Do we really need a special reason to watch any Victoria Secret video? Of course not, but the fact that Michael Bay, director of the Transformers franchise and other blockbusters of questionable quality, has used DMC’s Lamborghini Aventador Molto Veloce as a backdrop for the lingerie company’s new “Very Sexy 2013″ video campaign, provides us with a legitimate excuse to share it with you…
Besides the kitted out Aventador that can produce up to 900PS or 888hp with
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The marketing division of BMW Japan is looking for select buyers, 300 of them, to be precise, for a new special edition version of its 5-Series sedan and Touring (station wagon) models dubbed “Exclusive Sport”, which are offered with a choice of two four-cylinder engines, a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol for the 523i and a 2.0-liter force-fed diesel for the 523d.
What they’ll get with the Exclusive Sport is a selection of otherwise optional equipment and styling features beginning with the M Sport exterior and interior packages that add elements such as a bodykit with bespoke bumpers and side skirts, 19 inch wheels, contoured sports seats and a three-spoke M steering wheel.
Available exterior colors include white and carbon-black (the latter is a very dark blue metallic shade that can be mistaken for black), while the seats, parts of the door panels and the lower section of the dashboard are dressed in Cinnamon Brown leather. Black piano trim, an “Exclusive Sports” plaque, Head-Up Display and an upgraded audio system complete the list of features.
Prices in Japan range from ¥ 7,190,000 to ¥ 7,490,000 (about US$ 72,200 to US$ 75,200).
German tuner Prior Design released the Audi R8 PD GT850 in September 2012. It’s designed to give the road-legal Audi R8 a GT3-style makeover. There is a vast number of pictures on various websites. Nevertheless Prior Design released one more set of pictures which you can see in the gallery below.
Just to recap: The tuner from Kamp-Linfort fitted an aerodynamic kit including new carbon side sills, wider wheel arches, a carbon roof scoop and a massive rear spoiler. The car is also fitted with a set of 20-inch ADV.1 Wheels. This Audi R8 PD GT850 also gets performance upgrades the V8 engine!
At the upcoming Top Marques Monaco 2013 event, Porsche tuner Delavilla is set to feature prominently when it debuts a brand new tuned Porsche 991 911 Cabriolet, a modified Porsche Cayenne and a brand new concept car dubbed the Vintech P550.
The Porsche 991 Cabriolet by Delavilla is set to allow customers to turn the convertible into a true Speedster “in less than a minute” through the creation of a “unique and ingenious removable accessory”.
What that should translate into is a simple removable hardtop.
Next up, an extensively modified Porsche Cayenne will be on display at Delavilla’s display with the kit including a completely lightweight bodykit and custom exhaust system.
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During the five or so years spanning 1989 to 1994, Porsche created, argubaly, their most iconic car to date — the 964 generation 911 speedster.
Two variations of the venerable 964 Speedster were produced; one in 1989 and another in 1994. The latter, based on the new-at-the-time Carrera 2 platform wasn’t immediately available in the iconic ‘turbo’ widebody style. During its two years of production only 936 examples were produced of the planned 3000 unit production run, leaving the cars that survived until this day in very collectible standing.
The Porsche 964 Speedster was available in two trim levels — lightweight or standard. Regardless of which you chose, the curb weight was still under that of a standard 911 of the same era. Only twenty examples were produced by Porsche’s Werk 1 workshop, where a factory widebody kit was affixed, giving it a look more akin to that of the Porsche 911 Turbo.
The car that was spotted by Daryl Chapman currently resides in Hong Kong and is the only 964 Speedster to be sprayed in slate grey. It is also the last one of its kind to roll off the production line, adding that touch extra appeal. Those interested in photography may have seen the car featured on a helicopter vs Porsche shootout on the popular YouTube show DigitalRevTv. You can check out that video here, it’s actually quite good.
“The RX-8 doesn’t just like a drink; it is the founding member of the AA institution for sports car engines”
Are you tired of my RX-8 reports yet? If you secretly nodded your head in agreement, then I have good news for you, because this will be the final one, in which I’ll try to recount the ups and downs of running Mazda’s last rotary sports car – until, hopefully, the next one comes up…
First of all, let me introduce you to the world’s first contemporary four-door coupe. The Mercedes-Benz CLS that supposedly invented the niche? It was launched a year later than the RX-8, which is a coupe and has four doors. True, the Merc and its clones are perched much higher in terms of pricing and none adopted the rear suicide doors that did without the B-pillar, but you get the point.
There’s nothing else like it on the market – period. Its powerplant shuns valves, pistons and conrods for ports and rotors and thus produces 228HP from a capacity of just 1.3 liters and a mad 9,500 rpm redline. I’ll admit, it suffers from a severe lack of low-end torque, but it revs so creamily and effortlessly that a chime has to remind you to change up before you hit the limiter.
This comes at a price. The RX-8 doesn’t just like a drink; it is the founding member of the AA institution for sports car engines. Yes, it really is that bad. No matter how gentle the right pedal is treated, a shocking 16-18 lt/km (15-13 mpg US) average in mixed use is common. Combine it with the 61–liter fuel tank and visits to gas stations are much more frequent than Lindsay Lohan’s to courts and rehab facilities.
On the bright side, it doesn’t get that much worse when it gets a good pasting. Thus, since the tank and wallet are draining at nearly the same rate regardless of speed, better to indulge in it. That’s what it was made for after all, right?
It all started when the owner of a wrecked BMW X5 E53 4.4i requested aftermarket specialists at Fluid Motor Union (FMU) to bring it back to life. Shortly after, however, the customer abandoned the car with the people at FMU, who took possession of the X5 and decided to do something special with it. They called it Project X.
Their briefing was simple: “We settled on creating a vehicle that oozed the aesthetic of urban assault, with the typical Fluid goal of launching fireballs.” Sounds like fun, right? First thing they changed on the car were the wheels, fitting huge Cragar’s steel rims shod in Dick Cepek rubber. Not your everyday tires, we should mention, as they are covered in skulls and bones.
FMU then developed their own custom lift kit for the X5’s suspension setup, increasing ground clearance by between 1 and 2 inches (25-50 mm). The final technical modification was adding a 304 stainless steel exhaust, with the two tips in the middle of the rear bumper responsible for flame spitting.
Fluid Motor Union worked on the car’s exterior by attaching an enormous black-painted bull-bar to the front end, a roof rack to place the spare wheel on, and a pair of Hella projector lights. The front also got a sinister-looking skid plate to protect the car’s radiator.
Finally, it applied a custom matte Field Grey pain to the SUV’s body. On the inside, some trim pieces were painted satin black, the same color as the kidney grilles. Not surprisingly, FMU found a new owner for the car during the customizing process.