We are sure used to admiring the bimmers but this time around there is a different task at hand. We’ll be more inclined towards admiring ‘The Dwelling Lab’ which is a BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo inspired sculpture showcased during Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The Sculpture aspires to make the people focus on the interior of the car first rather than the exterior as we do under normal circumstances. It is formed of five conical geometric shapes that jut out to invite the onlookers. The sculpture is sponsored by BMW, along with Danish textile specialists Kvadrat and Italian lighting firm Flos. Spanish architectural designer Patricia Urquiola and Italian designer Giulio Ridolfo have together finished this mammoth sculpture which aims to render a dwelling experience.
‘Wagden’ for most auto freaks remains an alien term and to avoid confusions, it is the combination of a wagon and a sedan. The best possible example is the BMW 5-Series GT tuned by AC Schnitzer which was taken off the veil at the ongoing Geneva Auto Show.
The AC Schnitzer tuning program gets an added front and rear spoilers along with more aggressive looking side skirts and a ventilated hood. Other noticeable changes include a redesigned rear end, an all new set of wheels and chrome exhaust tips. On the inside, the AC Schnitzer tuned BMW 5-Series GT gets aluminium pedals, an all new cover for the i-Drive controller and pleasing velour footmats. The tuning program also kicks up the performance with a 41HP power boost to the engine.
Wiesmann GTMF4-S admirers will love the ongoing Geneva Motor Show for two reasons; one that the GTMF4-S will be on display through out the event, and two that Wiesmann has finally announced the pricing of this stunning automobile. At €133,800 which excludes tax and labor costs, the Wiesmann GTMF4-S will be a rare automobile which will turn heads on the streets. The ultra-expensive GTMF4-S is blessed with BMW M3’s 4.0-liter V8 engine that churns 414hp and up to 400Nm of torque. The same engine helps the M3 pelt from 0 to 100km/h in less than 5 seconds while the Wiesmann beast can achieve the feat in 4 seconds with an overall top speed of 300km/h.
The new Ford GT has just been upgraded by the folks from Matech to be a real racer. Dubbed the 2010 Matech GT1, “the car is completely new. Not a single element, be it the engine, the transmission system, the suspension or aerodynamics are the same as those of the Ford GT1 from 2009. The roll-out was very promising, and we are confident with regard the forthcoming season.” Looks sharp, isn’t it?
This may not come in as great news for the Honda NSX enthusiasts as it has been taken off the production line, but we’re here to make sure you know a complete replacement of the model will be this new Honda HSV-10 GT. Honda is aiming at mass production instead of the limited edition models and HSV will initiate the process. The GT model will compete in the GT500 Class of the Super GT Series replacing the previous model that won Honda the 2007 Drivers’ Championship. HSV-10 GT will come with a 3.4L naturally aspirated V8 engine which can render 500+ horsepower at 392+ of torque. This replacement model is 65mm longer and 100mm wider than the NSX and its wheelbase in 170mm longer in comparison. The GT version of the car will be first seen on the Suzuka Circuit in March.
At this year’s NAIAS in Detroit, Ford took the wraps off their new 5.0-liter V8-powered 2011 Ford Mustang GT. Known for its muscle, the 412hp output and the 390 ft-lb of torque (increased with 97hp and 65 ft-lb torqu from the 4.6 liter version), helps the Mustang GT go naught to 60mph in just under 4.7 seconds. As a standard the car comes with a six speed automatic gearbox that manages a 17/25mpg rating, but doesn’t forget those willing to shift themselves and have added the option for a six speed manual gearbox.
The new 2011 Ford Mustang GT includes new suspensions, an aerodynamic rear deck lid and an electronic power-assisted steering for a great driving experience. As the car has more power now, everyone assumed that brembo brakes would be included in the standard edition, but surprisingly one has to buy them separately.
No word regarding price for the new 2011 Ford Mustang.
GeigerCars have been working on a high-end performance package for the Ford GT which they released to the public. Dubbed Geiger HP 790 it includes a variety of goodies such as a 4.0-liter compressor (which, compared to the 2.3-liter original one should give you quite a boost) a high-grade air filter for sports cars or fine tune-ups to the engine electronic systems. All these changes help the Ford GT Geiger HP 790 output an astounding 790 horsepower, helping it pelt from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. On top of these all, the car also got a lowered (6cm) suspension, a new exhaust system, and custom rims with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires.
If the stock Bentley is not enough, MTM has what you’ve been searching for. It’s called the Birkin Edition upgrade and is meant for the Continental GT, GTC, GT Speed, GTC Speed, Flying Spur and Supersports. The upgrade kit includes a chrome front grille, a stainless steel exhaust system, centre and end muffler with throttle control, a four-pipe rear spoiler and stylish 21-inch alloy wheels. But it’s not only a visual upgrade because MTM worked the engines, a bit, too. The Continental GT for example, has been upped from 560hp to 635hp and now reaches a max speed of 331km/h. But all these come at a price. MTM is going to charge you 20,000 Euro if you’re not opting for the Individual Programme.