Sunday, 31 March 2013

2015 BMW M2 Concept

This car looks pretty dang cool and fast. The 2015 M2 definitely has a futuristic and sporty look to it. It has a front mounted engine that hooks up to a semi-auto transmission. There's not too many details that BMW has let out about this concept, but there are a few possibilities for this cars engine type. One is a 3.0L six cylinder turbocharged engine which is estimated at 350 or so horsepower. The second is a tri-turbo engine the will be made for the first time. A very nice addition for the new M2 is that the body is going to be made up of carbon fiber reinforced plastics. So that means this car is going to be super light, and you know its going to be super fast as well. The only thing that isn't the best on this car is the fuel mileage. BMW has made other cars with much better mpg, but since the details are limited I'm not sure what the mpg range will be. And also the price is not given yet either, but this is a great concept car! If BMW does develope this car, it will sure to be a banger on the market.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Another classy dream car of mine. The reason I like these kind of cars, is that it looks so clean but yet still has a ton of power. The SRT8 package gives this car the 6.4L Hemi V8 in it. Sounds like it would eat the gas right? Wrong. It has Fuel Saver technology in it, so it actually gets 14 MPG in the city and 23 on the highway. All the while, the engine is still producing 470 horsepower and 470 lb ft of torque. Thats pretty incredible. I think the boys up at SRT have this upgrading car thing down. The speedometer reads 180 MPH, and I guaruntee that it goes all of that very quickly. The ride is so smooth too, due to the 4-wheel independent suspension. Makes it to where you barerly feel any bumps in the road. One of my friends four wheelers has independent suspension, and it's a whole lot better than any other four wheeler that I've rode. That thing glides over holes. Another reason i like this car is because it reminds me of a Bentley. Its just the more affordable one. Bentleys cost a few hundred thousand, but this is just under 50 grand. You can also buy aftermaket things to make it look more like a Bentley also. This would be a nice car for an older person who still enjoyed the thrill of having a nice car.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

2013 Range Rover Supercharged

Another Great SUV that is on the market. This is probably either the most or second to most luxurious SUV's that are produced. It has such a clean look, with complete class. It's not overly fancy, or has a whole bunch of expensive things on it. It's just a simple 5.0L V8 SUV with a supercharger, which produces an incredible 510 horsepower. Which is still a lot don't get me wrong, but you just don't see people using these in drag racing or on a professional track. I feel that it's more of a business type car. Something a CEO or someone of that stature would drive. Land Rover designed this vehicle with emissions in mind. They wanted something that would be good for the environment, and they successfully made something that did that. Even with the power of a V8 with a supercharger, it still only emits 322 g/km of Carbon Dioxide. I can't even name all the new technology thats in this vehicle. The transmission and the suspension is basically all electronic. It's got terrain response, cornering brake control, dynamic stability control, electronic traction control, roll stability control, electronic cross linked air suspension, permanent 4WD, and also a nice 8-speed automatic transmission. So as you can see, there's tons of electonically controlled things on here. I love the looks of this SUV. It kind of gives the look of wealth. But the price of this is $99,995. So you do have to have money to afford one of these.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

2013 Subaru WRX STI

Ah, the 2013 Subaru WRX STI. One of the dream cars for stunt drivers. This cars are good for any kind of racing that you want to do. If its tracks? Not a problem. If you want to drag? Easy. If you're a drifter? This car will make you do backflips. Into offroading? Buckle up, because this car is gonna take you for a ride. This car can do everything but fly like a plane. They do fly though! Professionals use these cars to jump gaps. It's super fast, it's light, it's compact, it's very aerodynamic, and it's a four door. This car has a very small engine to produce such speed. It only has a 2.5 L 4-cylinder. Yep! That's all it's got. But, it does have a turbocharger, and it's not just a regular in-line 4. It has the Subaru Boxer engine in it, which has a different functioning order. Instead of the pistons going up and down, they go side to side. But this little engine produces a whopping 305 hp. Thats insane for a 4 cylinder! My truck that has a V8 in it has around the same, and I have 4 more cylinders. It also produces 290 lb ft of torque which considering that the car doesn't weight that much. The transmission on this car is manual 5-speed. Most people would want an automatic so they don't have to do much, but some people prefer to have a manual. I like it because you can short shift your gears so that you save on gas. And if you want to go fast it makes you feel like a nascar driver. The reason this car is used for so much is because its suspension can handle almost anything that it comes too. It handles so well because it has a symmetrical all wheel drive suspension with a highly developed stability system and traction control. This car is true amazing and I could only dream of having one. The base price for this car is at $34, 295.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

This Jeep is the most impressive one so far. Its not just a normal jeep, it has a ton of power under the hood. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, screams from 0-100-0 mph in the 16 second range, covers the quarter mile in the 13 second range, has a top speed of 160 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 feet. Now if that's not impressive for a car I don't know what it. Especially for an SUV. In person, the Grand Cherokee is sleek and muscular; its power is not obvious, except when the engine is on and rumbling, then it's a whole new story. The car looks smaller than it is, and sportier than the stock Grand Cherokee. They have dropped the suspension, so it's also alot lower than the stock Grand Cherokee. Powering the 2013 Cherokee SRT8 is a new 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 465 lb ft of torque, 50 horsepower and 45 lb ft torque more than the 6.1-liter V-8 it replaced, and that is stock. The intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing deliver better low-end torque, while optimizing peak power across a wider and improved rpm band. So this Jeep not only looks classy, powerful and new, but it also delivers the intense power of the SRT8 package. To me this is the ultimate SUV that any car fan would want. And some of the Custom Jeeps blow my mind too. The base price for this is $55,295.