Archives for September2013

Morgan Eva GT

Morgan-eva-gtStunning looking car from Morgan, keeping their curvy sweeping wings that run alongside that huge front end.

Launched at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show in California, it shares the chassis of the Aeromax Supersports, but uses an elongated body. The car also has a 302 brake horsepower twin-turbo straight six, making the car Euro 6-emissions compliant.The car’s official press release noted it is expected to achieve 40 mpg. It will be offered with a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission, and rear wheel drive only. With aluminum body panels, Morgan expects the car to weigh 1,250 kilograms (2,760 lb). Along with these specifications it is speculated the Eva GT will reach 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 170 miles per hour.

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Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTOThis is without a doubt one of my favourite Ferraris. It looks exactly what a Ferrari should look like, sleek, powerful and loads of character. A twin turbo charged V8 could catapult the GTO from 0-60 of around the 5 second mark and could go on to 190mph.

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Vector W8

Vector-W8An American 90′s supercar. Huge power coming from twin turbos and along with a big styling statement it definitely had something to say back in it’s day.

The Vector W8 is an American supercar produced from 1990 to 1993.It was manufactured by Vector Motors. The company utilized the newest and most advanced aerospace materials in building the W8s, which they said justified applying to the car the term “Aeromotive Engineering.” Just 19 W8s were produced (17 customer cars and two pre-production cars, the prototype W2, and two prototype Avtech AWX3 and AWX3R with a mock up of the 7.0 liter DOHC TT engine evolution). A total of 22 automobiles produced by Vector Aeromotive over the life of the company. The car originally sold for $448,000 new, however on today’s used market, they are available from $389,000 to well over $1.4 million depending on the condition of the car.
The W8 was essentially an upgrade of the same company’s earlier prototype, theVector W2. The Semi-Aluminum Monocoque chassis was epoxy bonded and riveted with an aluminum honeycomb floor pan, and 5,000 aircraft specification rivets were used in the car’s assembly. Everything on the Vector was designed to last the life of the owner, assuming reasonable maintenance. The body was made largely of lightweight carbon fiber and kevlar, known for its strength, and lightness.The cars level of fit and finish was well beyond that of its competitors. The car was based around a Rodeck resleevable V8 racing engine, coupled to a custom three-speed transmission. The engine had twin turbochargers, and produced an advertised 650 bhp at 5700 rpm and 649 lb·ft of torque on 8lbs of boost. Boost levels were driver adjustable between 8 and 14 lbs and during dyno testing at the factory the engines put out 1200hp at 14 lbs of boost.
The W8 had an estimated top speed of over 220 mph. However, in testing at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the W-2 reached 242 mph with the less powerful Donovan block, as reported by Top Wheels magazine. This top speed was reached while still using the “high downforce” wing. Later aerodynamic testing further honed efficiency, bringing the car’s drag coefficient (Cd.) down to just .32 prior to Department of Transportation crash testing in Ann Arbor, MI. The W8 design included subtle changes to the body during the production run, so that the initial car off the line looked slightly different from the last. These include the elimination of some gills, a lower front fascia and air splitter, revised rear wing, mirror intakes, and front grill. After the top speed testing was completed, no more Vector W8s were fitted with a removable glass roof, due to buffeting that occurred at those extreme speeds.

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Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Suburu-ImprezaThe WRX and Sti Scoobys are full on performance cars, power and handling bring the 0-60 times to around the 5 second mark depending on model. It’s a fast car that can be easily tuned for those hungry for more.

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Toyota Supra

supra-twin-turboThe Super Supra, twin turbo of 2JZ power, awesome looking car which looks even better a cool kit. In standard form the twin turbo could get to 60mph in around 4.6 seconds and stomping on to over 175mph.

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Mitsubishi Evo X

EvoXI have always liked Evos, from first driving an Evo VIII around a track I always thought the Evo VIII was the car I would get next, it wasn’t to be as I was swayed by the R34 a little more.! With so many aftermarket parts and tuning options for Evos it’s no surprise to see some seriously nice examples putting out big power numbers.

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Honda Civic Type R


The reliable, high revving, hot hatch from Honda..! The 1st and 2nd generation Honda Civic Type R are my favourites, they’re a relatively inexpensive car to buy with good modifications available. I think the older versions have more character over the newer models.

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Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

Nissan_Skyline_R34_GT-R_Nur_5thgenThe most gorgeous of all the Skylines especially in the Bayside Blue colour, with huge tuning potential, my favourite of all the Skylines.

In May 1998, after sales of the Nissan Skyline plummeted from the release of the R33 chassis the EN34, HR34, ER34 and BNR34 addressed many of the concerns over the change from the R33, with more emphasis on sportiness, and marked the introduction of the more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly RB25DET NEO engine. Also the front end was re-arranged from the R33 unattractive front end and was aimed more towards the R32 style to draw people back into the “skyline world” . The RB20E engine was discontinued in the R34 base model (GT), and the RB20DE, after last being used in the R32 Skyline, was reintroduced in updated NEO guise. The R34 GT powered by the RB20DE NEO, coupled with a 5-speed gearbox, became the most fuel-efficient straight-6 Skyline to date (of any shape). Carlos Ghosn stated on the release date of the Nissan Skyline R34 that “We hope to win people back with the old school design based around the R32 shell, due to the initial complaints corresponded with the R33 chasis and body” The 5-speed automatic transmission available on some models in the previous two shapes were discontinued. In its place, Nissan produced a 4-speed Tiptronic transmission for all of the automatic versions (Except the base 2.0L, which has a standard 5 speed gearbox). Only the GT-T coupe variant was sold in New Zealand from 2000 and it was the only country besides Japan that sold the R34 GT-T model Skylines new. The GT-T models were rebadged as Infiniti G25t for export markets.

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Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R


Give me a V-Spec II of these and I’ll be a happy bunny.

The R33 Skyline was introduced in August 1993. Slightly heavier than the R32, it is available in coupe and sedan bodystyles. All models now used a 6-cylinder engine. Nissan took the unusual step of down-grading the GTS model to have only the RB20E, while the twin-cam of the R32 GTS was discontinued along with the 2.0 L turbo RB20DET.

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Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Nissan_Skyline_R32_GT-R_3rdgenThe monster from Japan.! I own a R34 and have wanted one for ages, however, the more I see the R32 the more it grows on me, I think it looks great in this grey but if it was to be perfect it would need the R34 ass on it.! For what this car achieved back in the 80′s it has to be called a supercar.

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