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Jaguar to celebrate 75th anniversary by launching a 2011 Jaguar Coupe XKR175 the McCalls Motorworks limited edition during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. This is the first appearance of the Jaguar sports car exclusively in North America.

XKR175 is powered by a supercharged V8 engine with a power output of 510hp and torque of 461ft. To speed alone can penetrate the barrier speed of 174mph with electronics. To ensure that XKR175 remain stable at high speeds, revised aerodynamics package includes new front air dam, side sills, new rear diffuser and a larger rear spoiler to deliver enhanced balance.

Diameter 20-inch alloy wheels use Kasuga 10 spoke alloy wheels, red brake calipers and paint that adorned the Ultimate Black exterior.

Inside, door sill plates engraved printed ‘XKR175 – one of 175 “is ready to greet the driver and passengers. While the leather material gets finishing touches with Warm Charcoal with Cranberry stitching, all accompanied by a Piano Black wood veneer.

XKR175 production limited to 175 vehicles at an MSRP of $ 104,500.

Jaguar at first is as a producer of motorcycle sidecars in 1922. but now the Jaguar Cars has grown to become one of the world’s leading producer of luxury sedans and sports cars. And that makes it one of the most recognized commercial brands.

The company vision is simple, namely: to produce beautiful fast cars that are desired in the world. The company operates two manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and is fully engaged in environmental programs, and motorsport.

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Posted by on August 26, 2010 in racing cars



Alfa Romeo is planned to be re-entered the automotive market in the United States (U.S.) to expand the global reach of the vehicle.

However, waiting until all these plans into reality, the Italian producers are making little steps, with the most recent step is to introduce the Alfa Romeo Mito Turismo Sport Edition.

Launched to enter the UK market, these vehicles are made with various devices that make it look sporty, good for the outside of the vehicle and the vehicle.

This vehicle uses a special edition alloy rims with sizes 16 inches and is equipped with a rear spoiler that offers an attractive appearance, and with the fog lights.

Mito Turismo Sport is available in three colors, namely, Solid Black, White Biancospino, and Alpha Red Metallic.

This special Mito, has standard equipment such as an air conditioning system, Alfa DNA technology, cruise control system, Blue & Me technology, and steering wheel wrapped in leather layer which combines audio and telephone controls.

Alfa Romeo Mito Turismo sports offers two engine choices. The first is a 1.4 liter gasoline that provides power for 16V 95hp, while the second is a 1.3-liter JTDM turbodiesel two Multijet powerplant that produces the same power.

“While the 16V 95bhp petrol engine which provides driving fun and interesting, while the second generation JTDM MultiJet turbodiesel engines, two perfectly complement the philosophy Alfa Mito has low emissions (112g/km CO2) and fuel consumption of a frugal 4.3 liter/100 km on the combined cycle, without sacrificing performance and driver satisfaction (0-100 km / h in 11.6 seconds), “said a press release as quoted Autoevolution.

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Posted by on August 26, 2010 in racing cars



Recently, Hurst Performance has made the first project in the transplanted RedLine turbocharged Camaro. Whereas in fact, a muscle car are forbidden to use the turbo.

Under the hood of a car, you’ll find a 3.6-liter V6 engine Camaro, which has undergone some improvements in terms of manpower, as well as the more extra torque.

With that engine, will produce 360hp at 6800 rpm and maximum torque of 320 lb-ft at 5000 rpm. This can be easily achieved due to the use of remote-mounted turbocharger located on Hurst custom exhaust system.

Here’s the interesting part. The tuner claims that the machine can now offer a fuel economy improvement of approximately 30 percent, compared with a Camaro with a 312 hp power.

This vehicle is also equipped with a special element, such as rear deck spoiler, Air-Speed, while the exterior gets a custom decals, which uses black and red theme.

To be closer to the surface of asphalt roads, and improve stability, suspension system modified by using the Hurst / Detroit Speed coil-overs and sway bars. This not only improves appearance, but also allows to perform sharp maneuvers with more confidence.

Tuner’s RedLine has been created in conjunction with BFGoodrich tires, to celebrate 40 years of the company. Camaro uses 18-inch wheels Hurst T1 design featuring five bars and wrapped with tires Radial T / A Spec, Anniversary model made by BFGoodrich.

The car’s interior has been equipped with Katzkin leather, pistol grip shifters, and the gauge package with all indicators installed in the dashboard.

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Posted by on August 26, 2010 in racing cars




Vehicle Type: – production car, two doors coupe
Configuration: – Mid Engine
Engine: – V12
Capacity: – 5988 cc
Torque: – 485 lb-ft
Horsepower: – 660 bhp
Transmission: – 6-speed Semi-Automatic
Wheelbase: – 104.3 inches
Length: – 185.1 inches
Width: – 80.1 inches
Height: – 45.2 inches
Weight: – 3020 lbs
0-60 mph: – 3.4 sec
Top speed: – 217 mph

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Ferrari 458 Italia – Technical specifications


Length 4527 mm (178.2 in.)

Width 1937 mm (76.3 in.)

Height 1213 mm (47.8 in.)

Wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in.)

Dry weight 1380 kg (3042 lbs)*

Weight/power ratio 2,42 kg/CV (7.16 lbs/kW)

Weight distribution fr/r 42%/58%


Type V8 – 90°

Displacement 4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)

Maximum power 570 CV (425 kW)** @ 9000 rpm

Maximum torque 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm

Specific power output 127 CV/l

Compression ratio 12.5:1


Front 235/35 ZR20 8.5″

Rear 295/35 ZR20 10.5″


Maximum speed >325 km/h (>202 mph)

0-100 km/h

Fuel consumption + emissions

Fuel consumption*** 13.7 l/100 km

Emissions*** 320 g CO2/km


Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1


E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS

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Posted by on August 26, 2010 in racing cars



The California is the newest Ferrari model to come out of the Pininfarina design studio, and will be the first ever front V8-engined chariot to wear the highly desired Prancing Horse badge. It revives a name from the brand’s past, adorning the rump of the 250GT built between 1957 and 1959. Some of us may remember a replica of one such model getting destroyed on the big screen in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

“The Ferrari California is aimed at owners who desire a car which embodies everything the Prancing Horse represents in terms of sporty design and innovation, but also seek a car with greater versatility than ever,” the automaker said in a press release.

Let’s get the oily bits out of the way first: Power will come from a 4.3-liter direct-injected V8, wailing out 454 horsepower at 7,600rpm. It will endow the car with a top speed of 193mph, Ferrari claims. Acceleration to the 62 mph benchmark is expected to take less than 4.0 seconds. Like in the company’s 612 Scaglietti four-seater Grand Touring car, the engine sits entirely behind the front axle for a more balanced weight distribution.

Another first will include a new, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission mating to the engine, with shifts expected to take just as little time as with the automaker’s earlier F1-derived automated manual transmissions, but adding smoothness to the process as well.

Reigning in the momentum generated by the above-mentioned partners in crime will be standard carbon ceramic brakes at all corners, which would also keep the forged alloy wheels clean of brake dust.

While the chassis and mechanicals are related to Maserati’s Gran Turismo and the Alfa Romeo 8C, the California will be the only one of the triplets to feature a folding hardtop exclusively. The GT will sport a pair of cramped back seats and while small and ‘only’ sporting a V8, should be priced slightly below the exotic carmaker’s four-seat 612 Scaglietti, which lists at about $270,000. Ferrari could ask anywhere from $200,000 to $250,000 for the car and get away with it, based on the public’s reaction to its looks alone. The four-seat Maserati GranTurismo S, with less power and a lot less panache, lists for around $140,000.

Interestingly enough, the new Ferrari model actually started out life as a Maserati. The new model was developed under the codename M139 — M for Maserati — and was intended to complete Maserati’s current lineup — giving the Italian Marque the Quattroporte sports sedan, the GranTurismo coupe and a hardtop convertible. But after Ferrari’s 2005 split from Maserati, Ferrari decided to keep the M139 program entirely for itself. As a result, the California rides on the GranTurismo platform.

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Posted by on August 26, 2010 in racing cars


Ferrari GTO 599

Length 4710 mm (185.4 in)
Width 1962 mm (77.2 in)
Height 1326 mm (52.2 in)
Wheelbase 2750 mm (108.3 in)
Front track 1701 mm (67.0 in)
Rear track 1618 mm (63.7 in)
Dry weight 1495 kg (3296 lbs)
Kerb weight 1605 kg (3538 lbs)
Weight distribution 47% front – 53% rear
Fuel tank capacity 105 litres (27.7 USgal/23.1 UK/gal)
Boot volume 320 litres (11.3 cu ft)

Type V12 – 65°
Bore & stroke 92 x 75.2 mm (3.62 x 2.96 in)
Unitary displacement 499.9 cc (30.51 cu in)
Total displacement 5999 cc (366.08 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.2:1
Maximum power 500 kW (670 CV) at 8250 rpm
Maximum torque 620 Nm (457 lbs/ft) at 6500 rpm

F1 6–speed + reverse

SCM2 – Magnetorheological Supension Control

Front 285/30 ZR20’’
Rear 315/35 ZR20’’

Front 398 x 38 mm (15.7 x 1.5 in)
Rear 360 x 32 mm (14.2 x 1.3 in)

CST with F1-Trac Traction and stability control
TPTMS Tyrepressure and temperature monitoring system

Maximum speed over 335 km/h (over 208 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.35 sec

Combined cycle (ECE) 17.5 l/100 km
Combined cycle (ECE) 411 g/km

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Posted by on August 26, 2010 in racing cars