Sunday, 24 February 2013

2015 SRT Barracuda

This is the 2015 Barracuda concept. It's very similar to the challenger, but it comes in a smaller package. A whole 300 pounds smaller. This is obviously a modified version, given that the hood has been painted and the chrome wheels have been put on. There isn't much information on this new car since it is two years away from actually being produced. But hey, since they have almost redone every other muscle car, might as well redo the Barracuda as well. It's definitely a classic car that has a good reputation. The only thing I hate about what Chrysler is doing is putting a 2.4L 4-cylinder in it as one of the options for the car. Which they have done with all the other cars that they've redone. Makes me mad because it takes away from the original. No one bought this car just for the looks, they bought it for the power. The powerful V8's that all of them carried are slowly being deminished. It's the sad truth. But thankfully they're making a V8 option too. Either a 5.7L or a 6.4L SRT. The value hasn't leak out yet, but manufacturers are guessing that this car will be the most expensive out of the modern day muscle cars. I can't wait to see what car they're going to redo next!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

2014 Nissan GTR

?The beast of all V6 cars. If cars were alive, and they were stuck with a V6 size engine, this is the car that they would want to be. This car is unbelievable. This car is classed as a supercar, like the same class that Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and Porsche. But most of those cars have V8 to V12 size engines. It has also been awarded the title of one of the fastest cars in the world and is part of the "2 Second Club" because of its astonishing 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds. But this is only possible because of the engine design. The new 2014 model has higher output injectors to increase the acceleration when you're already travel at highway speeds. An updated twin-turbocharger setup to increase the speed also, especially at high RPMs. Nissan has also added a new baffle plate inside the oil pan to help stabilize the oil pressure better than before. The GTR is known as one of the most well handling cars on the market. It was already amazing at handling, but then they modified the shock absobers and the front stabilizer bar to increase the handling. The suspension is setup to balance the offset weight of the driver, with the spring in the front on the driver's side has a higher rate than the other one. And the back springs are the opposite. The GTR has an all-wheel-drive system along with a six speed dual clutch manual transmission with paddle shifters on the back of the steering wheel. Which is also quite nice as well. I chose this car as my next post because it's the only V6 car that has caught my attention and earned quite a deal of respect with the auto industry and mine as well. I would die to have this car. It gets pretty decent gas mileage too, at 23 highway and 16 in the city. That's way better than my truck, and this car is so much faster. It's not fair. But the price well suits the car at $96,820.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

Ohhhhhhh man. Beast mode. This car is amazing. I love old muscle cars made new and its nice to see that Dodge is still making General Lee look awesome. The car itself looks like an animal that commands the throne of the jungle. And of course this is the SRT8 version of it, so it's like ten times as awesome. This bad boy has a 6.4 liter V8 with 470 hp and 470 ft-lb of torque. Holy Moley. That is a crap ton of power for stock. Plus its got new fuel saver technology so it has so much power and still gets great gas mileage. It gets 14 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. That's better than my dad's work truck with a small V6 in it. It amazing what the new technology can do these days. Sure you have to pay at first to get the car, but eventually it'll pay for itself with all the money you save on gas. And you still get to cruise around looking like the baddest guy in town. You also get to cruise around in luxury with the heated red leather and suede seats that have a race look to them. With all this power, how fast is it? Oh its fast. It goes 0-60 in less than five seconds, and tops out at 175 miles per hour. A quarter mile is less than 13 seconds. Which is awesome given that you have to give up nothing to get that much power. Still have have comfort, air conditioning, a nineteen speaker sound system in it, and a touchscreen display on the dash. It also has amazing handling thanks to the independent suspension for the front and the rear end suspension. It also has different modes to suit the kind of driving you feel like doing, either sport or auto. And if you get going to fast you don't have to worry because its got four wheel disc brakes from Brembo, and performance tires to go with that. The only thing that is bad about this car is the price. It does dig into your wallet a bit but I'd say that all this make up for it. Base price for this car is $47,425.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

2013 Bentley Continental GT

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT. One of the most luxurious cars to ever hit the road. This V8 model is a newer model of the 2012 GT which is a 12-cylinder, so this has a little less power and the price is also lower. The engine is tuned to produce 500 hp at 6000 rpm and 487 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. It will send power through an eight-speed automatic transmission to its all wheel drive drive-train system. The power numbers aren�t all that far from the 567 hp and 516 lb-ft produced by the twin turbo 6.0-liter engine currently in the Continental, and neither is Bentley's prediction of a close five second 0 to 60 mph and a top speed over 180 mph. They're also saying that this model will be a good deal lighter, which also will help improve fuel economy, and also they're adding the new cylinder deactivation system that turns four out of the eight cylinders off when it's carrying light loads. Since this model still produces almost as much at the 12-cylinder model, it might end up being the preferred model to race or to drive on test courses since it is a lot lighter. I love the looks of this car. Somehow Bentley was about to put a great amount of class and still have a fast look to it also. And then they add all this power, it just makes the ultimate luxury car. The cost for this car is around $185,000.