Exotic sports car tuner DMC Germany take their work seriously, as their specialty is the modification of luxury cars and super cars. Not only has the German company perfected the art of exterior revamping, they are also responsible for adding plenty of horses to already powerful engines and improving the overall performance of the vehicles. This is their newest creation, the Lamborghini Aventador LP988 Edizione GT, which is a mouthful but it should offer incredible performance on the road. All of the additional body kits are made from lightweight carbon fiber materials, and the engine is tuned to push out 988 horsepower with ease.
Mercedes-Benz has developed a visionary concept of a super sports car in the form of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo to commemorate the release of Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3. Due to premiere November 19 at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California, the super sports car will be taking to the virtual racetrack when the game goes on sale in December as the first of the “Vision Gran Turismo” series of vehicles.
To mark the 15th birthday of the Gran Turismo series this year, Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc., called upon the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and design studios to look forward into the future. Using the theme “Vision Gran Turismo,” these creative teams developed concept models which give a unique insight into the further development of the automobile. As virtual vehicles that function just like real cars, the concepts will be gradually unveiled in and integrated into the new game through online updates.
The AMG V8 biturbo engine delivers an exceptionally agile response to even the smallest movements of the accelerator through 585 horsepower and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. With an aluminum space-frame body and components in carbon fiber, the vehicle weighs in at 1,385 kilograms. The AMG sports exhaust system with eight tailpipes integrated into the rear end provides a powerful accompaniment whenever the car accelerates, ensuring an unrivaled motorsports sound experience. Gran Turismo 6 fans are in luck as the Mercedes-AMG sound specialists have created a powerful, sonorous exhaust note that authentically celebrates the V8′s love of high-engine speeds.
Liberty Walk is certain not your average tuning house. The Japanese company is known for their radical wide body kits, and unconventional riveted wide fenders. Even though this type of tuning is common amongst street racers in Japan, the company caters exclusively for exotic cars and sports cars, such as Lamborghini, BMW, and Nissan Skyline. The newest addition to their family is the Ferrari 458, tuned in the same spirit as the other vehicles, slammed low to the ground with ultra wide body kit. Opinions are divided on their designs, yet one thing is clear, their aftermarket kits will definitely make your Ferrari stand out amongst the crowd.
The Roadster actually does not come with any kind of top, meaning that it is permanently open and therefore a pure summer car. Just like the Coupe, this version of the car features the internals of the Aventador sharing the same 740-hp (750PS) 6.5-liter V12 engine and going from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 354km/h (220mph). The Coupe is limited to only three and the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster will apparently be produced a total of nine times with the price tag set at US $5.3 million and €3.9 million.
American car manufacturer Cadillac presents the latest version of their popular Escalade SUV for 2015. Essentially the car’s main design cues remain the same although several subtle details have been added or altered including clean, LED headlights, and a cut and sewn and wrapped leather interior. The vehicle is powered by a massive 6.2-liter V8 engine and comes with standard 20″ wheels although 22″ wheels are an option as well. Look for the 2015 Escalade to hit showrooms in the first half of next year.
At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Bugatti revealed the second of six special edition Veyron it has produced for its “Les Légendes de Bugatti” series. The second iteration pays tribute to Jean Bugatti, son of the company founder and creator of the Type 57SC Atlantic, and just like the first model, only three units will be produced of the special edition vehicle.
The technology behind the “Jean Bugatti” Veyron is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, whose 8-liter W16 engine generates 1,200 PS and 1,500-Nm torque at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm, and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds.
The vehicle is priced at a cool 2.28 million euros before taxes and other charges.
Ferrari will officially unveil the 458 Speciale at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The successor of the 430 Scuderia and 360 Challenge Stradale, the new V8 produces 597 horsepower and 398 lb.ft of torque. Going from 0-100 km/h in just 3 seconds, the performance of the new Italian race car is simply stunning. The 458 Speciale is considered to be the most aerodynamically efficient production car in Ferrari history, with the technology used making its way into all Ferrari models in the future. The real innovation of the Speciale is the Side Slip Angle Control System (SSC) which will give the driver more control of the car on the limit.
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