22 Mar

Aston Martin Unveils New DB11

Aston Martin unveiled their next vehicle, the DB11, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. After the unveiling of the DB10 last year, which was made exclusively for the James Bond film “Spectre,” Aston Martin fans were excited to see a car which they could take to the streets.

The DB11 will feature the first turbocharged engine in the DB line, with a 5.2 liter v12 engine. It is said to achieve 600 horsepower and be able to burst from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Aston Martin DB11 Ugo Colombo The Collection

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Aesthetically speaking, the DB11 is a truly beautiful looking vehicle. It’s sleek and sport design is a joy to look at. The light and agile vehicle has earned the label of “most efficient and dynamically gifted” DB model ever, so fans of the brand sure have a lot to look forward to.

Aston Martin has priced the vehicle at $212,000 and is said to have received over one thousand advanced orders from customers who were able to get an early look at the vehicle. As one of the only truly independent luxury car makers left, Aston Martin has high hopes for this car to become a success.

Read more at http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-geneva-motor-show/2016-aston-martin-db11-leaked-new-images

28 Feb

Next Gen Porsche 911 to Feature a Manual, Six-speed Transmission

No manual transmission option on the current Porsche 911 GT3 had many Porsche purists displeased.  However, as announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the newest edition of the 911 GT3 was seen with a manual transmission, much to the liking of old-school Porsche fanatics.

It is speculated that this new model will be available in both manual and PDK automatic transmission. Aside from the unveiling at the motor show, Andreas Preuninger of Porsche recently confirmed that a six-speed manual transmission will be available in next generation 911 GT3’s. However, the track-focused GT3 RS will remain PDK only, with no option for manual transmission.

Porsche will be making 991 units of the 911 GT3’s available for purchase, with a starting price of $184,900.

2017 Porsche 911 Ugo Colombo

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06 Feb

Porsche 911 R May Debut At Geneva

The limited run Porsche 911 R will reportedly debut at the Geneva motor show this March.  If reports are to be believed, the 911 R will be based around the popular GT3 and capped to just 600 units worldwide.

Porsche 911R Geneva Motor Show

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The 911 R will likely come equipped with the 911 GT3’s 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces 475 hp. That engine will pair up with a manual transmission sending power to the rear wheels. The car’s suspension will be GT3 spec, but tuned to accommodate less aggressive aero. Expect its power-to-weight ratio to match the GT3 RS.

The real headline for the model will be its transmission. While all Porsche 911 models created by the company’s GT division are offered solely with automatic ‘boxes, the 911 R will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, similar to the Porsche Cayman GT4.

Read more about the Porsche 911 R

12 Aug

Introducing the McLaren 675LT

Source: Auto Blog

McLaren has officially started production of the new 675LT. It was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and some suggest it is the ultimate expression of the company’s essential Super Series.

The McLaren 675LT is based on the same underpinnings as the 650S that forms the core of the McLaren range, but upgrades with a more powerful version of the company’s ubiquitous 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, now producing 666 horsepower and breathing through a titanium exhaust system. As a result, 0-62 is now quoted at a scant 2.9 seconds, with a top speed pegged at 205 miles per hour. It’s also got revised bodywork inspired by the Longtail version of the legendary McLaren F1, offering improved aerodynamics and its LT designation, along with a more hardcore, track-focused setup.

McLaren will only make 500 examples of the 675LT.  With assembly now kicking off at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England, those 500 fortunate customers will soon be getting their hands on their new toys.

Read more about the McLaren 675LT