Revenge 400-horsepower

Revenge says it will be powered by a 400-horsepower Hp2g Hybrid engine that runs on E85 plus “its own recharge energy” and will feature “magnetically driven pistons,” netting the supercar an alleged 100 mpg at the pumps. Oh, and it’ll be available late this year for $190,000 in “American and European markets.” If you’re not into the top-secret engine scene, you can have your Revenge (no pun) with Ford or Chevrolet power. The car will use General Motors’ 631-horsepower V8 (as found in the Corvette ZR-1) as well as a 605-horsepower crate engine courtesy of Ford and Roush Industries.

Regardless of your engine choice, you can pick either a conventional 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed sequential paddle shift from Master Shift, and your supercar will have either a 3.7:1 rear end or a 3.5:1 unit, which company President and CEO Peter Collorafi says will propel the car to a top speed of 240 mph. Oh, and the car will run purely on unicorn dreams and be capable of space travel. OK, that last part wasn’t true (just our way of saying, “What?”). But is any of this?

The body is carbon fiber, and the doors, hood and trunk are made from aluminum. Despite that, the new supercar weighs a portly 3,500 pounds. The supercar does in fact feature Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. Those stoppers will be nestled behind massive 20-by-9-inch and 20-by-12-inch black chrome aluminum wheels, which are in turn wrapped with 255/35R20 and 305/35R20 rubber.

Source: MSN



BMW has announced that the Alpina B7 will be offered in North America as a 2011 model year. Previously, the E65 based B7 was only available in North America as a limited edition in 2007 and 2008.

The specialty F01 based BMW 7-Series already made its debut in Geneva last year, and then as a long-wheelbase F02 variant in Tokyo just a few months ago.

To refresh your memory the B7 comes with BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter direct injection V8 engine which has been massaged by Alpina from 400hp up to 500hp (373kW) and 516 lb-ft (700Nm) of torque. 0-60 mph arrives in 4.5 seconds.

In the chassis department goodies include electronically-adjustable suspension with active roll bars and 21-inch wheels based on the classic Alpina 20-spoke design.

Interior is typically lavish with Alpina branding seen on the illuminated door sills, upper seatbacks, inlayed into the exclusive wood trim, inner roof panel just in front of the sunroof, instrument cluster and finally the engine cover. Also included is the Switch-tronic steering wheel in hand-stitched Lavalina leather. Optional Alpina Piano Lacquer interior trim with its silver diagonal rhombs is also available.

Sales begin in the spring following a public debut at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

Source: World Car Fans

Chevrolet Camaro SS 2010 Pace Car

Chevrolet is supplying the Indianapolis 500 with a 2010 Camaro SS as a pace car. Unveiled ahead of the 2010 event which is taking place at the Brickyard on May 30, the Inferno Orange metallic muscle car will mark the sixth time a Camaro has paced the 100 year-old 500 since its debut in 1967.

“We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the years,” said Jim Campbell, General Manager, Chevrolet, “and are proud to once again have the privilege of pacing the Indianapolis 500 in a Camaro.”

It comes with a stock 6.2-litre V8 engine making 400hp. Accessories include an all-new front grille insert that Chevrolet plans to offer as a future Camaro accessory, 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo badges on front fenders, amber lens tail lamps, and 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo painted on the doors and embroidered on driver and passenger headrests.

“Chevrolet has done it again with the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Pace Car, it is simply beautiful,” said Jeff Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. “The car’s tribute to ‘500′ history and its sports car feel will be a big hit with our fans, and it will look great leading the Indianapolis 500 field on Race Day.”

The successful new Camaro has been selling around 6,000 units per month for the past six months.

Source: General Motors via World Car Fans


Lotus Special Edition S TYPE 72

The Lotus Exige S Type 72 is a limited edition model that looks utterly awesome.

At 935kg, the car weighs two kilos more than the Exige S. It comes standard with the Sport Pack, which includes black ProBax micro fibre sport seats with gold stitching, a steel roll hoop, adjustable roll bar, traction control, and twin oil coolers. The car also comes with lightweight black wheels, ringed in gold, and in five spokes. While some will like the throwback look of the performance wheels, others will surely argue that they look a little cheap.

Optional equipment includes air conditioning, and limited slip differential. A Performance Pack is also offered, which boosts power to about 235 hp, and groups together an alternate roof scoop, AP Racing brakes, launch control and variable traction control.

The British company has built the limited edition version of the Exige to honor their black-and-gold livery Type 72 Formula One car. It won 20 different Grand Prix events from 1970 to 1975, the Constructors’ Championship in 1970, 1972, and 1973, and Drivers’ World Championships in 1970 and 1972.

“[The Type 72] was a revolutionary design that pioneered the use of side mounted radiators to achieve its distinctive ‘wedge’ profile, which delivered a significant aerodynamic advantage,” said Classic Team Lotus Director Clive Chapman. “The Lotus Type 72 design was so advanced that it was competitive for an extraordinary six years.”

Lotus did not disclose the exact number of cars that will be produced, but they did say that 20 units will be sold in the UK, and 20 more will go on sale throughout Europe. Several more will be built for Japan, and other markets.

In the UK, the Lotus Exige S Type 72 will cost £35,995 with an additional on-the-road cost of £950. European pricing with delivery and paperwork is set at €40,332, not including various country-specific taxes.



Bugatti Unveils Special Editions

Bugatti chose the Dubai Motor Show to conclude its Centenary celebrations by unveiling three special editions of the Veyron hypercar. The “Sang d’Argent” and the Grand Sport “Soleil de Nuit” are one-off models while the “Nocturne” will be limited to five cars only, all of them available exclusively to Middle East customers. Prices range from €1.45 million (US$2.1 million) for the Sang d’Argent, €1.55 million (US$2.3 million) for the Soleil de Nuit, and €1.65 million (US$2.4 million) for the Nocturne. First deliveries take place in the first quarter of 2010.

The Nocturne features a polished aluminium bonnet, galvanised side windows, special polished custom rims and polished aluminium upper body parts at the rear. The interior is dominated by a black nano-coated magnesium dashboard while the centre console is finished in galvanised platinum.

The one buyer allocated to the unique Sang d’Argent will get subtle silver metallic paintwork, polished aluminium doors and front wings, Grand Sport wheels and silver air intakes on the roof. Its so-called Havanna interior features a quilting pattern on the seats and saddle, as well as personalised items make the Sang d’Argent exceptionally special.

Last on the list is the Soleil de Nuit or Sun of the Night, another one-off model that comes finished in a polished aluminium and Black Blue metallic surface. The blue colour is also evident in the upper body parts and in the inner side of the rims (the outer side has a diamond cut). Occupants will be greeted by a bold burnt orange interior. Source World Car Fan


Aston Martin Black Special Edition

Each vehicle will be hand painted in Carbon Black metallic, with Obsidian Black leather and silver stitching used on the interior. Carbon fiber and Kevlar seats shave 17 kilograms off the overall weight. Piano black trim is also featured on each car.

V12 Vantage purchasers will also get a carbon fiber side strake, black mesh, and 10-spoke alloys in gloss black. They also get a 700-watt audio system, which they can test out during the Performance Driving Course track day.

Purchasers of either edition can expect to spend 5% above the listed retail price of the respective DBS and V12 Vantage. Final pricing of the Carbon Black models will be announced in January.

Source: Aston Martin via World Car Fans


Aston Martin

Aston Martin is accelerating development on the upcoming One-77 supercar. During top secret high-speed testing in the south of France the car comfortably achieved a top speed of 220.007mph (354.86 km/h) under dry but windy conditions. More tests will be conducted in the new year, including dynamic testing.

The One-77 is powered by a 7.3-litre V12 engine and will be Aston’s most powerful and of course expensive road car ever. It is a two-door, two-seat coupe with a carbon fibre monocoque body structure.

A limited production run of only 77 will be produced and sales are scheduled to start in the middle of 2010.

Source: Aston Martin via world car fans


Lamborghini Gallardo Twin Turbo

Underground Racing has shown off their twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo ‘Race Version’.

Created for a client named Jonah, the twin-turbo Gallardo (dubbed the TTG) produces a stunning 1500 WHP (at 30 psi) on VP C16 racing fuel. If that isn’t impressive enough, the TTG is probably producing 1875 HP at the crank – when you consider drivetrain loss of around 25 percent.

Backed up by a six-speed transmission, Jonah was able to post a sub-ten second time through the quarter mile at a speed exceeding 160 mph. As Underground Racing is quick to point out, it was the first time Jonah drove the car after the modifications and he hasn’t been to a drag strip in over a decade.

Source: Via


2011 Crown Victoria

Ford has announced plans to replace the aging Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with an all-new model in 2011.

Meant to fix everything that is wrong with the current Crown Vic (slow, cramped, and thirsty), Ford promises the new model will be faster, more fuel-efficient, and safer.

According to Lt. Brian Moran, a fleet manager for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a member of Ford’s Police Advisory Board (which spent 14 months offering suggestion to improve the new model), “Ford’s commitment to the law enforcement community produced the Crown Victoria, the benchmark police vehicle. This commitment has continued, and Ford has been working closely with the Police Advisory Board on developing the new Police Interceptor. I am confident that the next-generation Ford police vehicle will meet the future needs of the law enforcement community and will set the new standard.”

While Ford has typically dominated the law enforcement segment in the US (with roughly 75% of total sales), the redesigned Police Interceptor will face new competition from Carbon Motor’s E7 and the recently-announced Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV).

Look for more information to be released in early 2010, just in time for law enforcement agencies to start budgeting for the new model.

Please note: 2007 Ford Interceptor Concept pictured

Source: Ford via World Car Fans


2010 Mustang Saleen S281

Several pictures of Saleen’s 2010 S281 Mustang have been released ahead of it’s unveiling at the SEMA Motor Show.

While details are limited, the S281 features a unique body kit with a new hood, grille, front fascia, side skirts, and rear window louvers. Out back, the car boasts a sleek spoiler, a rear diffuser, and an aggressive four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Like the current model, Saleen will likely offer a variety of engine tuning packages for the 2010 S281 Mustang. These will probably include a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 with 335 hp and 345 lb-ft of torque and a supercharged 4.6-liter V8 with 465 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque.

Look for more information to be released when the car is officially unveiled next week.


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