From the outside, there are some changes in the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 that will help you identify it from the other variants of the S-Class. Up front, a modified lower fascia and horizontal grille slits are added for extra cooling. On the rear, quad exhausts reminiscent of AMG models are installed. Cosmetic updates are completed by the addition of V12 badges on the front quarter panels.

The interior of the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 is still as stylish as ever before. High-quality materials are used for the seats, trim, and other interior parts. Space is still very sufficient in both front and rear seats, and features that provide both comfort and entertainment for all occupants are in place. Additional optional items that will make their debut in the S600 (but soon will be available to other S-Class variants) include a touchpad above the COMAND knob, a display that shows info such as speed and warnings at the windshield, and an updated collision prevention system.

Of course, the highlight in the introduction of the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 is the introduction of a 6.0 liter V12 engine. For those keeping score, the previous S600 actually houses a 5.5 liter V12. Maximum output is measured at 523 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. Impressively, most of this massive engine’s horsepower and torque can be tapped at the low-rpm, providing a super-smooth, hard-accelerating ride. A stop-start system is also installed, which improves fuel economy by at least 20 percent. This engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission named as the 7G-Tronic Plus.

Performance figures are still not available as of presstime, but it’s expected that the 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 will perform better than the previous S600. A zero-to-100 km/h acceleration of time of around 4.5 seconds is to be expected. Top speed is expected to be at an electronically-limited 250 km/h, though it’s realistically expect that this car is capable of going higher than that. A Magic Body Control suspension is fitted into this car, which automatically adjusts its settings according to road surface conditions.

The 2015 Mercedes Benz S600 is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2014 as a 2015 model. It is only during this time where motorists like us can get a full idea of what this car is capable of. While it’s less extreme than the S65 AMG, never think for a second that this V12-powered sedan is not good enough.

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NEW BMW M4 CONCEPT COUPE: AGGRESSIVE EVOLUTION OF A CULT CLASSIC

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When it comes to conveying opulence, BMW is way up in the list of car aficionados. Every now and then, the German car maker gives its car innovations new trimmings to catch luxury car lovers’ eyes. The new BMW M4 Concept, which was first unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, does not totally depart from some features of earlier BMW models. There’s no mistaking the trademark BMW face, highlighted by the two round headlamps in LED and the power dome hood characteristic of M models.

There are lots of noticeable enhancements, of course, including intelligent design and use of lightweight materials for several components. The German designers ensured that the new BMW M4 Concept Coupe will be the epitome of tomorrow’s high-performance sports car.

The M4 is lighter by about 80 kilograms than the M3. The side skirts seem to look more assertive, while the rear apron with quad tailpipes and diffuser add to a stylish look. Overall, the M4 is a sporty yet elegant car that’s versatile enough to be driven to work or to transport the entire brood to family outings. There’s always a tendency for car experts to describe the similarities of a new luxury car model to competing marquees. The new BMW M4 Concept coupe may not exhibit the same sportiness that an Audi has, but in terms of finesse, it hits the mark.

M style luxury cars are noted for their carbon fiber components like the roof, front splitter, and rear diffuser. As with most new luxury car models, the new vehicle takes on a more aggressive look, as evident in the front fascia.

After the January 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the production units of the new BMW M4 Concept Coupe will be rolling off the assembly line by the late part of April. BMW lovers are in for a nice car that combines the magnificence of a luxury sedan with the athletic appeal of a sports car. The sporty and fun character of the new BMW M4 Concept coupe is enhanced by a shade of yellow when the car was unveiled in early 2013.

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The new BMW M4 Concept Coupe is touted to have a top speed of 173 miles per hour. Notwithstanding the design constraints, the M4 emerges as an aerodynamically efficient car. Tweaks include the side view mirrors which underscores a `mean machine’ look and reduces drag. The standard M4 model will also have a set of 19-inch ultra high-performance alloy wheels.

BMW cars, as owners may attest, generally need to be scrupulously maintained. Some brand devotees may not mind though, more so with a model that’s dripping with style and enhanced in so many ways to make it “the ultimate driving machine at the track or roadways.”

In terms of power, the new BMW M4 Concept coupe packs a punch. The new BMW M4 Concept car is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine that produces 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.

The new BMW M4 Coupe’s suspension system was also upgraded. Apart from this, a stable oil flow is facilitated by the improved oil return system and oil extracting pump.


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THE TOP 6 CARS FROM AUDI 2013

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The Audi A1

Audi A1 is a supermini B segment car that was originally launched at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. With respect to the body style, the available variants are the 3 door and 5 door hatchbacks. It has a wheelbase of about 2469 mm (97.2 in), length of about 3954 mm (155.7 in), width of about 1740 mm (68.5 in), height of about 1416 mm (55.7 in) and a kerb weight of 1040-1140 kg (2300-2500 lb).

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Moreover, in addition to the cool, sleek and smooth style of the interior, exterior, the wheels and the headlamps, Audi A1 can also provide a powerful driving experience. It can generate about 258 lb ft of torque and 256 horsepower in TFSI 2.0 liter four cylinder engines which powers all the four wheels. The total recorded output of the car is 60 mph in about 5.7 seconds. The top speed meanwhile is officially recorded at 152 mph.

The performance of Audi A1 is greatly enhanced by the 12.28 inch internally vented front discs and dual exhaust tips. It also includes top of the line technology and luxury features that includes the following:

    • 465 watt Bose system
    • Convenience key and cruise control system
    • Automatic dimming interior mirror
    • Xenon plus headlights
    • 14 speaker Audio
    • High beam assisting device
    • Infotainment technology being handled by the Audi MMI interface
    • LED interior Lighting Package
    • Light and rain sensor
    • Rear parking system

With respect to the powertrain, the available engines for this type of car from Audi include the following:

    • 1.6 liter LTDI 77 kW I4 diesel
    • 2.0 liter TDI 105 kW I4 diesel
    • 1.2 liter TFSI 63 kW I4 petrol
    • 1.4 liter TFSI 90 kW I4 petrol
    • 2.0 liter TFSI 188 kW I4 petrol

In addition to the powertrain, the available engine transmission for Audi A1 includes the following:

    • 5 speed manual
    • 6 speed automatic
    • 7 speed S tronic
    • 1 speed (A1 e-tron)

The initial release of Audi A1 in 2010 includes different models for different countries. For example, in Taiwan, the models available during the time were the 1.4 TFSI Ambition/Attraction models and the A1 Sport (185 PS). In Germany, the models available were 1.2 TFSI, 1.4 TFSI (122PS), 1.4 TFSI (185PS), 1.4 TFSI (140PS) and 2.0 TDI (143PS). In Japan, the models available were the 1.4 TFSI (122PS) that is paired with 7 speed S tronic transmission systems. In China, the models available were the A1 30 TFSI (122PS). And in United Kingdom, the available models were the A1 1.6 TDI (105PS) that is paired with a 5 speed manual transmission.

In the year 2013, automaker Audi AG produced ten (10) editions of the Audi A1. These are the following:

    1. A1 Huffer Limited Edition
    2. A1 China Limited Edition
    3. A1 Sportback Urban Style Limited Edition
    4. A1 Sportback ‘S Line Competition’ Limited Edition
    5. A1 Sportback Lifestyle Limited Edition
    6. A1 Competition Legends Limited Edition
    7. A1 S line style Limited Edition
    8. A1 urban racer Limited Edition
    9. A1 Black Limited Edition
    10. A1 Sportback admired Limited Edition

 

The Audi Q7 V12

The Audi Q7 V12 is a Sports Utility Vehicle that is characterized as a full-sized 5-door luxury crossover. The production of this Sports Utility Vehicle started in 2006. The layout is a longitudinal front engine combined with a Quattro permanent four-wheel drive. The transmissions of this Sports Utility Vehicle are 6-speed automatic transmission and 8-speed ZF 8HP Automatic transmission.

Notably, Audi Q7 V12 is the first Sports Utility Vehicle that was offered by car manufacturer Audi AG and went on sale officially in 2007. The platform of this Sports Utility Vehicle is similar with that of the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, which is the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform. It provides a seating for a maximum of seven persons, a powerful turbo diesel motor and a supercharged V6s.

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This big crossover has a sleek and smooth exterior look, as compared to other known Sports Utility Vehicles such as Lincoln MKT, Volvo XC90, Land Rover LR4 and Infiniti QX60.

With respect to the interior of this big crossover, the first and second rows are spacious in design while the seats in the third row are less spacious than the former. There is an available 10.2 cubic feet of space in the cargo, provided the seats are in an upright position. Moreover, if the seats in the rearmost portion of the Sports Utility Vehicle are folded, there will be 42 cubic feet of cargo space available. Furthermore, if the row seats in the second row are folded, there will be 72.5 cubic feet of available cargo space.

In terms of power, this big crossover produces about 295 lb-ft of torque and 280 horsepower in a 3.0 liter V6 engine. It is notable that this big Sports Utility Vehicle can reach 60 mph in 7.7 seconds from a full stop, definitely at par with the sports cars in terms of speed and power. However, with respect to the S-line of Q7, the engine can produce 325 lb-ft of torque with a high level of 333 horsepower and an acceleration of 60 mph in a little less than 6 seconds from a full stop. All of the engines are shifted in an eight speed automatic gearbox.

When it comes to its towing capacity, the Audi Q7 V12 can handle up to 5500 lbs and 6600 lbs. (if there is an available trailer hitch).

The Sports Utility Vehicle has enhanced safety precautionary measures such as:

    • the dual front, side and side curtain airbags
    • stability control systems
    • ABS and EBD improved four wheel ventilated disc brakes for superior breaking power

With respect to the level of the trim, there are 3 available levels – the premium, the premium plus, and the prestige.

With respect to the premium trim level of the Audi Q7 V12, it includes the standard features of the big crossover that includes, but is not limited to:

    • A power liftgate
    • Leather upholstery
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Heated and power adjustable front seats
    • MMI infotainment system
    • 18 inch alloy wheels
    • Rear parking sensors
    • 11 speaker AM/FM/CD/SiriusXM sterio that is paired with USB and AUX inputs

 

The Audi R8 Spyder

The Audi R8 Spyder

Audi R8 Spyder was originally introduced in the car market in 2006, from the exclusive design, development and manufacture by Quattro GmbH, which is Audi’s high performance cars subsidiary. The car itself is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo concept while the frame is based on the Audi Space Frame. The development of the sports car actually started on 2004, when Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig were commissioned to design a concept car that can be similar to the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car that appeared on the 2003 Frankfurt International Motor show and 2003 International Geneva Motor Show. Production of Frank Lamberty’s approved designed was started in January 2006 and the official R8 was launched at the Paris Auto Show on September of that year. In its essence, the car is a 2-seater sports car, and has a mid engine and is a Quattro all-wheel drive.

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The first release of Audi R8 Spyder in 2007 was actually with a 4.2 liter V8 engine. Moreover, the engine of the sports car is equipped with an all-aluminum alloy 32 valve petrol engine in order to utilize the special process of Fuel Stratified Injection. The displacement of the said sports car is 4163 cubic centimeters. The overall power of the sports car is 420 metric horsepower or an equivalent of 309 kW. With respect to the torque, it generates about 430 Newton meters of torque.

The second development of the sports car was released on December of 2008 and is called as the Audi R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI Quattro. The said sports car utilizes a 5.2 liter FSI Engine that is based on the concept of Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. However, the engine of the second development was actually retuned to produce a power of 532 metric horsepower or an equivalent of 391 kW. Moreover, the sports car generates about 530 Newton meters of torque. Therefore, this is much more powerful than the first unit produced.

The 2013 edition of Audi R8 Spyder is still one of the most favored sports car in the industry because of its appealing and exotic appearance, practicality and of course the unique driving experience and dynamics that the car provides. The present edition of the supercar is powered with a 5.2 liter V10 engine. With respect to the power of the present sports car, it generates about 525 horsepower at 8000 rates per minute. With respect to the torque, it generates about 391 lb-ft of torque sourced at 6500 rates per minute. The maximum engine speed is at the level of 8700 rates per minute, definitely at par with its competitors such as the Lamborghini Aventado LP700, the Ferrari 458 Spider, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster. If you will use the dual clutch fit mechanism, the Audi R8 Spyder is capable of speeding at over 60 mph in just a little over 3 seconds because of its built-in powerful Quattro four-wheel drive system. Furthermore, the top speed that is recorded from this sports car is at 193 mph.

The Audi RS5

Audi RS5 Cars

The Audi RS5 is a high performance sports car that has a very sporty look combined with a powerful V8 engine and a Quattro all wheel drive system that is specifically designed for the ultimate driving performance. However, the RS 5 is not only a car of performance. It is also a car that has a sleek, stylish, and trimmed interior to perfection.

Although it is true that most of the competitors of the Audi RS5 including the Cadillac CTS-V, the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe have forced induction motors, this sports car features a unique, different and naturally aspirated 4.2 liter engine that is capable of generating 450 horsepower with 8300 rates per minute. The torque of this sports car is pegged at 317 lb ft. with respect to the transmission; it has a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission system.

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It can accelerate to 60 mph in a little less than 4 seconds from a full stop. Also, this sports car’s fuel economy is rated at 23 mpg and 16 mpg on the highway and in the city, respectively.

The default front/rear torque split is 40:60. This can provide a rear wheel drive feeling to the sports car driver. Moreover, the system has the ability to send up to 70 per cent and 80 per cent of the engine power in the front and rear wheel, respectively, when necessary.

The major factor in the explosive speed of this sports car lies on its Quattro system, which have a ‘crown gear’ self-locking center differential that have the capability of varying the distribution of torque and power between the axles very quickly to adjust to the driving conditions.

The driver of the Audi RS5 can also adjust to his or her suit the transmission shift points, the steering effort and the accelerator response through the utilization of the Audi Drive Select System which provides the driver to choose from Comfort mode, Auto and Dynamic mode, and Custom mode for a personalized and individual configuration.

It is important to take into consideration that the interior of the Audi RS5 is basically as stylish and as sleek as that of the Audi RS5. The difference between the interior of the two Audi sports cars lies on the unique sports seats (where the driver can choose between black piano, brushed aluminum inlays and stainless-steel mesh) and a flat bottom steering wheel.

The standard features of this sports car include the following:

    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • Tri zone automatic climate control system
    • A 10 speaker AM/FM/CD stereo combined with SiriusXM radio
    • Heated front seats
    • 18 inch alloy wheels
    • A panoramic sunroof
    • Adaptive Xenon headlights
    • Full iPod integration
    • Bluetooth integration
    • Smartphone integration
    • Front and rear parking sensors

The optional features of the Audi RS5 include the following:

    • For the Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package:
      • A navigation system with an added function of voice command
      • Industry first Google Earth Integration together with high resolution 3D satellite, panoramic views and aerial imagery
    • For the Driver Assistance Package:
      • Dynamic steering
      • Adaptive cruise control
  • For the Titanium Package:
      • 20 inch titanium finish wheels

The Audi RS6

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Audi RS6 by car manufacturer Audi AG and Quattro GmbH (a private subsidiary) is commonly referred to as the RS6. This sports car is actually the fourth car unit that came out of Quattro GmbH. The first sports car that was made by Quattro GmbH is a joint venture together with carmaker Porsche, the Audi RS 2 Savant. The second car unit produced by Quattro GmbH is the Audi C4 S6 plus while the third was the Audi B5 RS4.

Audi RS6 is a mid-sized sports and luxury executive car. The initials RS from the name of the car was actually taken from the German word Renn Sport which means racing sport. The original design and production of this sports car was started in 2002. The current car model of the sports car unit was introduced in the auto industry in the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.


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It is considered presently as the highest performing version of the Audi A6. The mid-sized sports and luxury executive car has a five doors and five seats. Its layout is a longitudinal front engine with a Quattro permanent four wheel drive engine. The transmission however is ZF tiptronic automatic.

Audi RS6 is the leader in some of Audi’s new engineering and technological features such as having the most powerful internal combustion engine compared to all the other Audi sports car units. Therefore, this mid-sized sports and luxury executive car has more torque and horsepower than the Audi S8 (which is way more large than this car). However, its engines are different from that of the other Audi sports cars such as A6 and S6. With respect to the C7 generation of this car, the RS6 has 4.0 liter biturbo V8 power engine that is actually similar with that of the RS7. It is considered to be a more powerful sports car compared with its major competitors that includes the Mercedes-Benz E55/E63 AMG and the BMW M5.

The platform of Audi RS6 is an internal combustion engine that is front mounted and longitudinal in orientation. Meanwhile, the transmission of this sports car is elevated at the engine rear in the form of a transaxle.

The engine of the Audi RS6 is the first all-aluminum alloy 5.0 liter (4991 cc or an equivalent of 304.6 cu in) with a V10 twin turbocharged engine. It also has the Fuel Stratified Injection that goes hand in hand with a dry sump lubrication system.

Currently, the Audi RS6 car model has a 5.0 liter V10 biturbo engine that produces 426 kilowatts at 6250-6700 rates per minute. With respect to power, it has about 650 Newton meters of torque from 1500 to 6250 rates per minute. The official figures of its explosive speed are as follows:

    • 62.1 mph (equivalent to 100 kph) in about 4 seconds
    • 124.3 mph in less than 13 seconds
    • The official top speed is electronically pegged at 155.3 mph (equivalent to 250 kph)
    • If the owner desires to de-restrict the top speed, the top speed can run as fast as 170 mph (equivalent to 274 kph)

The Audi RS7

Powered with 560 horsepower V8 engine and all of the technology accouterments, this RS7 is the most potent and ultra high performance car model in Audi today. Compared to other sports car manufactured by the Audi Group such as the A7 and the S7, Audi RS7 possesses a sleeker, stylish and sporty look because of its rear diffuser containing huge inset exhaust pipes, black honeycomb grille and a large sized front air intake.

More than just the sleek, stylish and sporty look of the Audi RS7, it is also combined with twin turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 power engine that generates about 516 lb ft of torque from 1750 rates per minute and 560 horsepower from 5700 rates per minute. The performance of this powerful engine is enhanced by the transmission of the output to all the four wheels through the use of an eight speed automatic transmission that is built hand in hand with the unique Audi Quattro all wheel drive system (which provides 40/60 front/rear torque split that is specifically designed for a more balanced driving experience). This sports car also has the capability of accelerating an explosive speed of 60 mph from a full stop in only 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 190mph.

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Audi RS7 also has the feature of corner carving capabilities in its suspension. With respect to the suspension, the buyer can actually choose between a steel sprung suspension and an air suspension. Both suspensions however, can adapt electronically to all driving conditions – rutted, curvy and rough roads.

The driver can adjust the accelerator response, the steering effort and the transmission shift points ofAudi RS7 engine through the utilization of the Audi Drive Select System which provides the driver choices between Auto and Dynamic mode, Custom modes and Comfort mode.

Audi RS7 also has a fuel-efficient car engine that is brought about by a stop and start system that stops the engine during stops combined with a cylinder-deactivation system that provides for an opportunity for the driver to turn the car motor into a V4 that is a handy tool especially in low-throttle situations such as situations of heavy traffic.

The sports car has carbon and aluminum trim, an RS Badging and a flat bottom steering wheel that can be seen on race cars. With respect to the exterior, the sports car as a rakish roofline that is different from all the other in its class. With respect to the interior, it has spacious seats, and plenty of legroom. It also has 24.5 cubic feet of cargo storage. Moreover, it is equipped with a combination of the following special features:

      • Sunroof
      • Tri zone automatic climate control
      • Leather/alcantara upholstery
      • Xenon headlights that is paired with LED running lights
      • Bluetooth connectivity
      • A 14 speaker AM/FM/CD stereo combined with SiriusXM radio
      • 20 inch wheels
      • A proximity key
      • A heated front seats
      • A navigation system

Some of the optional features that the buyer of Audi RS7 can choose:

      • 15 speaker 1300 Watt Bang and Olufsen sound system
      • 21 inch wheels
      • All LED headlights
      • Adaptive cruise control
      • Head up display

 

TOP 6 MERCEDES-BENZ CARS

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Mercedes-Benz is hailed as one of the most reputable and respected luxury car manufacturers in the world, founded by German Karl Benz. Besides luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz also manufactures regular autos, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi are “Germany’s Big 3” when it comes to luxury car manufacturing, and are among the best-selling luxury car manufacturers in the world.

‘Das Besteodernichts’; meaning ‘The Best or Nothing’, is Mercedes-Benz’s slogan for automobile manufacturing. The Mercedes-Benz is a symbol of royalty when it comes to luxury cars. And they do deliver the best, and these are the best of the best.

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At the top of the list nothing but perfection from the Mercedes-Benz brand. If you are looking for a Mercedes-Benz car to buy, then you want the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GTCoupe and Roadster. It is a rare supercar that will surely turn heads and will make other drivers only wish they could own one. It is the kind of supercar that everyone should go after.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is the beefed-up and redefined version of the regular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. It has more horsepower, more control, more costly, and has two more letters in its name.

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Look

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT looks exactly the same as the SLS AMG 2012 version on the outside; both are visual monsters. It looks absolutely stunning on the exterior and features proud gull-wing doors. The SLS AMG GT’s looks slightly cartoonish, in a good way, which all supercars should be. It is slightly longer in the front hood and shorter in the back, which works incredibly well for this finely-detailed supercar.

Car dimensions:

Width 6 ft. 4.3 in. (76.3 in.)
Length 15 ft. 2.6 in. (182.6 in.)
Rear Track 5 ft. 5 in. (65 in.)
Height 4 ft. 1.7 in. (49.7 in.)
Front Track 5 ft. 6.2 in. (66.2 in.)
Wheel base 8 ft. 9.5 in. (105.5 in.)

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG features variable rain sensing wipers and rear defogger, for some added driver convenience.

Specs

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT includes more horsepower and sharper handling as compared to the previous version. The SLS AMG GT can move from absolute 0 to 60 mph in just within 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 197 mph. Absolutely fast, but still incredibly maneuverable in corners.

Engine 6.2L DOHC 32-valve V8 Cylinder
Power 583 HP @ 6800 RPM
Torque 479 lb-ft
Transmission 7-speed automated manual
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Wheelbase 105.5 in
Curb Weight 3804 lb (46/54%)
Engine Type Gas
Seats 2
Fuel Economy 13/19
The SLS AMG GT has a double wishbone front and rear suspension system, a four-wheel independent suspension, and a stabilizer bar for both the front and rear.

Performance

Treat this supercar with respect. Though the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has troubles with steering at high speed, the SLS AMG GT is still a little tricky as well, but it did improve in corners. Acceleration tests confirm that the extra added horsepower in the SLS AMG GT didn’t show significant improvements from the older SLS AMG. Driving the SLS AMG GT requires a lot of effort and concentration from the driver. Although the brakes work incredibly well, when the SLS AMG GT loses grip, it can be hard to handle for the average driver.

Pros:

Reliable every day car
Gull-wing door looks awesome
Gorgeous body
The sound the engine makes is phenomenal

Cons:

A little edgy when handling at high throttle
Some people find the gull-wing doors hard to close

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is everything a supercar wants to be. A little more expensive as compared to the 2012 SLS AMG, but the more dominant Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is worth the extra investment in all that it is.

2009 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren

The top 6 Mercedes-Benz cars list will not be complete without the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. It is a tribute to the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR sports race car in 1955; you will notice the slight resemblance to the classic race car at first glance. This sports supercar delivers the performance of a circuit race car into the road. It is very fast, very expensive, and very aggressive. This car is not messing around with; it will dominate the road both visually and performance-wise.The prestigious Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is aggressive, yet still easy to handle.

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Modification

Look

The car’s appearance is outrageous. The Mercedes-Benz SLR supercars have that distinct, race-car like appearance. This luxury car is a stunning mix of modern passenger car design and the classic 300 SLR sports race car. One look and you’ll know that this car is made to be very fast. Its style may be aging as compared to newer competitors but none can question the authority of the SLR McLaren.

The car is designed by Germans Steffen Köhl and Gorden Wagener. The car body and chassis is completely carbon-fiber, with aluminum suspension, and has electrohydraulic ceramic disc brakes that ember and sometimes burn when used.

The car proudly features gull-wing doors, sidepipes, and air gills in the wings. Also, there are the distinctive and intimidating twin-headlamps. It is a work of legend.

Car dimensions:

Width 6 ft. 3.1 in. (75.1 in.)
Length 15 ft. 3.3 in. (183.3 in.)
Rear Track 5 ft. 1.8 in. (61.8 in.)
Height 4 ft. 1.3 in. (49.3 in.)
Front Track 5 ft. 4.5 in.(64.5 in.)
Wheel base 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)

The Mercedes-Benz SLR has variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, a rear defogger, and power convertible roof.

Specs

The SLR McLaren is regarded as the fastest automatic supercar in the entire world. The automatic transmission can be fully modified and reprogrammed to suit the driver’s style and preference. It also has three manual modes; Sport, Supersport, and Race.

To match the intense speeds of this supercar, the SLR McLaren utilizes high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes with 4-piston calipers in the rear and 8-piston calipers in the front and also including an air-brake system featuring the rear spoiler. When it comes to brakes, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is more adept than any other car, completely stopping from 62 mph in only around 114 feet. That is one serious stopping power that will push your insides right out of your seat.

Engine Supercharged 5.4L OHC V8 Cylinder
Power 617 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 575 ft-lb
Transmission 5-speed shiftable automatic
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight 3850 lbs.
Engine Type Gas
Seats 2
Performance

When it comes to performance, the Mercedes-Benz SLR beats most cars in its class. Its speed is phenomenal and will leave the driver catching his breath. This is an excellent way to bring professional sports racing into the streets. It has a top speed of over 200 mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just under 4 seconds.

Pros:

Visceral luxury supercar performance
Beautiful race-car like appeal
High braking power

Cons:

Sensitive breaks
Incredibly expensive

If you prefer the professional race-car like finesse, then the high performance Mercedes-Benz SLR is the one for you.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG German Special Customs

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG is a high-performance version of Mercedes-Benz’s “four-door coupes” CLS class, with redefined exterior and interior detail. It is a well-rounded in terms of performance while being very physically attractive at the same time. The CLS class is regarded as one of the most luxurious, midsized sedans in the market today. It is similar to the E-class, but focused more on style.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG German Special Customs

Look

At first glance, the first things you will notice are the elegant curves along the length of the car. It usually comes in metallic colors with silvery and chrome accents. The Mercedes-Benz CLS class is one of the most splendid sedans you can find on the road today, while the CLS 63 AMG being the icing on the cake. The exterior is absolutely elegant and beautifully detailed and guarantees reliable performance as well.

Car dimensions:

Width 6 ft. 2.1 in. (74.1 in.)
Length 16 ft. 2.5 in. (194.5 in.)
Rear Track 5 ft. 4.1 in. (64.1 in.)
Height 4 ft. 7.8 in. (55.8 in.)
Front Track 5 ft. 2.9 in. (62.9 in.)
Wheel base 9 ft. 5.2 in. (113.2 in.)
Besides the usual intermittent rain sensing wipers and rear defogger, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG also has a fully remote operational power glass sunroof.

Specs

The CLS 63 AMG features a massively powerful V8 engine. It is the fastest CLS and is the most expensive.

Engine Direct-injected V8
Power 518 HP @ 5,250
Torque 516 lb-ft
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Wheelbase 113.2 in
Curb Weight 4277 lbs
Engine Type Gas V8
Seats 4
Fuel Economy 16/19
Performance

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 is the most powerful CLS-class luxury sedan. It can reach 60 MPH from a complete stop in just a mere 3.8 seconds and can cover a quarter of a mile in 12 seconds flat. With a top speed of 186 MPH, no other sedan on the road can match the agility of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 has four adjustable transmission modes; Computer mode, Sport mode, Sportplus mode, and full manual mode.

Pros:

Glorious V8 engine
Beautiful, majestic, and distinct body
A good amount of safety and convenience features
A nice balance of power and handling
Interior design is beautiful

Cons:

Limited headroom at the back seats
Costs more than the Mercedes-Benz E550

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 luxury sedan is the top of its class.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG widescreen

Here we have another AMG manufactured Mercedes-Benz luxury car; this time, a luxury SUV. This is a luxury car you can take anywhere; the new off-road option comes with a two-speed transfer case with an adjustable height suspension; everything a vehicle needs for the dirt.

The power of the Mercedes-Benz ML63 is overwhelming with its twin-turbo charged engine; the sound it makes is a beast. The road belongs to the ML63 AMG, asphalt or dirt.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG German Special Customs

Look

The majestic Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will take you anywhere in style. The five-passenger, midsize luxury SUV ML63 is the royalty when it comes to the urban road, and possibly off road, experience. AMG, as always, is the best with luxurious visuals and they did a good job with the Mercedes-Benz ML63.

The headlights were resized from the 2012 version, with the neat addition of fender skirts and lower body panels to widen the ML63’s stance.

Car dimensions:

Width 6 ft. 3.8 in. (75.8 in.)
Length 15 ft. 9.1 in. (189.1 in.)
Height 5 ft. 10.7 in. (70.7 in.)
Wheel base 9 ft. 6.8 in. (114.8 in.)
It has intermittent rear wiper and rear defogger. It also has variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, roof rack, privacy glass, and remote operational power sun roof. The only thing lacking with the ML63 AMG is it doesn’t have third-row seats, something that most people complain about the M-class.

The ML63 has premium leather, multi-level heating, 8-way power, and height adjustable passenger and driver seats, while the rear seats are split-folding with rear ventilation ducts.

Specs

The ML63 features a four-wheel independent suspension, double wishbone front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bar.

Engine 5.5L V8-cylinder
Power 518 HP @ 5,250
Torque 518 lb-ft
Transmission 7-speed shiftable automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel drive
Curb Weight 5170 lbs.
Engine Type Gas / Diesel
Seats 5
Fuel Economy 13/17

The luggage capacity of this luxury SUV ranges from 690 to 2,010 liters; depending on the current seating configuration.

Performance

The sound that the 5.5 liters of twin-turbo charged V8 from the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG makes is astoundingly intimidating. Though the ML63 AMG is already powerful in itself, if you want more power, the AMG performance package upgrades your horsepower to 550 and the torque to 560 lb-ft. The ML63 can reach 60 mph within 4.7 seconds.

The ML63 AMG glides smoothly on roads and just as perfectly maneuverable off road. It is an excellent choice for a luxury crossover SUV.

Pros:

Awesome power and performance
Superb interior, comfort at its finest
All-wheel drive for very satisfactory driving
Different driving modes: Eco, Sport, or Manual.

Cons:

Lacking third-row seats
Bad fuel consumption
Expensive
Overall, the ML63 is one powerful luxury SUV that will take you places in style. Though it may not be perfect, it is absolutely the best crossover SUV from Mercedes-Benz AMG.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

AMG has a reputation of buffing up a car with more power, sharper handling, and finer detail. The SLK55 is the SLK-class’ hallmark;with the build and material quality significantly improved, what AMG does best, it does a lot better with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK-class is renowned for its sleek retractable hard top that will strike everyone in the vicinity with a big load of awe. The SLK55 AMG’s shape and size is relatively the same with the rest of its class. This sports car has the style that everyone will surely love.

Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Photo View

Look

The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG revamps the SLK350’s equipment to another level, with additional V8 engine and AMG-specific wheels. As with a lot of Mercedes-Benz supercars and sports cars, the SLK55 AMG retains the elegantly aggressive physique with a slight resemblance with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, only smaller. Although the SLK55 AMG and everything else in the SLK-class is much simpler, its exterior details still represent a kind of authority that is distinctive to the Mercedes-Benz AMG brand. The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 is indeed a magnificent luxury convertible.

Car dimensions:

Width 5 ft. 11.5 in. (71.5 in.)
Length 13 ft. 7.2 in. (163.2 in.)
Rear Track 5 ft. 1.7 in. (61.7 in.)
Height 4 ft. 3.2 in. (51.2 in)
Front Track 5 ft. 1 in. (61 in.)
Wheel base 7 ft. 11.7 in. (95.7 in.)
The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 features a power retractable hard top, rear defogger, and variable intermittent rain sensing wipers. Another feature of the SLK55’s body is its rear spoiler, which suits the car’s appearance very well.

Specs

The SLK55 AMG is boosted with a 5.5L V8 engine for outstanding road performance. From a full-stop, the SLK55 will reach 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds and with a top speed of 155-174 mph, it is one of the fastest German luxury roadsters.

Engine DOHC 32-valve V8, direct-fuel injected
Power 415 HP @ 6,800 rpm
Torque 398 lb-ft
Transmission 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight 3549 lbs.
Engine Type Gas V8
Seats 2
Fuel Economy 19/27
The SLk55 AMG uses a MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, Four-wheel independent suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bar.

Performance

Performance wise, the SLK55 AMG has surprisingly good fuel efficiency. This means that this beauty will be perfect as your everyday car and for cruising. The SLK55 AMG has sharper handling and better power than the rest of the SLK-class; it is a lot of fun from behind the wheel.

The competition that the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG lives up to is indeed a threat to BMW and Porsche roadsters.

Pros:

Good amount of standard features
Smooth performance
Well-built and comfortable interior
Very efficient fuel usage
The beautiful power retractable hard top

Cons

Relatively constricted cabin
Sunshade in roof panel is non-existent
The SLK55 AMG is the one and only compact roadster in the industry with a massively powerful V8 engine. With each mile, the SLK55 AMG delivers the satisfactory, delightful driving experience.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Finally, making it to the top 6 Mercedes-Benz Cars is the 2012 CL65 AMG, a huge 2-door luxury coupe. Coming with a staggering 6.0L bi-turbo v12 engine, it moves with formidable power. Drivers will be surprised, in a good way, on how fast this big and heavy beast moves. It moves perfectly on the road, a performance that only few can match.

The luxurious Mercedes-Benz CL-class coupes are sure to impress with its excellent balance of performance and good looks, with the CL65 as its finest piece.

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Looks

The Mercedes-Benz CL65 is the creation of passion and the refined craftsmanship of Mercedes-Benz AMG; it is no ordinary two-door coupe. Again, the distinct elegance and majesty in all Mercedes-Benz cars are both present in the CL65.

The CL65’s body is beautifully sculpted; it is aerodynamically designed to always deliver the great looks and performance that you can expect from Mercedes-Benz.

Car dimensions:

Width 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Length 16 ft. 9 in. (201 in.)
Rear Track 5 ft. 3.3 in. (63.3 in.)
Height 4 ft. 7.8 in. (55.8 in.)
Front Track 5 ft. 3 in. (63 in.)
Wheel base 9 ft. 8.3 in. (116.3 in.)
The CL65 features variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, a rear defogger, power rear sunshade, and remote operational power glass sunroof.

Specs

The Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG seems to accelerate effortlessly despite its weight and size. It is powered by a dominating 6.0 liter twin-turbo charged V12 engine that will leave you breathless.

Engine Handcrafted 6.0L bi-turbo V12
Power 621 HP @ 4,800 rpm
Torque 738 lb-ft
Transmission 5-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT with shift paddles
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Curb Weight 4940 lbs.
Engine Type Gas V12
Seats 4
Fuel Economy 12/18
The immense power of the CL65 AMG is matched with its multi-link front and rear suspension, four-wheel independent suspension, and a stabilizer bar.

Performance

The Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG performs incredibly well. It accelerates seamlessly with the perfect engineering AMG can deliver. It can go from absolute 0 to 60 mph within 4.6 seconds which is undeniably agile for the CL-class lineup and other comparable sizes.

AMG does it again with the Mercedes-Benz CL65, giving the driver an invigorating driving experience. The handling is significantly impeccable for a coupe the size of the CL65, the person behind the wheel will feel an unforgettable comfort and the command that only the Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG will ever give.

Pros:

Perfected power and handling
Spacious
Perfect acceleration
Undeniably powerful engine

Cons:

Really expensive

The Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG is for drivers who want perfection. The CL65 AMG and its driver demand the respect they deserve.

THE FEATURE-PACKED NEW ALFA ROMEO GIULETTA 2014

The new Alfa Romeo Giuletta y 2014 is a stylish and comfy car with ample storage. It’s actually a highly likeable package – a nice, mid-sized family hatchback with the emotive Alfa badge hanging on its nose. Leave it to an Italian car maker to incorporate some desired improvements without sacrificing cohesiveness.

Key components like the engine have been improved. The new Alfa Romeo Giuletta y 2014 is powered by a 1.4 TB MultiAire engine that offers optimization of engine combustion and fuel efficiency. The noise factor is likewise reduced. The car is fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel engine known as the JTDM 2. It produces 150bhp. The car is touted to be able to emit a tidy 110g/km of carbon dioxide, which translates to cheap road tax.

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In terms of design, the car is sporty & elegant. Though very discerning car buyers may opine that there’s not much to crow about in the new Alfa Romeo Giuletta y 2014, since the car simply underwent a minor facelift, the overall stylish look makes it stand out. Car buyers looking for design flair and sporty character in one sleek package will find the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giuletta a worthy choice.

There’s reason to believe the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta y 2014 will spur sales further, more so because of its environment-friendly feature. Technological breakthroughs incorporated in the car have reduced particulates and emissions. When in full throttle, the car hums in a quiet way. The engine is actually quiet up to 3000rpm.

Alfa Romeo cars are known to stand out, and the new Giuletta is no exception. On the exterior, the front grille and chrome-plated frame of the foglights are noticeable. A closer look will reveal a different grille. The car seems to brim with energy yet exude understated elegance. Italian flair is evident in other components that serve a dual purpose of injecting style and ensuring safety. Modern features like new alloy wheels add to the sporty appeal of the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta y 2014.

Most car buyers pay particular attention to details in the interiors. Topnotch amenities and homogenous elements contribute to a first-rate car. The seats and steering wheel of the new Alfa Romeo Giuletta show improvements. Of special note is the new infotainment system, Uconnect, that can support a range of gadgets like MP3 devices and smartphones. The navigation system can use some tweaking, though.

Aficionados have noted though that while the car does have attractive features, there’s a whole lot of plastic finishes inside the car. Tactility is not one of the key strengths of the new Alfa Giuletta.

Nonetheless, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta y 2014 is not to be left behind among the marquees in terms of technology. The car’s Alfa DNA selector allows customization of the vehicle’s behavior, allowing the driver to cruise various road conditions. The result is a pure driving pleasure and a warm, enveloping ambience for passengers. It’s a youthful, interesting car with some quirks characteristic of Italian cars. Placed alongside premium hatchbacks in the market, though, it is difficult to say that whether or not the new Giuletta can win over modern car buyers.

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GEIGER FORD SHELBY GT500: MUSCLE WITH EXTREME HUSTLE

Tuning Ford Mustangs has always been very popular. After all, they are affordable, attractive, and carry loads of performance potential. Some extreme tuner Mustangs have come out of the woodwork over the years, boasting beefed-up components, overpowering engines, and relentless performance. Karl Geiger, a German importer of American cars and known tuner of muscle cars such as the Mustang, has come up with the Geiger Ford Shelby GT500. This just might be the best-tuned Mustang to come out of the market as of late.

Geiger Ford Shelby GT500

Geiger’s claim to fame is the creation of the Geiger Ford Shelby GT640 Golden Snake, a gold-colored pony car with a tuned Shelby engine that produces 640 horsepower. However, before the Golden Snake, there is the Geiger Ford Shelby GT500, a machine made with meaner stuff. It comes with a host of modifications that don’t seem visible on the surface. While it still looks like your usual GT500, it packs enough goodies inside that it will decimate a stock GT500, as formidable as it is, with utter ease.

Just like most tuner cars, the component that takes most of the headlines in the Geiger Ford Shelby GT500 is the engine. It is still the same 5.4 liter supercharged V8 engine seen on the stock GT500, but Geiger upgraded it to the point that it simply gained a completely different character. A 3.3 liter Whipple supercharger is installed to create extra boost. Combined with other modifications such as larger throttle valves, ported cylinder heads, and improved fuel injection system, maximum output is now measured at 799 horsepower and 697 lb-ft of torque.

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A host of modifications must be done to help the Geiger Ford Shelby GT500 handle all that power. It all starts with the drivetrain system. The stock 6-speed manual transmission received a number of updates to reinforce it. A triple-plate carbon clutch is created to ensure no slippage occurs during the shifting of gears. Cornering characteristics are improved with the help of Geiger’s reinforced racing chassis. This is complemented by upgraded suspension parts such as polyurethane bushings and adjustable lower control arms. Ensuring that the car can stop as good as it accelerates, upgraded 15-inch disc brakes with 6 pistons are installed. OZ Racing 20-inch wheels, 8.5 inches wide at the front and 10 inches at the rear, are installed on the front.

While there are no extensive road tests done with this car, it is safe to say that the Geiger Ford Shelby GT500 has a strong case to being the fastest tuner Mustang in the world today. Due to its immense power, it’s estimated that it can accelerate from 0-to-100 in the 3-second range. Furthermore, according to Geiger, their Shelby is capable of reaching speeds of over 200 mph. Plus with all the reinforcements installed in this car, it is safe to say that it is just as fast on the corners as it is on a straight line.

The Geiger Ford Shelby GT500 is a product that all Ford and Mustang enthusiasts will be excited about. With its borderline crazy performance figures, this car can burn rubber and has the ability to leave a lot of fast cars at the dust.

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FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER: A FORGOTTEN TRENDSETTER

Hardtop convertibles are very much commonplace nowadays. Combining the advantages of a hardtop and a convertible, it allows people to enjoy the wind while driving if the weather is fine and also enjoy weather protection when the weather is less than cooperative. While this technology is more or less unappreciated now (perhaps because the technology is now so commonplace), it was such a marvel to see back in the day. The first production hardtop in automotive history (or at least in an American car) was seen in the Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, a car that was produced from 1957 to 1959.

4 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

The man responsible for the creation of the Skyliner is a man by the name of Gil Spear. He proposed “Roof-O-Matic”, an automatic roof system wherein the hardtop is stowed into the trunk when not in use. Together with Ben Smith, they engineered a retractable hardtop for the Ford Fairlane. The mechanism was relatively simple: raise the rear deck, unlatch the top, fold the top to fit into the space allotted for it, stow the roof, then close the decklid. However, executing this is not as easy as it sounds.

Here is a list of some of the modifications present in the Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner to make the hardtop function work. 7 electric motors play different roles to make the sequence work. To synchronize the functions of each motor, a cycling switch, 10 limit switches, and 10 relays are used. The Skyliner also has a unique decklid, rear fenders, a frame longer than the standard Fairlane convertible by 6 inches, repositioned cross-members and fuel tank, and 18 new body mounts just to name some of them. All these modifications added 500 pounds on the Fairlane’s overall weight.

6 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

To offset such a weight disadvantage, various modifications are employed on the Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. The extra weight required the use of wider heavy-duty steel wheels to support the weight of the car. Also, engine choices are limited to the more powerful variants, with the 272-cid V8 engine producing 190 horsepower coming as standard. Perhaps the most intriguing engine in the Skyliner product line is the so-called F-Code engine. It is a 312-cid engine that comes with a McCulloch supercharger, increasing maximum output to at least 300 horsepower.

The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner became very popular overnight because of its unique hardtop. But more than just for the novelty of owning the world’s first production car with a retractable hardtop, this car is a legitimate luxury cruiser. Just about everyone loves its distinctively 50s design and its tastefully-sorted interior. However, if there’s a weakness to such a groundbreaking automobile, it is the price. Costing more than 3000 dollars each in 1957, a lot of buyers believe the Skyliner is too expensive for what it offers.

While the Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner was not as successful as initially hoped, it is still one of the most unique cars to come out of the 1950s. They are still well-appreciated today, with fully-restored and complete examples fetching prices in the $50000-75000 range.

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LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP400 – THE ICON OF SUPERCAR DESIGNS

The Lamborghini Countach LP400 is obviously a head turner with its remarkable futuristic design. The Lamborghini Countach LP400 popularized the wedge shape and sharp angle look that is now commonly seen in high-performance supercars. It is also the Lamborghini Countach LP400 that started the cabin-forward concept which allows the accommodation of a larger engine, making the Countach popular. The word “countach” is a Piedmontese dialect in Italy used to describe an extremely attractive woman. Feruccio Lamborghini, the Italian automaker, exclaimed countach when he first saw the first prototype, thus, the name of the car.

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The Lamborghini Countach LP400 was in production from 1974 to 1990. There were only 157 Countach LP400 that were built and 237 Countach LP400S. This iconic supercar is designed by the then young Marcello Gandini. Although inexperienced and young at that time, Gandini was able to produce an instantly recognizable and striking design. The shape of this supercar is low and wide with 1.07m but is not very long with only 4.1m.

The scissor doors that were first introduced in the Lamborghini Countach LP400 also became the Lamborghini trademark. The scissors doors of this supercar were hinged using horizontal hinges at the front causing them to lift up and tilt forwards. The scissor doors of the Lamborghini Countach LP400 are not only for aesthetic purposes but also because of the car’s width which is not suitable for conventional doors. This is due to the tubular space frame chassis of the car that requires high and wide door sills.

Despite the greatness of its design, the Lamborghini Countach LP400 is meant for high roof overhead. The scissor doors need enough space to open properly. This supercar also has poor rear visibility that is why drivers of this said supercar usually opens their door while sitting on the sill and reverses the car by looking at the back of their car when parking.

6 Lamborghini Countach LP400

Through the years, the Lamborghini Countach LP400 has evolved greatly since its prototype to improve its handling, performance, tractability and its ability to conform to mandated requirements. The visual impression, outrageous design and originality of the Countach made it a very distinct supercar, thus making it a design icon. Although the Diablo and Murcielago is better known for their performances, they lack the distinction and greatness of the Countach’s design.

Specifications

The Countach is built with the traditional Lamborghini V12 engine on its rear wheels, mounted longitudinally using a mid-engine configuration. It has a top speed of 316Km/h reaching 0-100Km/h in 5.60 seconds. It has a fuel capacity of 32 gallons and an engine oil of 5 gallon. All European models of the Countach are built with the six Weber carburetors until it became available in America which paved the way to the 5000QV model using Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection.

Although only minimal changes were made on the design of the Lamborghini Countach LP400, each development increased its power, making the most sought-after Countach.

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LEXUS RC F: BUILDING LEXUS’S SPORTY REPUTATION

LEXUS RC F BUILDING LEXUS’S SPORTY REPUTATION

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury arm, is best known for creating cars with superior comfort and sophistication. However, thanks to cars such as the LF-A and the IS F, Lexus is starting to gain a sportier reputation. Adding to this reputation even further is a car that has just been released for this year: the Lexus RC F. Lexus says that this car is created with “pure driving enjoyment” in mind. This article will see if this car indeed lives up to that promise.

The Lexus RC F was released with much fanfare at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The look is distinctively futuristic, with its edgy lines, uniquely placed daytime running lights, and a massive mesh grille that’s woven from numerous F emblems. Based on the Lexus RC, the F version of this coupe comes with extensive bodywork that optimizes airflow, improves aerodynamics, and creates a sportier look. Most of these modifications are functional. Take for example the hood bulge and expanded front fenders. Doing these modifications are necessary to fit in a bigger engine (more on that later).

The interior of the Lexus RC F stays true to its sports car intentions. The seats are wrapped with leather, with prospective owners having 5 different colors for upholstery to choose from. You’ll also see unique stitching on the seats, which are actually inspired by form-fitting base layers worn by professional athletes. A bespoke steering wheel that provides superior grip is also installed. As for the dashboard, the tachometer is located at the center of the information screen, with the speedometer located on its right and the information screen located on its left. In a unique touch of detail, the cluster detailing changes depending on which drive mode is selected.

It is on the performance department where the Lexus RC F makes a killing. It all starts with the 5.0 liter V8 engine housed under that radically shaped hood. Somewhat similar to the engine installed on the IS F, it carries a number of modifications that allow it to have a maximum output of 450 horsepower. Outside of the limited-numbers supercar LF-A, this is the most powerful Lexus ever produced. The RC F’s engine runs on an Atkinson cycle on most driving conditions for better fuel economy, while switching to an Otto cycle when more power is needed. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that is programmed to better fit the RC F’s needs.

There are not much performance information available yet for the Lexus RC F as it’s released just weeks ago. However, it is realistic to expect that its performance would be superb. Expect a 0-to-100 km/h run to be completed in less than 5 seconds. Also, expect a top speed that approaches anywhere between 260 to 300 km/h. The RC F is expected to compete against sport coupes such as the BMW M4, and it is also expected that it would give them a legit run for their money at the very least.

For all it’s worth, the Lexus RC F shall be a compelling car to purchase. Sealing Lexus’s new sporty reputation, it’s seemingly destined to be among the best sports cars for 2014.

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