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Morgan AeroMax, Retro but Modern

Published by on Feb 28th, 2008, No Comments

Morgan AeroMax Coupe

Morgan AeroMax coupe, was first presented in 2006 during the International Motor Show in Geneva as a custom built car but today I’ve heard that they are going to produce 100 units. Our friends from WorldCarFans say that this is a love-it or hate-it design, but I have to disagree. How can you not love it?

Under the all-aluminum hood, is a 4.8 liter V8 engine from BMW that develops a stunning 367 bhp, does 0 – 100kmh in just 4.2 seconds and tops at 170 mph. This is supposed to be the first Morgan ever to feature an automatic transmission, a six-speed ZF gearbox.

When it comes to the exterior design I don’t think you need any comments, right? I think that’s the car of the week.

Honda S2000 Type S – Tokyo auto show

Published by on Oct 24th, 2007, 1 Comment

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Honda has revealed the look of its Japan-spec S2000 Type S ahead of the car’s local launch at tomorrow’s Tokyo Motor Show. The car is essentially the same package as the U.S. delivered S2000 CR but differs by the inclusion of the standard folding roof instead of the aluminum hardtop as well as a new rear wing diffuser.

The factory-tuned roadster also features firmer suspension, increased body and chassis rigidity, overall weight reduction plus a unique aerodynamic package. The car is described by its developers as the “closest thing you can get to a Honda-built racecar with license plate holders and a horn,” signifying the desire of its target market of weekend club racers.

The Japanese version comes with the same high-revving four cylinder engine as U.S. spec models, including an identical 237hp and 220Nm of torque output. Complimenting the engine’s output characteristics is a compact, longitudinally-mounted, close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox and a torque-sensing limited slip differential.

Car of the week – Brabus Mercedes-Benz C220

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2007, 14 Comments

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German tuners have just unveiled their BRABUS D3 S POWER XTRA upgrade for the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. The plug-in kit produces an additional 50 PS (49HP)/36.8 kW more power and an extra 80 Nm of torque combined with maximum environmental friendliness in harmony with the euro-IV emission limits. (more…)

BMW power for all seasons

Published by on Sep 20th, 2007, 1 Comment

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For BMW buyers who wish to soak in as much sun as possible this summer without losing the marque’s hallmark performance and handling, the company has an offering to fit the bill to a tee. The German auto maker is no stranger to engineering convertible cars of the highest quality, and after such icons as the 330Ci Cabriolet and the Z4, one might have wondered how such winning packages could be improved upon. However, in BMW AG’s typical perfectionist tradition, they have once again raised the bar with an extremely well engineered and desirable addition; the 335Ci Cabriolet. (more…)

Carlsson, CK65, Mercedes-Benz!!

Published by on Sep 18th, 2007, 1 Comment

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Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists Carlsson have joined forces with international leather-lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner to develop the Carlsson Aigner CK65 Eau Rouge model. Made in an exclusive small series, the luxury coupe based on the Mercedes-Benz CL produces over 700 bhp (522 kw) and 1,100 Nm after being reworked by Carlsson.

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Carlsson/ Mercedes Press Release

Technical masterpiece

The engine conversion by Carlsson includes a special electronic control unit with special maps for injection and ignition. On the intake side, sports air filters ensure optimum aspiration. On the outlet side, a stainless-steel sports exhaust system with high-performance metal catalytic converters and sports silencers cut back-pressure to a minimum. Another measure to boost engine performance is improved intercooling, which reduces charge-air temperature. Thus, the V12 is always raring to go and the driver can rely on having more than adequate power on hand regardless of the situation. (more…)

Online garage of the week

Published by on Sep 11th, 2007, No Comments

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This week’s featured Zoopedup online garage is Raven’s Opel Corsa

Modifications list

GT- Stripes
Sport steering wheel and hub
Sport Mirriors with built in Indicators
40mm Koenic drop front and back
15″ Lenso mag wheels, Sprayed Black
In dash DVD & playstation 2
Powerflow Freeflow system
Black Crystal tail lights
Angel eye headlights

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One of Raven’s video

Car of the week – AC Schnitzer 3-series

Published by on Sep 9th, 2007, 6 Comments

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In our first installment of Car Blog’s Car of the week we feature one heck of a supped up BMW 3-Series Coupe. The GP3.10 is equipped with a modified version of the BMW M5/M6’s 5.0-liter V10 engine that can on LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) or regular gasoline producing 552 HP (+45 than the M5/M6) and up to 540 Nm of maximum torque. The modded 3-series sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 4.5 sec and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 13.9 sec.

Specs:

Performances kW / HP: 406 kW / 552 HP

at rpm: 8000 rpm

maximum torque: 540 Nm

at rpm: 6200 rpm

Performances: 0 – 100 km/h = 4,5 sec. 0 – 200 km/h = 13,9 sec.

Maximum speed: 320 km/h

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