Showing posts from April, 2014

Exclusive World First Drive: McLaren P1

Typical. I get to drive a McLaren P1 and rain is biblical. Also, only the first heavy frost of the year in Belgium, so that the rain hits the asphalt slippery jumping into a future that is not for £ 866,000, 903bhp hypercar might be less attractive that if you had oiled some ice and aligned the street with the puppy.

Caution is definitely a good thing, however. How do I find out later. Meanwhile, carefully tiptoeing away from the Spa Francorchamps circuit by 5 clock in the P1 is painfully simple. In fact, not even wake the other guests at the hotel by the simple expedient of reptiles in EV mode, the only sound the crunch of tires on the frozen ground and a low moan of science fiction.

I can see it from the to reverse out of the garage usable thanks to the mirrors, and the view forward is broad and useful display. It feels small. And not threatening. And easy. I did not expect, dass derived The twin-turbo V8 from 12C complains in life after a while and went to Britain. That'…

Lexus shows the new RC -F

Lexus RC - It may be possible - oh, please - the new RC -F is a dose of what the LF -A was so great in a car , to go against the new BMW M4 ?On stage, Lexus F RC - wheels at the Detroit Motor Show today. Since the 4 - series is not simply a two-door 3 Series is the new Lexus coupe RC not only a two-door IS. It is the length of the SI , the width of the GS.

And this version F shoves his 19 -inch wheels to the edge of the arches swollen.But its main feature is under that bulging hood. Just when we thought the naturally aspirated engine was lying quietly for good, here comes a 5.0-liter V8 snort. Is connected with the beautiful animal of an engine as a great start back in the old IS- F, but it is even more powerful. Lexus says more than 450bhp .

Thanks to all that the good old offset , but also makes a frantic 383 pounds -feet of torque.Of course it is the contraction of the CO2, the Mercedes -AMG , BMW M and Audi RS Turbo was pressed. Lexus has an answer. A light cruiser V8 goes in A…

Lexus INT- F vs BMW M4: fight!

Lexus INT- F vs BMWM4 - if you've seen the new episode of Top Gear last night, you know that Jeremy and James were infected with 'Golf ' is displayed . That's because as much good as the new RC -F Lexus, a car here are very interested in TG . It's a car , after all, who wants to take your BMW M4 - how we can politely - rear differential . Over and over again .Of course, Lexus would not say anything as explicit as that , if you consider that Paul Horrell TG does not refer to a specific measurable opposition, but worked hard to " build a Lexus. "But INT- F and M4 are the same size roughly . Close enough to produce the same power . Both are rear-wheel drive and two versions of the two -door sedan sibling. In fact , the brothers said they went in every classroom fists fly in their latest iterations, and these young men seem willing to be resume hostilities ."We believe this car is to drive the most fun " , Lexus , Mark Templin told Top Gear . Ga…

Revealed Honda Civic R Concept

Honda Civic R Concept - This is the new concept from Honda R before its official debut show at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. That is definitely getting a new Civic Type -R.Several pieces of evidence lead us to this statement.First, this drawing . Created by the computer manufacturer's design as a " race car for the road " to test the public reaction in the next month before a real life version of that land in Switzerland was baptized.Secondly , and built a mule Honda Type-R . And has a single 2.0-liter turbocharged four- pot that is given and Gabriele Tarquini drove very fast around the Nürburgring 280bhp produced . Then because Top Gear Jason Barlow , who drove around the test track for Honda in Tochigi more slowly.Third, it is about bloody time . Like most people fist fight was a can of dog food in the mud after the crisis, the automaker decided not to use their resources to plow into something funny far more confined to the upper end of the market agents. Thing…

Yes , the current Ayrton Senna NSX for sale

Ayrton Senna NSX - That's better, right? Just looking at the black Honda NSX is up enough to help you forget , this Formula One rocket tips (we are in the eyes, Toro Rosso ) . This is all the more because it was therapeutic actually heard of Ayrton Senna. Now , is for sale .Yes , a real NSX passed once and Ayrton Senna owned cross the block in the sale of classic cars Silverstone Auctions ' next month It was originally purchased by Ayrton manager and friend Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga, for use by the F1. - to his home in Portugal to visit champion. Suggest an Avis car , anyway.If only covered 31,800 miles , has leather interior , manual and lasting aura of a legend of F1. Not to mention, the reason for the excellence of the NSX partially Senna himself, the direct input into the corners and the handling characteristics of the vehicle is provided .Silverstone Auctions wants to give a morbid turn of events , to remind us how this year is celebrating 20 years since t…

Here is the Ford Focus facelift

Ford Focus facelift - It is not easy being a hatch middle class family . One moment you 're the shiny new kid on the block , the next minute you hit an oversupply of younger rival techier.And so it is for the Ford Focus MkIII . Less than four years running , has changed since the MkVII VW Golf ( not to mention all his clones MQB ) , Peugeot 308 and the Mazda 3 have been attacked , along with new Nissan Qashqai and a little more than strangers .Not that the focus has been greatly reduced in favor of you : in 2013 , attention second best selling car in Britain , just hit the little brother party focused .But clearly err on the side of caution Ford Focus has Facelift , treat a sharp new look - including a style grill "Fiesta " is definitely not appropriate from a container of parts of the Gaydon area - along with new technologies and new engines.The most interesting of these is a new version of the 1.5-liter Ford EcoBoost petrol fine , for the first time in Euro…

Reasons to be cheerful : ST vs Ford Fiesta XR2

ST vs Ford Fiesta XR2 - Our Hot Hatch of the Year Award , perhaps the most coveted of all TopGear bright trophies, goes to the Ford Fiesta ST . Of course, it does everything that should do a hot hatch . But so many other hot hatches. The difference with the Ford is for 16.995 pounds to do it. This often means that you are missing something that other people. But no . It has 180bhp . Looks cracking. The chassis has been designed with as much love as McLaren. It grabs and goes better than the others and - as we can see - there is no trick. Traders might require a few thousand more , and I still feel like a good deal. But they do not do it, and good on them . Power for the People ? It is borderline fiesta are for about 30 years . Cast your mind back to 1983 XR2 , sold more 150,000. It cost £ 5957 when new , which - if adjusted for inflation - is £ 17.023 . Almost equal to what it costs the ST today. It was the first party to bring the XR badge - it was a MkI in the late …

LaFerrari vs Enzo : Part Two

Some time ago , a member of the Internet has released a video in which two of the best cars hyper Maranello fought in some hills . It was a LaFerrari and Enzo , and left us all what we did for a while , because the noise was incredible .
The time , therefore , again to stop because more material from this point of view has been demonstrated and is from the inside LaFerrari ; said, a point of view shot , the loud ( and good) sounds exactly as expected hybrid hypercar bloody .

Oh , yes , the hybrid bit . Do not forget. LaFerrari uses an electric motor to supplement this stonking 6.3-liter , 790bhp V12 many things happen quickly , it's 0-62mph doing 186 kph in 15 seconds less than three seconds, 0-124 mph in less than seven seconds. The maximum speed ? More than 217 mph.
He also produced the soundtrack to the right, even as you will certainly find through the video. Have also included the last two videos, you can give the full complement .
A note , though: please always safe and …

LaFerrari vs Ferrari Enzo: it is in

Hyper cars are both momentum on their nail, because they are pure point, absolute drama. In this sense, we now want to stop whatever you are doing and take a few minutes to watch these videos.
It is material LaFerrari drive through the hills with a Ferrari Enzo in pursuit. Yes, that sentence just happened. The soundtrack? That would be manic-6 0.3-liter, 790bhp V12 TheFerrari TheFerrari (which also has other than 160bhp electric motor, do not forget).
In fact, it has to go both fast reportedly to do 0-62 mph in less than 3 seconds, hitting 124 hours miles in less than seven Navigate to 186 mph in 15 seconds up at over 217 mph.
It also has a lot of noise that your face a few involuntary this video will make molds for the duration, because the LaFerrari sounds very, very good. Do not forget, once said Ferrari "one of the most important features of Ferrari [] is the sound of the engine."
The Enzo? That's not packing a 6.0-liter V12 with 660 horses behind him, a 0 t…

Turn your Car Into an iPhone ...

The next battleground for the big electronics company vehicles. Apple, Google and Microsoft are trying to integrate their products into the car.

Android announced a link with Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai back in early January, and now it's up to Apple.
At the Geneva Motor Show today, marking the start of a new Apple alliance with Volvo, Ferrari and Mercedes, with a system called Carplay. It's pretty simple.

Connect your iPhone 5, 5S or 5C (formerly the phones are not supported, and should connect, not Bluetooth'd) on a dock, and screen pop famous car logos of their applications.
But not all of them. For now, only phone calls, messages, music (including Spotify) and cards are supported. One gets the impression that they are more integrated, but there are safety concerns with too much information in your hands while driving.

No e-mail at the time, for example.
Works with Siri, the voice recognition software from Apple, as well as the touch screen or mouse driven scr…

It is real, must be: LaMaserati is!

Lamaserati - This is the concept LaMaserati, and is not present. It is also built and is not official in any way. But it is absolutely outstanding and we want to drive very far.
From Staffordshire University graduate design transport Marcos Hostler scripted to develop the LaFerrari platform, much the same way the Maserati MC12 was built around the Enzo. Unique Ferrari KERS trick system has been removed to save weight, and the 6.3-liter V12 is tuned for extra power and transmission was adjusted accordingly. 

At least when it LaMaserati would. What does not. And it never will.
There are more design-Maserati delivery matter also, like the blue color and classic white. We have no idea whether the antenna mirror-style "ala" serve no practical any function. Or if we want them or not. But, like the rest of you are completely insane. What do you think about Lamaserati ?
See also information about the best car LaFerrari 2014

First Ride: The Chevy Camaro Z/28 Part 2

OK, this is the entire mechanism. Anything else?
Aerodynamics has toyed with. , Thanks to the openings square jaw front splitter, hood and valve cover, a rear spoiler are fitted with an extra lip and a few other small things that not only Z/28 Free will all lift, which generates an output 150 pounds, also . Chevy bowtie logo in front of the radiator grille is also emptied to allow air movement.
And the suspension has a fundamental right to have to make all the above changes for the better review. Highlights: front springs are 85 percent stiffer than a Camaro SS rears, 65 percent are heavier. Bushings rear suspension to give 25 percent vs. 50 percent stiffer and less flexible more steering feel.
All work is done, the team of "light" the Z/28, the rear seat is not a framework to have to save weight, the rear glass is 0.3 mm thinner than the standard, and the air conditioning is 12.9 kg is only included as an option.
What's it like to drive?
Along the way, it's …

First Ride: The Chevy Camaro Z/28 Part 1

What's this? Looks like a Chevy Camaro ...
It is. But look a little closer. This is not a regular Camaro. This is version Z/28 an appearance in the line-up of the fifth generation car for the first time. The name, a bit like the code used Z06 Corvettes jumped up, has its roots in the internal code of the production of GM. The Super Sport package Camaro (SS) was known as the Z/27. So, as the new car was even more extreme, became known as the Z/28. And the name is fixed since.
Where does it fit in the Camaro range?
Not the most powerful model - the compressed 580bhp, has ZL1 300 pounds heavier this honor. However, focusing on the track anyway. When the ZL1 is designed to blow away the competition on the road, the Z/28 all devices has not been developed to send a best lap time deprived. When Chevy says: "We have given everything not make it go faster, or was required by law.
So what is left?
The LS7 V8 engine is given a breath of cold air from the previous generation of the …

First Drive: Chevy SS

Chevy SS - This looks strangely familiar .As it should be. Is Australian fighter built sedan, which we know in the UK as the Vauxhall VXR8 , and the people Down Under know and love, as Holden VF Commodore . Now it is the U.S. export as a spiritual successor to that budget scorching four-door Chevy Impala SS .Wait, is not the Commodore as the Pontiac G8 in the U.S. known ?It was. But if Pontiac has Schnitzel GM brand family after the restructuring in 2010 , the G8 went with him.So it is exactly the same as the Vauxhall VXR8 , only Chevy SS badge on it?No, this is not the compressor , active damping and a choice of manual transmission. And many other details that need to visit two websites to check one by one .Can we call it a four-door Camaro ?Yes and no. Yes on the same Zeta - mounted Australian engineering platform as the Camaro and gear are no different. But there are some differences , such as wheelbase and some tools that make them significantly different.What is offered than o…

First Ride: The C7 Corvette Convertible

I've been waiting to hear more about the new Stingray Convertible . What 's the story?Developed at the same time as the hard top, you would think that the convertible was unnecessary , since all ' Vettes now Targa - style removable roof panel . So you can get your fresh air and have a solid roof over your head when finished. But then topped version of software is running and makes all the sense in the world. There are several reasons for this.
What?This naturally as a wide , unobstructed view of the outside. You can clearly hear the harsh exhaust note . Airflow with the roof down and windows up is actually better , less fuss , as deleted in the hardtop with the roof section . And with the roof down , the Roadster version looks much better than the hardtop .What about the lack of trunk space - but there must be some problems ?While there is an enormous amount of space back there , but the good news is that there is a constant size . The roof mechanism is walled off the b…

Revealed : Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R

In October last year, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 had the incredible -o-meter TopGear twitching in its upper reaches , when the series came at the Nürburgring in 7m 37.47 . But this is just blew it to pieces - is the Z/28.R , a new endurance racer based on the road car .Set to the 24- hour race at Daytona Rolex, Florida debut , the Z/28.R ' of Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport for the Grand Sport class is designed based on the production. And all the fins and wings are not just fluff hairstyle - front splitter , rear wing and keel to generate all the help output . But vented under the hood, it is not the same 7.0 -liter LS7 V8 in production Z/28 and unique, spur gear roadgoing car rear locking differential rear .

In fact, over the aircraft only with no voodoo race here at all. As director of motorsport Chevy , Mark Kent, says: "In addition to team series - mandate and specialized for long-distance race , the race car on a production specifications is so close require…