If you own a car, you know that it is important that it can take you to any of the places you want to venture, but what is more valuable is that it can take you there safely! Road safety has always and will continue to be an important concern to every motorist around the world.
In this article, we will talk about the automotive safety features of the latest luxurious SUV released by Ford – the all new 2013 Escape.
How do you know that a car is superfast? How about crossing Denmark in less than 20 minutes? How does it sound? And no it’s not a helicopter or a plane. It’s the new Zenvo ST1, the first Danish supercar. Featuring a rear-mounted turbo- and super-charged 7.0-liter V8 engine that outputs nothing less than a staggering 1104 hp, and an amazing 1430 Nm at around 4500 rpm. Electronically limited at 375 km/h, featuring a six-speed manual gearbox and a hydraulically-powered limited slip differential, the ST1 is just a prototype for now, but one that we’d love to hop on for a pure shot of adrenaline. [via bilmagasinet.dk]
McLaren F1 has always been a car that inspired people. A fast car. But an expensive one. That must be the reason why a Polish car aficionado decide to create his own. I mean if you can’t afford one, you’d better try to build it yourself. So he did. Check out the amazing job he did with re-creating the legendary F1. Except for the V12 engine purloined from a dead BMW and a steel and fibre glass chassis/bodywork, he’s got everything the right way. [Thanks to Dale for sending this in] [via PistonHeads]
Dust covered for more than 50 years in a British garage, a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalanta Coupe has been found and auctioned last week at the Paris Bonhams Retromobile event. The car was bought by a European car collector and if you were wondering for how much, it’s an enormous 3,417,500 euros. Packed with a high performance engine, and way ahead of its time, the supercar was originally owned by Earl Howe – famous British race driver, which only adds to the value. We can only imagine how it’s going to look after a good restoration … [autoweek via WCF]
Though the trend is to go green, we don’t think the horsepower war is over. For that reason we bring you the new RENNTECH 777, a Mercedes-McLaren SLR based beast that outputs nothing more and nothing less than 777 bhp from a highly tweaked 5.5-liter supercharged Kompressor V8 engine. With an aero-kit that packs big wings, splitters and skirts, new suspension, a stronger transmission and a limited-slip differential, the little monster is expected to top at 210 mph. We’re sold on the design, but to be honest we’d expect a much better performance from such an engine. No? [via WCF]
Nissan found a really nice way to say Happy New Year to those passionate about speed and style. Debuted in November at the LA Auto Show, their 2009 Nissan 370Z got more specs out including a price. The super coupe is replacing the older 350Z, and is now powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Also interesting is that the new Nissan 370Z is going to feature two new transmission options including a six-speed manual with an optional rev-matching feature (automatically blips the throttle on downshifts) and a seven-speed automatic.
On the inside it promotes luxurious materials that scream comfort and exquisiteness from every single part: amazing stereo, leather-trimmed sport seats, navigation with with iPod connectivity.
On the outside and spec-wise Nissan 370Z should include a double-wishbone front suspension, a wider body (1.1 inches), front and rear spoilers, Nissan Sport brakes (sport package), boomerang-style headlights and taillights, and a antilevered roofline.
Starting at $29,930 for the base version (6-speed transmission), the 370Z Coupe hops at $31,230 if you’d like the 7-speed automatic brings the total to $31,230. The other version the car will be offered in, the Touring model, starts at $34,460 with the 6-speed manual or $35,760 with the aforementioned automatic.
Oh and if you think that’s not enough, then there’s a stylish package that should tune it up really nice. We’re sold. How about you?
Those wacky Germans that love to build super-super cars of off super cars, created what they think it’s the fastest Lamborghini ever. Based on a Murciélago LP 640, the Limited Edition edo Lamborghini LP 710 gets to a max speed of 224 mph (360 kph). With help from Christian Audigier the car got a air brush black matte paint job, some exquisite fabrics and materials and much of the interior. Only five of these will be built so better stay in line with some millions if you want to get your hands on it.
It is the holiday season and the virtual world junkies are sure to be having a ball by kicking back on their couch and working overtime on their Wii, PS3 or Xbox 360. If you are a fan of PS3’s Gran Turismo5, then the GT might be very well a reality for you very soon as it is rumored that Citreon could soon produce 20 of these 3000 pound concept cars. The prototype of the GT is already in existence, but its is nothing beyond a cool futuristic car sketch and Citreon intends to breath life into it with a 782 horsepower fuel cell to power it on. With the auto world in neck-deep crisis, the chances of this happening though look pretty bleak for now.